See Denmark’s Prettiest Spots on the Scenic Marguerite Route

Follow the iconic daisy signs for a scenic Danish road trip

With Denmark’s borders opening up to vaccinated travelers, it’s time to consider this small but mighty little Scandinavian country for your next trip. While you should always come to Copenhagen, she said, there is so much more to see outside the cute capital. Wondering where else to go? What better place to get some space than exploring outside the more crowded cities and into the Danish countryside. Consider a drive along the Margueritruten, or Marguerite Route, to tour some of Denmark’s most scenic back roads.

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Enjoy a Slice of Danish Summer Town Life in Adorable Ebeltoft Denmark

Explore this gem of the Djursland region

FIND NATURE, CULTURE, LOCAL FOOD, AND FUN ON THE EAST COAST OF JUTLAND

The Danes know how to savor summer. Those who have coped with even one long and dark Danish winter will understand why. Here in Scandinavia, you’ll find whole villages and towns dedicated to enjoying the long hours of that sweet summer life. Lovely little Ebeltoft, Denmark is just such a spot. Continue reading “Enjoy a Slice of Danish Summer Town Life in Adorable Ebeltoft Denmark”

Reasons to Beeline for a Blue Flag Beach

Sustainable Blue Flag beaches offer clean water and coastlines with safe access for all.

No matter where you live in Denmark, you are never further than 52 kilometers from the coast. And under Danish law, the entire span of that shore is open to the public. But which beaches are best? That might depend on what you are looking to do on your day out. Knowing that the spot you have picked has first aid facilities, stringent water testing policies, and protections for the local environment is a great place to begin. Look for the iconic blue flag flying to find just that sort of beach.

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Lyngvig Fyr Lighthouse on the west coast of Denmark

Discover the Beautiful & Wild West Coast of Jutland, Denmark

So many reasons to explore the Danish Vesterhavet region
IS THE “VESTKYST” THE BEST COAST IN DENMARK?

The sea feels different on this side of Denmark. Here you must climb tall grass-covered dunes that crest to reveal wide windswept swaths of open sandy beaches. This is the North Sea and it can batter this shore. It definitely feels wilder and freer compared to the calmer Baltic Sea around Copenhagen. This is the Danish west coast. Vestkysten in Danish. We recently spent a long Easter break weekend in a cozy summer house nestled safely behind those sand dunes north of Hvide Sande in west Jutland. Come see why this area is worthy of exploring more.

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Danish Caviar and Blinis | Taste a Classic Spring Dish From Denmark

February in Denmark is marked by cream-filled fastelavnsboller fever. Especially this year. Without the escape of faraway winter breaks, it seemed to obtain a taste from every craft baker in Copenhagen was how we were collectively wandering. You too? We definitely tried a few. But I’m grateful the sweets are only in shops for a limited time. Too much a good thing, sometimes just too much.

So when the calendar turned over to March, the Danes make welcome to spring. Here, they follow the meteorological definition for the first day of Spring as March 1st. Personally, I’m more of a Spring Equinox person, but this was probably the first year we’ve lived here where the weather and season seemed fit to start at the beginning of the month. Suddenly, snowdrops, those pretty little harbingers of the season were pushing up in gardens and parks around town. The Danes call the delicate white and green blooms “vintergækker.” Gæk – an old Danish word that means to tease or make fun of. I love the idea that these little flowers are literally making fun of winter that was cold enough to freeze bodies of water last month.

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