Gudenåen is with its 158 km Denmark's longest stream. The stream has its source in Tinnet Krat north-east of Tørring close to Vejle and its outlet in Randers Fjord by the Randers Bridge.
A cool breeze blowing through your hair, the smell of heather, birds singing and nothing but captivating scenery as far as the eye can see.
The exceptional landscape displaying indelible traces from the glacial period holds wonderful countryside experiences and a journey 10,000 years back in time, when massive glaciers pushed sand, rubble and clay over the area. Back then, the ice formed the magnificent and diverse landscape filled with lakes, streams, forests, hills and breathtaking lookout points.
In the unique landscape formed by vast glaciers in National Park Mols Bjerge, you may very well meet wild horses and grazing cattle on the warm and sunny pastures. The dramatic landscape surrounding Hald Sø and the heather covered Dollerup Bakker near Viborg are the absolute gems of Danish glacial geology.
Denmark’s perhaps most beautiful landscape unfolds in the Lake-Highlands between Silkeborg and Skanderborg along Denmark’s longest stream, Gudenåen (158 km) and the lakes surrounding the national treasure, Himmelbjerget.
You can also explore the underground caves in the world’s largest limestone mine, Mønsted Limestone mines - and at a secluded location in the Kattegat sea you will find Anholt, an island for nature lovers, with sand dunes, white sandy beaches, open spaces everywhere you look and Northern Europe’s largest desert.
In Denmark, you are never more than 50 km away from the sea, and it is hard to resist the temptation of going to the beautiful coastline in the Aarhus region. Here, you will find wide, white, sandy beaches with dunes as well as serene inlets framed by impressive limestone cliffs. The 360 km coastline is pure heaven for beach goers, fossil hunters and nature lovers alike.
The beaches encircling the peninsula of Djursland have shallow waters and are absolutely ideal for children. Several of the beaches are Blue Flag certified, which is your guarantee for clean water and well-equipped facilities. If you are feeling like a swim in Aarhus, jump in at the new harbour bath designed by world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels.
An active holiday has to be packed with great experiences, and everywhere in the region you can find activities that will get your heart rate up. On land, the countryside offers the perfect setting for testing yourself whether you want to go hiking, running or cycling. And out on the water, the clean, clear water in inlets, streams, lakes and even in the sea seems like an invitation to go yachting, surfing or rowing.