In opposite ends of the country you can get two wildly different experiences. Nonetheless, they are must visits while in Denmark
Denmark has many beautiful spots and lots of great experiences to offer, but here we will zoom in on two very different kinds of experiences that you can have in Denmark. As different as they are, they are also wildly popular destinations and for good reason. They are both equally unique and awesome in each their own way.
Copenhagen’s Nyhavn is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations in Denmark. This beautiful and colorful place is full of life and history. From the historic buildings and cobblestones, to the countless restaurants and cafes and the lively atmosphere – there is something for everyone in Nyhavn.
Nyhavn was founded in 1671 as a trading port in the heart of Copenhagen. The name “Nyhavn” literally means “new port”, and the place was one of the most important trade routes and naval ports in Denmark. The beautiful canal area was designed by King Christian V and is known for its colorful buildings, historic ships and cobblestone pavement. Today, Nyhavn is no longer a busy trading port, but it is still one of the most visited tourist attractions in Copenhagen.
Nyhavn is also known for its gastronomy. It is a fantastic destination to try some of Denmark’s most famous dishes and drinks. Depending on your preferences, you can go on a Steak Sandwich tour, try some of the traditional smørrebrød or even go on a beer tasting tour. Most of the restaurants in Nyhavn are open all day, and you can choose to eat inside or outside, depending on your preference. There are also plenty of options to get an ice cream to take with you on your walk through this beautiful and historic area. One of these places is Nyhavn40, which serves the delicious ice cream of local danish ice cream manufacturer Kastbergs Gourmet-Is.
As well as being full of restaurants and cafes, Nyhavn is also home to some of the most impressive museums and art galleries in Copenhagen. One of our favorites is Den Sorte Diamant, which is Copenhagen’s main library and has been converted into a beautiful and modern art gallery. You can also visit the Royal Theatre, which is one of the most famous art and cultural institutions in Denmark.
Nestled right at the northernmost point of the country, this picturesque town boasts stunning natural landscapes and unique experiences that will leave you in awe. One place you mustn’t miss is Grenen, where the east and west coasts meet, and the distinctive oceans of Kattegat and the Atlantic collide head-on. Here, you can stand on the edge of two different oceans simultaneously – a rare spectacle found nowhere else in the world!
As you explore Skagen and its surrounding areas, you’ll be amazed by the rich cultural heritage, vibrant art scene, and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Savor the local culinary delights at the renowned ‘Restaurant De 2 Have’, situated right by Grenen, where you can indulge in exquisite seafood while relishing unparallelled views. Don’t forget to treat yourself to the city’s finest ice cream at ‘Nanas Skagen‘ – it’s an experience worth raving about! So why wait? Venture to Skagen and create memories that’ll last a lifetime.