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Adventures in the nature for kids

Photo: Bo Skaarup

Pack your picnic basket and go explore nature. Here on the nose of Jutland - in the front row to Kattegat - you will find some of the wildest things Denmark has to offer.

Great excursion destinations that impress everyone

Get “blown away” on the highest point in Djursland or find an interesting relic from the past.

Sletterhage Lighthouse and the pathways to historic points of interest. See the big ships come close to land when you look out over the water from the lighthouse. Enjoy some ice cream from the ice cream van parked there from spring until fall or take a fishing rod and catch your own meal.  

Kalø Castle Ruin and the parking area. The walk to the ruin is approximately 1.5 km one way. The path goes across an artificial causeway that is stone-paved and bumpy, but you can push a pram there. In the parking area, you will find an ice-cream booth and toilets, and more walking and cycle paths to the woods nearby spin out from here. In the woods, there is a large concentration of prehistoric finds.

Agri Bavnehøj, Mols Hills National Park’s highest point. The centre of Denmark, which serves as the starting point for measuring the country. 

Tre Høje. Find the three hills, feel the whistling in your ears when you stand on the top and continue on until you have come across the next hill and then the next hill. In Mols Bjerge, there are many paths that run past burial mounds, interesting geological finds and much more. Take one of the hiking route brochures from the holders that stand in several places, including at Tre Høje.  You can also experience the National Park with a mobile phone app. Go to www.dnature.dk/mols

Jernhatten, the impressive hill and viewing point. Jernhatten is a place that’s almost obligatory to visit if you are in the eastern part of the national park. There are many interesting cycling and hiking routes from there. 

The burial mounds at Thorsø. North of Grenaa stands 9 remaining burial mounds from the monumental grave mound group known as “Thorsø Høje”. Here – approx. 50 m above the sea – there is a wide view over the surrounding cultural landscape and Kattegat to the east. In clear weather, Thorsø Høje is a good place for an excursion with a picnic basket, and if the weather is nice, you can catch a glimpse of Anholt on the horizon to the northeast.