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Cottages in Denmark
Denmark is said to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Even though there are no mountains, the country still has a lot to brag about. Wild beaches, pristine islands, untouched dunes, sparse forests... it’s the perfect place for your back-to-nature escape. Check our selection of holiday houses in Denmark, and enjoy a stay surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Denmark is the smallest country in Scandinavia, which means that one long holiday could be just enough to visit the major attractions and natural wonders. Our cottages are always located in the heart of Denmark’s nature, so you’ll have the wilderness at your doorstep. The pinnacle of the natural experience in Denmark is Møns Klint, or as the Danish like to call it - the Cold Caribbean. The chalky white cliffs of Møns Klint are just a two-hour drive away from Copenhagen. Located in the Baltic Sea, the island of Møn offers a variety of water activities like sailing, kayaking, and fishing. Diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters is also possible. The land offers great opportunities for cycling and mountain biking. Follow the Baltic Sea Cycle Route (N8) and reach the top of Møns Klint to enjoy a remarkable view of the cliffs and sea. The naturalistic paths and fjords can also be explored by foot, or on a horse. Get ready for a wonderful vacation in the Danish nature!
Denmark - a true paradise for nature lovers
If you are thinking about a hiking or mountain biking trip in Denmark, you won't miss its gorgeous fauna and flora while you're on your way. There are approximately 30,000 species of plants and animals that will impress your eyes. You will have the chance to spot the red deer, the black woodpecker, and the tawny owl in their natural habitat, especially in Rold Skov, an 8,000 hectares of forest. Regarding plants, it is worth mentioning that the slipper orchids, bog rosemary, wild blueberries, cranberries, and a large area of conifers, compose the superb Danish nature. You should also pay a visit to the fjords of Limfjord in North Jutland. Therefore, if you are planning a memorable summer vacation, a lovely romantic getaway, or a trip during Christmas, Easter, or Ascension holidays, then you should definitely rent a Danish vacation house and discover the beauty of this northern country. On Nature.house you can find a wide variety of types of accommodation from cottages, treehouses, chalets to tents, bungalows and more. Check the availability and prepare for an unforgettable holiday in the nature of Denmark.
What can you do when staying in a cottage in Denmark?
Active holidays in Denmark
For active travelers, we also have some suggestions. Just like the Netherlands, Denmark is a flat country with an extensive cycling network in and outside the cities. There are 11 national routes that follow well-signed paths along the major railway lines. Take one of the routes and see some of the most interesting and important attractions in the country. Several tourists come here for cycling holidays. Did you know that Denmark has approximately 12,000 km of cycling routes? That’s impressive, right? Therefore, you and your loved ones can rent bikes and enjoy the wonderful sceneries and the tranquility of Danish nature. Some of the most popular cycling routes are the Baltic Sea Cycle Route (820 km), the North Sea Cycle Route (560 km), or a shorter one, the Border Route (130 km). Hiking in Denmark is another great way to discover the superb natural beauty of this Scandinavian country while you are on holiday. The best places to do this are the designated national parks like Thy and Mols. In many places, you can go horseback riding and marvel at the beautiful surroundings. In case you decide to go to Denmark during the Christmas holidays, you can try skiing or snowboarding. Perhaps you thought that's not possible; however, there are in total approximately 6 km of slopes. Hedeland is a nature and leisure area that you shouldn’t miss for practicing winter sports. Also, CopenHill is a unique ski resorton the roof of an ultra-modern energy plant also used for hiking and climbing. Cool, isn’t it?
Adventures in water
Denmark is an exquisite destination for water enthusiasts. Swimming is the favourite activity of tourists and locals. The coastal areas have beautiful beaches with clean waters. Kayaking and canoeing are other fun activities that anyone can enjoy. It’s best done in the inland waterways, and it's possible even in the canals of Copenhagen. Of course, you can also choose a sea trip to one of the isles of Funen, in the South Denmark Region. The best time for water activities is during the summer months of July and August. Still, if you’d like to test your abilities and courage, do as locals do: hop into the freezing waters in the winter for a quick bath, and then rush into the hot sauna for some relaxation. The water adventures don’t end here. The wind-swept waters of Denmark make up for some of the best windsurfing conditions in Europe. Kite surfing, paragliding, and hang-gliding are also part of the sports you can practice here.
National parks in Denmark
There are six national parks, five of which are located within Denmark, and one in Greenland. Continue reading if you want to learn more about each of these natural areas, and see which place would be the perfect getaway for you. The Thy National Park is located on the west coast of the northern North Jutland region, and it harbours landscapes of dunes, heathlands, woodlands, grasslands, and a charming rugged coastline. This makes Thy National Park the king of wilderness in Denmark. The second place to be established as a national park is Nationalpark Mols Bjerge. Situated in the region of Central Jutland, offers a profusion of different habitat areas that thrive in the quiet inlets, bays, ice holes, and tall peaks. One of the highlights of the park is the rich plant diversity, containing more than half of all the wild plant species that grow in Denmark. The land area is an open countryside with quaint villages and summer residences.
If you’re looking to get away from your daily routine and admire the Danish nature, hide in the forests of Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park in the northern parts of the island of Zealand. The park contains one of the largest forests in Denmark - Gribskov. Explore the woodlands of pine, beech, and old-grown oak trees. What is more exciting is that the park is home to a diverse community of animals. Actually, the animal life in the Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park is richer than in any other place in Denmark outside the Wadden Sea. Ramble in the forest and encounter five different species of deer. Other wildlife animals you can meet are red foxes and badgers, but most of all, the area is full of birds. Species you can find in the woods are the buzzards, owls, black woodpeckers, and if you’re lucky, you can even spot the osprey and white-tailed eagle. Go gazing around the lakeside and there’s a great chance you’ll see the common kingfisher, white-throated dipper, and the common goldeneye ducks.
Without a doubt, the most exquisite destination for bird lovers is the Wadden Sea National Park. Visit the place in spring or autumn and let the abundance of migratory birds amaze you - the number of birds goes beyond 10 million! The Wadden Sea is the biggest national park in Denmark. It is also a world heritage site, so walking and hiking in the area promise a pleasant sight-seeing experience. Unique bird species can also be spotted in Skjoldungernes Land National Park. It’s situated in Zealand, a short 30-minute drive from Copenhagen. The park covers an area of no more than 17 km2, but it’s a wonderful place for an active recovery on the coast. Recharge your batteries with a walk on the beach or in the green forests.
At Nature.house you can find several holiday houses in Lønstrup. It is an idyllic fishing town that has its own charm; it gathers plenty of artists and as you explore the place you can see jewelry artists, galleries, and glassblowers. There you can buy some original hand-made souvenirs for your friends and family. The landscape of the Danish town is composed of beautiful sandy beaches and the wonderful North Sea. Delight yourself with some fresh fish delicacies and other traditional dishes.
It is the largest and most populous island in Denmark. The capital city, Copenhagen, is partly located on this island. Zealand has splendid beaches, chalk and limestone cliffs, medieval castles, and churches. On Nature.house you can find a lovely vacation home in Zealand perfect for your stay. No matter when you decide to go, there are several options waiting for you. Don’t miss the chance!
It is an island in the Baltic Sea, which is situated to the east of the rest of Denmark. Bornholm is such a unique place where you can try rock climbing, kayaking, and hiking. Sounds fun for any sports fan, right? Enjoy the peace and simple life while admiring the natural wonders of the island in a cottage and tasting the island’s delicious dishes in one of its lovely restaurants. Aren’t you curious to see what Bornholm looks like in real life? Check on Nature.house which type of accommodation suits you the best.
Renting a house in Denmark
About 40% of the population of Denmark lives in the capital city of Copenhagen. Leaving the rest of the country sparsely populated, allows you to really enjoy the stunning nature of Denmark without any touristy nuisance. The scenic region of Lakelands is made up of hills, forests, and lakes that can only be found here. Take a weekend break to discover Denmark’s longest river, Jutland’s biggest lake, and the highest point in the country - Møllehøj. If you’re planning a relaxing holiday in Danish nature, you can meditate in the stillness of the lakes. The peace and quietness of the natural environment are the perfect backdrops for your soulful retreat. To get the most out of your break, turn off your phone and enjoy days of digital detox. Are you looking for some time alone in nature? Book a cottage with a contactless stay! You won’t even have to meet the landlord to give you the keys. Enjoy a holiday of complete isolation where you can fully focus on yourself, and come in peace with nature. If that’s not your thing, then rent a b&b. You’ll have the chance to meet one of our welcoming landlords and get valuable advice on the best places to visit in the region. Let’s not forget the delicious breakfast you’ll get every morning! Perhaps you are not so sure yet where to go to Denmark. There are several places that are worth seeing, such as Fano, Lønstrup, Rønne-Sydstrand, Søndervig, or Zealand. You can discover the natural treasures of Denmark while hiking, cycling, or even skiing. Are you planning to go with your family, friends, or just with your partner? At Nature.house you can find a multitude of cottages, treehouses, tents, chalets, or log cabins for you and your loved ones. Don’t forget to check the last minute offers and you will enjoy a lovely holiday in Denmark at a cheaper price. So, are you ready for a vacation?
When is the best time for your visit to Denmark?
Most of the time, Denmark has a mild climate compared to other northern countries in Europe. Even so, be prepared for a cold winter with icy winds, rainy days, and possibly a few days of snow. The temperatures rarely drop below zero, but the freezing winds make the weather feel much colder than it actually is. It’s probably not the best time for exploring Danish nature, as the sky is often overcast and the daylight hours end at 4 PM. Perhaps you don't mind the cold, if you’re still travelling in winter, check out all nature houses in Denmark to find the coziest, heart-warming place for your stay. The spring starts in March, but don’t let this trick you as the weather is still too cold to be spending too many hours outside. In April, the week can start with warm sunny days and then end with frigid temperatures of 4°C and below. So, you should take your winter jacket, just in case. Surprisingly, spring is actually the driest season in this rainy country.
What makes up for the short daylight in the winter is the summer with sunrise at 3 AM and sunset at 11.30 PM. It starts in June and stays until August. The common belief is that June is the best month to visit Denmark with lots of sunshine and predominantly warm weather. The summer never gets too hot, with the highest temperatures of about 23°C. Mind that August is the rainiest month of all, but it’s still one of the two months that are suitable for swimming, kayaking, and canoeing. The water temperatures peak in September, but the weather never gets warm enough for bathing, the maximum temperature being around 17°C. This is how the autumn in Denmark starts. October is the real transition to the winter, and in November it is already time for the warmest winter clothes. You’re still lucky that the autumn winds are gentle and mild. You can wake your senses with a Sunday walk in the forest, refresh your mind outdoors, and return to your cottage for a cozy afternoon by the fireplace. The official start of winter comes in January. Despite the cold outside, the atmosphere is pleasant around Christmas time. Book a long Christmas and New Year holiday and spend special time with the whole family. If you're a bit late with your booking, check out our last minute deals and rent a holiday home right away!