Denmark occupies an interesting place on the European Continent. Situated mostly on a peninsula that juts into the North Sea, the country also includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland. The capital city of Copenhagen is on the Island of Zealand, east of the peninsula and just off the southwest corner of Sweden (and connected to the Swedish city of Malmö by the Øresund Bridge). Denmark proper covers an area of approximately 43,000 square miles with a population of about 5.64 million.
When people consider traveling to Denmark, they often picture Copenhagen. That’s understandable. Among its many attractions is The Blue Planet, Denmark’s national aquarium (right).
Often rated highly for their hospitality, Danes pride themselves on their sense of community. They cherish the quality time they spend with family and friends. Employing what’s called the Scandinavian welfare model, citizens enjoy equal access to social security.
Danish culture reflects heavily its Christian roots. The Jelling Stone, considered Denmark’s “birth certificate,” dates to 965 A.D. Article 4 of its Constitution established the Evangelical Lutheran church as the country’s official church (although there is movement to sever those ties). Danes celebrate the typical Christian holidays, as well as Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and other dates that are uniquely their own.
Denmark is known as extremely bike friendly. The country has created more than 240 miles of bike lanes, and an estimated 40% of the workforce commutes by bike. The country receives approximately 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources; their goal is to hit 100% by 2050.
Resorts and hotels in Denmark
The next time you travel to Denmark, consider staying at Himmerland Golf and Country Club at Farsø. Himmerland was designed with the discriminating tourist in mind. Situated in lush, natural settings, this beautiful resort allows you to unwind actively or not so actively.
Sporting two 18-hole golf courses, Himmerland is Europe’s largest golf resort. Are you interested in golf but not ready for a regular course? Try Himmerland’s Adventure Golf. A miniature version of an actual course, you and your foursome play nine holes in 30-40 minutes.
Try your hand at tennis, take a dip in their pool, or rent a bike for a leisurely tour of the countryside. Once your day is complete, treat yourself to an authentic Nordic spa.
Explore the nearby community of Farsø. Dip into historical and natural excursions, and take in the local entertainment.
As a member of an exciting travel club, you and your family could relax and unwind a 2-bedroom unit at the Hammerlind the week of March 6-13, 2015, for just $615. Not able to escape during that week? Other resorts in Skagen and Allinge are available. You can cozy up year-round in a studio unit for $635 per week or a 1-bedroom unit for $699 per week.
To reach Himmerland Golf & Country Club, fly into Copenhagen (CPH), then take a domestic flight to Aalborg. Farsø is approximately 36 miles southwest.
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