Hjejlen på Gudenåen

Experiences in Silkeborg

Photo: Per Bille

Silkeborg, Denmark's Outdoor Capital, and the Lake District is an eldorado for nature lovers, regardless of whether you love strenuous mountain bike rides, a relaxing walk, or you simply like the serenity of canoeing down Gudenåen and across the calm lakes surrounded by beautiful forests.

Go sightseeing with the historic boat Hjejlen

Experience Silkeborg and the beautiful Danish Lake District from the water on a beautiful and historic cruise with the world's oldest coal powered paddle steamer still operating.

Best experiences

In the Lake District Søhøjlandet around Silkeborg, it's undoubtedly nature that captivates you first - for relaxation, activity, and entertainment alike. And even when you visit the city Silkeborg nature is always present.

Let Silkeborg and the Lake District be your Point of Departure

Regardless of whether you are curious to experience the best hiking routes, looking for a place of contemplation and serenity, or want to speed up on a mountain bike, go climbing, running, or whatever your thing is, the forests around Silkeborg are sure to be a hit!

Five Running Routes in the Lake District

Simon Grimstrup is a local from the Lake District, and here is his take on the five best running routes around the Lake District. Which one would you like to test out?

Free experiences in Silkeborg

Enjoy free experiences in Silkeborg and a also paradise for beautiful free outdoor experiences.

Find your way around in Silkeborg and in the beautiful Lake District

Himmelbjerget midt i Søhøjlandet

Learn more about the Lake District

... start from the beginning

Sunrise in the Danish National Park Mols Bjerge on Djursland

Top Natural Wonders

The Sky Mountain, the river Gudenåen, trails and much more.

Landal Søhøjlandet


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