Nelson's Scandinavia
Chicago, IL



Denmark is a kingdom born of the sea and encompasses a mainland peninsula and hundreds of islands located at the top of Europe.
Copenhagen, the capital should be a part of any Scandinavian itinerary but there is much more to see in Denmark. Here is a five day independent tour by rental car providing an opportunity to visit some of the many Danish highlights.

Day 1 After completing your stay in Copenhagen a rental car will be waiting. A short drive brings you to Roskilde where the Cathedral containing entombed Danish monarchs is located. Here also, the outstanding Viking Ship museum and workshop located on the Roskilde Fjord. After your Roskilde visit continue to Odense the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. Time for a visit to the H. C. Andersen museum as well as the house where the author lived and worked before check in to your hotel for overnight accommodation.

Day 2 Continue your drive to Billund and a visit to the fascinating amusement park Legoland. It’s a land of surprise around every corner with astonishingly accurate LEGO brick models. The whole family’s imagination will be captured with the incredibly detailed animated depictions of life in recognizable cities and regions. Overnight in Billund.

Day 3 Next a stop in Århus home of Den Gamle By (The Old Town). This fascinating open air museum features 75 restored buildings from all over Denmark dating from the 17th and 18th century. In the Forhistorisk Museum Moesgard view the 2000 year old Graubelle Man. For your evening’s entertainment lose yourself in cafes and clubs tucked away in intimate side streets. Overnight in Århus.

Day 4 Continue to Aalborg the charming and lively city on the Lim Fjord and home of world famous Aalborg Akvavit. Aalborg Cathedral, the Town Hall and Aalborg Castle are of special interest. For those of Danish ancestry the Danish Emigration Archives are located here. Databases including Copenhagen police records and Parish censuses can provide valuable assistance in establishing a genealogical trail. Overnight accommodation in Aalborg.

Day 5 Driving north we continue to the northern most point of Jutland and the town of Skagen. Characterized by unique architecture Skagen is a charming fisherman’s town located at the meeting of two seas Kattegatt and Skagerack. After your Skagen visit continue to either Hirtshalls or Fredrikshaven to return your rental car or continue your Scandinavian adventure by car then by ferry to either Kristiansand or Oslo in Norway or Gothenburg in Sweden.