Natural Denmark...

Learn more about the Danish wildlife

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...

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...

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...

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 most common frog in Denmark

The European brown frog is the most common frog in Denmark. The common frog (Rana temporaria) is undoubtedly Denmarks's most well-known amphibian, also known as...
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Going green...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Outdoor Denmark

Natural adventures

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Denmark’s most poisonous mushroom.

"...Even the ingestion of half a sponge can have fatal consequences" As it stands in the woods with its clean, snowy color, it looks like...

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 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...

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 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...
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