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With one of the highest standards of living in the world, a holiday in Denmark may leave you wondering why things aren’t this well-organised everywhere else. As a nation, Denmark consists of a fairly flat peninsula called Jutland bordering Germany to the south, along with several large islands and a few hundred smaller ones that make up the Danish archipelago. The sophisticated Danish capital Copenhagen is a lively, historic city that straddles Zealand, one of the larger islands, and its much smaller neighbour Amager. Getting around Denmark is pretty straightforward thanks to an excellent public transport system of trains and ferries that run like clockwork and modern road transport network. The Danish countryside is studded with picturesque towns and villages, while cities such as Copenhagen, Aalborg and Odense are full of museums, art galleries and places of interest.
Denmark has a lot going for it as a holiday destination, and it’s especially well-suited to touring, with an excellent transport infrastructure, and tons of lovely little towns and villages to discover. You could enjoy the sights of Copenhagen followed by a national tour by plane, train and automobile.
When to Go?
The best time to visit Denmark is in the summer, between June and August, when the weather is much better for spending time sightseeing and many of the civic events and festivals take place. Winter in Denmark can be rather cold and dark.
How to get there?
Flights to Copenhagen Airport (CPH) are widely available on a variety of scheduled and low cost airlines including BA and Scandinavian Airlines from Heathrow; BMI from Glasgow and Edinburgh; and easyJet from Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester. An alternative option is to fly to Malmo Aiport (MMX) in Sweden, and cross the huge bridge over the Oresund River. Norwegian Airlines fly from Gatwick to Aalborg Airport (AAL) in northern Jutland.
Visitors to the Danish capital can enjoy the impressive mediaeval structures and baroque palaces at its heart, such as the Amalienborg Palace and the Church of Our Saviour with its corkscrew spire. There is no shortage of cultural attractions, including the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum in Copenhagen, containing artworks by world famous names, or the Museum of Pre-History in Aalborg, where you could also enjoy the Aalborg carnival in late May. Tour the beautiful ancient city of Roskilde to see the stunning gothic architecture, visit the Viking Ship Museum, and party at the Roskilde Music Festival.