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Discover Denmark

Denmark, the land of Vikings, bicycles, hygge, happy Danish people, good beer, LEGO and quaint villages with cobbled streets.

This holiday provides an opportunity to experience them all, and much more, with stays on Zealand, Funen and Jutland, the three connected islands which form Denmark.

Archipelago, countryside, coast, beach, city – this holiday has it all.

Discover Denmark

Day 1 | Copenhagen - Svendborg (104 miles)

Arrive at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport by air from the UK. Collect your hire car from the Europcar office at the airport.

Copenhagen is located on the island of Zealand and you will take the Great Belt Bridge from Zealand across to Denmark’s ‘middle’ island, Funen (toll for bridge approx. £30 one-way, payable locally). Once on Funen you bear south towards the coast and your lovely hotel which sits at the gateway to Funen’s most beautiful southern archipelago, a unique area of 55 easily accessible islands in the Baltic.

A table has been reserved for you in the hotel's restaurant, which overlooks the sea.

3 nights SVENDBORG - Hotel Christiansminde (3*)
Meals included today:  None


Days 2 & 3 | Explore Funen

There are a variety of boat trips available into the archipelago and the impressive Egeskov Castle is just a short drive. Odense, home town of the children’s author, Hans Christian Andersen, is located in the centre of Funen and is the perfect place to stroll in the old town with its cobbled streets and cafes.

Meals included both days:  Breakfast


Day 4 | Svendborg - Silkeborg (108 miles)

Take the Little Belt Bridge across the strait from Funen to Jutland, Denmark’s great peninsula. Once on Jutland bear northwards into Denmark’s lake district and Silkeborg. Alternatively, time permitting, why not take a detour and visit Ribe, Denmark's oldest town en-route? Denmark was one of the most important Viking homelands and the Danes are very proud of their Viking ancestry. At Ribe Viking Centre you are able to experience life as it was...and perhaps even a little of how it still is! The detour would add 71 miles to your driving.

2 nights SILKEBORG - Gl. Skovridergaard (3*)
Meals included today:  Breakfast


Day 5 | Explore Silkeborg

Your hotel is set in lovely grounds with woods and lakes starting at the hotel gates. The centre of Silkeborg is about a mile away with 2,000 year old Tollund Man in Silkeborg Museum, canoes for hire and enjoyable boat trips on the lake. Within an hour’s drive is the fine city of Århus; one of its most famous attractions is the ARoS Art Museum with its distinct rainbow panorama rooftop installation.

Meals included today:  Breakfast


Day 6 | Silkeborg - Skagen (139 miles)

Today you have a longer, but leisurely drive northwards, taking the western coastline route which is dotted with small, picturesque fishing villages. Continue to the delightful seaside town of Skagen, located on the Skagen peninsula overlooking the Kattegat and Skagerrak seas.

3 nights SKAGEN - Skagen Harbour Hotel (3*)
Meals included today:  Breakfast


Days 7 & 8 | Explore Skagen

Skagen is extremely popular with artists due to the coastal scenery and very special light in this region. The Skagen Painters were a group of Scandinavian artists who from the late 1870s to the turn of the century extensively painted the region en plein air (outdoor painting) when other artists of the period traditionally painted in studios from sketches.

An absolute must is to visit Grenen, located at the very tip of the peninsula and the point at which the Kattegat and Skagerrak seas literally crash into one another!

Meals included both days:  Breakfast


Day 9 | Skagen - Copenhagen (205 miles)

Drive south to Århus (approx 138 miles). Depart Århus at 1415 on the fast ferry back to the island of Zealand arriving at 1530 into Sjællands Odde. Drive to Copenhagen centre (approx 67 miles) and your hotel (public underground car parking available across the road from the hotel - fee payable locally).

2 nights COPENHAGEN - Scandic Front Hotel (4*)
Meals included today:  Breakfast


Day 10 | Explore Copenhagen

A full day to explore wonderful Copenhagen and environs. Your hotel is located close to Nyhavn, the old harbour, with its numerous restaurants, bars and cafes and The Little Mermaid. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Sculpture is just a short drive away and Tivoli Gardens, Scandinavia’s most visited gardens and amusement park, is located close to Copenhagen station. And don’t forget the shops...

Meals included both days:  Breakfast


Day 11 | Homeward bound

Drive to Copenhagen Airport (9 miles) and return your hire-car before your flight home.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Departure Day:  Possible daily
Departure Dates:  1 May – 25 Sep 2020
Duration:  12 nights
Prices from: £2075 per person, based on two people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room throughout.


It is important to read the Terms and Conditions which apply when making a confirmed booking with us. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have read and understood our terms and conditions, and agree to them.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled return flights with SAS in SAS Go class from Heathrow Airport to Copenhagen including 23kgs of checked luggage and one piece of hand-luggage per person. Pre-reserved seats available free of charge when checking in online 22 hours prior to departure. Taxes included.
    Alternative departure airports and airlines available – please ask for schedules and prices.
  • Car hire with Europcar based on a Ford Focus, Hyundai i30 or similar including CDW (excess DKK 5000), Theft Protection (excess DKK 5000), Unlimited Mileage, Airport Surcharge and Tax. Car has 5 doors and room for 2-3 suitcases.
  • 3 nights at 3* Hotel Christiansminde in Svendborg based on a sea-view double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast. Car parking in the hotel’s outdoor car park.
  • 2 nights at 3* Gl. Skovridergaard in Silkeborg based on a standard double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast. Car parking in the hotel’s outdoor car park.
  • 3 nights at 3* Skagen Harbour Hotel in Skagen based on a superior double/twin room with terrace including daily buffet breakfast. Car parking in the indoor basement car park.
  • 2 nights at the 4* Scandic Front Hotel in Copenhagen based on a standard double/twin room including daily buffet breakfast.
  • Car ferry from Århus to Sjællands Odde.
  • Detailed motoring itinerary and map.
  • Scandinavia Only travel document wallet and luggage labels.
  • 24-hour emergency telephone assistance.
  • ATOL Protection.

Price excludes (obligatory payments locally):

  • Toll for the Storebælt Bridge (Great Belt) from Zealand to Funen – cost DKK 245 one-way for car and passengers.
  • Car parking at the Scandic Front in Copenhagen. There is a large underground car park in front of the hotel where you can park for a fee.

Hotel Christiansminde (3*) – Svendborg

Hotel Christiansminde in Svendborg, Denmark

This lovely hotel is perfectly located on the south coast of Funen, Denmark’s ‘middle’ island, surrounded by grassy meadows, rapeseed fields, organic vegetable areas and lush orchards. The hotel directly overlooks the Svendborg Sound or Strait, the strip of sea between Tåsinge and Funen, and is the gateway to a beautiful archipelago of natural islands. The hotel’s restaurant, Panorama Restaurant, as the name suggests, has a panoramic view of the sea and islands and also overlooks the gardens which lead right down to the water’s edge – perfect for a dip, whatever the weather. The restaurant uses seasonal ingredients, which are primarily locally sourced from the lush and fertile land of Funen.

All rooms and suites have their own balcony or terrace, electric cooker, tea and coffee, telephone, free wireless internet and TV, and bathroom with shower, WC, washbasin and hairdryer. a fridge is available in most rooms. Free parking in the hotel’s car park. Larger rooms for families have a living room area, kitchenette and dining area.

Outdoor activities directly from the hotel include hiking, biking, kayaking or simply exploring easy coastal walks punctuated with a stop for tasty local, fresh food. The town of Svendborg is within easy walking distance by coastal cycling/walking route and has a good selection of shops and cafes and there are good number of boat and sailing trips into the archipelago. Your hotel also has an outdoor play area with swings and trampoline and indoor play area with pool table, table tennis and table soccer.

Gl. Skovridergaard (3*) – Silkeborg

Gl. Skovridergaard in Silkeborg

Peacefully located in a beautiful park, this charming 3* hotel provides a perfect base for a relaxing holiday, yet with so much to do close at hand. The woods and lakes lie just beyond the hotel gates, and the hotel can supply maps of walking paths and bicycle routes. You can borrow a bicycle free of charge to explore. The centre of Silkeborg is about a mile away and there you can visit the 2,000 year old Tollund Man in Silkeborg Museum, hire a canoe, or take a trip on ‘Hjelen’ – the oldest working paddle-steamer in the world. Hjelen and her sister vessels provide a regular service on the river and lakes to Himmelbjerget (Sky Mountain) which at 143 metres is the highest ‘mountain’ in Denmark! There is even a request stop for this service very close to the hotel! When you feel like travelling a little further afield, the splendid city of Aarhus can be reached within an hour. There you can enjoy the fantastic Aros Art Museum, a fine Viking Museum, and ‘Den Gamle By’ the old town open-air museum. Closer at hand, in Bryrup, art lovers can visit the Midjyllands Kunst Center (Art Centre) displaying around 1,500 works by artists of today in a wide variety of styles. For a family excursion Legoland or the Givskud Wildlife Park can both be reached within an hour, while in Silkeborg there is the Aqua Aquarium and close by there is Labyrinthium – a theme-park totally devoted to all kinds of mazes!

The hotel grounds provide plenty of space for relaxation or play, and include clock-golf and a petanque green. Indoors you will find billiards, a library and a bar,as well as sauna, and fitness room. Massages can also be booked. The hotel has a lovely restaurant with a seasonal menu that offers smaller dishes at a very reasonable price. There is free WiFi and parking, and all bedrooms have tea & coffee-making facilities.

Skagen Harbour Hotel (3*plus) – Skagen

As the name suggests, the hotel is centrally located close to the harbour, approx. 300 metres from the main shopping street. Relax with a nice espresso or delicious glass of cold white wine on the hotel’s sun terrace or cosy courtyard with all the background sounds you’d expect of a lively fishing town. All bedrooms are light and airy and attractively furnished in a modern Scandinavian style inspired by a theme of sand , sea and water. All have shower & WC, hairdryer, espresso machine, minibar and TV. Free Wi-Fi. Basement private parking. For hotel guests there is access to complimentary tennis courts at the local club (1.4 kms) and bikes are available for hire from Reception.

Scandic Front Hotel (3*) – Copenhagen

Furnished in modern Scandinavian style, this city hotel is located in the heart of Copenhagen at the starting point of Langelinie harbour, opposite the Opera House and within walking distance of the Royal Danish Playhouse. A wide variety of bars and restaurants is available in the surrounding area and along the canal in Nyhavn with some of the best shopping found within walking distance. Hotel Restaurant serving classic, seasonal dishes for lunch and dinner as well as an extensive buffet breakfast. Trendy hotel bar popular with the locals (restaurant & bar closed Sun). All bedrooms are furnished in modern Scandinavian style with Shower & WC, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, safe and TV. Free Wi-Fi. 24 hr Fitness Centre. 500 m to Kongens Nytorv metro stop. Bicycles available from Reception.

 

 

 

Discover Denmark

The following are our suggestions of what we consider to be Must Do excursions/activities. Do one or two or do them all, the choice is yours!

  • Visit the Roskilde Viking Ship Museum and take a ride in a replica Viking Ship.
  • Visit the romantic Egeskov Castle with its beautiful gardens, mazes, motor museum, segway riding and woodland adventure park.
  • Visit the delightful town of Odense, the home of children’s author Hans Christian Andersen.
  • Visit Århus, Denmark’s second city. Here you can enjoy the magnificent AROS Art Museum and ‘Den Gamle By’ – the old town open-air museum.
  • Visit Hamlet’s Kronborg Castle in Helsingør – steeped in atmosphere and  history.
  • Take a canal-boat tour of Copenhagen followed by a traditional Danish pastry in one of the city’s numerous cosy cafes.

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