As the birthplace of Lego and master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark has a lot to be proud of. Once the land of fearsome Vikings, the country has evolved into a modern marvel. Known for its innovative design and multitude of Michelin-starred restaurants, capital Copenhagen is as cultural as it is colourful. Among the multi-hued houses and bold architecture, the capital is host to some of the country’s top attractions, including the amusement parks of Tivoli and Dyrehavsbakken. Arhus, on the east coast, steps out of Copenhagen’s shadow with its world-class gastronomy and youthful energy as a student hub. Officially named a European Capital of Culture, its home to the magnificent open-air Old Town Museum. It’s easy to forget that Denmark is an island nation, with 72 inhabited islands and over 371 uninhabited. Venture out to Bornholm and Ærø and you’ll discover some of Denmark’s best beaches along with a rich maritime history and picturesque villages. A variety of hotels, hostels, apartments and B&Bs can be found in all major cities like Copenhagen and Arhus, as well as quaint coastal towns like Blåvand.