Classic Tour of Denmark

Day 1. 

Arrival to Esbjerg

Driving into southern Denmark we head west to the shore of the North Sea and continue along the small roads, past the large dams that protect the lowlands behind from the frequent flooding in the Wadden Sea National Park (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
First stop in Denmark will be in Ribe, the oldest town in Denmark, and an old viking trade post with its grand cathedral, idyllic cobbled streets and half tiered houses.
From here we continue to Esbjerg - a relatively new and modern city with a large fishery port and an interesting museum of fishery. Esbjerg is developing to being a new hub for a fast growing energy sector out at sea.

Overnight in the Esbjerg area

Day 2.

The North Sea Coast

(appr. 220 km)

Today we continue up along the coast on Vesterhavsvejen, where we will have a first row view of the dune landscape from our bus. If we want, we can make a detour to Nørre Lyngvig Lighthouse, where we will have the opportunity to dip our feet in the waters of the North Sea. Later at Nørre Vorupør Beach, the little fishing boats are still being pulled directly up on the beach, and here you will have an amazing photo opportunity.
We finish the day at our hotel right by the Limfjord, best know for its clams.

Overnight in Thisted

Day 3. 

Skagen and Aalborg

(appr. 285 km)

Today we continue north along the coast towards Skagen - the northernmost point in Denmark. Here you can experience Grenen - the place where the two oceans meet, and you can stand with your one leg in the one ocean, and the other in another ocean. Skagen was made popular when it was discovered by impressionistic painters from Copenhagen because of its beautiful landscape, and the very special light, you get in this remote part of Denmark.
You can visit Grenen, Råbjerg Mile, the sand-covers church and of course the beautiful art museum along with a number of other beautiful sights.
In the afternoon, we will pass through the Limfjord Tunnel on our way down to Aalborg on the bank of the Limfjord, where we will spend the night.

Overnight in Aalborg

Day 4.

Aarhus and Kolding

(appr. 230 km)

We drive south along the smaller roads on the east shore of Jutland, where we will pass through small Danish town such as Ebeltoft, known primarily for its old City Hall and its old wooden frigate, “Jylland”. We continue to Aarhus where we will have a tour of the city, including the new harbour front, university campus, the old Cathedral, the Medieval quarter and the queens summer residence, Marselisborg Castle. After Marselisborg, we will visit the open air museum “Den Gamle By (The Old Town) and of course the Art Museum, Aros with its amazing view from the iconic rainbow roof.
When we leave Aarhus, we will drive past the lake area around Silkeborg and visit the tallest “mountain” in Denmark, “Himmelbjerget” for its panoramic.
We continue south through the town of Jelling and another Unesco World Heritage Site, the old Rune Stone before we arrive in Kolding from where we will enjoy the view of the old medieval castle.

Overnight in Kolding

Day 5. 

Odense, Roskilde and Copenhagen

(appr. 230 km)

Today we will literally drive across Denmark. First over the Little Belt Bridge, connecting Jutland to Funen, and then the magnificent Great Belt Bridge, connecting Funen to Sealand.
Our first stop of the day is in Odense, the birthplace of the famous Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen. In Odense we will have a small tour of the city where we will visit the H. C. Andersen Museum.
After crossing the next bridge, we will head to Roskilde, where we will visit yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Roskilde Cathedral (final resting place of Danish royalty) and the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum.
At the end of the day, we will arrive in Copenhagen - The royal Danish capitol.

Overnight in the Copenhagen Area.

Day 6.


We start our day with a city tour where we will visit the major sights, such as the Royal Palace and the surrounding area including Nyhavn, The Little Mermaid, the magnificent Opera House and much more.
The afternoon is free for your leisure activities. Go for a stroll on the main shopping street, Strøget, grab a coffee in Nyhavn or go visit one or more of the major castles north of Copenhagen - available by train. At night, there will be time for a visit to the iconic Tivoli Gardens.

Overnight in Copenhagen

Day 7. 


Departure at your leisure