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Children walking on Stenhøj Beach in the Coastal Land

Overview of trip suggestions

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Here you can see a complete list of day trips with large and small experiences throughout the Coastal Land - right here.

37+ day trips in the Coastal Land - right here!

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Satisfy your cultural hunger in the industrial town of Horsens

24 hours in Horsens is almost too little. However, we have gone to great lengths to pick out small and large must-sees, so you can make the most of your visit with us.

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Happy football fans stranding on one of the grandstands at CASA Arena Horsens
Photo: Morten P Foto
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A day with friends in Horsens

A whole day with friends and activities can be just what you need! We have put together the perfect day for those who love football, community and quality time with a friend or five.  

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Family trip to the south side of Horsens Fjord

Can you build stools from a whale skeleton, move an entire farm in a wheelbarrow and sail into the sea with a tractor? Take the family to the scenic south side of Horsens Fjord, and find the answers at Glud Museum and Denmark’s Ferguson Museum.

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AQUA Forum swimming pool
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Family trip on a rainy day

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee sun from a cloudless sky for your entire holiday. Fortunately, we have the recipe for a rainy day that makes children smile from ear to ear, and peace in the car home.

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Art and ceramics in the Coastal Land

Art can open up for conversation and reflection. That’s why it is great to experience arts and crafts with others. Start the car and go on an art trip with your family or friends in beautiful countryside. The Coastal Land is filled with small and large galleries and workshops.

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Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Take a town walk in Odder

Odder is much more than a lovely station town. Here you can experience the tranquillity and roots of the town’s small and sometimes hidden stories. Take an historic town walk and discover how past and present unite in the town streets.

 

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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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A couple enjoying themselves at the harbour in Denmark's cosiest harbour town, Juelsminde - part of Destination Coastal Land
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Maritime holiday atmosphere in Juelsminde

On average, the sun shines more on the East Coast than inland. You can easily have a cloudy day in Horsens and Vejle while the sun shines in Juelsminde. Spend a day in the perfect summer town!

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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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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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Family on a fun family activity called "The Horsens Rundt treasure hunt" at Horsens Art museum
Photo: David jervidal
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On a treasure hunt in Horsens

Get a free family experience with a focus on the town’s history. We take you along 6 kilometres with questions, puzzles, historical landmarks, culture and entertaining activities on the Horsens Rundt treasure hunt.

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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Fresh produce on a food stall
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Explore Odder’s local pantry

Do you also feel that food is one of the most important ingredient for a good trip? Do you also think that the best souvenir is the one that tastes good? Then you feel exactly like us

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Discover beautiful golf courses in Horsens

Is it time to plan your next golf stay? In Horsens, you can play golf and challenge yourself on some of the country's most beautiful and best designed golf courses. Horsens Golf Club and Stensballegaard Golf Club have plenty of space for both experienced and beginners.

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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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Cycle route: Pedals and family fun on the East Coast

If you have to choose just one thing to experience in Odder, it is the many bicycle paths and fantastically beautiful cycling routes! We recommend a trip from Odder towards Hou, on to Saksild and then back to Odder - depending on where you begin!

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Girl in the play tower in Juelsminde Nature Play Park
Photo: David Jervidal
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Family dream on a silver platter

With a nature play park, crab racetrack, sandy beach and legendary ice cream - in addition to places to eat at the inviting marina - Juelsminde just needs one single day to create loyal followers.

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Mother and two children looking at treasure maps in front of the anchor in Juelsminde
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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On a treasure hunt in Juelsminde

Are you ready for adventure? Take the family on a fun and active treasure hunt in Juelsminde, and even get a free medal for the little ones as visible proof of their achievement!

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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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Go for a ride on a mountain bike

The villages of Hansted, Egebjerg and Gedved north of Horsens are best known for their considerable population growth and excellent location in relation to the motorway. However, the villages also hide a secret in the form of a genuine natural gem.

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Family at at fire ring
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Mythical creatures and furry friends

Do you love all the creatures of the world? At the Children’s Farm and in the Fairytale Forest, you can get close to both furry farm animals and mythical creatures.

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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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Photo: Destination Kystlandet
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A day of golf in Odder

Have you ever tried golf? If not, then it’s high time. Golf is underestimated as a holiday activity. It’s fun for the whole family, everyone can join in, it’s great exercise and you get lots of fresh air. A win-win!

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Explore Brædstrup’s nature and town life

Brædstrup will surprise you! The town is not big, but has a large catchment area of smaller villages, and can you also find exciting specialty shops, beautiful restaurants and stunning scenery

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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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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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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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Boy standing by Norsminde harbour
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Bicycle ride and harbour fun in Norsminde

Start with a lovely bicycle ride around Norsminde Fjord and finish with delicious food in charming Norsminde.

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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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Hike on the Coastal Path from Hou to Hølken

The coastal path in Hou is a beautiful nature experience that you should consider finding time for in the holiday calendar. A 10 km long hiking route – of which 850 metres of it is suitable for wheelchairs. The trip goes from Hou and takes you along the coast all the way to Hølken.

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Family-friendly bicycle trip on a former railway path

The Horsens-Silkeborg Nature Trail is a 61-kilometre signposted cycle route that follows the old Bryrup railway. Most of the route runs along asphalted railway tracks, and you therefore you are on busy roads very much, which makes it perfect for the family.

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Boats on Bygholm lake
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Disc golf and canoeing in a local setting

When you need a break from the town’s nooks and crannies, Bygholm Park is ready with activities that can shake up any city dweller. Here you can have fun to get more energy and get in a good mood with disc golf in the park, canoeing on the lake, mountain biking or orienteering in the fores

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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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Travel blogger Melissa Villumsen taking a selfie while sitting on a bicycle on Endelave
Photo: Melissa Villumsen
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On two wheels from Hjarnø to Rosenvold

This beautiful cycle route takes you past many of Juelsminde Peninsula’s major attractions. From Hjarnø in Horsens Fjord along the coast to Juelsminde and on to the beautiful countryside of Vejle Fjord. If the area is to be experienced in one day, then this is the perfect route for you.

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

Would you like to get to know Odder? The opportunity is here now with the Odder Treasure Hunt. The trip is about 4 kilometres and takes you around the town centre, where you have to solve a number of puzzles to get a medal handed out as proof.

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Aerial view of Husodde at Horsens Fjord with Husodde beach and Horsens City Camping
Photo: Horsens City Camping
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Trip to the local beach at Husodde

When the sun is high in the sky, the beach is calling. At Husodde Beach on Horsens Fjord there are both excellent swimming conditions and the opportunity to play mini golf or hire a sea kayak.

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Feel the history at the Industrial Museum

Welcome to the paradise of the curious fingers! At the Industrial Museum it’s noisy and lively, and it’s “learn by doing”. Compete against the family on the assembly line, assemble a Puch Maxi engine in the moped workshop, or explore all the other active workshops and exhibitions.

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Family visits The Prison Museum (Fængslet)
Photo: Destination Coastal Land
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Experience life behind bars

Can you be behind bars? In the Prison Museum, you can experience life as an inmate. Although the history of the place is bleak and serious, there are live exhibitions and space for play. In the prison park, the kids can try their hand as an escape artist on the “Great Escape" play tower.

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Tee off and have a great golf day in Juelsminde

Juelsminde is often associated with sailing and genuine sailing atmosphere. However, it’s also a perfect destination for a great day with sea-view greens, as well as lovely shops and eateries so close to the sea and harbour that you can almost hear the ripples as you relax, shop or eat.

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A day trip canoeing on the Gudenå: Tørring-Åstedbro

Canoeing on the Gudenå is a fun and climate-friendly activity for everyone. The southernmost stretch from Tørring is quite beginner-friendly and offers many turns where you can practice your technique. The trip goes through peaceful nature in Denmark's biggest wetland, Uldum Kær. 

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A day trip canoeing on the Gudenå: Åstedbro-Vestbirk

Go for a day trip and float downstream through peaceful nature in a canoe. When you rent the canoe, you can have it delivered to the starting point, so everything is ready when you arrive. Here, you can have a memorable experience without much planning and trouble.

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A day trip canoeing on the Gudenå: Vestbirk-Klostermølle

The most beautiful part of the Danish river Gudenå for a day trip? The stretch between Vestbirk and Klostermølle in the hilly and enthralling nature of Bakkelandet is a good bet. Rent a canoe and look forward to a great experience together.  

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2 canoes on the Gudenå river at Tørring in the Coastal Land
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