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. Book a cottage in Denmark with us, and stay surrounded by beautiful landscapes.Read more about holiday 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. Book a cottage in Denmark with us, and stay surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Denmark - a true paradise for the nature lovers
Small and compact in size (smallest country in Scandinavia), one long holiday in Denmark 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 on your doorstep. You can start with a visit to the fjords of Limfjord in North Jutland. But the true 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 two hours drive away from Copenhagen. Located in the Baltic Sea, the island of Møn offers a variety of water activities like sailing, kayaking, fishing. Diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters is also possible. The land offers great opportunities for cycling and mountain biking as well. 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 food, or on a horse. Many activities for just one place, but now let’s see what else you can do during your break.
What can you do when staying in a cottage in Denmark?
About 40% of the population in Denmark lives in the capital city of Copenhagen. Leaving the rest of the country sparsely populated, allows you to really enjoy the stunning nature in breathless silence. The scenic region of Lakelands is made up of hills, forests, and lakes that can only be found here. Take a leisure stroll 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 nature, you can meditate in the stillness of the lakes. The peace and quietness of the natural environment are the perfect backdrop for your soulful retreat. To get most 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 have to 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 cottage. 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. And let’s not forget the delicious breakfast you’ll get every morning!
Activity holidays in Denmark
For the active travellers 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 a whole of 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. Hiking is another great way to discover the superb natural beauty of Denmark. 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 from the saddle.
Adventures in water
Denmark is an exquisite destination for the water enthusiasts. Swimming is a favourite activity for tourists and locals. The coastal areas have beautiful beaches with clean waters. A small note - nude and standard beaches are sometimes part of the same place. Kayaking and canoeing is another fun activity 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 the summer months of July and August. Still, if you’d like to test your abilities and courage, do like the Danes. Hop into the freezing winter waters for a quick bath, and then rush into the hot sauna for some relaxation. And the water adventures don’t just 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.
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 the wilderness areas in Denmark. The second place to be established as a national park is Nationalpark Mols Bjerge. Situated in the region of Central Jutland, it 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 flora, 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 residence.
So, if you’re looking to get away from it all, hide in the forests of Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park in the northern parts of the island Zealand. The park contains one of the largest forests in Denmark - Gribskov. Explore the woodlands of pine, beech, and ancient oak trees. What is more exciting in the park is that it is home to a diverse community of animals. Actually, the animal life in the Kongernes Nordsjælland National Park is richer than any other place in Denmark outside the Wadden Sea. Ramble in the forest and encounter five different species of deer. Other wildlife animals that 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 lazing around the lake, and there’s a great chance you’ll see the common kingfisher, white-throuared dipper and the common goldeneye ducks.
Without a doubt, the most exquisite destination for the bird lovers is the Wadden Sea National Park. Visit the place in spring or autumn and be amazed by an abundance of migratory birds - 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 promises 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 17km2, but it’s a wonderful place for an active recovery on the coast. Recharge your batteries with a walk on the beach meadows or green forests.
When is the best time for your visit to Denmark?
Denmark has a generally mild climate compared to other 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 nature exploration, as the sky is often overcast and the day ends with an early sunset at 4PM. But perhaps you got excited for bathing in the freezing water. If you’re travelling in the winter, check out all nature houses in Denmark to find the coziest, heart-warming place for your stay. After winter comes the spring, when all nature starts coming back to life. The landscapes become heavenly pink thanks to the beautiful cherry blossoms. Surprisingly, spring is the driest season in this rainy country. But don’t let this trick you, as the weather is still too cold to be spending hours outside. In April, the week can start with warm sunny days and then end with frigid temperatures of 4°C and below. So, it’s best that you take your winter jacket, just in case.
What makes up for the short daylight in the winter is the light summer with sunrise at 3AM and sunset at 11PM. The summer stars 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. Actually, the summer never gets too hot, with 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 with 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 your warmest winter clothes. You’re still lucky in November because 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 the winter comes in January. Despite the cold outside, the mood is happy because it’s 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 home right away! Are you ready for your holiday in Northern Europe? You can also check our houses in other Nordic countries like Norway or Finland.