Ten Amazing must visit Natural Habitats of Denmark
1. Moaning Bay (Jammerbugten)
Enjoy stunning views along Jammer Bay (Jammerbugten) in North Jutland, from its impressive highpoints, Bulbjerg and Ruberg Knot. Here, you’ll see one of the few places in Denmark where birds nest directly in the cliff face. Climb the highest point, Ruberg Knot, on high shifting sands, as high as the local lighthouse.
2. Fur Island, Limfjord
This small island in the Limfjord is packed full of fascinating geological formations and diverse landscapes. Wander amongst exposed rock formations from ancient seabeds, with visible fish, insect, reptile and plant fossils.
3. Rold Forest (Rold Skov)
Rold Forest is Denmark’s second largest, covering and area of 80 km2. Here you can hike through ancient pine trees and beech trees and the creepy Toll Forest area with gnarled and crooked tree forms.
4. Mols Bjerge
The southern part of Djursland is one of the most rugged and varied landscapes in Denmark. Here, you can hike across heathland, woodland, marshes, pastures and meadows and encounter many different wild animals and plants along the way. This is a designated national park.
5. The Lake Highlands (Søhøjlandet)
Mid Jutland offers you the largest forests in Denmark, dotted with lakes and moors. The country’s largest river, Gudenåen, connects many of the lakes in the area and gives you a great network of shoreline and forested walking and cycling routes.
6. The Wadden Sea (Vadehavet)
The Wadden Sea national park has more than 30 islands and is one of the world’s most important habitats for waterfowl. Here you can witness the phenomenal Black Sun, created when tens of thousands of starlings fly together in amazing dark patterns on the sky.
The small island of Anholt, located in the Kattegat Sea, has a landscape often described as a desert. You can take a ferry trip out to the island and walk amongst the vast dunes and long beaches. The island also has one of the largest and most important seal sanctuaries in Europe.
8. Jægersborg Deer Park (Dyrehaven)
Jægersborg Deer Park, 15 km north of Copenhagen, is one of the most visited natural sites in Denmark. Here you can get up close to around 2,000 deer, that are untroubled by human presence. The park also contains the world’s oldest amusement park, Bakken.
9.Møns Cliffs (Klint)
Mons Klint is one of the most famous places in Denmark. Here is the only place in the country where you can experience high chalk cliffs and the unique flora and fauna associated with them. You’ll meet many rare plants on walks in the area and can hunt for fossils on the beaches below the cliffs.
10. North Bornholm and The Hammer
Bornholm and the Ertholmene Islands are the only places in Denmark where you can clamber over and see exposed granite formations. The Hammer, in the north of Bornholm, is a steep granite crag rising out of the Baltic. There are also great walks on the north of the island that take you through rift valleys and large lakes.
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