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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Plan an Artful Day Out Around Copenhagen | What’s on and How to Get Tickets

Current Exhibitions and Entrance Rules for Art Museums in and around the Danish Capital

From classics to contemporary, there are plenty of places for you to peruse Denmark’s impressive collection of art. With a rich cultural history and artistic legacy of its own, in these institutions you’ll find Danish artists as well as those of international acclaim. But what are the rules to book tickets to get inside?

Beginning on April 21, 2021 – all of the museums and cultural institutions in Denmark have been allowed to re-open within current government guidelines. Each facility listed here has incorporated the latest recommended health measures to ensure all visitors and staff stay safe and protected.

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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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Make Riga Your Base for a Long Winter Weekend Away

Cozy as a handmade mitten, try on the Latvian capital for culture, craft beer, and endless outdoor opportunities

I haven’t been on a plane since November 2019. You either? The uncertainty of a still looming pandemic has made it difficult to plan new adventures with last year’s lockdowns endlessly melding into this one, 2021. But I’m feeling hopeful that exploring will be available once more, maybe even later this year. Looking back at travel memories we’ve made and what we loved while exploring abroad has helped while we wait.

That last flight? You’ve probably guessed. It wasn’t a long one from here – a quick pop across the brilliant blue Baltic Sea from Copenhagen to Riga, the capital of Latvia. It was my second visit to this unique city, though I will sheepishly admit that Riga – nor Latvia – were ever on my travel wish list… before moving to Scandinavia. But after last-minute quick and easy flights (remember those?) from Denmark – we were delighted with what we found. Even mid-winter.

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