11 Places to Visit in Denmark (That Aren't Copenhagen)




I wrote this piece originally for The Blonde Abroad. You can see that piece here. It was too good not to share!


Many of the best places to visit in Denmark aren’t in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is the largest city in Denmark, with less than a million people. and by far the most visited, but if you’re up for an adventure, this post is for you!


I adore Denmark and the many places that aren't Copenhagen (although I love Copenhagen). We've had the good fortune to live out in the country and explore oodles of cool places.


If you get the chance to visit Denmark, aim for summer. The summer days can have nearly 18 hours of sunlight, and the weather is divine.


The alternative is to go for Christmas to see the famous Christmas markets. I love both seasons in Denmark. Here are my top places to visit outside of Copenhagen:


Stevns Klint

Stevns Klint is a UNESCO World Heritage site that we just discovered since the start of COVID, as I was researching outdoorsy things to do in Denmark. These white chalk cliffs stretch 11 miles and contrast the crisp blue water below.


We could have stayed here for multiple days. We enjoyed a few long walks along the cliff edge, and we found a great Airbnb in the area. If you’re looking to escape the fast-paced world, this place will soothe your soul.



Skagen

So, Skagen, Denmark is the northernmost point in Denmark, where the North and Baltic Sea meet. It’s typical Danish tradition to go out into the ocean and stand with one foot in each sea. In the summer, Danes hang out on this shore all night, since the sun hardly goes down.


And if you’re lucky, you’ll come upon some seals. Also nearby is Råbjerg Mile, which is the largest migrating sand dune in Northern Europe.



Aros Art Museum

Enjoy this picturesque view from ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus. This circular walkway towers the buildings below and gives the most panoramic view of Aarhus. Established in 1859, it is the oldest art museum in Denmark, and consistently has cool new art featured, I really enjoy the Scandinavian minimalism pieces. In my free time, I often go to the coffee shop in the lobby to work and see the latest exhibiti