A Road Trip Through Denmark in Fall

If you crack a guidebook for Copenhagen you’ll find a number of great (and not so great) suggestions.  Everything from a visit to The Little Mermaid (yuck) to the incredible vista out over the Sand Buried Lighthouse or Skagen’s world famous light. One thing missing is a suggestion to see Denmark, in Fall, as the leaves change.  This past fall I had the pleasure of, mostly by happenstance, taking a week-long road trip with family through Denmark at the end of October. The results were a complete, and utterly enchanting, surprise.  Of course, if you’re somewhere with four distinct seasons, the beauty of fall is a given.  But, there are some places that are better equipped to charm your socks off and, after my road trip, I’ll happy add Denmark to that list.

What makes it special? A large portion of the Danish countryside uses buried power lines. Fences are also usually less-than-blatant, or artfully done where present. This creates rolling farmland, with fresh fall/winter cover crops sprouting (or blooming), with a sporadic mixture of small stands of trees and large forests. The forests themselves range in density and plant life fairly significantly throughout the Danish landscape. With a wealth of islands, exposed coasts, and inland lakes Denmark’s forests are also typically heavily blended with many types of trees thrust together in a veritable tree-bouquet that adds rich texture, depth, and in fall a brilliant array of colors.  All of which is dotted by small one and a half lane country roads, brilliant coast line, charming old farm houses many of which are brightly colored and have thatched rooftops…and then of course, brilliantly hygge historical Danish towns.

If you’re visiting Denmark from abroad, another great incentive is that depending on how and where you book, the country which is famous for its 180% tax on new vehicles has tax-free rentals specifically available for visiting foreigners which results in drastically reduced rental prices and in many cases unlimited mileage. These rentals require that you and your drivers don’t live in Denmark and are not Danish citizens. If you meet these criteria, renting a car suddenly becomes a very affordable way to see the country.

So, without further adieu, here is a mixture of color photos taken during my week-long road trip through Denmark, including visits to the island of Fyn, Sjaelland, and Jutland. Don’t miss the full album on flickr here.

The Back Roads of Jutland

Rolling Danish Fields Near Aarhus

The Explorer

Thorup Strand Beach - Jutland

Danish Rolling Fields

The Streets of Aarhus

Birds - Near Aarhus

Jutland in Autumn

Jutland Kissed by Fog

Thorupstrand Fishing Ships

The Sand Buried Church

The Forgotten Path

Skagen Lighthouse

Beaches In Jutland

Spiderwebs near Silkeborg

Shades of Fall

Thorupstrand Fishing Ships

Jutland in Autumn

A Long Forgotten Rowboat - Denmark

Danish Windmills in Autumn Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse - Traveling Boots

Danish Hairy Cows

Lost in the Fog - Denmark

Danish Fields at Sunset


Sunset On The Open Road


I hope you enjoyed this jaunt through Jutland. Click into individual photos for more information on where they were taken and to see other photos in the series taken in the surrounding area. Don’t forget to view the full album here.  You can also see my black and white photos from the trip here.

These photos were taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera with a mixture of Canon lenses. All individual settings are visible on the individual photo on flickr including exposure, ISO, and aperture.


Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  1. You are a great photographer. Your photos are amazing!
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  2. There’s a sort of simplicity that makes the Danish countryside so appealing … great snaps!
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  3. Great blog postings, thanks for provide the spring (Mar-May) is very shifty. It is often very windy and fresh. Late spring all the flowers begin to blossom and the trees get new leafs. We have some trees, that are green all year round (pines), but the majority of trees are only green half of the year. Although we are not a tropical country, we have a lot of flowers. Denmark is usually referred to as the Italy of the North, with summer temperatures.

  4. Wow your photos are amazing! Do you have a route of where you went?

    • Thanks Yan! I don’t believe so. But you can track my progress via the tags on the Flickr photos in the album as they’re chronological. A lot of the time though it was just back roads around Fynen, Silkeborg, and Skagen/Thy!

  5. Beautiful fall photos! Denmark is beautiful. I need to go back and see more 🙂

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