Danish Lake Holidays

Located in the east of Jutland, the Danish Lake District is a fabulous destination for family holidays. There are so many things to do in Denmark’s lakes region; from cycling to canoeing, history to fine cuisine. Take advantage of the outdoor activities by renting holiday homes in Denmark with NOVASOL – the best way to holiday in Denmark. Self-catering families use the flexibility of holiday lettings to get out and about, without the worry of dirty clothes and packed lunches. With the facilities and amenities of a holiday home, these hurdles are easily taken care of.

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About Denmark’s Lake District

You will struggle to find an area of Denmark that is more picturesque than its tranquil yet wild Lake District. Dotting the rolling, waterside landscapes are neat farms and cute holiday cottages, as well as plenty of ‘kro’ (Danish inns). On family holidays, guests stay in these Danish holiday homes, venturing out each day in search of activities on the lakes and exciting things to see in the towns of the area. At the centre of the lakes area is the town of Silkeborg where the Gudenåen – Denmark’s longest river – opens up into Silkeborg Lake. Much of the activities in the area can be found and booked here, as well as nice restaurants and museums.

Explore lakeside natural beauty from holiday homes in Denmark

When escaping the busy world back home on family holidays, one of the most relaxing and refreshing things to enjoy is a beautiful natural landscape. Endless concrete cityscapes are not what you want to see in your downtime! Self-catering in Denmark with NOVASOL, families have easy access to the natural environment, especially in the Lake District where you can enjoy nature on boat trips and in a canoe. Or, if you prefer to stay off the water, there are plenty of walking and cycling routes to enjoy which can be pleasantly interrupted by a delicious family picnic if you so decide.

Go on a boat trip from holiday lettings

Must-do activities when renting Danish holiday homes on the lakes are the boat trips which run between the towns and villages of the region. The best of these trips is on the SS Hjejlen which is the world’s oldest coal fired paddle steamer. The journey through the lakes by boat is smooth and peaceful, offering kids a new experience. For family fun, see how many wild birds you can spot, with extra points for guessing the correct names. Trips on the SS Hjejlen often stop off at a few restaurants on route, giving visitors the opportunity to grab something to eat by the lakeside.

Go canoeing

NOVASOL holiday homes in Denmark are ideal for families that don’t want to have to worry about being a bit muddy after a day of activities. With a washing machine in all of our houses, everything can go straight in the wash when you get home and be fresh for the next day if you want it. This is useful when canoeing – one of the most popular activities to do while self-catering. Denmark isn’t known for its rivers, but the country’s longest river – the Gudenåen – is a joy explore inside a canoe or kayak. The green banks of the river are serene an unspoilt, with plenty of wildlife such as kingfishers and eels to spot.

Cycling by the lakes while self-catering in Denmark

Denmark is a great destination for cycling. Danes love getting around on the back of a bicycle, and it’s so easy due to the flat landscape which dominates most of the country. Things get a bit more hilly in the Lake District with winding roads and, for bikers looking for more challenging routes, Himmelbjerget Mountain which is the second largest in the country. NOVASOL’s Danish holiday homes are ideal for cyclists who want plenty of room and easy access to the countryside. Rent bikes when you are out there or bring them across with you on the car and store them in the garage of holiday homes. Denmark is extremely well connected by cycle paths so there is safe cycling for the whole family.

Museums and attractions on the Danish Lakes

The town of Silkeborg contains some of Denmark’s most intriguing treasures. One such attraction is the Tollund Man, the mummified corpse of a man from pre-Roman Scandinavia. The body, believed to be from the 4th century BC is remarkably well preserved and is displayed in Silkeborg Museum. Also worth visiting from Danish holiday homes in the area is the Museum Jorn, an extensive art collection of abstract 20th century painters. With family accommodation in Denmark, you can visit as many of these museums as you want, mixing them up with outdoor activities and sports to keep everyone happy.

Food on self-catering holidays in Denmark

With the international acclaim achieved by Danish chefs in Copenhagen and other cities across the country, Danes in the countryside are also looking to establish their place in the conversation. The New Nordic Cuisine is a way of cooking that prioritises fresh, wild ingredients such as flowers and berries that have been foraged that day, and uses them with modern techniques to adapt traditional recipes. Chefs in the lakes region are becoming champions of this new cuisine and are keen to show off their food to visitors on self-catering holidays in Denmark.

Visit Legoland Billund

The original Legoland is located just an hour’s drive away from Silkeborg, in the town of Billund. The park is a real hit with families who flock to the rides and attractions from Danish holiday homes across the region. Stay in holiday lettings in the Lake district and drive or cycle down to the park and spend a day discovering the history of Lego and explore the new Lego House – an homage to all things Lego which contains 25 million bricks! If your family loves nature, the Givskud Zoo is just next door and has 70 species of animals to see including lions and gorillas.

Denmark – the home of NOVASOL

NOVASOL began in Denmark over 50 years ago with the objective of providing a range of holiday homes to its Danish customers. Now, NOVASOL has over 50,000 holiday lettings in 28 European countries; 10,000 of which are Danish holiday homes. With so much to choose from in this welcoming country, family’s flock to Denmark every year and rely on NOVASOL for their flexibly and reliable holiday accommodation.