Those who live in Denmark probably already know it’s the best place to live in the whole world. But if you’ve never been, these beautiful Denmark photos will probably make you want to pack your bags.
1. The Coast
Denmark has hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline. In this picture, you can see the white cliffs plummet down to the rocky beach.
A country with an abundance of rocky coastline also has an abundance of lighthouses. Pictured here is Hirtshals Lighthouse, which was first lit in 1863.
3. The Green Landscape
While the the coast of Denmark is mostly blue and white, other areas are so green that you might think you’re in Ireland. This photo was taken at an old Viking fortress.
4. Old Country Buildings
The green landscape of Denmark is decorated with charming old country buildings. The building in this picture used to be a water mill. Today, it’s a cafe and a museum. Much of the land around it is undisturbed.
5. Water Water Everywhere
In Denmark, you’re never far from the water. Pictured here is Nyhavn harbor in Copenhagen, and its adjacent busy and colorful street.
Denmark has hundreds of beautiful marinas. Pictured here is a marina in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city. The water is so clean and clear, it looks like you could be in the Caribbean.
7. Interesting Architecture
Denmark has a healthy mix of modern and period architecture. Pictured here is the inside of the Rundetaarn, or Round Tower, in Copenhagen. It was built in the 17th century and has a dated exterior, while the inside looks strangely modern. It was designed with a wide spiral ramp so a horse and carriage could go all the way to the top.
8. City/Mountain Living
Pictured here are the Mountain Dwellings of Copenhagen, another example of interesting architecture. These apartments were constructed on top of a large parking garage, and arranged so that they form the slope of a man-made mountain. Each apartment has a garden on its roof.
9. Bird’s Eye View
Here, you can see Copenhagen from above. This photo was taken from the City Hall tower. As it is winter, all the rooftops are covered in snow.
10. Ice Formations
During the winter, the water in Denmark’s many fiords freezes. The ice often makes interesting formations around rocks. In this photo, the ice looks like a little volcano.
Pictured here is Egeskov Castle, located on the island of Funen. It is the best preserved Renaissance water castle in all of Europe. It was originally constructed in 1554.
Denmark is one of the most bike-friendly countries in the world. In this picture, two people walk their bikes by one of the canals in Copenhagen.
Biking isn’t the only recreational activity in Denmark. Here, two people kayak in Copenhagen as the sun sets.
14. City Lights
The city lights in Copenhagen are beautiful, especially since there are so many water channels to reflect them. This photo depicts what you might call “blue hour.”
15. Good Company
Denmark cities and towns have a strong sense of community. Here, two women relax and chat at Nyhavn harbor.
You can see a beautiful sunrise anywhere in Denmark. This photo was taken at the Gefion Fountain, which is on the harbor front in Copenhagen.
The sun sets very early in the winter in Denmark, but it’s always beautiful. Here, the sun sets behind the buildings in Copenhagen, while a boat sails under the channel bridge.
Ready to pack your bags? If so, check out our other articles on the best places to visit while in Denmark.
Featured photo courtesy of Jeff Reardon/Flickr.