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Trip suggestions in the countryside

Photo: Sarah Green

In the Coastal Land you will find stacks of wow, noooo and ahhh nature experiences. Here you get suggestions for great day trips where you get up close.

Do you want to go out in the countryside?

Breathtaking vantage points, the most beautiful stretch of the Gudenå river, idyllic forest edges with fjord views, historical trails and not least 266 kilometres of coastline, which is made for great and small experiences. Find suggestions for great day trips in the countryside of the Coastal Land

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Couple at The Uncovered Bridge
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Micro-adventure at The Uncovered Bridge

You will find The Uncovered Bridge in the middle of picturesque scenery by Vestbirk northwest of Horsens, with its nose in the treetops across the Gudenå river. The perfect micro-adventure for you who love the wild countryside spiced with a good story, and without too much hassle

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The shores of Endelave
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Day trip to Endelave, the Island of the Year

There are many good reasons why our lovely rabbit island has been named island of the year in Denmark in 2021. You’re going to love Endelave.

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Invigorating trip with a fjord, pines and treatment paths

This trip takes you past picturesque landscapes along the refreshing treatment paths at beautiful Vejle Fjord and Træskohage Lighthouse. When you breathe the fresh fjord air, you feel exactly why the area is - and has been - a favourite spa area with a focus on the body and mind

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Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Beach trips all year round

All weather is good beach weather! On the beaches of the Coastal Land along the Odder coast, on the Juelsminde peninsula or around Horsens, you can walk here all year round, enjoy a picnic, collect beach shells and stones, take a winter swim or just enjoy nature.

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On a trip with wild horses and marshland

You will find another world a stone’s throw from Horsens town centre - the large protected areas Nørrestrand and Nørrestrand and The Four Meadows. People have lived here for thousands of years, which sense as you walk among wild horses and grazing highland cattle in the prehistoric land.

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On an adventure in Sondrup’s deep forests and high hills

Sondrup Hills offers a fantastic view and signposted hiking routes, which we would definitely recommend.

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Drone photo of Uldum marsh
Photo: Hedensted Municipality
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Travel to the End of the World at Uldum Marsh

There is a large bog and marsh area in Uldum Marsh by the Gudenå river, which is fantastic to explore for both young and old. Also visit Uldum Mill, where marsh bodies, millstones and oatmeal go hand in hand.

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Photo: Jesper Rais
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A day at the coast

Take an excursion and explore the local coast on the north side of Horsens Fjord.

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Historic trip along the south side of Horsens Fjord

If you love nature experiences, then go on a 26 km round trip at Boller and Bjerrelide on the south coast of Horsens Fjord. Here you will find a large natural and forest area waiting to be explored, and a lot of historical sights. The trip is perfect for both cycling and mountain biking.

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Explore the nature and ancient monuments by Vejle Fjord

The north side of Vejle Fjord is characterised by a dramatic coastline. And in just one day you can experience the beach, forest, castle ruins, fossils and stories of pirates.

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Family standing on the top of The Sugar Loaf
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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The Sugar Loaf - a view that is hard to match

The Sugar Loaf is not one of the best-known vantage points – nor is it among the highest – but the view is hard to match. It is the perfect place to pour a hot cup of coffee or open a good bottle of wine

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Cycle around Horsens Fjord and explore its small islands

Are you up for island hopping in Horsens Fjord? Start the cycle trip in Horsens and cycle north around the fjord out to Alrø and across Hjarnø. Along the way, you will even get out sailing on the charming little bicycle ferry.

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Day trip on the Snaptun-Juelsminde Coastal Path

Prepare for a gorgeous and delightfully varied walking route between the 2 atmospheric harbour towns of Snaptun and Juelsminde - just off the coast! You pass through deep forests, wide sandy beaches, idyllic villages and beautiful manor parks before reaching the incredibly cosy Juelsminde.

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Family on the treasure hunt Tunø Rundt - one of four treasure hunts in Destination Coastal Land
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Find the treasure on Tunø

3½ square kilometres of car-free happiness with lots of excitement. This is what you get when you take the family on a treasure hunt on the small island of Tunø, about 8 km. from the Jutland coast. Download the treasure map and join the hunt for medals and fun learning!

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Stand up paddle board
Photo: David Jervidal
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Active day at Saksild Beach

Spend a day in Saksild. Lots of sunshine and 25 degrees is not a must to have a nice day at the beach

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More trip suggestions

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Air photo of Endelave island in 2020/2021
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Søren from Brandbygegaard shows fine newly harvested onions in the garden near Alrø in Odder
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Children walking on Stenhøj Beach in the Coastal Land
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