Hiking and ‘Hygge’ in Denmark

All of our hiking holidays in Denmark include charming hand-picked accommodation, luggage transportation, detailed route notes, maps and GPS tracks.

More and more people are discovering the beauty of the smiling landscape of Denmark, which of course is best explored by lacing up the hiking shoes. There are no mountains in Denmark, except of course for Himmelbjerget (“Sky Mountain”) the ironically named 150m-high hill overlooking the Silkeborg Lake District. The landscape is pleasingly diverse, however, with rolling hills, valleys, lakes, forest, heathland and coastal trails, offering an impressive variety of walking trails.

Denmark has its own Camino route and our section of the historic Hærvejen pilgrim trail passes numerous historic sites on the way from Viborg to Lake Bølling. This can also be combined with a walk along the old bargemen’s towpath follwing Denmark’s longest river through the pastoral landscapes of central Jutland.

A walking holiday in Denmark also gives you the opportunity to experience the famous Danish hygge (very loosely translated as cosiness, but the only way to truly understand it is to experience it), which you will find aplenty in the charming old inns where you will overnight. Here you also have the opportunity to sample traditional Danish cuisine, served with a cool beer from one of the many local micro breweries.

Of course the walks can also be combined with many other types of activities such as sailing, fishing, bathing etc.


 

Hærvejen: Denmark’s Camino

Walk through Danish history in the footsteps of kings, soldiers, traders and pilgrims
9 days
Easy

Hiking Denmark’s Lake District

Combine two of Denmark's popular hiking routes in the beautiful lake district
6 days
Easy

Jutland’s Heritage Trail

Combine two beautiful historic hiking routes and stay in atmospheric old inns
8 days
Easy

The Himmelbjerg Route

Discover Denmark's "Sky Mountain" and the beautiful lakelands of Silkeborg
5 days
Easy

The North Sea Trail

Walk to Denmark’s northern tip where the North Sea meets the Baltic
8 days
Moderate

Trækstien: The Towpath

Walk in the footsteps of the old bargemen along Denmark's longest river
4 days
Easy