Unique Things to do in Denmark

Denmark is said to be one of the happiest places in the world. This small country epitomizes modern living in an ever welcoming and egalitarian society. Once you have had your full of the regular touristy places in the country, take some time out to experience something unique and different, and fall in love with this amazing place.


Experience Copenhagen from the water

Copenhagen some of the world’s cleanest lakes and canals, and a boat ride in its glittering calm waters is an experience unlike any other. You could opt for a traditional canal tour or a guided kayak tour, or even a solar powered GoBoat for a leisurely floating view of Copenhagen. The city’s harbor baths are perfect for an open air swim with a view of the city’s skyline.


Feel Shakespeare’s Hamlet brought to life

At the Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, you can step into the amazing world of Shakespeare. The castle is a very famous one, and is mentioned as Elsinore, and forms the setting for the Hamlet. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a guided tour and watch the famous tragedy perform live amidst the castle’s stone corridors, exquisite halls, royal chambers, grand ballroom, etc.


Explore the Hippy Atmosphere of Freetown Christania

A unique world within Copenhagen, this self proclaimed autonomous area is run by its own laws, free of taxes, with vibrant graffiti covering almost every wall, and a mix of workshops, galleries, concert halls and an unconventional hippy vibe. Often marred in controversies regarding its legal status and drug trade, Christiana is something you don’t want to miss on your trip to Denmark. Follow the ‘Do and don’t’ signs and do not click pictures where it is prohibited to do so.



Visit the Oresund Bridge

The Oresund Bridge was opened in 1999, and it has a rail track as well as a road track, which connects the southernmost point of Sweden to the Danish capital city of Copenhagen. It begins as a bridge on the Swedish side so as not to disturb the ship traffic, and then culminates in a tunnel 18 meter under the sea so that it doesn’t disturb Copenhagen’s heavy air traffic. You could choose to drive across this incredible engineering marvel or take a train across this part bridge, part tunnel structure.


Walk through a rainbow at ARoS Art Museum

Your rainbow panorama is a fabulous artwork on the roof of the ARoS art museum. It is an elevated circular walkway of rainbow coloured transparent glass. This spectacular creation offers 360 degree uninterrupted views of the surrounding city, the sky and the coastline in the distance. Stroll through this 150 meter walkway for a dreamlike experience of walking through a rainbow.


Hiking over the migrating dunes

Råbjerg Mile, between Skagen and Frederikshavn, is the largest migrating dune in northern Europe. It contains about 4 million cu.m. of sand, and it has been migrating eastward at the rate of more than 18 meter a year. Feel the calmness and serenity of the place as you hike over this incredible natural landscape.


Go Biking

Denmark mostly has a flat terrain and its roads are incredibly bike-friendly. The country has more bikes than cars and biking is the preferred mode of travel. You could rent a bike and take a day trip to nearby towns. Bike rentals are easily available, and you will also find a lot of cycle superhighways.


Sail in a Viking ship

Explore the cultural history and ship building skills of the Scandinavian warriors as you sail on a Viking ship. The Viking Ship Museum at Roskilde exhibits 1000 year old Viking ships and also arranges for traditional sailing experiences in reconstructed Nordic boats. For sailing enthusiasts, the Museum also offers sailing courses on Roskilde Fjord making it a marine experience of a lifetime.


Visit the home of Hans Christian Andersen

Odense, the home town of renowned author Hans Christian Andersen, this place is a must visit for literature enthusiasts and fairy tale lovers. Here, you get an opportunity to trace the life and famous works of HC Andersen, such as The Little Mermaid, The ugly Duckling, Thumbelina, etc. This is his childhood home, complete with original artefacts, artworks, extracts from his autobiography. The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen commemorates the play.



The Carlsberg Exbeerience

The renowned beer brand – Carlsberg was born in Vesterbro, Copenhagen. You could choose to take a guided tour to experience the behind-the-scenes world of the brewing, the ingredients that go into the beer, the different varieties of this renowned Danish beer. A horse carriage takes you through the the Carlsberg brewery site, followed by a whole lot of beer tasting. Even if beer is not your thing, a visit here is worth the experience.








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