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The following itinerary is an example of a possible route with various activities.
It can reorganized to fit your interests, budget and schedule. It can also be combined with any of the other programs on our website.
Welcome in Denamrk! On arrival at Copenaghen airport, you will be met and transferred to your downtown hotel. Pick up your Globe Trotter Travel Vouchers-Book at the front desk as you check in. The remainder of the days is at your leisure to create your own urban adventure and form your first impression of Denmark.
Copenaghen - 1° Overnight
After breakfast in your hotel, take your time to explore Copenaghen. It has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest – and most of them are within walking distance. The three most famous attractions in the city are most likely the more than 100-year old amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the statue of The Little Mermaid, and the freetown of Christiania.
But Copenhagen has a lot more to offer. With a history that dates back to 1043 the city is full of historic landmarks, significant buildings and interesting sights and museums. Be sure to visit Amalienborg Palace – home to the royal family - and walk down the shopping street Strøgetl.
Copenaghen - 2° Overnight
After breakfast at your the hotel, the morning is at your leisure to visit the National Museum is Denmark's largest museum of archaeology and cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures alike.
After lunch, pick your rental car and departure for Hornbæk. En route you might want to visit Frederiksborg Castle. It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV in the early 17th century, replacing an older castle acquired by Frederick II and becoming the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia. After a serious fire in 1859, the castle was rebuilt on the basis of the old plans, work being completed in 1864.
Cintinue your trip visiting the Castle of Kronborg. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list (2000).
On the way, we also recommend to visit the house museum of Karen Blixen (Rungstedlund).
Hornbæk - 3° Overnight
After breakfast at your hotel, drive north through Sjælland island to Odden where you will take the ferry-boat (to be paid locally) and after about 70 minutes, you'll reach Århus, the second-largest city in Denmark. Here we suggest to visit the Viking Museum at Den Gamble By, considered the largest and most comprehensive open-air town museum of urban culture in Europe and the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, museum of Modern Art.
From Århus, we suggest to make a few excursions outside the city. Amazing is the visit of the Frigate Jylland, at Ebeltoft. It is one of the world's largest wooden warshipsat. Or enjoy the magnificent scenary of the Silkeborg's lakes on a relaxing cruise on board of the oldest steamboat in the world.
Århus - 4° Overnight
This morning departure for Ålborg. Here we suggest to visit the Museum of Modern Art. The museum has been termed a "showplace for 20th-century Danish and international art", as it showcases both domestic and international modern art collections. It is described as "strikingly contemporary in both form and content". and the modern Utzon Centre.
Just outside the town you can visit Lindholm Høje, the major Viking burial site in Scandinavia and former settlement situated to the north of Denmark and the Museum of Skagen: it is an art museum which exhibits an extensive collection of works by members of the colony of Skagen Painters who lived and worked in the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Skagen is the town which is also located the beach of Grenen, where the waves of the North Sea crashing against those of the Baltic Sea.
Ålborg - 5° Overnight
After breakfast at your hotel, departure south to Ribe, the oldest extant town in Denmark, established in the early 700s in the Germanic Iron Age. Do not miss to visit the Ribe Viking Museum, reconstruction of the ancient village.
In the surroundings of the Ribe, there are a great deal of tourist attractions as Legoland, the island of Fanø where a variety of environments are to be found, the Jelling stones, massive carved runestones from the 10th century and the Museum of Art and Design of Trapholt.
Ribe - 6° Overnight
Today the road leads to Odense. It has close associations with Hans Christian Andersen who is remembered above all for his fairy tales. He was born in the city in 1805 and spent his childhood years there. Here you can visit the museum dedicated to the writer.
Nearby we suggest to visit the beautiful Egeskov Castle, located in the south of the island of Funen. The castle is Europe's best preserved Renaissance water castle; the Funen Village, a Danish open-air museum located in the Fruens Bøge. It features 25 buildings from Funish villages, most of which date to the 18th and 19th century and if you have time visit the Ladby ship is a major ship burial discovered in Denmark.
Odense - 7° Overnight
This morning after breakfast at your hotel travel through the island of Funen to Roskilde. From here you can visit Svendborg and Maribo with the possibility of hiking the cliffs of Møns. Upon in Roskilde you can visit the Viking Ship Museum and the medieval center.
Roskilde - 8° Overnight