Are you looking for a vacation rental in Denmark? Below is a list of 7 great locations and places to stay in Denmark that you should definitely check out. From history to nature and everything in between, there is something for everyone. It is definitely time to plan your next vacation.
I love to travel and experience places like a local. There is something authentic about waking up in a place that is unique and located in a place off the beaten. I like hotels for short stays when you have a full itinerary and need the ease of the daily room cleaning, little soaps, and a helpful front desk team. If I am staying in a place for a little longer you really cannot beat the rental. With the popularity of Airbnb and VRBO you can find a home pretty much anywhere that suits your needs. I personally really enjoy having access to a kitchen when traveling with my family because it cuts down on the constant need to leave to go find food when inevitable one of the kids are hungry at the most inopportune time.
When I am not planning a trip somewhere searching endlessly for just the right place I am browsing for my “maybe someday” vacation list. Below are my mostly off the beaten path places to stay in Denmark.
Walking around in Circles
Who doesn’t want to stay on the top floor of a water tower? 360-degree views, access to nature and the ocean in just a few minutes. You can stay in this unique spot for $489/night up to 6 people. It is located in the small town of Middlefart on the Island of Fynen. And yes, you may laugh at the name of the town. Please, get it out of your system now. My husband made me stop to take a picture of the town sign one of the first times we were there so he could send it to all his friends. You are about a 40 min drive from the center of Odense which is the 3rd largest city in Denmark and the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. You are also just a 50 min drive from the original Legoland. Definitely a place on the top of my list. Airbnb listing
I’m on a boat, a House Boat
I’m on a BOAT. I have always wanted to live on a boat and with this listing, you get the best of both worlds. You have every modern amenity you desire with easy access to Copenhagen, yet the water is right outside your door. While it fits up to 6 people you can get it for just $195/night for 2 people. The price increases by $49 per additional person. You are about 20 min away from the center of Copenhagen via public transportation. A lot of newer construction is being built in the area which means more shopping and restaurants nearby but you can still experience harbor life from this houseboat. Airbnb listing.
Live like a Sailor
Nyhavn is one of the most recognizable and most photographed locations in Copenhagen and you can experience it like a local if you stay in this Airbnb. Nyhavn was originally a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. It served as the connection between the ocean and the king’s palace. It was as lively then filled with sailors as it is today with people enjoying dinner, drinks and live music. When in the area check out No 9 which is the oldest house in Nyhavn dating back to 1681. This listing is small and great for 2 people. You can stay here for as low as $130/night. Airbnb listing.
Queen of my Castle
One of the most wonderful things about Denmark is the amount of history you can experience. You can see, touch and live surrounded by history. This listing is one of my favorites because you can actually live in your own apartment in a castle. The main building was finished in 1642 but you can trace the castle back as far as the 1300’s. The castle is located near Gudme on the island of Funen (Fyn). It is a 40 min drive south-east of Odense, the 3rd largest city in Denmark. It is also about 1 hour 45 min from the center of Copenhagen. A great stop for a few days if you want to experience history up close an personal in your own vacation rental. You can stay the night for $358/2 people. Airbnb listing.
I’m on top of the World!
This listing is less about the house and more about the location. That is not to say the home is not lovely but the location is superior to any I have seen in a while. It is located close to the tip of Denmark where the oceans collide. Standing at the edge you can actually see the waves from the 2 oceans hitting each other creating a ripple. It is something you have to experience if you are nearby. You will be surrounded by small towns and beaches with lots of things to enjoy. If you enjoy art and nature you cannot go wrong here. The Skagen Museum is a must see with paintings from the artists who lived in the area from the 1870s and transformed it into an artist colony in the 1880s. There is also the watches if you are in the market for some authentic danish design. You can stay here for as low as $81/night for 2 people or if you are traveling with a group $163/night for 6 people. Airbnb listing.
Island life Danish Style
Bornholm is a different world indeed. It is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea off the south coast of Sweden. You will find beautiful scenery, small fishing villages, round churches, culinary delicatessens and the most interesting Danish accent I have heard. I remember going to Bornhold on a school trip in Middle School and we lived off smoked Mackerel for a week, We would go to the harbor each morning and buy several whole smoked mackerel and eat them with dark rye bread. I can never get tired of that meal and miss it tremendously. On the Northern part of the island, you will find tall cliffs and rugged terrain while to the south you have sandy beaches with sand so fine it was once used to make hourglasses. Bornholm is definitely a place you have to experience if you like nature and island life. Its a vacation rental that gives you a non-tropical way to experience Island Time. You can stay at this fantastic location for $84/night for 2 people. Airbnb Listing.
Welcome to my Dome
I am beginning to think I have a thing for round homes. This Dome house is located near Esberg on the peninsula Jutland. (Jylland). According to the owners, there are only 3 homes like it in all of Europe. It is definitely unique. You are just under an hours drive from Legoland. you can stay here for just $83/night for 2 people. Airbnb listing.
I hope this list gets you thinking of places to stay for your next vacation rental and unique locations to explore for your next visit to Denmark.