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Århus

Århus is Denmark’s second largest city and has great atmosphere and vibrancy. Also dubbed the “Canon of Danish art & culture”, it has been at the forefront of defining Danish art and culture. Århus is also internationally known as a city of living music. Some of the biggest names on the Danish music scene started there and it is still the "kindergarten" for a rich musical environment in Denmark. There is plenty for a visitor to see and do in Arhus.

Website: www.visitarhus.com

Aalborg

Aalborg is the fourth-largest city in Denmark - after Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense. The earliest settlements date back to around 700 AD. Its location by the Limfjord made it an important harbour during the Middle Ages and an industrial centre later. Today the city is in a transition from a working-class, industrial city to a knowledge-based one. One of the driving forces in the transition is the University of Aalborg, founded in 1974.

Website: www.visitaalborg.dk

Kolding

Kolding is a Danish seaport located at the head of Kolding Fjord in Jutland. It is a transportation, commercial, and manufacturing centre. Kolding is well known for its dramatic history, its beautiful countryside, its rich and varied cultural life as well as its thriving business sector. Visit the Kolding Castle, which gives a panoramic view of the city overlooking the Kolding Fjord. The Trapholt museum is also worth a visit!

Website: www.visitkolding.dk

Herning

 Herning is located on the central region of Jutland and is home to Messecenter Herning, the largest exhibition centre in Scandinavia, which gives the town a reputation for its many trade fairs. The town is also home to sculptor Ingvar Cronhammar's unique monumental work "Elia". It is a black-painted, 60 m dome with four 10 m wide stairways inset into its surface at the earth's cardinal points.

www.messecenter.dk

Website: www.visitherning.com

Ebeltoft

Ebeltoft is one of the tourist centres of Denmark, due to the natural beauty of the area, its old town centre with cobble stoned streets and half timbered houses centuries old and, not least, a large amount of beaches. Ebeltoft is also home to one of the world's first glass museums and the Fregatten Jylland, the longest wooden warship in the World.

Access: Approximately 1 hour by bus from Århus.

Website: www.visitdjursland.com

Randers

Randers is a small town located in the harbour of the Kolding fjord in Jutland. Here you can enjoy activities such as hiking, bird watching and cycling through a lush forest. It takes approximately 30 minutes from Århus by car.

Website: www.visitranders.com

Hirtshals

Hirtshals is located on the North Sea, and is especially known for its fishing and ferry harbours. It is the home of the North Sea Museum, one of Denmark's largest tourist attractions. The museum has one of the largest aquariums in Europe. It was built in 1984 and was expanded in 1998 with an oceanarium, an aquarium with 4,5 million litre water. A ferry to Norway is also in operation.

www.visitjylland.com

Website: www.hirtshals-tourist.dk

Billund

Billund city is home to Denmark’s theme park Legoland. In the heart of the Danish peninsula Jutland, Legoland can be reached easily by car. If you are flying in, Billund's airport is within walking distance of the park. Billund is great fun for all ages and offers many things other parks don't. 340 billion pieces of lego and many rides can provide entertainment for days!

Website: www.visitbillund.dk

Skagen

Skagen is a very picturesque town located in the northernmost point of Jutland. The beautiful landscape itself, created by yellow and orange-based houses with white windows and doors, soft sunrays, and the waters of two channels weaving together is like a painting, and has mesmerized many artists over the years. Recently, many tourists from neighbouring countries have begun to visit this town. You can see the great number of artworks, which stand on their own as a history of the town, at the Skagen Museum. A collection of the works produced between 1880 and 1930 by artists known as "Skagen artists," such as Hr.og Fru Ancher, Peder Severin Krøyer, and Christian Krohg. 

It takes around 1h from Aalborg and 40 minute from Frederikshavn by train.

Website: www.skagen-tourist.dk

Sbjerg

Esberg, located on the Jutland island, was once Denmark's biggest fishing harbour, and the harbour is still an economic driving force in the town. Besides the fishing industry Esbjerg is also the main city for Denmark's oil and offshore activities. The city has a great maritime museum.

Website: www.visitesbjerg.dk


Jelling

Jelling is approximately 11km from Vejle in Jutland. There are two gravestones in Jelling that were built by the founder of Denmark's royal family during the Viking era, King Gorm, and his son, Harold Bluetooth. They are engraved with words that praise both kings. The gravestones are registered as heritage sites.

Access: IC bound to Struer or Herning from Copenhagen, transfer at Fredericia and get off at Jelling. It takes approximately 3 hours.

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