Juvelen i Djurs Sommerland

Wild experiences

Photo: Djurs Sommerland

Are you looking for a fun place to go for a lovely day with the entire family, one of the Aarhus region’s great animal parks and amazing amusement parks are sure hits every single time. Or do you want to meet the wild vikings? Be inspired below.

The big ones ...

The largest amusement park in any of the Nordic countries, Djurs Sommerland, is located right here in the centre of Djursland. In Aarhus you can visit Tivoli Friheden with Denmark's tallest free fall tower. Both parks have lots of thrilling rides that offer speed, action and fun for the whole family.

Djurs Sommerland

Ready for speed, thrills, and fun for all the family? Then look forward to Denmark’s biggest roller coasters, the huge Aqua Park and more than 60 rides for kids of all ages.

Tivoli Friheden

Tivoli Friheden is a theme park in the center of Aarhus located within walking distance from the city centre in the beautiful Marselisborg Forest.

Meet the wild animals

Get up close to the animals and feel the thrill of shaks swimming right by you, meet the polar bears, giraffes, wolves and many more.

Meet the wild animals

Photo: Ree Park Safari, Djursland

Wild vikings

Did you know that the Aarhus once bay provided shelter for the largest Viking naval base in any of the Nordic countries? Today, numerous ruins, mounds, wrecked ships and well-told myths help bring the story of the Vikings’ seafaring adventures to life in the entire region.

Being founded by Vikings more than 1,200 years ago, Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in the Nordic countries, and the cultural heritage from the Vikings has left its obvious mark on the region, which from around the year 800 until 1050 was the centre of the Viking Empire.

Moesgaard Viking Moot

Vikings from all over the world meet at the Viking Moot to recreate the festive markets held in the early days of Aarhus.

The Viking Museum

The Viking Museum is a window to the Viking town of Aros. Some 1200 years ago the Vikings founded Aarhus – at the very same spot and level where The Viking Museum is situated in the basement underneath the Nordea Bank in the 'Skt. Clemens Torv' Square.

The Church of our Lady

The monastery here was set up by Dominican monks and was first mentioned in 1246 but was probly established in 1227. The Church of Our Lady now occupies the south wing of the relatively well preserved monastery buildings.