Explore Denmark's 400 islands and its mainland, Jutland, to discover its unique mix of sea-faring history, fresh Nordic air and fast-paced cities. Visit cosmopolitan capital Copenhagen to experience Denmark's royal heritage at Amalienborg Palace and its Viking past at the National Museum.
You'll notice a strong German influence in the south of Jutland and Scandanavian flair and contemporary living in the north and east – particularly around lborg and Copenhagen. Escape the city bustle on the wide sandy beaches of Sjlland, or explore the lush forests of Midtjylland. Breakfast on pickled herring, then head to Rhus to try caraway-flavoured akvavit snaps, a local Scandinavian staple.
Start in Copenhagen, the heart of modern Denmark, with its proud reputation for tolerance and its cosmopolitan air. Take in its contrasting architecture from the 15th-century buildings of the University of Copenhagen to the contemporary Opera House. Explore Denmark's main port town, Rhus, packed with historic landmarks and art museums. Or head further south to Odense, the birthplace of fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen.
Discover Denmark's 3,000 miles of unspoilt beaches, or go inland to join the cyclists, a popular pastime among the Danes. Head north of the capital to coastal Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet. Or go island hopping – Zealand is very flat, so great for cycling, while Bornholm’s magnificent forested area has amazing walking trails.