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Tours on your own

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Explore and enjoy the raw and varied nature of the North Sea. On this page you will find trips that you can undertake on your own.

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Skallingen and Langli - the most northern island in the Wadden Sea

Only few places in Denmark offer such a grand and untouched landscape as this. The peninsula Skallingen covers 2,000 hectares of unique nature and is part of the Wadden Sea National Park. To the west ...

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Nymindegab / gammelgab
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Nymindegab / gammelgab

From the beach at Nymindegab and Gammelgab, you can walk along the stream Nymindestrømmen and experience a grand landscape with very distinct botany.

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Brejning Egekrat
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Brejning Egekrat

When walking in the oak forest Brejning Egekrat west of Videbæk, you can enjoy beautiful and characteristic nature and you further get the sense of how the forests of West Jutland were used throughout...

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Blåvandshuk
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Blåvandshuk

A visit at the most western point in Denmark, Blåvandshuk is an adventure. Here the huge lighthouse ads its very special character to the area. In this area there are perfect possibilities to observe ...

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Filsoe
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Filsoe

This beautiful lake is situated in West Denmark, close to Henne. Filsø offers an amazing, a rich wildlife as well as exciting stories about the past of the lake.

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Svanesøen in Ølgod
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Svanesøen in Ølgod

Nesting mute swans have given Svanesøen [Swan Lake] its name. The swan is Denmark’s heaviest bird, the males can weigh as much as 16 kg and have a wingspan of more than 2 metres.

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Ulvedalen at the plantation Bjørslev

Only few places in West Jutland offer you the view of a gorge like Ulvedalen in the plantation Bjørslev Plantage. Just a few steps from the parking area, you can enjoy the grand view over landscape fo...

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The German refugee camp in Oksbøl

In the dune plantation Aal Klitplantage near Oksbøl, you find the remains of a refugee camp home to more than 30,000 German refugees from WWII over 60 years ago. 

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Houvig Fæstningen
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Houvig Fæstningen

3.8 km north of Søndervig is one of the most important German fortifications in Denmark from the 2nd World War. It consists of 50 bunkers and approx. 50 other concrete installations which were used as...

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Grærup Langsø – Red deer
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Grærup Langsø – Red deer

Red deer is Denmark’s largest land mammal. You need both luck and complete silence to find red deer on your own. However, there are certain places with large numbers of red deer all year round. 

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Hindø
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Hindø

Hindø is a 70 hectares big and listed island in Stadil Fjord north of Ringkøbing. You can park at the bridge to the island and walk the marked trail around the island.

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Momhøje Nature Centre
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Momhøje Nature Centre

Provides nature and activity experiences for all. At this place you will find nature playgrounds, wheelchair-accessible hiking trails, riding trails, mountain bike trails, orienteering posts, barbecue...

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The coast from Nymindegab to Blåvands Huk - 'Atlantvolden'

On this coastal stretch, you can see some of the most impressive dune landscapes in Denmark. Behind the wide and beautiful beach are large rows of dunes, stretching far into the landscape.

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Ringkøbing Fjord
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Ringkøbing Fjord

At approximately 300 square metres, Ringkøbing Fjord is the largest lake in West Jutland. Locals here think it is also the most beautiful..... The fjord is a shallow lake of brackish water surrounded ...

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Skjern Å
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Skjern Å

Skjern Å is the pride of Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality. In this beautiful nature area, you can take a long walk, catch a large salmon, or take a trip in a canoe.

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Skjern Enge
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Skjern Enge

The meadows Skjern Enge are located between Skjern and Tarm on the road from Borris to Ringkøbing Fjord. It is a 2,200 hectares large nature area dominated by meadows, wetlands and lakes as well as th...

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The Rope-Pulled Ferries in Skjern Enge

Skjern Enge is a fantastic area which offers many wonderful experiences for the public; also for those in wheelchairs. Here, there are rope-pulled ferries, suspension bridges, and bird watching towers...

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Blåbjerg Plantation
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Blåbjerg Plantation

Blaabjerg plantation has a very exciting nature. There is dunes, coast, "mountains", moor, oak scrubs and plantation.

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Borris Hede
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Borris Hede

The heath area Borris Hede is 4,720 hectares big, making it Denmark’s biggest heath area with a diverse plant and animal life. The grounds are used by the Danish Armed Forces for target practice. 

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Varde Å
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Varde Å

Varde Å is one of Denmark’s longest water stream and is situated in the beautiful, Danish nature. There are great opportunities for fishing in the water stream or for enjoying the amazing wildlife.

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Tipperne
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Tipperne

Are you interested in nature? And maybe especially in birds? Then you must visit Tipperne, a peninsula in the south end of Ringkøbing Fjord. 

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Karlsgårde Lake
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Karlsgårde Lake

Karlsgårde Lake is located close to Sig east of Varde. The 80-ha lake is one of the largest in the area. The lake is artificial and not very deep. It was established in connection with Karlsgårde Værk...

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Værnengene
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Værnengene

Værnengene is the southern part of the Tipperne peninsula in the southern part of Ringkøbing Fjord. The nature is under conservation and the area is all year round a true paradise for birds.

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The area by Nørholm
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The area by Nørholm

The river Varde Å runs through the manor Nørholm Gods, which includes several listed landscape types such as inland dunes, heaths, meadows, moors and pastures.

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Bagges Dæmning
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Bagges Dæmning

For 150 years, the remains of Bagges Dæmning have reminded us of the failed drainage project in the north end of Ringkøbing Fjord, before Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality in 2016 established two bridges...

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Hanssinelund
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Hanssinelund

A fine path system guides you through the charming poet’s grove in Ølgod Byskov. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the Nielsen couple established a privately park with memorials of great Danish po...

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Lønborg Heath
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Lønborg Heath

In the Western part of Denmark, you will find this beautiful heath. Lønborg Hede is preserved because of its wild and untouched nature. A great place for a day trip.

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Ølgod Byskov
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Ølgod Byskov

Whether you want to walk a dog in the dog forest, follow a well-designed track on the mountain bike trail, take a poetic tour of Hanssinelund, learn about the creation of the forest on the History Pat...

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The path around Ølgod
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The path around Ølgod

In Ølgod, a lovely route of 9 kilometres has been built around the city. The path is in good condition and most of it is paved with asphalt, the rest with gravel and stone dust. Whether you want to ru...

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The History Path around Ølgod Byskov

The History Path winds about 6 km around Ølgod Byskov. Along the way, there are 13 stops that tell about the forest’s creation, flora and fauna, burial mounds, the people who created the area and abou...

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Vandhaverne og Den Grønne Korridor i Skjern

Tag på besøg i Vandhaverne og få en oplevelse ud over det sædvanlige. Vandhaverne er en del af Den Grønne Korridor, som smyger sig langs Kirkeåen ind gennem Skjern. I korridoren kan i følge et stisyst...

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The University of Nature by Starup

Naturuniversitetet [University of Nature] is also the starting point for four historical local hikes, so if you want to combine scenic hiking trails with a fixed base in the middle of nature, you have...

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Hover Stream Valley
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Hover Stream Valley

Hover Å Dalen offers a historical nature experience in a large and beautiful area in West Denmark. Take a hike on the great path and experience attractions from the past and a rich wildlife.

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Kvie Lake
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Kvie Lake

The lake Kvie Sø, situated a bit north of Ansager, is listed and about 30 hectares big. The lake is low on nutrients, meaning that rare plants like spring quillwort grow in the clear water of the lake...

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Horne Vikingelund
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Horne Vikingelund

Vikingelunden is surrounded by fantastic nature with both forest and lake. At the heart of the forest is a large clearing with a lovely grille hut with tables and benches for 30 people.

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Ansager Lake park
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Ansager Stream
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Ansager Stream

The Ansager River winds through its beautiful natural surroundings of meadows and scrub. In and by the river there is a wealth of wildlife: white-throated dippers and kingfishers are frequent winter g...

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Vrøgum Kær
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Vrøgum Kær

Vrøgum Kær is a nature area that consists of willow swamp and willow scrub in mosaic with transitional poor marsh and the very rare habitat type for the West Jutland, extreme rich marsh. The pond has ...

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Vest Stadil and Stadil Fjord
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Vest Stadil and Stadil Fjord

At Stadil Fjord and Vest Stadil Fjord you will experience the great wide western Danish landscape with a fantastic bird life.


Vest Stadil Fjord has always been an important resting area for ducks and...

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Varde Ådal
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Varde Ådal

Varde Ådal is a completely unique and fantastic river valley, which extends far into the Southwest landscape. The river valley is a beautifully uniform protected area, which is completely undisturbed ...

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Guldsmedesøen in Ølgod
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Guldsmedesøen in Ølgod

Guldsmedesøen [Dragonfly Lake] got his name in 2018 – when a rare dragonfly - the green mosaic - was observed there.

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The area by Letbæk
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The area by Letbæk

The recreational nature area offers wheelchair users an accessible packed lunch house with room for 30 – in addition to a children’s table for 6. The lawn in front of the lunch box house invites you t...

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Larsen's Forest
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Larsen's Forest

There are fruit trees and berry bushes, and you can pick for your own consumption; In this respect and others, Larsen’s forest stands out from the crowd. The 4,000-square-metre forest has a wealth of ...

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Nysø
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Nysø

Nysø close to Varde is a great place to experience nature, for instance by taking a swim in the lake, a hike on the hiking path or by spending a night on the basic campsite.

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Pølmose & Lillesø
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Pølmose & Lillesø

Pølmose is a peat bog and until the 1960s peat was dug in the marsh. The marsh now has an undisturbed plant and animal life, and a 2.5 km nature path has been laid around the marsh, offering a fantast...

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Brinkerne
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Brinkerne

Wonderful scenic area with lake and paths. On the site there are tables and benches where you can enjoy the view. There is also a small packed lunch house where you can grill or make a fire.

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Coast to Coast Trail
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Coast to Coast Trail

Whether you’re an experienced hiker who makes the full 130 km trek from Blåvandshuk to Vejle over a few days, or you try your hand at shorter segments and just take the part of the route that you find...

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Denmark’s westernmost point
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Denmark’s westernmost point

Welcome to Denmark's westernmost point at the North Sea. Fifty kilometres of wide, white sandy beaches, this is an astonishingly beautiful attraction where there is scope for realising every imaginabl...

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