5 Things to Do in Denmark: Best Places to Go, Sites to See & More

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Considering a visit to northern Europe and wondering about the things to do in Denmark? We’ve got all the best Denmark things to do right in this guide!

Traveling to Denmark?

Great idea!

This small nation in northern Europe has plenty of amazing places to visit, things to see, and activities to try your hand at.

Here’s our list of the best things to do in Denmark:

1. Stroll Along the Nyhavn Canal

walking along the Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen is one of the best things to do in Denmark
The Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen, Denmark. Taken by N. Karvounis via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

Nyhavn is that quintessential tourist photo-taking spot along a canal in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dating back several hundred years, the canal offers visitors many colorful façades in many pretty pastel hues. There are dozens of buildings, all preserved quite well from the 17th and 18th centuries; along the canal in front of these buildings sit some equally-gorgeous wooden ships.

2. Enjoy Copenhagen

Copenhagen Denmark canal city
An old canal in the heart of the city of Copenhagen. Taken by S. Karvounis via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

Copenhagen is an amazing city, the cosmopolitan capital of Denmark. Full of history, art, food, architecture, and clean city streets, many of the most exciting things to do in Denmark are in Copenhagen. As one of Europe’s most livable cities year after year, your stay is bound to be comfortable, if not exactly the least expensive place you’ve ever visited.

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3. Take in Aarhus

nightlife in Aarhus is one of the best things to do in Denmark
The nightlife in Aarhus, Denmark. Taken by S. Mahlke via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

Aarhus is Denmark’s second-largest city, located north of Copenhagen on the eastern portion of the Jutland Peninsula. Walking the streets of Aarhus gives you both sides of Europe, as many of the buildings are venerable with history, while others are the ultra-modern architectural structures you think of when you think of Scandinavia. If you enjoy shopping, good food, local bands, and fun nights on the town, Aarhus is the place for you to visit.

4. Visit Aalborg

Aalborg is one of the best places to go in Denmark
View of Aalborg Denmark. Taken by R. Media via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

Aalborg, Denmark, is the third largest city in Denmark, after Copenhagen and Aarhus. It is located in the North Jutland region, near the top of the country’s peninsula, where it “juts” into the North Sea. Aalborg has many of the most interesting sites to see in Denmark while there, including the blindingly-bright white Budolfi church, the Aalborg Castle, and some beautiful examples of renaissance architecture, such as the Jørgen Olufsens House and the Jens Bangs Stenhus.

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5. See the Deer at Jægersborg Dyrehave

Jægersborg Dyrehave park is one of the best places to go in Denmark
Jægersborg Dyrehave park in Denmark. Taken by M. Arusalu via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

Jægersborg Dyrehave is a park to the north of Copenhagen famous for its deer (“Dyrehave” means “deer park”) and it ancient oak trees. Once a royal hunting ground dating to the 1600s, today it is a pristine wooded park and a portion of the “par force hunting landscape in North Zealand,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Well, that’s our list of the best things to do in Denmark, and we hope it helps you plan the most amazing trip there. We’ll keep adding to this list, so be sure to check back! Got any questions, feedback, or other Denmark things to do you think should go on our list? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for reading!

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