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20 Danish Natural Highlights: Sand dunes, Sea and Forest For Those Who Care

Denmark is a small country in the North with a current population of around 5.5 million people. It forms part of Scandinavia. In olden times it used to be the home of the Vikings and though it is perhaps not a widely known country as such, it does have its beautiful recreational places. In this paragraph you will get acquainted with some of the most famous spots to visit on a trip to the home of the Danes.

With the kind assistance from the Danish Nature Agency, known as Danmarks Naturfredningsforening, we have collected 20 of Denmark’s most attractive places. If you like to bicycle and stay away from the maddening crowd, you may well want to rent a bicycle. Denmark is relatively flat and it is a most common thing to bike around. The territory of Denmark is made up of three main parts: Sea land, which is called “Sjaelland, meaning “Soul land” in Danish, Funen, called “Fyn” in Danish, and Jutland, which is called “Jylland” in Danish. Copenhagen, the capital, is located in Sea land,” or “Soul land.” If you start out from there, you may use Dyrehaven as your point of reference. If you choose Jutland, or “Jylland,” Aarhus is a good option, and Mols Bjerge is an obvious choice. You are most welcome to go to any Tourist Information Centre as well where you can obtain more information about this country and its sights. A good piece of advice is: Bring rain gear and be respectful of where you light a fire and pitch your tent while in the woods. You need to know the rules in advance. Here are some highlights: More info: visitdenmark

1. Anholt

2. Råbjerg Mile

This is a sand dune that moves…It was formed on the west coast long ago, and is characteristic of the landscape in Denmark which is dominated by the sea and its attributes. It is a historical place, so do not litter. Raabjerg Stene (The Cliffs of Raabjerg) form the remains of the tracks left behind by this dune so full of life. A migrating dune at its best!

3. Skagen

There is a clear reason why so many painters, both local and international ones, have loved this place over the years and have returned to it time and time again: The light. It carries its own beauty and is famous for being located exactly where the two main seas of Denmark meet: Kattegat and Skagerak. You can literally stand with one foot in each sea while there. The reason for the intense and picturesque light is the very position of Skagen itself: Skagen forms the northernmost tip of Denmark. Standing with a foot in each ocean, you have reached the North of the North of Denmark. As you get your feet out of the waters, you may choose to do a tour of Raabjerg Mile, one of the largest migrating sand dunes in Northern Europe. I wish you happiness and light, traveller! And do have a beer and a dried fish on the go! Welcome!

4. North Bornholm and The Hammer

5. Moaning Bay (Jammerbugten)

6. Ertholmene

7. Jægersborg Deer Park (Dyrehaven)

8. The Smålandshavet Archipelago

9. The Lake Highlands (Søhøjlandet)

10. Hindsholm

11. Fur Island, Limfjorden

12. Lille Vildmose

13. White Cliffs of Møn (Møns Klint)

14. Mols Bjerge National Park

15. Rold Forest (Rold Skov)

16. Rubjerg Knot (Rubjerg Knude)

17. Svanninge Bakker

18. The South Funen Archipelago

19. Tystrup-Bavelse Lakes

20. The Wadden Sea (Vadehavet)

Photos credit: visitdenmark

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