The southernmost country of the Nordic community, the centre of the country is focused on the large peninsula of Jutland, while hundreds of small islands make up the Danish archipelago.
Consistently voted as one of the best countries in the world to live in, the country’s cultural standing has increased over recent years due to various crime books, films and television programmes that have been exported to wide acclaim and shown the foreign public some of the best scenery Europe has to offer.
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Currency Danish krone
Flying time from London 2 hours
Official language(s) Danish
Time difference +1 GMT
Visa requirements Visa not required for UK passport holders
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The Vikings are renowned for their fierce warriors and sailing abilities. Take a day trip from Copenhagen to the town of Roskilde to view two of the most significant Viking exhibitions. The Viking ship museum contains a fine array of replica ships and maps of their journeys around Europe and to America. The Lejre Experimental centre has a recreated a Viking village and is a living history museum.
Enjoy the beaches
With a coastline of 7,400km and some of the best unspoilt beaches in the world, the west coast of Jutland is one the most visited areas for tourists due to mile upon mile of unbroken white sandy beaches.
Visit Tivoli Gardens
Opened in 1843, it is the largest amusement park in Scandinavia and the second oldest in the world. The park also contains a host of cultural attractions, including a concert hall and pantomime theatre.
View the Jelling stones
Inscribed to the Unesco world heritage list, these massive carved runestones date from the 10th century and celebrate a Danish king’s conversion to Christianity from Norse paganism. The stones are located in the village of Jelling, which is situated in southern Denmark.
Read Hamlet at Elsinore
The castle of Kronborg is the setting for William Shakespeare’s celebrated play about a Danish prince, Hamlet. This castle is an excellent example of Renaissance architecture and is a Unesco world heritage site.
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