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.