Tourist Information for Denmark
Denmark is a friendly country, easy to reach from the U.K. with the added advantage
that almost everyone speaks English. Unless you're into mountaineering there's
something for everyone.
The west coast is very family friendly, with excellent beaches and lovely islands
to explore. Windsurfing is very popular.
Inland, the southern half of Jutland is largely agricultural, whilst towards the
north the scenery becomes progressively wilder. This is a land of water, dominated
by lakes and the sea. The northern tip, Skagen, is well-known for its rugged beauty.
Here the North Sea meets the Baltic in a spectacular display of wild water.
In between, right in the centre, there are the popular attractions of Legoland and
the Lion Park Safari park, and the many small villages have retained a picture-postcard
prettiness, with old houses, churches and inns. Or visit the gentle country and
seaside areas around Kerteminde or Ebeltoft.
And then there's Copenhagen, a lively modern city, full of museums, galleries,
bars, restaurants and theatres. For a taste of how amusement parks used to be (with
some modern scary rides thrown in!) visit the magical Tivoli Gardens. Although there's
plenty to do, it's a very laid-back city, with a friendly and unthreatening
feel. And the citizens of the other Danish cities, such as Arhus and Odense, would
claim that they can hold their own in terms of attractions and a genuine welcome.
Finally, bicycles are everywhere, and almost every road has a cycle track running
alongside. Add to this the lack of major hills, and Denmark is a great country for
cycling, although due to the lack of hedges in the countryside it can be very windy.