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Attend the Santa Claus Convention at Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park

22 unique things to do in Denmark

So, you've seen the Little Mermaid, said hello to Hamlet at Kronborg Castle and now you're looking for something a little different? Try any of these weird and wonderful things to do in Denmark and see Scandinavia's smallest kingdom from a whole new perspective!

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Ski on top of a waste energy plant in Copenhagen
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Ski in downtown Copenhagen

Leave it to Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to realize this ingenious new secondary use for a waste-to-energy plant: A ski slope! Known locally as Copenhill, this new man-made slope not only allows locals and visitors to enjoy skiing without leaving Copenhagen, it helps the country in its continued sustainability and green initiatives.

LEGO® House
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Explore a huge building made of LEGO® bricks

OK, it's not actually made of LEGO® bricks, but it sure looks like it and is filled with enough to do to keep the whole family entertained. LEGO House offers red, blue, and green-themed zones, nine play terraces, three restaurants, a Masterpiece Gallery, LEGO history and much more.

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Climb above the treetops at Camp Adventure

Be among the first to try out Camp Adventure's new Treetop Experience and marvel at the view of South Zealand from the top of the tower.Plus, it's only 50 minutes outside of Copenhagen!

Rubjerg Knude in North Jutland
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Hike to a buried lighthouse

Rubjerg Knude lighthouse is a famous and popular landmark in Denmark, visited by thousands each year. It remained in operation until 1968 but now stands abandoned, waiting to be overcome by sand. Climb the dramatic dunes to see it before it gets buried completely!

The iconic main stage, Orange Scene, at Roskilde Festival
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Attend the largest cultural festival in Northern Europe

The ancient city of Roskilde - home of a marvelous cathedral and Viking ships - is also known as quite the music city as over 100.000 music lovers gather every year at one of the biggest festivals in Europe! If you want to join the festivities in front of the festivals iconic Orange Stage be sure to book yourself a ticket for Roskilde Festival in the first week of July - or go on a day trip from Copenhagen which is only 20 minutes away by train.

Attend the Santa Claus Convention at Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park
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Meet hundreds of real Santa Clauses

Every July, one of the world's biggest gatherings of Santa Clauses takes place at Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park, just a short drive north of Copenhagen. Since 1957 it's been an important chance for Santas to meet and a fantastic spectacle for the young and old alike!

Let etter De glemte kjemper i utkanten av København
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Go on a scavenger hunt for trolls and giants

Artist Thomas Dambo has scattered scrap wood giants and trolls around the lesser visited parts of Denmark. They make for the perfect scavenger hunt if you want to go off the beaten track and get away from typical tourist attractions. One of our favourites is Pil Tusindtunge, a giant hidden on the island of Egholm in the Limfjord, three minutes sailing time from Aalborg.

Copenhagen Islands, Denmark
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Relax on your own ‘parkipelago’!

First of all: just look at it! Copenhagen Islands are an award-winning series created for everyone to enjoy, floating in Copenhagen’s harbour. You can rent electric boats (GoBoat) and head to your own little paradise, right in our capital. Now doesn’t that sound relaxing?

Møns Klint ligger cirka 1,5 times kørsel syd for København
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Look for fossils at Møns Klint

Møns Klint is one of Denmark's must-see landmarks. Aside of the dramatic scenery and lovely walks on top of the cliffs and on the beach, you can also gather pieces of prehistoric times on fossil hunts, in association with Geocenter Møns Klint.