Beeing Denmark's 2nd city, Aarhus is the centre of a region filled with dynamic and creative towns, an incredible number of attractions, animal parks, amusements, an exceptional national park, splendid beaches, the highest 'mountains' in Denmark, and world-calss art and cultural activities - all within juast a few hours' drive.
Towards the south, the luxuriant Lake Highlands and their vast wood-lands, beautiful lakes, and high mountains wrap around the two charming commercial towns, Skanderborg and Silkeborg.
Towards the west in Viborg, you can truly get a sense of history. Here, the grand cathedral, which is assumed to be the largest granite church in the world, towers over the old medieval town and its lovely cobbled streets and a vibrant town life.
Towards the north where Denmark’s longest stream, Gudenåen, meets the sea, you will find Denmark’s 6th largest town, Randers. The old market town with the oldest pedestrian street in the country is also a vibrant town with lots of life buzzing in its streets and alleys.
The peninsula of Djursland is the tip of the ‘nose’, that sticks out on the map, and one of the most popular tourist destinations with its 250 km of coastline of white, child-friendly, sandy beaches and a wide selection of attractions and charming towns.
Out in the middle of the Kattegat sea, Anholt is Denmark’s most seclud-ed island holding spectacular experiences in its landscape, a liberating silence, and Northern Europe’s largest desert.
And finally: Aarhus, the capital of Jutland and Denmark’s 2nd city along with the centre of the entire pulsating region. In Aarhus, you can walk between world-class attractions and museums, an innovative and diverse gastro scene, shopping in charming quarters, all while being near the sea, the beach, and the forest.