Natural Denmark...

Learn more about the Danish wildlife

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...

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...

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

Wolves are again a part of Danish Nature and Wildlife. There had been no sightings of wolves in the country the past two centuries until...

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...

The 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. However, there...
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Going green...

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

Towards green energy: Danish consumption of coal has fallen by 81.4 percent since 1994, while oil consumption...

Organic Denmark

Almost 10 per cent of all foods sold in Denmark are organically cultivated, which is a world record. The Danish consumers are the most pro-organic...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Risk of rabies in Denmark?

In Denmark there are no wild dogs and no rabies infected foxes or wolfs. The risk...

What’s up with Danish forest kindergartens?

A Danish kindergarten system including natural environments and opportunities for young children to develop and learn outdoors.

Watching birds in Denmark

Denmark can offer a wealth of birdlife at all seasons. Denmark lies on the main migration routes between continental Europe...

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...
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