Tips for a More Sustainable Stay
Come and enjoy an incredible holiday in the Aarhus Region and have a positive impact on the environment while you are here. Here is a list of tips on how to spend a more sustainable holiday.
1. Hop on Your Bike or Public Transport
A cycling holiday is the perfect experience when you are in Denmark – and particularly in the scenic Aarhus region. If bringing your own bike is not an option, renting one or perhaps even an electric scooter can easily be arranged.
Furthermore, using public transport is extremely easy and convenient when you travel around the Aarhus region. All across Denmark, train lines connect all larger towns, and busses will take you from the smaller towns to most attractions. If you need to get a car for your visit, look into getting an electric car and where to recharge it.
2. Book Green Accommodation
Sleep well and with a green conscience by choosing accommodation that makes a sustainable effort in their operations. In the Aarhus region, we have the pleasure of offering quite a few places of accommodation with green certifications such as Green Key and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
A large number of places make immense efforts to ensure sustainable operations, and information about their sustainability policies can be found on the hotels’ individual websites.
3. Eat at Organic Restaurants
Great food is a vital part of a great holiday, and in Aarhus, your options are endless when it comes to amazing restaurants that put their dedicated focus on using local ingredients, wasting less food and creating delicious vegetarian dishes. You will find restaurants in every price range, so come and let yourself be tempted by all the various options.
4. Power for Your Electric Car
Charging stations for your electric vehicle can be found all across the Aarhus region.
5. Visit Local Markets
The Aarhus region offers a large variety of lovely markets, charming farm shops and other gastronomic experiences that are all popular among the locals, as well. Regardless of whether you are into modern food markets, rooftop bars or a visit with local specialist suppliers such as Cold Hand Winery, the Aarhus region has it all. Furthermore, you have great chances of making unique finds at flea markets or tasting savoury, local specialities at food markets at Ingerslevs Boulevard in the heart of Aarhus on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
6. Rent Your Equipment
Spare yourself the hassle of dragging around your own equipment or buying lots of new stuff that you will never use again. Instead, let others do the work and rent equipment such as bikes, canoes, kayaks, fishing equipment, mountain bikes and lots of other things, all at reasonable prices.
7. Good habits
You probably already have green habits in your daily life, but many of us know that they are easily overturned when you are away on holiday. Be sure to hold on to your good habits whether they are sorting your waste, turning off the power or economising on your water usage. Bringing along a water bottle and a bag when to go around the region is a great idea. Danish tap water is some of the cleanest water you will find anywhere in the world. Bring a water bottle and spare the environment the plastic and yourself the money.
8. Tourist Information Available Online
Returning from a holiday, you often bring home heaps of booklets that end up in the bin. Save the paper and remember that today, most booklets and information can be found online. On our websites, you can find great inspiration and information on what to do during your holiday in the Aarhus region.
Furthermore, we encourage you to follow us on social media where we post inspiration for your holiday in every corner of the Aarhus region.
How can I know if a place offers a Green experience?
Many businesses are working hard to make their experiences more sustainable and environmentally friendly, while also providing you with a more personal and immersive experience.
You can look for certifications such as The Organic Cuisine Label (Det Økologiske Spisemærke) in gold, silver, and bronze, Green Key, and The Nordic Swan Ecolabel (Svanemærket), which are good guidelines to follow.
Tips for a more Green experiences
The Danish Nature
On the website of The Danish Environmental Protection Agency, you can find useful advice with suggestions for activities in nature as well as information about nature