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Sindbjerg og Stoubjerg ved Silkeborg

Top Natural Wonders in the Lake District

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The Lake District has forests, lakes, hills, and mountains – and a terrain that makes it one of Denmark’s most beautiful natural resorts. Perfect for hiking, sailing, fishing, cycling, and every possible outdoor activity you can think of.

Denmark’s most stunning scenery – come and see for yourself!

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Himmelbjerget - "The Sky Mountain"
Photo: Per Bille

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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Gudenå River
Photo: Roar Paaske

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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Sightseeing with Hjejlen
Photo: Carsten Dall

Sightseeing with Hjejlen

Hjejlen is the world's oldest original coal-fired steamer in operation. During the summer, it and other tour boats in the Hjejle fleet sail daily from Silkeborg to Himmelbjerget and also between Ry an...

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Sindbjerg and Stoubjerg
Photo: VisitAarhus, Silkeborg

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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Ejer Bavnehøj Møllehøj Denmarks Highest Point
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Ejer Bavnehøj Møllehøj Denmarks Highest Point

Ejer Baunehøj is the highest natural point in Denmark, 170.89 metres above sea level. A characteristic tower 13 metres high is placed on the top. The tower was built in 1924, as a memorial of the reun...

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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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Alling Vest
Photo: VisitSkanderborg

Alling Vest

Alling Vest is a nature reserve of approx 270 ha. and one of the most magnificent sceneries in Denmark.

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Almindsø, Silkeborg
Photo: Bo Nørgaard

Almindsø, Silkeborg

Lake Almindsø near Silkeborg is one of Denmark’s cleanest lakes. There is no agriculture nearby or polluting drainage into the lake and it is a popular bathing lake with two large pools, Østre and Ves...

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Hiking around Knudsø
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Hiking around Knudsø

The beautiful landscape of Søhøjlandet (the Lake Highlands) opens everywhere for magnificent views. Small oases with tables and benches invite to coffee breaks. The path is 9 km long, and it is possib...

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The lakes in the Lake District

As its name indicates, the Lake District is home to a large number of lakes – some of which are among the cleanest in Denmark. The luxuriant landscape surrounding the lakes of the Lake District provides great conditions for flora and fauna.

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Himmelbjerget
Photo: VisitSkanderborg

The Mountains of the Lake District

Mountains as far as the eye can see. No less than 7 out of the 10 highest peaks (mountains) in Denmark is found in the Lake District. The ’mountains’, known as The Seven Summits, are must-see places if you like a challenging hike and a truly wonderful view.

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Experinces in the Lake District

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