In Northern Europe between the North Sea and the Baltic, Denmark is lined by more than 4,400 miles (7,200 km) of shoreline. Scattered along the coast, more than 400 islands offer extraordinary boating, fishing and of course windsurfing. The southernmost Scandinavian country, Denmark is an easy starting point to explore the region’s deep Viking heritage.
Denmark’s rolling countryside begs visitors to pedal the more than 6,200 miles (10,000 km) of cycle paths. Walk in the footsteps of Denmark native Hans Christian Andersen while discovering the inspiration for his literary accomplishments. Explore unique Danish design and creativity. Come and take part in the diverse and liveable city of Copenhagen, and connect with the welcoming culture of Denmark.
Breath in Copenhagen’s sea air, visit its world-famous restaurants, discover its vibrant history.
The Northern Lights are one of the most magical things you can experience in Europe. What makes it even better is that you can see them in multiple countries. Whether you’re in Ireland or Iceland, you can find yourself under the dancing natural lights. Browse this gallery to learn about some of the best places to witness the Northern Lights in Europe.
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that has been awarded as having cultural or environmental importance. Luckily, Europe has plenty of UNESCO sites to explore. From ancient castles to quaint seaside towns, you’ll find natural and cultural beauty everywhere you go. Consider this gallery your guide to some of the best UNESCO sites in Europe to discover on your next trip.
Middelfart, a Danish city is the 2022 European Destination of Excellence.
Searching for the perfect beach can be a difficult task, especially in an area you are not familiar with. However, in Europe, you’ll know you’ve found the ideal surf and sand thanks to an iconic marker – a blue flag. Europe’s Blue Flag Beaches meet strict standards for water quality, safety and eco-friendliness, making them the ideal spot for sunbathing, swimming, and playing. Luckily for travelers, there are over 4,000 beaches that have achieved Blue Flag status in the world – and Europe has a large majority of them.
Every traveller has their place (or places) they want to visit in Europe. But whether you prefer snowkiting in Norway or relaxing in the natural hot springs of Hungary, discovering fortresses in San Marino or photographing Dutch windmills in The Netherlands, find the activities and destinations you’ve dreamed of by knowing what style of vacation appeals to you.
Europe has many famous museums that are must-see attractions, but there are lots of smaller, unexpectedly entertaining museums just waiting to be explored. Stop following the crowds and head off the beaten path to discover these lesser-known gems. They just might surprise you and become highlights on your trip to Europe.