Natural Denmark...

Learn more about the Danish wildlife

The Mute Swan: National Bird of Denmark

The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) became the national bird of Denmark in 1984, replacing the Skylark (Alauda arvensis). At first the Mute Swan was...

Snakes in Denmark

Once there were four species of snakes in Denmark. The Aesculapian snake and the Smooth snake are today considered extinct. That leaves the two remaining...

Any dangerous spiders in Denmark?

More than 540 species of spiders have been recorded in Denmark. Fortunately, all of them are harmless to humans. However, some can bite you quite noticeably! Actually...

Be aware of ticks

How to take precautions against ticks and Lyme disease. The castor bean tick is found across Europe including Denmark. It may reach a length of...

Return of the Eagle-owl

In 1884 the last Danish Eagle-owl was shot in central Jutland. Not until 100 years later the giant owls carefully returned. A single pair...
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Going green...

Denmark wants to be independent of fossil fuels.

Green Energy Sustainable economic growth and security of energy and water supply are among the greatest global challenges today. As the first country in the...

Utilisation of fossil fuel fell by over 25 percent in one year

The Danish coal consumption fell by 25.5 percent from 2016 to 2017. Towards green energy: Danish...

The Danish water quality among the best in Europe.

Of the 28 European EU-countries, Denmark is still on the top 10-list of countries with the best bathing water quality. Denmark's beaches follow a continental...

Denmark set wind power record – again!

2017 was a record year for Danish wind power and Denmark is on track to surpassing its EU energy targets, according to the Danish...

The use of solar energy is increasing significantly in Denmark

Solar energy is an element in the Danish green strategy of making the future energy supply based on renewable energy. ...

Sustainable forest management

Since adoption of the Danish Forest Act in 1805, forest clearance has been banned in Denmark. The Danish Parliament has recently decided to increase the...

Outdoor Denmark

Natural adventures

Can I stay overnight at the public beaches?

Is it okay to sleep for the night at the public beaches? Well, if the weather is fine you can! However, campers and tents are...

Sleeping in the woods

Overnight outside. You may stay overnight on publicly owned natural areas on the ground in a sleeping bag, in a hammock, in a tree, or...

Making a camp fire at the beach?

Camp fire at the beach? It is okay but keep it small. Public rights on the foreshore and in tidal waters have a long history...

Sleep on the forest floor – for free

Denmark welcomes you to spend the night in the nature areas owned by the Danish Government. You can find the state forests in most...

Out in the wild – away from the coronavirus outbreak

Several European Union member states - including Denmark, have imposed lockdowns to combat the spread of the potentially deadly COVID-19. We went...

The Red Stag – Denmarks largest land-mammal.

Facing Denmarks largest land-mammal. The red deer is the largest land-mammal in Denmark. The red deer (Cervus elaphus) population in Denmark became almost extinct in...

Jellyfish along the Danish shores

In Denmark we only have a few species of jellyfish which are able to sting you noticeably. You will normally only find two common species...

Travelling by campervan in Denmark

Denmark is a great place to enjoy a campervan (motorhome) holiday. The roads are well maintained and the countryside is clean and...

The Cliffs of Møn

The Cliffs of Møn are a 6-7 km stretch of chalk cliffs along the eastern coast of the Danish island of Møn in the...

Denmarks largest land-breeding predator

The Grey Seal After a hundred years of absence from Danish waters, first of all, due to hunting, the Grey Seal has reintegrated over the...

The great egrets have gone north and are now a new breeding species in Denmark.

The great white heron - a newcomer in Danish nature. The great egret (Ardea alba), also known as the great white heron, is a large,...
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