12 reasons to visit Denmark

Denmark is famous for its many museums, design, castles, Viking attractions, festivals and award-winning Michelin restaurants.

1. ´Hygge´

Denmark is the land of hygge and fairytales.

Experience the warmth, comfort and cosiness of hygge in Denmark. Hygge is all about taking time to yourself to relax by yourself, enjoying quiet time with friends and family or simply making the most of the little things in life. Do this in a `hyggelig´ restaurant, a beautiful design hotel, or in a coffee shop or bar.

See more: About Danish hygge 

2. Copenhagen

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is one of the hippest cities in Europe with a rich cultural life and world-class museums, and very enjoyable with cosy pedestrianized streets, cafès and excellent shopping possibilities.

See our Copenhagen guide

3. Sustainability

Copenhagen has a desire to become completely carbon neutral by 2025. Denmark has managed to keep its impact on the environment right down.

There are also as many cycle lanes in Copenhagen and cycle lanes even have their own traffic lights, meaning it’s an incredibly safe, energy-efficient and healthy way to get around.

See more: Biking in Copenhagen

See also: Biking in Denmark


4. Beautiful Architecture

You find many architectural masterpieces in Copenhagen and Denmark.

Danish architecture is world-renowned and the perfect infusion of cutting-edge design and practical functionality. When you visit  Denmark you can explore famous and iconic buildings that are definitely worth seeing. We have some guides for you here..

See more: Top 9 architecture in Denmark

See also: Top 9 architecture in Copenhagen


5. Fascinating History

Humans first arrived in Denmark in 10,000 BC. They lived through the last Ice Age, the Iron Age and the Roman period before Scandinavia’s Vikings came into play.

Visitors to Denmark can find out all about this fascinating history in one of the country’s many excellent museums and royal castles.

See also: Vikings in Denmark

See also: Royal Castles in Denmark

6. Delicious Food & Drink

Copenhagen and Denmark have confirmed their reputation as the global dining destination of the moment.

Number one restaurant in the world

The Noma restaurant in Copenhagen is the World's Best Restaurant 2021.

Noma was voted The World's Best Restaurant in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014, before it closed in 2016 and moved to a new location in 2018.

Famous for open sandwiches

Smorrebrod is typically Danish and is a slice of bread topped with fish or meat.

Danish Pastries

For your breakfast we recommend you taste Danish pastry. When tourists visit Denmark it is their favourite.

In Denmark, they call it Viennese pastries, because it is an adaption of an Austrian version, but it is a Danish recipe and they are delicious.

7. Famous Brands

Do you know the brand Lego and Carlsberg? They are a famous Danish brand.

Discover famous brands from Denmark


8. Safe to visit

Denmark is a peaceful and liberal country with a well-organized transport system, an excellent social welfare system, and low levels of crime and corruption.

The trains are luxurious with comfortable seats and headphone sockets to listen to music. Even the metro wasn’t bad, with wide trains that felt spacious even as the carriage filled up. 

See more: Getting around in Denmark


9. Great value with discount cards

When you visit different cities in Denmark you can buy discount cards giving you discounts on museums and attractions.

The Copenhagen Card is an absolute bargain, and well worth the money. It can get you entry into all of the city’s museums as well as certain tours, metro journeys and regional trains in the Greater Copenhagen area. It also gets you a discount in a number of cafes and shops, and on other tours as well. 

See more: Discount cards in Denmark

10. Speak English perfectly

Danes under the age of 60 years old speaks English very well.  It’s compulsory to learn in school from the age of 9. 

See more: About the Danish society

11. Denmark is more than Copenhagen

Copenhagen is Denmark’s most famous travel destination, but there are plenty more places to visit in Denmark besides.

From the cobbled streets, fairytale castles and windmills of Odense, to the beautiful coastline and dunes of Skagen, visitors shouldn’t be limited to just one place.

But no Danish itinerary would be complete without a trip to Aarhus. Denmark’s second city is a dream to so many thanks to its brilliant museums, beautiful buildings, independent boutiques, cafe culture and exciting nightlife.

Visit also Aarhus and Odense

Other cities like Aarhus and Odense we recommend you to visit because they have so many things to offer.

Odense is the birthplace of the famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, and here you can visit the Hans Christian Andersen Museum and the house where Andersen lived from 2- 14 years old.

See more: H. C. Andersen´s Denmark

Denmark is well-known for the Vikings and monarchies

Denmark is very famous for the Vikings, and you can still see many Viking ruins and attractions and a UNESCO world heritage site as the "Jelling Monuments".

Denmark's Royal history is more than 1000 years old, and the country has today a queen. It is possible to visit many castles and see how the kings and queens have lived during many centuries.

See more: Fairytales-castles in Denmark


12. Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time to visit Denmark and especially Copenhagen. In winter, the city comes alive with festive decorations, markets and celebrations.

You can pick up Christmas gifts, marvel and you can get into the festive spirit by visiting Tivoli Gardens in the centre of Copenhagen.