Nelson's Scandinavia
Chicago, IL



Denmark is a friendly country; easy to reach with the added advantage that almost everyone speaks English.
The west coast is very family oriented, with excellent beaches and lovely islands to explore. Windsurfing is very popular. Inland, the southern half of Jutland is largely agricultural; whilst towards the north the scenery becomes progressively wilder. This is a land of water, dominated by lakes and the sea. The northern tip, Skagen, is well known for its rugged beauty.

In between, right in the center, there are the popular attractions of Legoland and the Lion Park Safari park, and the many small villages that have retained a picture-postcard prettiness, with old houses, churches and inns. Or visit the gentle country and seaside areas around Kerteminde or Ebeltoft.

And then there's Copenhagen, a lively modern city, full of museums, galleries, bars, restaurants and theatres. For a taste of how amusement parks used to be (with some modern scary rides thrown in!) visit the magical Tivoli Gardens. Although there's plenty to do, it's a very laid-back city, with a friendly and unthreatening feel. And the citizens of the other Danish cities, such as Arhus and Odense, would claim that they can hold their own in terms of attractions and a genuine welcome.