With a mainland and 400 separate islands chock full of fairytale castles, intricate gardens and one of the best dining scenes in the world, traveling to Denmark encompasses just about anything you could ever want out of a Scandinavian vacation.
The smallest country in the Nordic region is one of the most spectacular, largely due to over a millennium’s worth of history, and it boasts an appealing mixture of sociable locals, vibrant cities, beautiful farmland, idyllic countryside and white sandy beaches.
When you visit Copenhagen, the lively and cosmopolitan jewel of the Danish crown, explore its many castles, the restaurants and rides of Tivoli Gardens—the second-oldest amusement park in the world—and local museums. Copenhagen is home to royal palaces and the colorful Nyhavn harbor. If you’re looking for more to discover outside of Copenhagen, explore Denmark’s castles and manor houses, which will send you to some of the country’s most treasured sites—filled with history dating as far back as the 16th century, romance, adventure and modern comfort. A memorable location is Odense, birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, with its medieval charm of cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses.