Denmark is filled with interesting places to visit
Feeling stressed? With Denmark being named the happiest country in Europe recently, maybe it’s time to plan a Scandi trip. Here are some ideas of where to go.
Copenhagen: One of Europe’s most accessible capitals, Copenhagen’s a joy to get round and the locals are extremely friendly. See the famous Little Mermaid statue, visit the Tivoli Gardens – one of the first pleasure gardens in the world – and take in the culture at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum – the collection of Rodin sculptures is on a par with the official Rodin museum in Paris.
Øresund Bridge: Just outside Copenhagen, the Øresund Bridge connects Denmark to Sweden, meaning you can cross the border and come back in under an hour. At nearly 8km, it’s the longest road-rail combined bridge in Europe, but go for the beauty rather than the stats. Catch a train to pretty little Malmo and back – the journey’s more than worth it.
Aarhus: Denmark’s second city is a lively place thanks to its status as a university town. The cobbled Latin Quarter behind the cathedral is where the students hang out, making it a hub for nightlife, while there’s also a fine collection of museums and art galleries as well. And if you want to see how things were, visit Den Gamle By, or The Old Town – an open air museum that’s a reconstruction of a market town from Hans Christian Andersen’s era.
Aalborg: Aalborg may be small, but it punches well above its weight when it comes to food. One of Denmark’s top celeb chefs, Morten Nielsen, has a restaurant here, Mortens Kro, and the town is full of foodie shops and restaurants proffering locally-sourced food. It’s also home to one of Denmark’s most famous Viking burial grounds, Lindholm Hoje, and was deemed the most peaceful city in Europe two years ago.
Bisnap Beach: The beaches of Jutland (in the north of the county) are renowned as being some of Denmark’s best, with white, powdery sand, dunes aplenty and views which stretch for miles. Bisnap, near Aalborg, is one of the most famous, with dunes, family-friendly shallow water and forest backing up against the beach.