Heavenly Himmerland

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Nature, culture and history

Whether you are in the north, south, east or west then you are sure to find something to do in Himmerland. Here you will find a variety of activities and nature experiences. Go cycling, hiking or why not try one of the professional golf courses this region has to offer. Here, in the heart of the region of Himmerland, the sky is vast and there is room for diversity – so if you prefer pensive hiking to the sound of birds; a mountain-bike ride at tearing speeds up and down hills; or, if you are more inclined towards kayaking on the calm waters of Mariager Fjord this is the region to visit. 


Outdoor experiences in Himmerland

In Himmerland nature is perfect for outdoor activities. Whether you enjoy kayaking, hiking, trail running, golfing, angling and MTBs, you are sure to find something for you in Himmerland.


Experience golf in Himmerland

Try some of the best golf courses in Denmark. Himmerland is filled with professional courses in beautiful conditions.

Worldclass hiking in Himmerland

Go on a hike along the certified Premium hiking route;The PANORAMA-Route. Or maybe a hike along Hærvejen (the Old road) that runs through Denmark vertically. If you want something simpler, enjoy the smaller walks in the nature of Himmerland, in North Jutland.

Outdoor experiences in Himmerland

In Himmerland nature is perfect for outdoor activities. From kayaking, hiking, trail running, golfing, angling, MTBs or something totally different, you are sure to find something for you in Himmerland.

Himmerland - angler's paradise

There are many opportunities for an angler in Himmerland. Two fjords, the Limfjord and Mariager Fjord, the calm Kattegat sea and a wealth of creeks and lakes with plenty of fishing opportunities.

Oplev Himmerland på cykel

Himmerland is ideal to explore on a bike. Explore the beautiful, varied nature, stop in the charming cities and enjoy the experiences as you whirl away.

Set sail towards the coasts of Himmerland

Visit the many cozy harbors on the east and west coasts of Himmerland as well as Mariager Fjord.

Spend your holiday right by the Limfjord at Landal Rønbjerg Holiday Park

Photo: VisitNordjylland

The unique nature of Himmerland

The nature in Himmerland is extremely varied. From the fjords on each side, the Limfjord on the west and Mariager Fjord in the east. Between the two fjords, you will find rolling hills created during the ice age, magical forests, coastlines, bogs and much more.

The island of Livø

Livø is a car-free island where you can experience beautiful beaches, meadows, juniper forests, oak forests, coastal cliffs, fields, moor, the long and narrow Livø Tap and Livø Harbour. Denmark in a nutshell There are nothing but clean air on Livø because cars are banned. And because of...

Rold Skov

Rold Skov – the largest and most beautiful forest in Denmark With its 8,000 hectares, Rold Skov offers many different experiences, and endless possibilities. Walks in the large wood , MTB  ( maps , in Danish), horseback riding , swimming in one of the wood’s many lakes or skiing ...

Bramslev Bakker

Bramslev Bakker is a 300 hectares preserved area right by Mariager Fjord , with access through marked paths.  The view from the parking place at Br...

Lille Vildmose – a nature area

Lille Vildmose, with an area of over 7,600 hectares, is Denmark’s largest protected natural area. It’s larger than Fanø in the Wadden Sea. You can inv...

The Moors of Himmerland

The Moors of Himmerland represent Danish nature at it score. The moor covers Vindblæs Moor, Oudrup Moor, Kyø Valleys and Lundy & Ajstrup Moor. The 1,3...

Vilsted Sø

Vilsted Lake is a large lake where you may fish, sail in boats and enjoy the scenery around when walking, biking or riding around the lake.  The es...

The towns of Himmerland

Himmerland has plenty of it all - the towns around Himmerland are unique and each offers their own authentic and exciting experiences.


The town of Mussels Løgstør

- and gastronomy, art and culture. Find experiences for the entire family. Many exciting events are taking place in Løgstør, such as the mussel festival.


Visit the charming town of Mariager by Mariager Fjord. The town is full of cozy and crooked houses, cobblestone streets and cozy cafes. Its a town with roses everywhere, thus its nickname, "the Town of Roses".

Per Kirkeby & Aars

Aars is decorated with many sculptures and crafts. For example, you can find on every roundabout a brick sculpture by the recognized artist Per Kirkeb...


Where did the Vikings come from? Many would say the answer is Hobro, with Mariager Fjord right at its doorstep.

Øster Hurup

In Øster Hurup you will find Denmark's most child-friendly beach, a great town environment and a main street packed with restaurants, cafes and shops.

Beach with blue flag Hvalpsund

Very nice and child-friendly beach. The diving tower offers challenges to the bigger children. Always a lot of guests. Very good access. The parking a...

Experiences and events in Himmerland

The Vikings are coming!

As you may know, Hobro is homestead of the Vikings. Several times during the year, you can experience a lot of Viking activities in the city. Most of ...

The Limfjord Museum

Between the Limfjord and Frederik the VII’s Canal is the Limfjord Museum, where you from April to October can get a wealth of experiences with the fjo...

The Vintage Railway (Mariager - Handest)

The veteran train takes you back 100 years in time Get on board the almost 100 year old Veteran Train and travel back to the time period when your...

Stoneage Center Ertebølle

The Stoneage Center Ertebølle contains a museum with an exciting exhibition - and some days you are able to participate in workshops. Exhibition show...

Kongehøjen at Voldstedlund

”Kongehøjen” is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved Stone Age graves we have in Denmark, which makes it worthy of its name. Excavations in ...

Herregården Hessel

On Hessel you sense the past. Hessel is the last thatched manor with four wings in Denmark. The first time we hear about the manor is in the year 139...

Mariager Church

Mariager Abbey church was built in connection with the Bridgettine abbey in the last half of the 15th century and as a house of worship towers above t...

The Vessel of Gundestrup

The greek historian Strabo tells that the Cimbri held in high esteern magnificent chariots and enormous metal cauldrons preferably made of silver. The...

Taste Himmerland

In the Himmerland-collaboration 'Made in Himmerland,' you can taste many of the locally sourced delicacies,

Local Produce - 'Made in Himmerland'

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