Denmark is a country in Scandinavia. The main part of it is Jutland, a peninsula north of Germany, but also with a number of islands, including the two major ones, Zealand and Funen, in Østersøen Sea between Jutland and Sweden. Denmark is often praised as being one of the greenest countries in the world but apart from the ubiquitous bikes, the individual Danes are surprisingly nonchalant about the environment despite their reputation. Though not immediately obvious on a map, Denmark comprises more than 400 islands, of which 72 are populated. The peninsular of Jutland and the main islands comprise the regions we use in this guide. Nearly 40% of the country’s population live on the island of Zealand, though it only accounts for ⅙ of the country.
The European mainland. Home to Skagen – the beautiful old holiday town, Denmark’s oldest town of Ribe, Legoland and the rugged west coast.
Funen and Surrounding Islands
Homeland of the world famous author H.C. Andersen, and his childhood house in Odense as well as the picturesque island sea.
Denmark’s largest island, and seat of the capital Copenhagen, Hamlet’s Elsinore and the vikings’ Roskilde.
Islands south of Zealand. Home to Denmark’s greatest nature scenery, The Cliffs of Møn.
The vacation island, also known as the “rock” island, home of the fabled roundhouse churches connected to the crusades, and some excellent beaches.