There are definitely some of the weird and wonderful things to do in Denmark and see Scandinavia’s smallest empire from the whole new perspective! In Denmark, have the pleasure of diving with sharks, get lost in Santa Claus’s crowd and can increase one of Europe’s largest sand dunes.
Plan a unique holiday in Denmark to do unusual things.
1. Look Out from Inside a Rainbow
Have a glimpse of endless 360-degree views of Aarhus from the easily significant rainbow rooftop at ARoS Art Museum. The credit of creation goes to the Danish/Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson, whose Rainbow Panorama has become one of Aarhus’ top attractions.
- Adults: 19 €
- Under 31 years: 15 €
- Children under 18: Free
- Students: 15€
- Groups (20 persons) per person: 16 €
- The timing is from 10 am–5 pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Maundy Thursday- hours might differ), Friday (Good Friday – hours might differ), Saturday, and Sunday (Easter Sunday – hours might differ)
- Closed on Monday
- On Wednesday, the timing is from 10 am to 10 pm.
2. Explore a Huge Building Made of LEGO Bricks
This Huge building is actually not made of LEGO bricks, but it sure looks like it and is a place for the family to keep you entertained. In recent times, LEGO House offers red, blue, and green-themed zones, nine play terraces, three restaurants, a Masterpiece Gallery, LEGO history and much more.
- Entry Tickets cost $40 (199DKK) per person
- Entrance fee for Kids under two years – Free.
10 am–7 pm on Monday (Easter Monday – hours might differ), Tuesday, Thursday (Maundy Thursday- hours might differ), Friday (Good Friday – hours might differ), Saturday, and Sunday (Easter Sunday – hours might differ).
3. Climb Above the Treetops at Camp Adventure
Southern Zealand will soon be the roof to an exciting new outdoor attraction: Camp Adventure The new park will have high pedestrian paths through the forest which will end in the breathtaking circular viewing platform. Just wait for the summers here!
Timings: Open all days from 10:00 To 18:00 and there are extended opening hours on Thursday.
Entry Charges: DKK 25 per admission ticket
4. Ski in Downtown Copenhagen
To realize this simple new secondary use for waste plants from the waste-to-energy-plant: A ski slope, rely on Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. Locally known as Copenhill, this new man-made slope will not only allow local people and visitors to enjoy skiing without leaving Copenhagen, this will help in continuous feasibility and green initiatives of the country.
5. Hike to a Buried Lighthouse
The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse is a very famous and popular landmark in Denmark, where thousands of people visit it every year. It remained in operation until 1968, but now is isolated and waiting to overcome by the sand. Climb the exciting and dramatic dunes to see it before it’s buried completely!
Timings: Every day from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Entry Charges: Free admission
6. Go Bridge walking
Denmark is the one and only existing place outside of Sydney where you can try bridging or bridge-walking! Have astonishing and magnificent views on top of the old Little Belt Bridge!
- Adults – DKK 279.00
- Children under 16 – DKK 209
7. Climb a Mountain of Sand
You’ll find the largest migrating dune in Northern Europe near Skagen in North Jutland. For the past 300 years, Råbjerg Mile has been shifting to the North East with up to 18 meters a year. You can see the traces that are left behind in the countryside. Every year more than 250,000 people go to Råbjerg Mile.
8. See an Underwater Bridge
You may have an idea of this dramatic bridge from the hit TV series, The Bridge (Broen). But did you know that half of it disappears underwater, to allow ships to go into the Baltic Sea? Before landing on the Copenhagen Airport, you can often see the brilliant view of the bridge, but you can also see it disappearing under the sea from the beaches of Copenhagen.
Entry Charges: €23 each way
9. Meet Hundreds of Real Santa Clauses
Santa Clauses acclaims to be one of the world’s biggest gatherings that takes place at Bakken which happens every July. It’s the world’s oldest amusement park, just a short drive north of Copenhagen. Since 1957, it has been an important occasion for the meeting of the Santas and for an excellent performance for young and old people!
10. Run the Happiest 5km of Your Life
This Color Run is a huge event that came to Denmark for the first time in 2014! Run 5km with thousands of other happy folks whilst being pelted (running very quickly) with all the colors of the rainbow. Go to the Color Run website through links to find dates in Denmark for 2016.
11. Hear Singing Trees in Aalborg
In 1987, Cliff Richard planted a tree at Kildeparken in Aalborg after a concert. Since then, more than 70 artists have planted their own trees. Now many of these trees play songs by the artist, who put them or planted them, including Sting, Stevie Wonder, Take That, Rod Stewart and Elton John. See here to hear Aalborg’s singing trees!
- 11:30 am – 10 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday*
- 11:30 am – 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.
- *Note – Hours might differ on Easter Monday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
12. Sail a Viking Long Boat
Set off sail for a day on a Viking ship! The Maritime Research Centre (Maritime Forsøgscenter) provides the adventure on the high seas for everyone, including visitors without a sailing experience. You will play an active part of the crew and enjoy swimming in Denmark’s fjords and stories from the board areas.
13. Stand Beside Giants
The huge monumental sculpture of Svend Wiig Hansen, Man meets the ocean, guards the west coast of Denmark near Esbjerg. These indispensable giants were created in 1995 have been attracting visitors. See them on a trip to Denmark’s dynamic West Coast.
14. Find a Buried Church
In Denmark’s north lies the St. Lawrence Church of the 18th century. The church people had to dig through the door to get to Sunday service! The church, which was named after the patron saint of seafarers, was finally given to the sands in 1795 and today, only the tower is visible.
Timings: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
15. Head Underground at the Maritime Museum
The Helsingor’s (Elsinore) newly opened Maritime Museum of Denmark has a view to just glance. Designed by the famous Danish architect, the Bjarke Ingels, Denmark’s Museum’s latest museum takes you deep underground in the sight of Hamlet’s palace, Kronborg. Dig into the fascinating Marine History of Denmark and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kronborg in a one-day trip from Copenhagen.
- Monday To Sunday – 11:00 – 17:00
- Adult –120.00 DKK
- Child (0-17) – Free
- Copenhagen Card – Free
- Students Under 26 – Free
16. Watching the Championships for Opening Champagne with a Special Weapon
Every year in Denmark there is a competition to see who is best to open a bottle of champagne with a sword. This tradition meets with an annual Oyster opening championship, so if you are a fan of unusual places and tastes, head here to witness one of the unique things to do in Denmark.
17. See Ancient Viking Sagas
Every summer, until 1952, Danes has demonstrated the ancient Viking sagas of their ancestors in the open-air theater in Frederikssund. Just make your way here to hear the history come alive.
18. Play with the World’s First Interactive Cinema
Have you ever wanted to be in your own movie? It is Experimentarium! Just jump, run to the place, talk, interact – this is a virtual reality for the whole family.
19. Look Fossils at Møns Klint
Mons Klint is one of the sights in Denmark which is a treat to watch out for! In addition to the dramatic scenes and lovely walks atop the cliffs and the beach, you can also collect pieces of prehistoric times on fossil hunts in association with Geocenter Mons Klint.
Timings: Open all days from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
20. Walk with Wild Horses on Langeland
Yes, there are still wild horses in Denmark! You will witness a large herd of wild horses on the popular holiday island of Langeland, South of Funen (Fyn). You can stroll to the open countryside and have a glimpse of the horses in their natural greatness from a hat-shaped hill called ‘Ornehoj’.
21. Swim with Sharks
Diving with tropical sharks at Denmark’s’ Shark Center, Kayaking from the North Pole to the South Pole near Aarhus. The center is one of the only aquariums in Europe to train large sharks and you can see the trainers in action for the whole year. It’s one of the unique things to do in Denmark!
- Tuesday To Sunday – 10:00 to 5:00 pm
- Monday – 10:00 to 21:00
- Adult – 170.00 DK
- Copenhagen Card – Free
- Child (3-11) – 95.00 DKK
How To Reach
- By Rail – Trains have their services on a daily basis between Germany and Denmark. You can also opt for the rail route to Sweden.
- By Sea – By sea, the ports in Northern Europe can be reached. The ports like Norway, Poland, Sweden, Germany, UK, and Iceland can be approached from Denmark via the sea. Hence, you can reach Denmark from these countries in an exact way as well.
- By Air – Copenhagen is the International airport of Denmark. It’s connected to all the primary destinations throughout the world. There are airports even located at Esbjerg, Aalborg, and Billund, which receive the flights from UK and Scandinavia.
Transportation In Denmark
- By Road – Buses and cars have daily services between Germany and Denmark. You can find out the bus route from or to Denmark and have an easy ride. If your relatives are there in the city, then you can hire a car, then the movement between Germany and Denmark will be completely under your command.