Denmark is one of five Nordic countries located in northern Europe. It is a remarkable country with a population of just under 6 million people. Although relatively small, just under 43,000 square kilometres, Denmark has a wonderful history that dates back centuries. It also has a unique culture all its own.
Despite Denmark’s amazing natural settings and cool cities, tourism has been quite low in the past. However, Denmark has become a hot tourist destination in recent years with more travellers heading to the Nordic nation.
In 2017, Denmark welcomed 28 million tourists to the country. Due to Denmark growing rapidly as a European destination, the country’s tourism industry has had to catch up.
So, why are so many people travelling to Denmark these days? Museums and art galleries are two big reasons for heading to the Nordic nation. The museums and galleries in Denmark showcase history and art from a wide range of eras. The Viking era is one of the most popular time periods visitors can explore and learn more about. Copenhagen and Aarhus have the best museums when it comes to Denmark’s history, but many of the country’s other cities also showcase excellent lessons on the past at galleries.
Denmark has some amazing castles including Copenhagen’s Frederiksborg Place and the intimidating presence of Kronborg Castle. Other popular Danish buildings are the Royal Danish Opera House and Royal Library. Both buildings showcase classic Danish architecture.
Visitors can easily get around Denmark and explore the nooks and crannies of the country via bicycle. Denmark has a cycling infrastructure that makes it easy to get from point to point via two wheels.
For travellers looking to indulge in a few beverages when they are not cycling, the Carlsberg Museum in Copenhagen is a must. Beer drinkers from around the world descend on Copenhagen to explore Carlsberg’s history and to sample the brand’s delicious beers. Carlsberg is the biggest brewery in Denmark, but it isn’t the only one. Denmark is home to a number of microbreweries that produce beer on a smaller scale. Many of the brews are unique and just as good as the bigger brands.
Danish culture is characterised by Hygge, which is up for a UNESCO World Heritage nomination. Hygge is a way of life and is a feeling of contentment and well-being. Hygge has become a staple of life and it is seen as one reason Danes are so happy. Walking around Denmark, travellers will quickly notice that the cities are not congested and the stress other towns have is lacking in Denmark.
The Danes have been praised for their lack of stress and relaxed way of living which is due to Hygge. A holiday to the Scandinavian country may teach travellers just how to live in a relaxed mood all the time.
What would a trip to Denmark be without a visit to Billund? Not familiar with Billund? It is only the home of Lego. The original LegoLand park opened in Billund and since its opening in 1968, the city has been a destination for travellers all over the world. In fact, many foreign tourists design their Denmark holiday around a trip to LegoLand.
Denmark is a great country that continues to grow in popularity for travellers. With more people discovering the country, travellers should visit Denmark before it becomes overcrowded with travellers.