It was King Erik Klipping who spearheaded (or rather, demanded) the trend for Denmark’s Kro Inns, decreeing that royal staging posts be placed each mile along the country’s roads, to provide food and shelter to the King’s men en route. It’s a tradition that has stood the test of time, and today, many of the traditional Kro Inns can still be found dotted along the modern highways or tucked away in more remote countryside locations.
With Lapland dubbed the official home of Santa Claus and Norway famous for its cross-country skiing, Denmark often loses out to its Scandinavian neighbors when it comes to winter tourism, but there are plenty of good reasons to spend the holiday season on Danish soil.
Home to some of the most renowned restaurants in Scandinavia and a pioneering force behind the New Nordic Cuisine movement, Denmark has put itself firmly on the map for food lovers in the last decade. A wave of gastronomic festivals have sprung up around the country, but to get you started, here are a few of the best food and drink festivals in Denmark.
Taking an overview tour of a new city may not appeal to everyone, but I happen to think that it provides certain advantages for any given length of stay. For example, if you only have a few days to spare, a summarized version of the city can allow you take in the highlights.
This is the country that inspired Hans Christian Andersen to write hundreds of fairy tales, so it’s no surprise that Denmark has it’s share of fairytale castles too and the largest concentration lie in North Zealand, the idyllic stretch north of the capital.
If you’re looking to get off-the-beaten-track in Denmark, why not plan a visit to the remote Faroe Islands? The isolated archipelago, stranded halfway between Iceland and Norway, is all too often missed off tour itineraries, but with excellent transport links from the Danish mainland and miles of undiscovered mountains and bays, the 18 islands have plenty to offer the intrepid traveler.