Canoeing on the river Gudenå

Tørring - On adventures at the Gudenå river’s front door

Photo: Gert Skærlund

Surrounded by Denmark’s largest marsh area is Tørring, which is probably best known for being the natural starting point for the canoeing trip on the Gudenå river. But the town and the area contain an exciting and unique nature that is suitable for much more than just canoeing

The canoeing trip begins here

The source of the Gudenå river is in Tinnet Krat. 10 kilometres away in an easterly direction, the Gudenå river becomes so wide and watery that it is possible to canoe. In the middle of Tørring you will find the place where the canoeing starts. Here you will find the town’s large canoe hire, and directly opposite you will find Tørring Camping, which has the Gudenå river running through the site. Together, they form a centre of tourism around the Gudenå, and nearby there is ample opportunity to stock up with a trip to the town’s shops and have a good meal at one of the local places to eat

The dry spot in the wetland

The word Tørring means “The dry area”. The name of the town refers to the large contiguous wetland to the east, Uldum Marsh, where the Gudenå flows through. The wetland made it difficult in the old days to get around the area and limited the opportunities to harvest crops for the local farmers. Today, the area is accessible and guests have excellent opportunities to explore the unique nature of Denmark’s largest marsh area. The beautiful Gudenå Path hiking trail leads all the way from the source to Uldum Marsh, and you can follow the signs from the town in the direction of the marsh area

Drone photo of Uldum Marsh and the birdtower in the Costal land

Uldum Marsh

Photo: Hedensted Municipality

In Uldum Marsh there are shelters, bird towers, a rich and varied wildlife and many paths that make it easy to get around the area.

Learn more about Uldum Marsh

In the neighbouring town of Uldum, just across the marsh area, is beautiful old Uldum Mill. Today, the mill is a museum, and it still produces flour and other high-quality products that can be purchased in the mill shop. In the museum you can learn more about the history of the marsh area, see well-maintained archaeological finds from the bog, and then you can watch the production when the mill grinds as in the old days

Explore the big watershed

Follow the Gudenå path to the west through the protected countryside to Tinnet Krat (10 km), where both the Gudenå river and the Skjernå stream have their sources. 

Accommodation at Tørring

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Tørring Camping
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Tørring Camping

Tørring Camping is located at the heart of Jutland, in the middle of the town, by also in the middle of scenic nature with Gudenåen rippling along the...

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Karensdal B&B
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Karensdal B&B

If you are looking for good, cosy and well-equipped accommodation in Uldum, then Karensdal is the place for you. You spend the night in your own flat on a private plot, quite close to nature and the t...

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Campsite in Uldum Marsh
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Campsite in Uldum Marsh

Would you like to spend the night outdoors by the Gudenå River, in the middle of Denmark's largest wetlands? Experience the truly unique marshlands at Uldum Kær with an overnight stay at this nature c...

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Koutrupgård Campsite
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Koutrupgård Campsite

Koutrupgård nature camp is situated just south of Koutrupgård at the edge of Koutrup forest. The nature camp has a campfire and shelter and be used free of charge of wanderes, bike riders and riders o...

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5 last-minute recommendations

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Hjortsvang Museum
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Hjortsvang Museum

Visit this exciting open-air museum and feel what it meant to live in the countryside in the olden days. In the beautiful old buildings, you can learn more about the way of life, decor, and occupation...

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The Pet Farm (Kæledyrsgården)
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The Pet Farm (Kæledyrsgården)

Come and visit this cosy farm near the Gudenå river, bursting with cute pets and farm animls that love to be visited by animal loving children and their parents. Here, you can come close to a host of ...

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Ældre par på cykeltur kigger på skilt ved Gudenåens udspring
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Bike along the river Gudenå

Get your two wheels running and explore the most gorgeous parts of the river Gudenå – the only river in Denmark. Tag along with the sailing canoeers along the river on this signposted route in the Middle and Eastern part of the peninsula of Jutland in Denmark.