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    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...

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    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,...

    A wild moose has been observed in Denmark for the first time in almost 20 years

    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...

    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...

    Natural Denmark

    Denmark consists of the peninsula of Jutland, north of Germany, and more than 400 islands, about 80 of which are inhabited. The Danish coastline is all together more than 8000 kilometers long with beaches, islands, marshland, mudflats, inlets and coastal meadows. Denmark is the smallest of the Nordic countries but still with a rich and varied countryside calling for natural adventures.

    Introduction to the wild of Denmark

    Coastal area near Thorup Strand, Northern Jutland. No matter...

    Watching birds in Denmark

    Denmark can offer a wealth of birdlife at all...

    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...

    Nature & Wildlife

    Danish nature is the natural home for a large number of plants and animals - estimated around 40,000 species in total. In remote areas the Danish wildlife includes straying wolves and jackals, breeding eagles, beavers and Red Deer.

    The wolf is back in Denmark – two centuries after extermination.

    Wolves are again a part of Danish Nature and Wildlife. There had been...

    Denmarks largest land-breeding predator

    The Grey Seal After a hundred years of absence from Danish waters, first...

    The Red Stag – Denmarks largest land-mammal.

    Facing Denmarks largest land-mammal. The red deer is the largest land-mammal in Denmark....

    Explore Great Outdoors

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    Can I stay overnight at the public beaches?

    Is it okay to sleep for the night at the public beaches? Well,...

    Sleep on the forest floor – for free

    Denmark welcomes you to spend the night in the nature areas owned...

    Making a camp fire at the beach?

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

    Drinking tap water?

    In Denmark people take their drinking water for granted. Danes don’t think twice before grabbing a glass and sticking it underneath a tap. However, for many tourists...

    Regulations - worth knowing...

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    Please, keep your dog on a lead

    Dogs must be on a leash when you are visiting forests and...

    Sleeping in the woods

    Overnight outside. You may stay overnight on publicly owned natural areas on the...

    Rights of way and accessing land.

    In Denmark, there is a more restricted freedom to roam...

    Denmark has become a bit wilder

    Danish nature has become wilder and more exciting in recent years. Large nature restoration projects have succeeded with support from private foundations. New species invade and returns to Denmark. Denmark is...