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Djursland Vacation: Five Things to Do in Djursland, Denmark

If you are planning a trip to Djursland, Denmark, then there is a lot to choose from for entertainment.
Of course, the time of year which you are planning to visit Djursland will play a large part in what you can see and do.
First, let me tell you a little about Djursland, where it is, how to get there and WHY and then I'll tell you about my 5 favorite things to do in Djursland.
Djursland is a great place to vacation and relax without having to worry about things to do.
Djursland is located on the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark, northeast of Aarhus.
Djursland is the area which extends east of the Randers/Aarhus border and is the portion of land that looks like a nose extending into the ocean.
You can fly into Aarhus airport, which is located in the heart of Djursland, between Roende and Tirstrup or you can take the ferry to Ebeltoft from Zealand.
Most people drive, since the public transport system will probably not suffice enough to get around the whole area in a timely fashion.
Since Djursland is more of a summer destination, I will focus on the best things to do in the spring and summer months.
First, try one of the biggest attractions for Djursland, which is the large number of fine beaches that surround Djursland on all three sides.
The best known and most family friendly is Grenaa Strand, which is about 7 km long with great sand beaches and good facilities for family fun.
Other beaches are Boeslum and Draaby, located further south near Ebeltoft on the east coast and inner cove of Ebeltoft has several beaches including Vibaek and Femmuller.
Further north you can visit Boennerup Strand or Lystrup Strand.
There are 13 blue flag beaches among the 30+ beaches in Djursland.
Djursland is also home to one of the most popular tourist attractions in Denmark, which is Djursland Sommerland, an amusement park located north of Nimtofte, which is home to 60+ rides and amusements for children and adults.
The season is from May to early September.
The water park portion of the park usually opens the end of May or early June.
If you enjoy wildlife and exotic animals than this is just up your alley! Djursland is home to 3 popular animal parks.
The Scandinavian Wildlife Park (Skandinavisk Dyrepark) is located near Kolind and offers you the chance to see nearly 300 animals, from polar bears to elk and many other species of Scandinavian animals.
You can get up and close to many of them and even be part of their feeding.
Another option is Ree Park in Ebeltoft, where you see 90 species of animals including giraffes, bears, camels and much more.
Both parks are all experiences and great family fun.
Lots of activities.
Season is from April to October.
Don't forget The Munkholm Zoo outside of Balle, where can enter the grounds of many of the animals and get real up close! Djursland is also steeped in history and has many castles, museums and manors.
You can spend several days traversing Djursland and visiting the various places.
A few of the sites are Gammel Estrup near Auning which is home to several museums, Rosenholm Castle, which is one of Denmark's most beautiful castles located just north of Hornslet.
You can get a list of all the manor houses and castles in Djursland at the tourist bureau in either Ebeltoft or Grenaa.
Finally, you have to relax with a bit of shopping.
Djursland is a not a mecca of modern shops, but the cities across Djursland are a must visit for other reasons.
The towns are like a walk back into the past with cobblestone streets, thatched roof houses and many antique shops.
On a warm day, there is nothing like walking the cobblestone streets and ducking into quaint shops full of history and atmosphere.
Ebeltoft and Roende are some of my favorites, but everyone will soon discover their own favorites.

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