Denmark is primarily made up of one peninsula, Jutland (Jylland in Danish), and two islands, Sealand (Sjælland) and Funen (Fyn). Sealand is the bigger of the two islands and also where Copenhagen, the capital and biggest city, is located. Denmark is the smallest of the three Scandinavian countries, with only 43,000 square km. There are over 400 islands in total but only 100 of them are inhabited.
The country has 4.500 miles of coast line and you are never more than 30 miles from the sea, no matter where you are in the country.
The biggest island in the world, Greenland, also belongs to Denmark, as do the Faroe Islands. If Greenland were to be included in the total area of the country, Denmark would be the biggest country in Europe by far and one of the biggest in the world.
Denmark is perhaps the most popular of the three countries for campers. There are more than 500 campsites all over the country.
The Danish word for inn is kro and if you see that word on a sign along the road, you have found the perfect combination of a place to stay and a place to eat. A long time ago, when people traveled by horse, it was decided that a kro should be placed every 20 km along all common roads in Denmark and, still today, you will find inns all over the country. They are as popular as ever for spending the night, grabbing a bite to eat, or both. Denmark is the number-one biking country of the three. Being a small and flat country, it's often the best way of getting around and biking is extremely popular for recreation. Denmark has over 6,200 miles of designated biking trails.
These are just a few details covered in this comprehensive guide to all the activities in the country, plus where to stay and where to dine. Filled with color photos. This is an excerpt from our much larger guide to Scandinavia.