Denmark

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Øhavsstien, Archipelago Trail Denmark has an extensive network of hiking trails, altogether more than 5000km, of which 4000km are long distance trails varying in length from 50km to 600km.

This delightful country, relatively unknown as a hiking destination, is a collection of large and small islands (that is, if you consider Jutland to be an island). The sea is omnipresent, as is a rural atmosphere, with plenty of sights and historical peculiarities. After all the Danish are a people who just as easily sailed the wild seas to Greenland, as they milked their cows. So, you will not get bored easily.

The different islands mostly offer coastal paths as well as trails into the interior. Beaches and dunes alternate with skerry and cliff coasts. European long distance trails E1, E6 and North Sea Trail all pass through Denmark.

Walking in Denmark requires something of a searching attitude. Many trails are maintained by local communities and tourist offices. Some trails are better documented than others, but generally excellent maps are available, and for free. Danish are fond of making leaflets. So, maps are often published specifically for hiking trails, showing special features and combined into handy brochures. They are usually available for free, and most of the time can also be found on the Internet. In addition there are various websites giving detailed information on trails, also in English.

In many cases hiking and biking trails coincide, so take care not to bump into one another. Along the way there are accommodations of all sorts, such as hostels, youth hostels and trekkers campsites. Trails are well marked. All trails are easily reached by train or public bus.

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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Trekking in Greenland
  • An essential guidebook for anyone walking the Arctic Circle Trail. At just over 100 miles long, and taking 7 to 10 days to complete, the Arctic Circle Trail crosses the largest ice-free patch of West Greenland. This splendid trekking route, lying 25-30 miles north of the Arctic Circle runs from Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut - both with airport access. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Denemarken | ANWB actief |
  • ANWB Actief is dé reisgids voor actieve vakantiegangers. De gids is bedoeld voor reizigers die naar Denemarken op vakantie gaan en ter plekke een aantal dagtochten willen maken om de omgeving te verkennen. Dat kan met deze gids per fiets, te voet of met de auto. De wandel- en fietsroutes zijn voorzien van handige GPS-tracks. De compacte... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Dänemark – Jütland - Denemarken | Rother Wanderführer |
  • Het eerste en enige wandelgidsje van Denemarken met 50 dagwandelingen! Leuk boekje met goede kaartjes, hoogteprofielen en routetypering (looptijd etc.) Sonne, Strand und weites Meer - doch zum Baden und Surfen allein ist die dänische Halbinsel Jütland viel zu schade. Die herbe Schönheit der Westküste und die lieblich grüne Ostseeküste,... Read more
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  • Esbjerg
  • Topographic survey of Denmark at 1:100,000 from Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen, the country Read more
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  • Odense
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  • Randers
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  • Mariager
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  • Thisted
  • Topographic survey of Denmark at 1:100,000 from Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen, the country Read more
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  • Copenhagen
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  • Fjerritslev
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  • Holsterbo
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  • Logstor
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