One of the many incredible structures throughout Denmark

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Denmark is one of three countries that make up the Scandinavian region. It consists of a large peninsula and many small islands and is an exciting, intriguing place to visit. Visitors travel here for the food, the landscape and a taste of Viking culture.

Why go?

If you are thinking of booking car hire, Denmark will reward you with a platter piled high with tourist treasures...

When you think of Denmark you think of a maritime nation, with a culture steeped in fishing and farming, the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, Skagen watches and, of course, the Vikings. This stunning country boasts some of the world's most enticing landscapes, the coastline and beaches in particular. Hiring a car will give you the flexibility to discover a variety of cities, towns and villages, such as Hillerod, where the beautiful royal residence of Frederiskbord Slot can be explored.

Denmark is also a modern, forward-thinking country packed with outstanding restaurants, bars and a thriving music scene, particularly jazz. It is also the home of several world-renowned designers.

The best time to visit is between late June and August - peak season, when the weather is at its best. May and early June are also good times to visit. A lot of tourist destinations close in the winter period between October and April.

Travellers commonly arrive in the capital city, Copenhagen, at Copenhagen Airport (CPH). Denmark car hire is popular with visitors and you can pick up a car from the airport to start exploring this beautiful country straight away!

Denmark has plenty of airports and car hire in Denmark is available from most of them. If you are flying into some of the other major cities you can avail of car hire from commonly used airports such as Aarhus (AAR), Esbjerg (EBJ), Aalborg (AAL) and Billund (BLL). Billund is the airport you need if you are looking to visit LEGOLAND.

As well as airport collection, those booking car hire can arrange to pick up rental vehicles from one of the handy locations in the downtown areas of Denmark's major cities and towns. Book car hire in advance of travel to pick the most suitable options. By pre-booking, you are also likely to make the biggest savings.

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Where to explore?

When you arrange cheap car hire, Denmark holidays can be whatever you want them to be. The country is yours to explore...

Though you can book Billund car hire, Esbjerg car hire (handy for west-coast adventures), as well as car rental in Aarhus, it's Copenhagen car hire that revs the engines of most visitors. This beautiful capital by the sea is an extremely popular city-break destination. Touch down here and it won't take long to figure out why the song calls it “Wonderful Copenhagen”.

The tune, from the 1950s' family film about fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, also mentions the city's warm welcome and friendliness, though it couldn't have known then about Copenhagen's trendy restaurant scene or the hip shops and cafés of Vesterbro. Other attractions include the Tivoli Gardens, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace and the statue of the Little Mermaid.

Before you go elsewhere in Denmark, it pays to get your head around some geography. Copenhagen straddles two islands in the east of the nation, Zealand and Amager. Zealand is the largest of Denmark's islands. Driving directly from Copenhagen in the east to the western shores of Denmark, you would most likely cross Zealand, take the Great Belt Bridge across to the island of Funen, and then cross another bridge to reach the main peninsula of Jutland. There you'll find the city of Aarhus and the town of Billund, famous as the home of LEGO.

To drive between Copenhagen and Billund would take three hours. Are you beginning to get an idea of the fun that could be had on a road trip to Denmark?

Be sure to plan your trip wisely to take in star attractions such as the open-air old town museum of Aarhus; LEGOLAND in Billund; the amusement park of Faarup Sommerland, in northern Jutland; plus the many castles, palaces, gardens, shops and restaurants of this under-rated nation that is guaranteed to win a place in your heart.