Arhus, located in the middle of the east coast of Jutland is the urban center of Denmark and Denmark’s second largest city. Arhus has a strong financial center and well as a vivid nightlife, with theatre and art museums. Arhus is petite enough to get familiar with in a few hours. However, it is diverse enough to fill ones day s and nights, relishing its laid-back attitudes. On the east of Jutland lies the peninsula, Djursland, which is the ‘nose’ of Denmark. This land attracts many tourists for its sandy idyllic beaches and rolling, luxurious hills. Nearby also is the Lake District, which lies between Skanderborg and Silkeborg. Inland from the Lake District there are dense forests with wild rivers. The historic city of Viborg is the best place to view this wilderness. Jutland’s west coast has impressive sandy beaches but unfortunately, due to drastically changing tides and winds, they are not widely visited.

            In the North, there is Limfiorden which is a large fjord that cuts through northern Jutland. Farther North from Limfiorden, there is another surprising change in landsape with semi-wilderness that reaches to the tip of the peninsula. There lies the port of Frederickshavn which is the port that leads to Norway and Sweden. The northwest coast of Juland, bearing overlooking the harsh North Sea, is a craggy, wild, and exposed area, with low-built houses huddled between sand dunes.

 

            South Jutland has consistently been battled over between Denmark and Germany. In South of Jutland, the town of Ribe is a nicely preserved historical town. In East Jutland there are hills, meadows and woodlands, as well as the old fort called Fredericia, the ancient ruins of Jelling and the popular tourist attraction, Legoland.