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DFS01 - Copenhagen return - self drive tour

Enter the calm country roads that take you through some of the Denmark´s most fantastic scenery. The country is blessed with unspoiled farmland, forests and heaths. You will also explore the prettiest towns and villages without ever seeing the same view twice.

On the coastal drive, stop in Klitmøller, considered Denmark’s Hawaii, the capital of water sports. Otherwise, stop as you please to enjoy local food experiences, historic manors, zoos and museums along the way.

Inclusions

All internal ground transport
  • Accommodation in local farms, guesthouses and country lodges with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast (4B)
  • Car hire 5 days; VW Golf (manual) or similar with free mileage and CDW
  • Driving guide and pre-departure information
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
  • Other meals where specified
Tour Provider 50 Degrees North
Number of Days
6
Price From
AUD $969
Start Location
Copenhagen, Denmark
End Location
Copenhagen, Denmark
Age Range
Avg. 55+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Family
Physical Rating
Easy
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
01 May 201915 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $969
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Day 1 - Pick up your car in Copenhagen and head north

Pick up the rental car either from Copenhagen airport or Copenhagen city. You have a 3,5 hour drive ahead and it will take you to the Aarhus area. Spend the day here visiting the Aarhus Museum of Art, the Old Town, which is an open air museum, and Msgaard Museum. The night will be spent in the area.

Days 2 - 3 - Hirtshals and Fredrikshavn - Vikings, Skagen and beach walks

The nice country roads will take you towards Fredrikshavn and Hirtshals area, take your time and stop in the urban city Aalborg also known as “The city of dreams”. Learn a bit more about the Vikings at Lindholm Høje Museum before getting to the end location for the day.

In this area you will be spending two nights, a drive up to Skagen is definitely to recommended. This is Denmark's northernmost point where the two seas - the Skagerrak and Kattegat - meet. Think windswept sand dunes, art galleries and white cottages. A visit to the North Sea Ocenarium in Hirshals is a must. But a relaxing coffee break in a cosy café in Fredrikshavn should also be on the list.

Day 4 - Beach life in Ringkøbing

A drive down to Ringkøbing is on the agenda. Choose the road gazing out over the coastline or get back on the country roads again. First stop is the fabulous beach in Kitmøller (Cold Hawaii) or stop for a walk in Thy National Park before getting down to the Ringkøbing area where you will spend the night. In this area beach life is a fun thing for both adults and kids. Ringkøbing Fjord is the largest lake in West Jutland. The fjord is a shallow lake of brackish water surrounded by tidal meadows. Keep your eyes open. You might find some amber on the beaches.

You may like to visit Denmark's collection of vintage aircraft at the Fly Museum on the outskirts of Ringkøbing.

Day 5 - University City of Odense - Home to Europe's best zoo

Drive back through the inland of Denmark to the University city of Odense, also full of manor houses and castles to visit. Big green parks are nearby for a relaxing moment or to explore more about Odense culture. A visit to Odense Zoo might be exciting for everyone and perhaps you may even like to overnight at the Zoo.

Day 6 - Depart Denmark

Time to leave Denmark behind. A visit to Tivoli in Copenhagen might be fun before starting a new adventure in one of the other Scandinavian countries.