Denmark boasts over 8,000 km of coastline and numerous islands, making it an ideal destination for walkers. Wherever you are in Denmark, you are never more than 50 km from the sea.

There are many local walking and nature trails in the country. Local tourist offices can provide folders (mostly in Danish) with sketch maps. Find Visit Denmark here.

Find walking routes of more than 50 km here

The E-path E1 runs through Denmark from the German border to Grenaa in Jutland. The E-path E6 runs through Denmark from the German border, through Funen and Zealand and crosses the Oeresund bridge to continue to Sweden.

The Ancient Road (Hærvejen) is the longest trail in Denmark. It is part of the E1 starting in the north in Viborg and continuing to Padborg on the Danish/German border.
A German edition “Der Heerweg – zu Fuss und per Fahrrad” is available from ADFC, Postfach 107747, D-28077 Bremen.

Three trails in Denmark are awarded with the label “Leading Quality Trails – Best of Europe”:

Around 40 trails are awarded as national Quality Day Walks.

Youth hostels, inns, and camping sites offer accommodation. The book “Overnatning i det fri” contains addresses to more than 700 simple camping sites. They are open to walkers, cyclists, and horse riders only.

Find many hiking trails here at the website of the Danish Ramblers Association


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Dansk Vandrelaug
Kultorvet 7
DK-1175 Copenhagen K
T: +45 33 12 11 65
F: +45 33 13 11 65 , in English , in German , in French.