Download GPX file for this article
56.210.3Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

East Jutland is the mid-eastern portion of Jutland, the mainland part of Denmark.


Map of East Jutland

Other destinations[edit]


More than 60% of Denmark is cultivated land, making it the most intensely cultivated country in the world, and the East Jutland region is the largest agricultural producing area in the country. Apart from the obvious agricultural activities and legacy nearly everywhere in this region, including many large historic manors and estates, East Jutland surprisingly also presents sizable natural sites of both national and international importance.

Søhøjlandet (the lake-highlands) around Silkeborg is home to the largest single forest in Denmark (Silkeborgskovene) as well as the largest woodland area, the highest density of lakes and the highest hills in the country. With the maximum natural height above sealevel being just 176 metres, this doesn't say much really, but when the rest of the land is so flat, the hills do tend to present some magnificent vistas. The source of the two largest river systems in Denmark, Gudenå and Skjern Å is located in the heart of this region and the lakes associated with the Gudenå, dominates the landscape.

Djursland is the "nose" of the Jutland peninsula in the north-east. This is a rural area where the scarce population has made a living as farmers and fishermen for centuries, if not millenia. The region is rich with pre-historic tumuli, including many round barrows and several passage graves from the earliest of Stone Age. Djursland has a large diversity of habitats, with many rare or endangered species and most of the southern part has been designated as a national park since 2006, known as Mols Bjerge National Park.

Get in[edit]

Get around[edit]


Kiosk area at Himmelbjerget
  • Himmelbjerget. Scenic view in beautiful area of lakes and hills. Get there from Silkeborg or Ry.
  • Legoland in Billund - Famous amusement park, and one of countrys most popular attractions.
  • Jelling national monument - Historic ruins from Denmark's prehistory.
  • Djurs Sommerland - Large amusement park for the whole family. The largest roller coaster in Denmark.
  • Ree Park - outdoor safari park with animals from all around the world. Take a round-trip in a steam locomotive or a landrover.



Rent a canoe in Silkeborg to go on a canoe trip on the Gudenå river.

Mønsted Kalkgruber

Daubjerg Kalkgruber, near Viborg, has old limestone mines, a museum of fossils, and a maze of tunnels. At Mønsted Kalkgruber, east of Viborg, you can explore the largest limestone mine in the world.


  • Æbleflæsk (Apple-pork). Thick slices of fried pork belly with stewed apples. Traditional dish of the region.


Denmark has around 125 micro-breweries and the region of East Jutland is home to several:

  • Aarhus Bryghus
  • Wintercoat, near Aarhus.
  • Bryghuset Kragelund, in Silkeborg.
  • Ebeltoft Gårdbryggeri

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]

This region travel guide to East Jutland is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!