While Denmark’s landscape is flatter than most countries it has a staggering 185 hiking trails on offer for you to choose from. These stunning paths are filled with scenic views, lustrous forests and, breathtakingly high cliffs. We’ve compiled a list of 5 impressive hikes, most of which can be taken on foot or by bike. These trails will not only be memorable for their magnificence but will also highlight Denmark’s earlier history and culture. Find out more about these 5 Unforgettable Hiking Trails in Denmark.
Starting on our list is the Camønoen trail. The newer and the ‘friendlier’ of the Danish hiking trails can be taken on foot or bike. The path spans 175km and covers the southern islands of Møn, Nyrod, and Bogø.
To begin your hike, we recommend stopping off at the Møns Museum to plan your trip ahead. The trail is known for its guided tours and many experts to meet along the way on Denmark’s longest coastline.
“The highlight of this trail is the magnificent Møns Klint, the 100-meter high white limestone cliff that scales the sea and boasts a panoramic view from the top. The trail offers shelters, camping sites and interactive centre to stop off at during your journey” says John Ayala, a travel blogger at Study demic and Topcanadianwriters.
This path is included in the Sjællandsleden trail.
Armies, merchants and many pilgrims alike have made their way through the Hærvejen trail.
One of the oldest paths in Denmark, the Ancient Road or Ox Road as its also referred to spans an incredible 500km and takes you through historic farmlands and idyllic forests as well as heartlands and sand mounds.
With a history of 4,000 years, the trail runs over southern Jutland from the town of Padborg.
This hike can take a number of days to complete and we recommend you stay in one of the historic farms, buildings or hostels.
Along the way be sure to check out the runic stones left over during the Viking age.
The first hiking trail ever to be certified in Denmark, the Gendarmstien path takes you along the beautiful coast and immerses you in stunning wildlife and nature.
At 84km, the trail and can be divided into five different stages across a number of days. The path leads you past the Flensburg Fjords and sits on the German border all the way from Padborg to Skovby.
“Expect hilly terrain, small sign posts and fantastic views as make your way through the historic trail. Remembered and named after the Gerdarms – the men who looked after the boarder – that was formed in 1839 and subsequently added to the trail during the 1980s” says Johnny Murdock, a lifestyle blogger at Uktopwriters and Studentwritingservices.
Many exotic plants can be spotted along this path.
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Stevns Klint Trampesti
Featuring a unique UNESCO heritage site, the Stevns Klint Trampesti trail is 22km and starts at the Bøgeskov harbour and ends at the Rødvig port. Walk along and soon you’ll make it to the edge of the cliff, 41 meters above sea level.
Due to the meteor disaster that wiped out the dinosaur’s 66 million years ago, the erosion has caused the cliff to change with folds and lapping’s of white-yellowish limestone, forever preserving the cliff that still stands today.
Climb further and you’ll meet the Højup old church, 30 meters above the sea. The lighthouse is another stunning landmark to meet on your travels and is 42 meters high once you reach the top.
Located in Zealand, this trail offers one of the most northern points in Denmark, Gibjergstein covers 2.5km. Begin your journey from Vesterbrogade in Gilleleje City and finish at Gilbjerghoved for this scenic journey.
As you walk along the 33m high cliffs you’ll be sure to spot the region of Kullen in Sweden across the sea.
The hike includes a distinctive monument dedicated to Søren Kierkegaard, the great Danish theologian and philosopher, located at Giberg Hoved.
Along the way you’ll see the amazing nature reserves with 72 hectares of land dedicated due to the distinctive vegetation of the area.
5 Unforgettable Hiking Trails in Denmark
With many impressive hiking paths to choose from we hope we’ve made your decision a little easier by highlighting these 5 different trails. Why not choose your next adventure today and see why Denmark is the perfect place for a remarkable hiking expedition.
Feature image (on top): Hærvejen/Frederikshaab. Photo: Visit Denmark
5 Unforgettable Hiking Trails in Denmark, written for Daily Scandinavian by Molly Crockett.Molly is a marketing and business expert who writes on how managers can optimize their business practices. These writings can be found at Australian Reviewer and Writemyaustralia. She is also involved with teaching young writers the writing and research skills required to be successful as a writer. She teaches at Ukservicesreviews.