O’ Denmark, My Denmark!

Low lands and flat as a flapjack, Denmark it´s a challenging place for photographers due to the lack of hills, mountains, rivers and lakes but everything pays off when you visit one of its fjords or the white sands in Skagen.

For a country with an average of only 5 and a half million inhabitants, Denmark is huge. The country consists of the mainland -Jylland- and the archipelago that includes five bigger islands and more than 400 smaller ones. The history is marked by the Vikings and the Nazi occupation, seafaring people and freedom-loving.

To understand the Danes, you must live for a while in their country and meet the Hygge lifestyle. You will understand this concept especially during Christmas where the Danes go crazy with ornaments, presents, Christmas parties, TV Christmas Calendar shows for kids and eat tons of sweets. Every family has its own traditions for everything that has to do with Christmas. Families gather for the most important holiday of the year where they will enjoy a lot of traditional food, beers and snaps.

Low lands and flat as a flapjack, Denmark it´s a challenging place for photographers due to the lack of hills, mountains, rivers and lakes but everything pays off when you visit one of its fjords or the white sands in Skagen.

Not only the landscape can make this country be a photographers worst nightmare. The challenging winters is another factor that makes it difficult to create good images for almost 6 months. The winters are long, rainy and dark and the few hours of sun makes it complicated to find the golden hour. Therefore spring and summer are the most important times to find amazing places to get the right shot. Especially the endless summer nights with spectacular sunsets or the blue September sky with the right formations of clouds can help you find those right moments for getting the right shot.

Denmark is more than just Copenhagen and Tivoli. It has many other places to offer whether you like city life or outdoor experiences. You can e.g. cross the whole country on bicycle on The Marguerite route, go to the tip of Denmark in Skagen where the two oceans meet, visit the garden of Denmark on Sydfyn with its magic old castles or have a windy trip to the west coast of Jylland where you can take a walk in the dunes while glaring at the WWII history, as the coast is filled with remains of the Atlantic Wall.

Would you like to have an idea of what I’m talking about? take a look at my gallery and behold that “Unveiled Denmark”

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