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Even though Denmark is regarded as the cleanest nation on Earth and the happiest, tourists don’t just flock here by the millions to experience swimmable harbors and a breath of fresh air. Denmark may be the smallest Scandinavian country, but it packs a mighty punch. Once a mighty Viking powerhouse, today it is one of Europe’s most exciting travel destinations.

Famous for its capital, Copenhagen, has been named the coveted "world’s most livable city" tag on multiple occasions. Much of the culture and entertainment revolves around here, but that isn’t to say that this small country is short on tourist hotspots. Castles, Baltic beaches, impressive fjords, wild forests, and culturally-rich towns make up the rest of the Scandinavian nation. Music is the sound of life in Denmark too, so tourists will be able to enjoy a range of festivals and events to keep the blood pumping.

One of the only downsides of Denmark is its high cost of living, which translates into pricey accommodation, food and transportation. Nevertheless, with high costs comes high expectations and efficiency rarely seen elsewhere in Europe, make this one place where you won’t ever be waiting around for a late train. Cuisine in Denmark includes a mishmash of international dishes plus local delicacies like smorrebrod luncheons and seafood dinners.

Strategically located between Europe and Scandinavia, Copenhagen International Airport is the busiest air hub in the area. However, many visitors are starting to opt for European railway connections to get to Denmark like from Hamburg in Germany. In addition to air, rail and road, Denmark is also expediently reached via Baltic ferries. Surrounded by the Baltic Sea, getting here from other maritime-rich nations like Norway, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, and the Netherlands is simple and cheap.

Scenic day-trips and short holidays by rail and bus make it possible for tourists to sightsee dazzling Denmark. From Copenhagen, car rental is readily available, but unnecessary if you’re staying within major cities which all have excellent public transportation. Island hopping by ferry is the perfect way to explore the Danish islands.


  • Embrace the music scene in cities like Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Roskilde
  • Cruise the stunning Copenhagen harbor and surrounding islands of Denmark
  • Swim along one of Scandinavia’s most illustrious beaches, such as Amager, Henne Strand, or Bisnap
  • Relive your childhood days at Billund’s Legoland and Lalandia, which attract millions of visitors a year
  • Visit the eerie Kronborg Castle to discover the beauty of medieval Denmark
  • Ride a roller coaster in two of the world’s oldest amusement parks, Tivoli Gardens and Dyrehavsbakken
  • Take the kids to Copenhagen Zoo to marvel at the magnificent animals

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