Slow worm

Slow worm – the legless lizard

Slow worm (Anguis fragilis) The slow worm is widely distributed in Denmark. Being a legless lizard, the slow worm is often mistaken for a little snake....

Ancient burial mounds in the Danish countryside

No matter if you go by car, bicycle or hiking through the Danish countryside there is a good chance that you will pass by...

DANISH NATURE

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...

The migrating sand dunes of Råbjerg Mile

The Råbjerg Mile, on the northern tip of Denmark, is one of the largest migrating sand dunes in Europe. South of Skagen, you will find...

The area of Danish forests are increasing

The history of Danish forests, from 2 % to now 14 % of the land area. Did you know that most of Denmark originally was...

Please, keep your dog on a lead

Dogs must be on a leash when you are visiting forests and nature areas according to Denmark’s Protection of Nature Act. A visit to the...

Sleeping in the woods

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

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

The untamed sand dunes of Rubjerg

If you want to experience wild and untamed nature in Denmark then you should visit Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse. Here you will find massive hills of...

Visit the worlds largest limestone mine

1,000 years of limestone mines under Denmark. In Mønsted Limestone Caves in Central Jutland there are more than 60 kilometres (about 37 miles) of underground...

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...

The Danish Wadden Sea – one of the world’s most valuable tidal areas

The Danish Wadden Sea is the most northern part of the Unesco World Heritage. The Danish Wadden Sea has many particularities, making this region a...
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Be aware of ticks

How to take precautions against ticks and Lyme disease. The castor bean tick is found across...

Making a camp fire at the beach?

Camp fire at the beach? It is okay but keep it small. Public rights on the...

Watching birds in Denmark

Bird watching Denmark lies on the main migration routes between continental Europe and the rest of...

WILDLIFE

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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...

PLACES TO VISIT

Bulbjerg – the bird cliff of Jutland

Bulbjerg is a protected nature area, and a beautiful place to visit. Bulbjerg is a limestone cliff in northern Jutland, Denmark, facing the sea of...

Lizards in Denmark

In Denmark you will only find two species of lizards. The common lizard and the sand lizard. The common lizard (Zootoca vivipara) is, as the...

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...
Elk in Denmark

A wild moose has been observed in Denmark for the first...

A wild moose (known as elk in Scandinavia) has swimmed from Sweden to northern Zealand, Denmark. The last sighting of a wild moose/elk in Denmark...