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The 14 best experiences in nature

Photo: Roar Paaske

Do not miss these natural wonders, when you visit Aarhus and the Aarhus Region. Here, you will find the seven most frequently visited nature attractions so that you can pinpoint the ones that suit your interests.

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National Park Mols Bjerge
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National Park Mols Bjerge

Nationalpark Mols Bjerge offers a great variety of nature. Mols Bjerge is especially known for its extraordinary landscape, which was shaped during the Ice Age.

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The Ancient Road Hærvejen
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The Ancient Road Hærvejen

The Ancient Road Hærvejen is an amazing hiking and cycling trail that runs down the spine of Jutland. Is goes along the watershed on the ridge of the peninsula and takes you through the magnificent la...

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Gudenå River
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Gudenå River

Gudenå River is with its 160 kilometers Denmark's longest river. The river originates in Tinnet Crate northwest of Tørring near Vejle and has its outlet in Randers Fjord.

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Mønsted Limestone mines
Photo: Mads Gregersen
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Mønsted Limestone mines

Mønsted Kalkgruber is the world's largest lime pits. Here is a world of experiences that tell of geology, bats and impressive work all done by hand.

Himmelbjerget - "The Sky Mountain"
Photo: Per Bille
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Himmelbjerget - "The Sky Mountain"

Himmelbjerget ("The Sky Mountain") rises 147 metres above the landscape and is one of Denmark’s finest and most traditional places for outings.

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Sindbjerg and Stoubjerg
Photo: VisitAarhus, Silkeborg
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Sindbjerg and Stoubjerg

Sindbjerg and Stoubjerg are the names of two heather-clad peaks, located in a stunning heathland north of Sejs  - approximately 5 km south-east of Silkeborg.

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Nature National park Fussingø
Photo: Randers Kommune
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Nature National park Fussingø

The park and forest Nature National park Fussingø is open to the public provides good opportunities for walking tours. Enjoy for instance the very beautiful view from Thomasbakke hill or see Fussing v...

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Trækstien between Silkeborg and Randers

Trækstien is a trail between Silkeborg and Randers, which follows the old tow paths of the River Gudenå.

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Naturepark Randers Fjord
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Naturepark Randers Fjord

Naturpark Randers Fjord is among the largest nature reserves in Denmark, and this is where the fresh water meets the salt water in the Kattegat. On the stretch from the centre of Randers to the outlet...

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Dollerup Hills
Photo: Janne Kragh Pedersen
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Dollerup Hills

Dollerup Bakker is a natural resort near Dollerup just south of Viborg. One of Denmark’s deepest lakes, Hald Sø, is beautifully embedded in the hilly landscape, which is right on the edge of the ice f...

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Ørkenen at Anholt
Photo: Sarah Green
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Ørkenen at Anholt

On the small island of Anholt is Northern Europe’s largest low-lying heath, Ørkenen (the desert). Put on your walking shoes and explore Ørkenen’s impressive expanses, weather-beaten nature, and rare p...

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Natural area Kolindsund
Photo: VisitAarhus
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Natural area Kolindsund

In the heart of Djursland, you will find Kolindsund, which was the largest lake in Jutland until 1874. Today the canals of Kolindsund run from Kolind to Grenaa, and the surrounding area is characteris...

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Marselisborg Forests
Photo: Roar Paaske
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Marselisborg Forests

South of Aarhus a forest belt streches 7 kilometres along the coast. The part of the forest near the city is known as Marselisborg Skovene (the Marselisborg Forests). The large, continuous and old bee...

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Lushage - Helgenæs
Photo: Destination Djursland
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Lushage - Helgenæs

From the parking area at the end of Klæbjergvej a marked path starts and goes all the way to the high cliffs at Lushage. There is an amazing view from the cliff, Bursklint.

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