Dyrehaven: Wildlife and Ancient Burial Mounds in a Bronze Age Cultural Landscape in North Zealand

Dyrehaven is one of my favourite places here on Zealand. Located just 30 km northeast of the center of Copenhagen – or just a 20 minute train ride -, this peaceful green haven is one of the go-to places on a warm summer day in Copenhagen when you just want to get away from big city life with too many people, too much traffic and too much pollution.…

To Brest and Beyond: Biking through Europe’s Oldest Forest

After many hours on a train from Minsk, I arrived in Brest at 8 PM on a Thursday evening, and went straight to my hostel to get some sleep, after having two nights of only four and five hours sleep (thanks to the Danes who persuaded me into having beers). I had one main reason for going all the way to Brest, a city located…

Tokkekøb Hegn: 12 km Hike through a Neolithic Culture Landscape

Tokkekøb Hegn is a 631 hectare nature pearl in North Zealand with varied landscapes of forest, hills, marshes and lakes, dotted with remnants of prehistoric times. The area is home to many dolmens, long barrows and passage graves from the Neolithic, including the well-preserved Dæmpegårdsdyssen from 3,400 BC. Autumn is officially here, although it feels like summer never was. Even Indian summer hasn’t greeted us…

Photo Diary: A Weekend of Camping at Furesø

A weekend in the wilds was exactly what I needed. Ever since moving to Copenhagen and living the big city life, I’ve been itching to get back out into the countryside and explore the Danish nature. When I lived in Jutland as a child, I used to think that Denmark was the most boring country in the world because of our flat landscape and endless…