A typical itinerary for a tour of 7 days / 6 nights

This example is based on a family having ancestors in Lolland and North Jutland. Your tour can be for fewer or more days and to the areas of Denmark that you prefer to visit. All tours are tailor-made, and I arrange the journey for you and your group in co-operation with you.

Day 1:

  • I (Henriette) will meet you on arrival at Copenhagen Airport. Transfer to your 3 or 4-star hotel in the city center.
  • The rest of the day at your leisure. Depending on how long you stay in Copenhagen, Henriette can arrange for you to have a Copenhagen Card giving access to lots of sights and museums. 

Day 2:

  • Henriette will take you on a 2 hour guided walking tour in the oldest part of Copenhagen. (A bus tour can be arranged instead). 
  • Lunch on your own.
  • The afternoon free. I will advise you to take a guided tour in the Canal Boats to see other parts of our capital. 
  • I recommend a visit to the enjoyable Tivoli Gardens including dinner. I can arrange tickets, if needed. 

Day 3:

  • In the morning, we leave Copenhagen going to the island of Lolland in southern Denmark.
  • We visit the exact place(s) of your ancestors home(s) - whether they still exist or not and the church(es) they were christened/confirmed/married as well as the cemetery (-ies). 
  • Dinner and overnight stay in a local hotel or inn in Lolland. 

Day 4:

  • After breakfast we head towards the Island of Funen (Fyn) either crossing the 18 km wide Great Belt by bridge or using a small ferry via the island Langeland.
  • A visit to The Funen Village will give you a sense of a typical Danish village in the 19th century. If time permits, we can include a visit to the Museum of Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark’s famous story-teller, in Odense, his home town, and we stroll along the cobblestone streets of the old town.
  • Late afternoon we leave Fyn and drive towards the peninsula of Jutland (Jylland).
  • On our way to North Jutland, we stop to visit the Rebild National Park, where Danish-Americans since 1912 have gathered on July 4th.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in the Aalborg area. 

Day 5:

  • A day in the Aalborg County. It was from this area that most immigrants - especially Mormons - departed.
  • Again we try to locate the exact places of your family’s home(s). 
  • I time permits, we can visit the Viking Burial place Lindholm Høje or take a stroll in the town Aalborg.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in the Aalborg area. 

Day 6:

  • Visiting the places of your abcestors.
  • After lunch we drive to Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest town, to visit and enjoy the special atmosphere of Den Gamle By Open Air Museum.
  • We continue back towards Copenhagen crossing the Great Belt by ferry.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Copenhagen. 

Day 7:

  • Time for shopping depending on your flight schedule.
  • Alternatively, a sightseeing tour to either North Zealand (Nordsjælland) visiting the Frederiksborg Castle, today The Museum of National History, or to Roskilde visiting the spectacular Roskilde Cathedral founded in the 12th century and The Viking Ship Museum telling about the Scandinavian Vikings and their incredible achievements. If you have an interest in modern art, the Louisiana Art Museum is a must. 
  • Transfer to the Copenhagen Airport.