Denmark - Resorts
Audio walk of Copenhagen
Combine fiction and reality with an audio walk. Listeners choose a route, (downloaded from www.flamingoeffekten.dk) and are guided around the city by an author. It's essentially an interactive podcast.
Book a treatment
Spoil yourself with a relaxing treatment from a health resort, which are widespread throughout the country. Some offer medical and physiotherapeutic treatments, others simply offer recreation in beautiful quiet surroundings.
One of the most cycle-friendly countries in the world, exploring Denmark by bike is easy. For details, contact the Danish Cyclists' Association, Dansk Cyklist Forbund (www.dcf.dk).
Geocenter Møns Klint
Keep the kids busy by tracing Denmark's geological history at the Geocenter Møns Klint, which opened in 2007 on Sjælland island (www.moensklint.dk). The centre illustrates how the modern land and seascape of the country were formed.
Give in and visit Legoland
Take the kids to Legoland at Billund (www.legoland.dk), which is open from April to October. Among many attractions to the park is the popular ‘Dive to Atlantis' themed area.
Denmark has excellent facilities for both freshwater and saltwater angling. Sea-fishing tours can be arranged with local fishermen at many Danish harbours.
Hit the shops on Strøget
From upmarket shops with designer brands to intimate boutiques, Strøget is a car-free shopper's paradise where too much choice often leads to a badly bruised credit card.
Learn to kayak polo
Ever heard of kayak polo? Well, you soon will as it's a popular sport in Denmark and the largest facility to learn it is in Copenhagen. You need to be in good shape though, if not, opt for a kayak tour through Christianhavn's canals and the Harbour.
Pay your respects
Assistens Cemetery is not just a resting place for the dead it is used by many as a park for picnicking. Residents of interest include Hans Christian Anderson and Søren Kierkegaard.
Stop at a pølsevogn (sausage stall) to savour the nation's favourite snack, the hot dog. These can be found almost anywhere there are people, and at any time of day or night.
Play a round of golf
Denmark (whose Thomas Bjørn is one of Europe's best-known golfers) has numerous courses, many of championship standard, among them Holstebro (www.holstebro-golfklub.dk), in the northwest, and Simon's (www.simonsgolf.dk), north of the capital.
Be daring, and go nude bathing. This is quite common at Danish seaside resorts. The only beaches where it is actually prohibited are Henne Strand and Holmsland Klit (both on Jutland's western coast).