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...

Around 20,000 species of insects in Denmark

80 percent of all known species in the world are insects. They possess an incredible wealth of shapes and colors. In total, more than...

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,...

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...
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Going green...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Outdoor Denmark

Natural adventures

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 to build wall to keep out wild boar

Denmark is echoing Donald Trump and has said it will build a 70 km (43.5 mile) fence on its border with Germany to keep...

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...
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