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Top Natural Beauty Spots in Denmark

So often Denmark is an underestimated travel destination due to different reasons, but for such a small country, there is a vast variety of beautiful landscapes and areas worth exploring. Even after living here for nearly 5 years, the natural beauty spots still make me speechless every single time I come for a visit. Fun fact – I know many Danes who haven’t seen many of the places themselves, which is such a pity!

Let me tell you why.

Råbjerg Mile

One person once told me: “There’s a desert in the northern part of Denmark.” To which you might guess the reaction would be.

My jaw dropped when I first saw it. It’s seriously one of the most impressive sceneries I have ever seen. The big dunes are flowing up and down and the wind is throwing sand in the air like confetti as you walk through the untouched nature. The area is so huge that you’ll find yourself with not a single human being around, deeply immersed in the wild surroundings with the wind erasing your footprints in the sand behind you.

Listing as one of Europe’s largest moving sand dunes (over 40 meters high), it’s incredible how since the 16th century they still continue to migrate east-northeast even today reaching more than 15 m a year.

Skagen

Skagen is located on the northernmost tip of Denmark and is one of the must-see places. The idyllic fishing village is about 700 years old and offers the perfect experience of Danish ‘hygge’. Due to its rich culinary and cultural history, the village has the perfect atmosphere for both relaxation and reflection. The village is filled with glamorous, yellow houses and cute little streets leaving every architecture lover inspired.

And out of the village limits, just a few hundred meters north of Skagen, you will experience the wild nature in all its beauty. You can walk out onto the very top of Denmark, the sand spit, where the waters of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea meet. This fantastic natural wonder of colliding seas is only seen in a few places in the world. The wind is majestically playing with the water creating chaotic waves and making it difficult to take a picture just where the two seas meet, while the seals are freely laying on the sand, watching the world go by.

White Cliffs of Møn (Møns Klint)

Did somebody say Denmark is a flat country? I don’t remember who and why, but that’s what I was told before I ever stepped my foot on this beautiful land.

White Cliffs of Møn is one of the most famous places in the country and is certainly a good example that the flat-land stereotype needs to be broken. Møns Klint is the only place in Denmark where it’s possible to experience high chalk cliffs, as well as the unique fauna and flora connected to them. Here you can see many rare plants and go for a fossil hunt on the beach below the cliffs if you like. The views are breathtaking and I don’t think your Instagram pictures will need an added filter.

Mols Bjerge National Park

In the southern part of Djursland, you will find Mols Bjerge National Park, which is known as one of the most rugged and varied landscapes in the country. It’s the perfect area for hiking and enjoying the nature. Your hiking adventure will stretch through woodland, heathland, marshes, meadows, and pastures. And along the way, you will definitely encounter various wild animals and get to see many different plants creating the trip quite an adventure for everyone.

Rubjerg Knot (Rubjerg Knude)

“Is this really Denmark?!” I shouted out loud to my Danish friend standing right next to me after having the first glimpse of the fantastic view. Located about 14 km north of Løkken, Rubjerg Knot is just another awe-inspiring natural wonder you simply cannot miss. It’s a scenery where the ocean and sand seem to have a dramatic conflict to the fact that land is being eaten by the ocean. Several meters disappear every year while the lighthouse still stubbornly dwells on the wind-whipped sand dunes about 90 meters above sea level.  

Jægersborg Deer Park (Dyrehaven)

Just about 15 km north of Copenhagen you can get to experience an untroubled wild animal presence. In Jægersborg Deer Park you can observe and get up close to a big group of deer (around 2,000). It’s very famous and one of the most visited natural sites in Denmark. In addition, in the park, you can also find the world’s oldest amusement park called Bakken.

Bornholm

This stunning island is resting out in the Baltic Sea, about 200 km east of Copenhagen,  and is known as the sunniest part of Denmark. But that’s surely not the main reason that draws the crowds each year. Bornholm is a Baltic beauty, nature here is particularly gorgeous. Cliffs and rocks are lining the coast, leafy forests and bleach-white beaches with bright blue waters dazzle like postcards. In some parts of the island, you can also take walks that lead you through rift valleys and large lakes or open caves. It’s an island that will give you a whole different feeling of the wild Danish nature!

Danish Beaches: Europe’s Best-kept Secret

Honestly, Danish beaches might just be Europe’s best-kept secret. No endless sunbeds or crowds of people, there is always plenty of space for everyone. You can easily stop by at one of the sandy beaches with rolling dunes and turquoise waters to enjoy the stunning views or simply relax.

 

Annija Bodniece