Small country, magnificent nature: where to marvel at the nature of Denmark

Small country, magnificent nature: where to marvel at the nature of Denmark

Denmark, Bornholm, Mon, Region Zealand, North Denmark Region
Denmark may not be the biggest of countries, but its nature still packs a powerful punch. You can find everything from steep cliffs to deep blue lakes and even glimpses into space.

Denmark may not be the largest of countries, but its nature still packs a powerful punch. You can find everything from steep cliffs to deep blue lakes and even glimpses into space. These are the most impressive places you can't miss while traveling in Denmark

Denmark's most stunning natural attraction

Personal view: Mountains are overrated. The rocks are much better. We are sure that after visiting the white cliffs of Mona in the south of Zealand, you will experience the same. Reaching 128 meters above the beach and covering seven kilometers, the chalky white cliffs are a breathtaking sight. The nature around the cliffs is so impressive that it was chosen as a UNESCO biosphere reserve due to its wide variety of flora and fauna and conservation work - and there's a good chance you'll find fossils on the beach nearby too.

Bird watching in Møna

During the daytime, you can stroll through the lush beech forest or spot the world's fastest known bird, the peregrine falcon, which is known to breed in the area. If you decide to stay overnight, you may experience the dark sky phenomenon. Because the area is so far from cities and light pollution, the starry skies over Møn are exceptionally clear, making it Denmark's first dark sky park.

Stargazing in Zealand

If you want to get even closer to the night sky, Brørfelde Observatory in Zealand is home to Denmark's largest astronomical telescope, Discovery. Since its inception, the telescope has discovered more than 100 asteroids, and today it is open to the public. The experience center opened in 2016. There are all sorts of tours and events here to introduce people to the fascinating space.

The dark night sky over the Brorfelde area stretches over 40 hectares to provide a clear view of the stars. After viewing the telescope and exploring the surrounding area, it is recommended to take a break in one of the observatory's open-air hammocks for the most relaxing view of the cosmos.

Mountaineering and nature in Bornholm

The island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea is known for its unique combination of natural phenomena. Bornholm is the only place in Denmark where the bedrock reaches the surface, making the island a paradise for rock climbers and anyone who loves dramatic rocky shores.

Rocks and lakes in Bornholm

The Sanctuary Cliffs on the north-eastern side of the Bornholm coast are particularly picturesque. Caves are scattered along the coast, and some of them go as much as 60 meters into the rocks. If you head northwest you will reach the beautiful Opal Lake, nestled between steep cliffs. The deep lake was formed as a result of the removal of granite from the island. Depending on the season, you can swim or ice skate in the lake. If you're looking for an extra thrill, try the 290-meter zipline across the lake.

Drama in Northern Jutland

Northern Jutland is another Danish region known for its picturesque nature. Be sure to visit Grånen, the northernmost point of Denmark. Here you can have one foot in the Kattegat and one foot in the North Sea, and the two seas clearly collide around you. You can go there by strolling along the beach, or take a trip on the Sandormen tractor, which has been transporting adventurers for more than five decades.

Source: visitdenmark

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