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Great Dane: Denmark’s Fairytale Island

January 9, 2017


It’s no surprise that the world’s most famous fairytale writer – Hans Christian Andersen – was born in Fyn. This is Denmark’s “garden island” – green hills populated with placidly munching cows, turret-topped castles, and half-timber farmhouses with chimneys emitting curls of smoke. In Fyn, you can do more than read Hans Christian Andersen’s famous […]

Something’s Radiant in the State of Denmark

May 1, 2016


Something’s Radiant in the State of Denmark by AnneLise Sorensen The fishing town of Skagen roosts under luminous skies in northern Jutland, a windswept wedge that has, for centuries, been bullied by nature. The Baltic confronts you at every turn: At Grenen, Denmark’s northernmost point, you can walk along a pale finger of sand to […]

Feast like a Viking in Denmark

November 24, 2010


Feast like a Viking in Denmark by AnneLise Sorensen Thick smoke streams over the slender herring – rows and rows of them – as their silver scales warm into a deep red. The fisherman, in coveralls and clogs, prods the alderwood embers with a long pole wrapped in rags at one end. Inside the smokehouse, […]