Destination guide

Hygge is a way of life in Central Denmark Region

Look up the Danish expression hygge and you've just found the perfect description for the Central Denmark Region. It's the largest of the country's 5 administrative regions and spans the calm east coast all the way across to the wild North Sea shoreline, passing flat grasslands and the rolling hills of the Lake District along the way. Its cultural pulse and heart is the city of Aarhus, the 2nd largest after the capital. Here, you'll find exciting museums and art galleries, innovative eateries and some top-notch nightlife that will sweep you all the way through to the wee hours.

Things to do

Aarhus: a good starting point for Central Denmark Region

If you're a newbie to Denmark, a good place to start is one of the Central Denmark Region vacation rentals in Aarhus. Wander through the open-air museum and botanical gardens in the Old Town, admire the art at the 19th-century ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, or get to know Viking culture and history at the underground museum. Just outside in the suburb of Hojbjerg, the archaeological Moesgaard Museum is also well worth the effort to reach it. Bringing the kids? They'll surely love a day spent riding the coasters at Djurs Sommerland or getting face-to-face with wildlife at the Randers Tropical Zoo.

Activities

Family fun in Central Denmark Region

The landscape here might not be all that dramatic, but this green and pleasant land, with a sparse population, still provides a place for some Danish family fun. If you've nabbed yourself a Central Denmark Region vacation rental outside the cities, you can spend your days hiking along the pretty footpaths, kayaking across the calm lakes, or finding a sunny spot next to the banks of the river where you can cast in your fishing line. All these activities are spent accompanied by the summer sun and a picnic of Danish goodies. Don't forget the gorgeous beaches that flank both sides of the region.

Weather

No extreme weather in Central Denmark Region

Typically, the weather in Jutland is mild. The surrounding sea makes sure that the area rarely sees any extreme weather. Many Danish families make a beeline for the Central Denmark Region vacation rentals during the summer months, to escape the cities during the school breaks, though with such a large area, it's uncommon for it to feel overly busy. Even at the height of summer, temperatures rarely break into the 80s. If you don't mind chillier climes, you can score a bargain if you visit the area during the shoulder months of spring and fall.

Natural features

Serious birdwatchers love Central Denmark Region

The grassy pastures, wetlands and coast are home to an impressively long list of wildlife, including wolves and deer. The western area of the Central Denmark Region has been relatively unknown to birdwatchers until recently, but serious birders are starting to take note. Ideally located between the breeding grounds further up in Northern Scandinavia and the warmer winter homes in Africa, migratory birds use this part of the country as a stopping-off point along the way. The best time for viewing is either in spring or fall, when the birds are here in their droves.

Where to stay around Central Denmark Region?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,511 vacation rentals near Central Denmark Region. From 3,301 Houses to 158 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Central Denmark Region area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Central Denmark Region?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Central Denmark Region. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Aarhus: 390 vacation rentals
  • Silkeborg: 127 vacation rentals
  • Aarhus Skodstrup Arhus Station: 744 vacation rentals
  • Saksild Strand: 35 vacation rentals
  • Ebeltoft: 736 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Central Denmark Region! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Central Denmark Region?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Central Denmark Region:

  • Aarhus: 390 rentals
  • Silkeborg: 127 rentals
  • Ebeltoft: 736 rentals
  • Aarhus C: 147 rentals
  • Horsens: 318 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Central Denmark Region?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Central Denmark Region are:

  • Aarhus Airport (AAR): 1,087 vacation rentals
  • Stauning Airport (STA): 1,298 vacation rentals
  • Karup Airport (KRP): 58 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Central Denmark Region?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Central Denmark Region. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Aarhus Skodstrup Arhus Station: 744 rentals
  • Clausholm Castle: 404 rentals
  • Brande Golf Club: 113 rentals
  • Fregatten Jylland: 769 rentals
  • Aarhus Viby Jylland Station: 371 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Central Denmark Region listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Central Denmark Region

Aarhus
390 vacation rentals
Silkeborg
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Viborg
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Grenaa
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Randers
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Søndervig
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Juelsminde
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Vemb
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Hemmet
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Spøttrup
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Norsminde
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Herning
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Tarm
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