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    The Wild Boar has returned home to Denmark

    Wild boars were originally widespread in Denmark. Mainly due to hunting pressure the wild boars became extinct in Denmark more than 200 years ago....

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    Winter Vikings

    Thousands of Danish "Vikings" take a dip in freezing water during the wintertime. Visitors to Denmark are often surprised to learn that Danes leave their...

    What’s up with Danish forest kindergartens?

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

    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...

    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.

    Denmark has become a bit wilder

    Danish nature has become wilder and more exciting in recent years. Large nature...

    Be aware of ticks

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

    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...

    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.

    Return of the Eagle-owl

    In 1884 the last Danish Eagle-owl was shot in central Jutland. Not...

    Snakes in Denmark

    Once there were four species of snakes in Denmark. The Aesculapian snake and...

    Any dangerous spiders in Denmark?

    More than 540 species of spiders have been recorded in Denmark. Fortunately, all...

    Explore Great Outdoors

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    Sleeping in the woods

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

    Making a camp fire at the beach?

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

    Can I stay overnight at the public beaches?

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

    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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    Go for a swim – without wearing swimwear?

    Is it legal to go for a swim – without wearing swimwear? "Denmark...

    Rights of way and accessing land.

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

    Please, keep your dog on a lead

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

    Watching birds in Denmark

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