Access to Denmark is becoming more accessible from US and is improving.
A direct flight from New York (Newark) to / is being offered by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) as part of the airline’s new service to the nation (AAL).
Travelers from North America may not be familiar with Denmark’s North Jutland area, but it is one that should be explored.
The region, including its largest city, Aalborg, has been named one of the New York Times’ 52 Best Places to Visit. It is also well-known for its renowned building, natural wonders, and gastronomy, which has been acknowledged by Forbes.
Many other well-traveled locations in Europe are easily accessible from Aalborg. It only takes 35 minutes to get to Denmark, and there are ferry connections to Norway and Sweden. A flight from NYC to AAL to Copenhagen and back to NYC is a one-of-a-kind, seamless trip option thanks to SAS’s stopover program for travel agencies and tour operators booking in the GDS.
Visitors who want to stay a while in North Jutland will find a wealth of things to do, from dining experiences to outdoor excursions. Cute seaside villages are scattered throughout the coastal region. In charming towns like Lkken or Blokhus, visitors can remain in vacation rentals or coastal hotels.
Food is the main focus, and its hotels conspicuously display food. Villa Vest and Svinklv Beach Hotels are two excellent examples. In actuality, Kenneth Hansen, a former world champion cook, is in charge of the Svinklv Seaside. The finest cocktail bar in Aalborg can be found at Comwell Hotel Hvide Hus, one of the visitor’s other lodging choices.
North Jutland is certain to enthrall building enthusiasts. The Sydney Opera House’s creator, Jrn Utzon, was born and raised in Aalborg. This year, the Utzon Centre will commemorate the opera house’s 50th birthday with a unique display. Interestingly, there is a fantastic eatery at the Utzon Center as well.
The Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, created by the Finnish builder Alvar Aalto, is another marvel of architecture. The museum, the only one Aalto created outside of Finland, underwent a recent renovation.
The Regan Vest, one of Denmark’s finest new museums, may also be one of the country’s best-kept secrets.
The museum is a former government and royal family cold war shelter that was hidden by the government for years and is situated in the Rebild neighborhood. Today, it has been preserved and is accessible to tourists as a time capsule. It consists of four black boxes and is tucked away in the Rold Skov woodland in North Jutland. The 5,500 square meter shelter, which is located 60 meters underground, is scaled down and on display in the exhibition’s centerpiece.
The Lindholm Hje Viking Burial Mound is located close to the metropolis. Although North Jutland has many historical and architectural landmarks, the area is also well-known for its natural draws. In fact, the area is home to “Cold Hawaii,” a favorite surfing location in Northern Europe.
The most northern municipality in Denmark is Skagen, which is renowned for its distinctive lighting, at least among artists. In the 1800s, as artists flocked to the region to take advantage of this quality, the city’s reputation on a global scale soared.
Residents still place a high value on art, and tourists can enjoy local fare at Ruth’s Hotel and Brndum’s Hotel, as well as protected artist homes like Drachmanns Hus and Anna & Michael Ancher’s House, as well as sights like the Skagen Museum.
Visitors can experience the spectacle of Rbjerg Mile, the biggest migratory dune in Denmark, in Grenen, where they can simultaneously stand with their feet in two seas.
As a result of the North Sea’s influence, Thy National Park is regarded as Denmark’s strangest. In addition, it is Denmark’s first national park. Visitors can explore the untamed area on foot, by bike, or on horseback to find sand-swept forests, dramatic dunes, and expansive beaches. The daring can also try their hand at kite surfing and, weather allowing, paddle boarding in addition to surfing Cold Hawaii. Visitors can even experience fine dining at establishments like Restaurant Tri after enjoying the outdoors.
Want to enjoy both an ocean adventure and gastronomy? North Jutland is the ideal location. For a family-friendly adventure, go on an oyster safari in Limfjorden. Put on a pair of boots and start hunting. Visitors acquire the skills necessary to locate, open, and prepare mussels for a delectable meal.
Prepared to travel to North Jutland and Aalborg? In April, SAS will begin running flights out of Newark three times per week, on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. North Jutland products will be made available to the tourism industry by the nearby incoming agency, Travel North.