Aarhus - Explore Denmark's happiest city!

Head to Aarhus, recently named by Lonely Planet as one of 10 European destinations you should see. Diverse, modern and fun, Aarhus is one of the happiest cities on Earth. A visit to Aarhus' art galleries, cosy Latin Quarter or the Old Town will show you just why Aarhus' residents, and visitors, are so happy…

Things to do near Aarhus

Aarhus is a dynamic city on the Jutland peninsula. From here, beach, harbour and forest are all only a 15-minute bike ride away. The area around Aarhus also offers the biggest concentration of attractions in Denmark. Must-see sights, such as the Jelling Rune Stones, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are all in easy reach, as well as fjords and beaches to explore.

People on street Aarhus

Aarhus is Denmark’s youngest city

13% of Aarhus’ population are students, making Aarhus the youngest city in Denmark. Historically though, it’s one of the oldest. 315,000 people live in Aarhus and 1.2 million people live in the greater Aarhus area, so it’s the perfect size for a weekend break or family getaway.

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How to get to Aarhus

Fly to Aarhus Airport or Billund Airport, or get here by direct train from Copenhagen in around 3 hours. For something a little different, why not take a seaplane from Copenhagen to Aarhus!