The Kingdom of Denmark (Danish: Kongeriget Danmark) is the located north of Germany (its only land neighbour), southwest of Sweden, and south of Norway, it is in Scandinavia in northern Europe, but not on the Scandinavian Peninsula. From the north of Denmark why not take your car and follow the beautiful Marguerite Route and travelling along minor country roads you pass more than 200 of our major attractions, not to mention picturesque villages, hilltops with breathtaking views, airy beechwoods and much more!
Denmark is a constitutional monarchy, the second oldest monarchy in the world and oldest in Europe and is a part of the European Union. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are crown territories of Denmark, each with political home rule. Warm-hearted, fun-loving and free-spirited, the littlest and most southern of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark offers a storybox mix of lively cities and rural countryside, is a traveler's delight and has so much to offer.
Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland (Jylland) and 443 named islands, often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. Of these, 76 are inhabited, with the largest being Zealand (Sjælland) and Funen (Fyn). Denmark is split into many islands because the country's average height above sea level is only 31 metres,. This results in a long coastline, more than 7,400 km.
Many of the larger islands are connected by bridges; the Øresund Bridge, the Great Belt Bridge, the Little Belt Bridge. Cross one of the country's many bridges to the island of Funen with Hans Christian Andersen's hometown of Odense as one of the popular attractions. Also, many ferries run in this area, or small aircraft connect to the smaller islands.
Along with Equatorial Guinea it is one of two countries in the world with its mainland on a continent and its capital city on an island. The "Wonderful" Copenhagen is one of the world's great walking cities with one of the main attractions, Tivoli Gardens, a charming all-ages "pleasure park" in the heart of the city. For shopping you will find all you need on Stroget - the longest pedestrian street in Europe. After all the shopping, you may need to relax at the Botanic Gardens or in one of Copenhagen's many beautiful parks.
By taking a ferry from UK with Ferry Travels, you can arrive into Esbjerg in western Jutland. From here you can explore from the beautiful varied countryside of the Danish peninsula, to the flat farming areas in the west to the green rolling hills in the east. Also, the centre of Denmark, you will find the beautiful Lake District near Silkeborg.
Ancient castles, ring forts, jazz festivals, the sleekest modern design you'll ever see and the people who invented Lego - who could ask for more? Book a ferry crossing with FerryTravels and enjoy this great country. From Sweden and Norway you can also take a ferry to Denmark’s northern tip of Skagen. Stand at the absolute tip of the country and feel the power of the 2 meeting waters Skagerak and Kattegat.
For a whistle stop tour through the history of Denmark, nothing can beat the National Museum, with the world's most extensive collection of Danish artifacts from the Palaeolithic period to the 19th century. The main attractions are the Vikings, those much maligned, but actually very sophisticated Scandinavian marauders.
Danish Vikings once took to the seas and ravaged half of Europe, but these days they've filed down their horns and forged a society that sees itself as a benchmark of civilization, with progressive policies, a commitment to free speech and a liberal social-welfare system.
Highlights include Bronze-Age burial remains in oak coffins and lurs (musical horns) that were used for ceremony and communication, ancient rune stones, a golden sun chariot and Viking weaponry. But the displays don't stop with the Vikings; there are excellent collections covering the Middle Ages and Renaissance period too, plus delightful Egyptian and classical antiquities, as well as frequently changing special exhibitions. There's even a small Children's Museum.
Make sure you try out some of the local Danish cuisine like smorrebrod, meatballs, and Danish pastries. Book a ferry crossing to Denmark with FerryTravels and be the fortunate to enjoy this small, but beautiful country. Even if the most popular months for visitors to Denmark are May, June, July and August, Copenhagen has a healthy peppering of festivals throughout the year, so you'll always find something to inspire you.