Family in the charming streets of Ebeltoft on Djursland

City breaks in "Hyggelige" and cosy towns

Photo: Flemming Højer

In the Aarhus Region you will find Denmarks second city Aarhus but also cosy (hyggelige) and relaxed towns with charming streets and intimate places to shop and rest your feet, which invites you to unforgettable holidays with friends and family.



Characteristic for the Aarhus region is its feel of authenticity and intimacy in everything you encounter. Aarhus is known from leading travel guides such as Michelin and Lonely Planet, media such as CNN, Le Figaro and The Guardian not to mention the international travel website Travel Lemmings; here, a jury consisting of the world’s top travel bloggers awarded the Aarhus region with the ’Emerging Destinations Award 2020’.

Den Blå Bro i Randers
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Randers City provides the perfect frame for a relaxing shopping trip. In Randers, you will find Denmarks oldest pedestrian street, Houmeden.

Silkeborg and the river Gudenaa
Photo: Michael Berg


Silkeborg, Denmarks Outdoor Capital, has it all. Beautiful lakes, changing scenery, expansive forest, rare collections, exciting specialities, magnificent sailing trips, fun sports activities, wonderful sensory experiences and evocative moments.

Family Holiday in the charming town Ebeltoft on Djursland
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The crooked timber-framed houses, the uneven cobbled streets and the hollyhocks in flower make Ebeltoft one of the towns worthiest for visitors to see in Denmark.

The Cathedral Quarter in Viborg
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Viborg has a nice and cosy city centre with a wide choice of shops and stores. Go powershopping or take a walk through the idyllic pedestrian area and have a closer look at the shops. Enjoy a cappuccino or have lunch at one of teh cafes and restaurants.

Museum Østjylland i Grenaa
Photo: Jesper Maagaard


Grenaa has been a market town since 1445, and today it is the largest commercial centre of Djursland with all types of specialty shops and supermarkets. Torvet, the centre of the town, unites three pedestrian streets, and you can dine at an outdoor restaurant in this area, weather permitting.


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