The Vikings have left a deep and significant cultural imprint in Danish history. This self-drive itinerary explores some of the best museums and attractions in Denmark associated with the Vikings.
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Fly from London Heathrow to Copenhagen. Collect your hire car (based on Group B car rental). Drive to Copenhagen and stay 2 nights at First Hotel Vesterbro or similar (N)
This morning drive to North Sealand with possible stops at Fredensborg Palace (entrance included), the Spring and Autumn residence of the Royal family and Kronborg castle (entrance included) , which was the setting of Hamlet, the dramatic masterpiece by William Shakespeare. (B)
Morning drive to Roskilde. Afternoon visit to the Viking ship museum (entrance included), which contains a magnificent collection of Viking long ships followed by a visit to the cathedral, the traditional burial place of Danish monarchs. Stay 1 night at the Scandic Roskilde or similar. (B)
Morning drive to Aalborg via Randers with its museum of cultural history and Viking fortress Fyrkat at Hobro. Stay 1 night at the Quality Hotel Aalborg of similar. (B)
Morning drive to Aarhus with the option to stop in the towns of Skive, with its open air museum, and Vyborg, one of the oldest in Denmark. Stay 3 nights at the Scandic Hotel Plaza or similar. (B)
Full day at leisure. The city has an excellent Viking museum to view plus the Den Gamle By, where old city houses from all of Denmark have been reconstructed can be visited (entrance included).
Full day at leisure. There are two excellent attractions located nearby to the city. Jelling is known as the spiritual heart of the country due to the large rune stones which are located here. These document the history of the country and its conversion to Christianity. Billund is renowned worldwide for being the home of Lego and has a theme park dedicated to the multi coloured bricks. (B)
Morning drive to the German city of Flensburg via Ribe and Horsens. Stay 2 nights at the Flensburg Hotel or similar. (B)
Full day at leisure. The Iron Age city of Hedeby is located close to the city plus it is possible to visit the Danevirke Fortress wall, which protected Denmark from its enemies and goes from the North Sea in the west to the Schleswig Fjord in the East. (B)
Morning drive from Copenhagen with the possibility to visit to Egeskov castle, which is considered to be one of Denmark's finest palaces. Continue to the town of Odense, the home city of Hans Christian Andersen to visit the museum dedicated to his life. Stay 1 night at First Hotel Vesterbro or similar (b)
Drive to Copenhagen airport and drop off your hire car. Fly back to London Heathrow with British Airways. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
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The Comfort Hotel Vesterbro is located in the Vesterbro district of the city, which is only a few minutes' walk from the central station and Tivoli Amusement Park. All 401 guestrooms are designed in a simple Scandinavian style with air conditioning and wooden floors. The hotel's restaurant offers an a la carte menu and a lighter option is available at the hotel bar and cafe. The hotel is part of the Comfort Inn Nordic Choice...
The First Hotel Europa is a 4-star hotel which is centrally located directly adjacent to the Congress & Culture Centre and 100 metres from the main train station. All guest rooms are designed in a modern and contemporary style with bright colours prevalent in its design. The hotel has a restaurant which offers traditional Danish cuisine with the option of al fresco dining in the summer...
Part of the Scandic Hotel group, the Scandic Hotel Roskilde is located 5 minutes' drive from the centre of Roskilde and the Viking ship museum. All 98 rooms are designed in a Nordic-style with French balconies, wooden floors and complimentary internet access. Guests may dine at the hotel's restaurant which offers Danish cuisine and Scandinavian-style...
The Scandic Plaza Aarhus is a 3 star property which is located 50 metres from the central station in Aarhus. The hotel has 162 guest rooms, all of which are designed in a Scandinavian style with modern amenities. The hotel's restaurant "napa" offers cuisine inspired by California. Health and well-being facilities include a fitness room and gym with the Lyngbygaard Golf course only 6 km from the...
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DIFV2016: 10 Nights