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Denmark, with its bucolic landscapes, is known for its quality of life and the famous “hygge”. It is a country with a lot of freedom and tolerance. Similar to the Netherlands, with its peaceful atmosphere and low relief.
Denmark is composed by the Jutland peninsula bordering Germany and by more than 400 islands. Its territory is divided into 5 regions.
The country is mainly known for its capital Copenhagen, which has a population of one third of the country’s population.
Jutland, the West of Denmark
The regions of North Jutland, Central Jutland and South Denmark compose the Jutland Peninsula. Aarhus is the main city in this territory of the south of the country. Second largest city in the country, it is in the shadow of Copenhagen but has a special charm. In particular, you can visit the open-air museum Den Gamle By, which is a reconstruction of the old town with half-timbered houses.
In northern Denmark, there are the largest mobile dunes in Europe: Råbjerg Mile. Even further to the north, Grenen offers a breathtaking view on the meeting point between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.
Finally, in southern Jutland, you can visit Ribe, the oldest city in the country.
Sjælland, the central region
The Sjælland region covers almost the entire island of the same name. In this region you can discover beautiful small towns like Køge, or Roskilde, the former capital of Denmark.
There are also many cliffs such as the cliffs of the Stevns peninsula which overlook the crystal-clear waters of the Baltic Sea. Remaining away from the large tourist waves, Møn Island offers a magnificent landscape: white sandy beach and impressive cliffs.
People also come here to visit the three churches of the island, including Fanefjord, which are decorated with some of Denmark’s most beautiful frescoes.
As its name suggests, it is in this region that the capital, Copenhagen, is located. A must-see city, where you can see the famous statue of the Little Mermaid or the Nyhavn canal.
About thirty kilometres from the capital, Frederiksborg Castle is the largest castle in Scandinavia.
It is also in this region that the Danish “fjord region” is located. Roskilde Fjord is bordered by hills and small villages that give to the place a charming atmosphere.
Finally, as Denmark is the land of the Vikings, there are many sites where you can discover this culture. For example, Scandinavia’s largest burial site is in Lindholm Høje. The Viking fortress of Trelleborg also offers a captivating visit of an imposing circular fort, and a Viking market in summer.
Denmark is one of the most expensive countries in Europe, so it is all the more important to budget your trip well.
Indeed, it will be necessary to count on average 220€ per day to discover Denmark. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the budget by up to 75€ per day. But if you prefer a luxury trip, you’ll probably have to spend more than €400 per day.
Flights from France are quite cheap, costing on average between €170 and €250.
|Paris – Copenhagen||180€|
With milder weather than in the rest of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has a fairly pleasant climate. However, even if the winter months (October to April) are not too cold, the days are short and the wind very strong. During these months, the country also experiences very high humidity and overcast skies most of the time.
In summer (June to August) temperatures can rise to 25°C, but the sea remains cool and rain is quite frequent.