Eastern Jutland: A Blend of Pastoral and Cosmopolitan
If you want access to a thriving urban landscape and a nearly expansive breadth of unique landscapes, try a holiday home in Eastern Jutland. It's an ideal choice for both families and couples.
The city of Arhaus offers all the amenities you'd expect from a world class city, but it's small enough that you can get to know it intimately in almost no time at all, and the residents are known for being friendly and outgoing to visitors.
The open-air museum known as Old Town is essentially an elaborate reenactment of what life was like in Arhaus over a span of the past five centuries. Five standing exhibits are complemented by special exhibits, and the relics contained within span life from the 16th century through the 20th.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is the ultra-modern ARoS art museum. Its claim to fame is its stunning rainbow observatory that provides a thrilling view of the city, but it's also home to an eclectic collection of art that span from the 19th century to the here and now.
But you don't have to venture far from the city proper to experience the quiet and simple beauty of rural Eastern Jutland. The holiday islands of Samso and Anholt are dramatic polar opposites. The former's fertile landscape was uniquely crafted from the natural phenomenon of glaciation, and the island has earned a reputation for their impressive commitment to sustainable living.
Whether you're looking to check out the charming villages, beautiful beaches, or sea bird colonies, everything is easily accessible by bike. Anholt occupies an opposite reputation. The barren inland of Anholt is known as "the desert" (though it's actually a heathland), but there's a beauty in its vast and lonely stretches, and the shoreline is a true sight to behold.
If you're not looking to board a ferry, you can find plenty of outdoor activities in the mainland. The Kattegat coast constitutes an expansive stretch of fjords and beaches, and the remarkably calm and shallow waters make it a perfect lazy destination for families with younger children or those just looking to kick back and relax a little.
A little further from the sea is Mols Bjerge National Park. Its rugged, forested landscape couldn't be any more different from the calm beaches that buttress the sea. Mols Berge is home to a wide selection of rare native species, and there's a high density of bike and hiking trails for those who are looking to get out and explore this beautiful, verdant landscape.
The park is also historically rich. The ancient structure of Kalo Castle is contained entirely within the national park, and a tour through its ruins can transport you back in time to an era when monarchs ruled over the masses and a peasant revolt changed the course of history entirely.
Does your family like to go fishing? Lundum Lystfiskersø is the perfect place.