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The Best Road Trips in Denmark


Author: TripsGuard

Road trips are some of the best ways to explore new countries and cultures, especially if you’re not driving yourself. But how do you know which roads to take? That’s where we come in!

We’ve put together this guide to the best road trips in Denmark, making it easy to choose what kind of adventure you want to have with your friends or loved ones next time you visit Denmark.

Even if you’re planning on flying, Which can be very challenging nowadays hence the recommendation for a car ride, these road trips will make your trip more memorable and make it easier to see all the best sights Denmark has to offer!

The pandemic is still so it is important to take this under consideration, so please check the travel restrictions in Denmark and in general the travel restrictions in the EU.

If you are planning to rent a car - here are some Top Car Rental Tips Before You Hit The Road.

Northern Denmark

When it comes to road trips, Northern Denmark can’t be beaten. Immerse yourself in pristine landscapes and unique fishing villages on these four top-notch Danish destinations.

A large number of European tourists arrive by camper vans from Germany or Sweden, which makes them a common sight around popular tourist attractions like Hirtshals and Løkken.

You can pick up your van from their home countries if you’re traveling from further away, but renting one in Scandinavia is just as easy.

Central Denmark

There are a ton of great road trips to take in Central Denmark.

We highly recommend a visit to Roskilde—famous for its Viking Ship Museum and cathedral.

From here, you can also reach Northern Europe’s biggest island, Zealand, via ferry (about a 30-minute ride) or driving around the 5-mile-long Køge Bugt Fjord Bridge.

Southern Denmark

If you’re looking for a driving adventure with natural beauty, southern Denmark is a great place to start.

The Jutland peninsula offers a blend of historical towns, open fields, and dramatic coastlines, making it ideal for scenic drives and stops along the way.

Perhaps go south to Fyn (Funen) Island and visit Odense—Denmark’s third-largest city—and stop by H.C. Andersen’s childhood home as well as his grave at Vestre Cemetery.

Weekend Road Trip

The best way you can experience Copenhagen is by car.

Because of Denmark’s small size, all of its cities are within about a three-hour drive from each other—meaning it’s easy to spend a weekend hopping from city to city. There are plenty of great day trips to take from Copenhagen.

For example, the city of Aarhus is an awesome place to visit on a weekend getaway. It's a two-hour drive from Copenhagen and provides plenty of things to do.

One popular road trip goes through Skanderborg and Gudum, where you'll find Rold Skov (Rold Forest), which has a lot of hiking trails.