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The Ultimate Denmark Road Trip

One of Denmark's most well-traveled locals shares his top stops on this ultimate Denmark road trip itinerary.

Henrik Jeppesen visited every country in the world before his 28th birthday after approximately 2,500 days of travel. He continues to travel the world and speak on his unique experiences. Read on to get his top recommendations for the ultimate Denmark road trip.

The Ultimate Denmark Road Trip Suggested Stops:

  1. Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen
  2. The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen
  3. Rosenborg Castle and The Kings Gardens
  4. Kronborg Castle, Kronborg
  5. Par force hunting landscape in North Zealand
  6. Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød
  7. Stevns Klint, Zealand
  8. Møns Klint, Møn
  9. Grenen, Skagen, North Jutland
  10. Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, North Jutland
  11. National Park Thy, North Jutland
  12. Rebild Bakker, North Jutland
  13. Voergaard Castle, North Jutland
  14. Himmelbjerget, near Silkeborg
  15. Augustenborg Palace, Als Island
  16. Falsled Kro, Funen Island

I have visited all the world’s countries, yet it was only after visiting the final one that I made an effort to explore more of my own little country: Denmark.

Denmark is a small Northern European country with approximately five and a half million people, but despite the size, it has a lot to offer.

I met many people abroad that had visited my country, but the vast majority have only been to Copenhagen. Denmark is so much more than just Copenhagen. For example, all seven of Denmark’s current UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located outside the capital.

After my own explorations of my country, I’ve created the following recommendations for the ultimate Denmark road trip.

We have several international airports in Denmark, but the Copenhagen Airport is by far the biggest so that will be the starting point of this suggested itinerary.

The following road trip will take you through 16 of the top sites that I have visited in the past three years.

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1. Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen

The Danish government building is a castle of 800-year-old ruins.

2. The Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, this sculpture is one of Copenhagen’s most famous tourist attractions.

3. Rosenborg Castle and The Kings Gardens

My favorite sight in Copenhagen is the view of Rosenborg Castle from a bench in The Kings Gardens. It’s more than 400 years old and an architectural masterpiece.

Visit Rosenborg Castle on the ultimate Denmark road trip

4. Kronborg Castle, Kronborg

A historic UNESCO World Heritage Site, that is well worth the entrance fee.

5. Par force hunting landscape in North Zealand

Just north of Copenhagen, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has stunning nature. The Hermitage Palace is one of the main highlights on the ultimate Denmark road trip.

6. Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød

This historic Danish castle is perhaps my favorite of all the castles in Denmark. Located approximately 25 miles from Copenhagen, this site is an absolute must in my opinion.

Road trip to Frederiksborg Castle near Copenhagen, Denmark

7. Stevns Klint, Zealand

A white chalk cliff and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

8. Møns Klint, Møn

Another chalk cliff and one of the most famous sights of Denmark. The bridge of Dronning Alexandrines connects Møn with Zealand and it’s well worth a visit. (Not only because of Møns Klint!)

9. Grenen, Skagen, North Jutland

The northernmost point of Denmark. Skagen is a popular tourist destination and well worth a visit during your ultimate Denmark road trip.

10. Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, North Jutland

Featured in a CNN article about the world’s most mysterious buildings, Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse is apparently expected to fall into the sea by 2023. Maybe a reason to visit Denmark soon?

Lighthouse in North Jutland, part of the ultimate Denmark road trip

11. National Park Thy, North Jutland

Denmark’s first national park is a huge 94 square mile area with stunning nature. Klitmøller (nicknamed Cold Hawaii) is highly recommended for surfers. Nearby Bøgsted Rende has a great beach.

12. Rebild Bakker, North Jutland

One of the most beautiful places in Denmark for nature lovers.

13. Voergaard Castle, North Jutland

A stunning castle with beautiful surroundings in North Jutland. Well worth a stop, for example on the way to Skagen.

See Voergaard Castle on your ultimate Denmark road trip

14. Himmelbjerget, near Silkeborg

Great views at one of the highest points in Denmark.

15. Augustenborg Palace, Als Island

A beautiful palace on the island of Als.

16. Falsled Kro, Funen Island

Finally a recommendation for a hotel experience. Falsled Kro is one of my favorite places to stay in Denmark. A wonderful Relais & Châteaux experience with great food, perfect for your ultimate road trip.