Motorhoming in Denmark – General Information
Once, it was home to the most robust and aggressive warriors; the Vikings, today the Danes have hung up their helmets and become one of the most civilized and progressive nations in the world. They also have the reputation of being particularly good looking, and for having blond hair, and for being extremely friendly when they are relaxing and enjoying themselves. There are lots more things that make Denmark a delightful place to visit: it's the birthplace of Lego, it's one of the most environmentally green and energy efficient countries anywhere, it has beautiful countryside and modern cities, as well as beautiful islands and some terrific beaches.
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Denmark’s land mass is small, and its population not so small, so unlike other Scandinavian countries, there is no right to roam. So, for visitors with motorhome rental and campervan hire it means you must find a campsite for the night if you want to enjoy the great outdoors, as you can only stay in designated areas. There are over 500 camp sites with excellent facilities; the Danish Camping Board has a comprehensive list on their website:
As an alternative, you can also try:
Both of these sites may require a translation tool; which is easy to find on the Internet, but will provide searchable maps and lists of all the campsites.
There are also details of more secluded sites, so if you enjoy spending the night in the forests and areas off the beaten track, you won’t have any problems as there are 800 designated areas.
Most visitors are aware of the high cost of living in Scandinavia, the same is true of hotels and, unfortunately, campervan hire and motorhome rental, however, if you book a vehicle BEFORE you arrive, you will be able to enjoy discounted rates, so make sure you plan you trip well in advance.
Driving here is remarkably straightforward; apart from the cities, when it is best to leave your vehicle on the outskirts and travel in by other means. Roads are well maintained, and the standards of driving are highly compliant, so you don’t have to worry about lots of fist waving and horn blowing. The roads here are toll free apart from two bridges, and the only hazards to watch out for are the bikes.
Denmark is a great place to enjoy a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday, it has beautiful countryside, clean and safe cities, excellent roads, and lots of history, architecture, and entertainment. In fact, the only downside to the country is the lack of sunshine in the winter; but if you visit at any other time you can enjoy some terrific outdoor experiences.
Despite being densely populated in areas, Denmark is a myriad of islands and clean air, and is an extremely friendly and safe area to visit, for anyone on tour with a motorhome rental or campervan hire.
The smallest of the Scandinavian countries, the Danish mainland is attached to the northern tip of Germany by a small piece of land. The rest of the county comprises of islands, which are of course, surrounded by water. The island of Sealand is home to the capital city of Copenhagen, which looks eastwards towards its neighbor Sweden, to the North West is Norway, and way out to the west across the North Sea is Britain.
Denmark is probably THE best destination to write about fantastic roadtrips. It’s so easy, why? Because of the 3,500 Km Margueritruten, or Daisy Route. A tourist route that covers the whole country and its not just touristy place, the route passes through every type of landscape.
Denmark is a green and clean country to visit on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday. Outside the main cities there are lots of small islands and countryside to explore; all considered off the beaten track. Here are just a few suggestions.
Although Aalborg is a city, it’s a relaxed and happy place for visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday. The locals say they live ‘the good life’, and that’s clear when you spend time walking around the streets here. There are a wide range of restaurants and bars, as well as other entertainment option;, it’s a really pleasant place to spend time.
In the cultural heart if Jutland, on the eastern coast, Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest, perfectly preserved city, teaming with restaurants and entertainment and surrounded by beaches and woodland. As with most cities, there are plenty of shopping opportunities, if you’ve brought enough cash that is, there are also monuments and museums. If you are staying here on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday you will find enough to do for a few days, and then move out into the local countryside and explore what this beautiful region has to offer.
As the song goes “Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen, friendly old girl of a town”. Copenhagen is an extremely friendly place to visit; the line ‘let us clink and drink one down’ is also still also true, as this is a place where the Danes really enjoy themselves. So, what has Copenhagen got to offer visitors on a motorhome rental or campervan hire holiday?
One of the oldest city’s in Denmark, Roskilde was a very important Viking trading post more than a thousand years ago. In fact, Roskilde was one of the most important cities in Northern Europe during the medieval period and the seat of the Danish Royal Family. Today, visitors flock here for not only the history, but the beautiful fjords and scenery and to enjoy walking and cycling.
This is going to be interesting, the whole country is virtually surrounded by water and there are hundreds of islands too. Here are just a few suggestions suitable for visitors with campervan hire or motorhome rental vehicle vehicles, but there are many many more, so if you don’t like these there are lots more to choose from!