Visiting Denmark by Motorhome

July 25, 2022 in Destinations, Tips for Travellers & Denmark

Although it’s one of Europe’s smaller countries, motorhome camping in Denmark dominates the top of our bucket list. We’re going to take you through everything you need to know about visiting Denmark by motorhome.

Voted happiest country in the world (several times!), it’s also easy to reach from mainland Europe. You can easily drive to Denmark from the UK. As the landscape is so dominated by sea, a large proportion of its camping spots are within a short distance from a bracing dip – the best way to start a day on the road, we think! In fact, the coastline is 7,000km long at the North and Baltic seas, and there are many inviting sandy beaches. Aside from its watery beauty, the mainland is characterised by a hilly, rugged landscape and enchanted forests. 

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Getting to Denmark

Unfortunately, there are no direct ferries from the UK to Denmark, so you’re left with two options: you can either go via France or the Netherlands.

To take the route through France, you can take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais, and then drive north through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany until you reach Denmark.

To take the Netherlands route, book a ferry from Newcastle, Hull or Harwich. Once you reach the Netherlands, drive through Germany until you reach Denmark.

We recommend doing this journey over two days, so stop in Germany for the night.

Camping in Denmark

Despite other Scandinavian prices, camping in Denmark is pretty cheap. According to a study by the ADAC, Denmark is 8th among Europe’s cheapest camping countries, and campsites near Copenhagen tend to be the most expensive. 

Unfortunately, Denmark doesn’t have the same ‘right to roam’ laws as Sweden, so you cannot wild camp. But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some great campsites in Denmark for you to enjoy instead!

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  1. DCU-Camping Rørvig Strand

One of Denmark’s DCU camping sites, Camping Rørvig Strand is located in a conifer forest in North Zealand. It’s right next to the Rørvig beach and offers a private route to the beach, and is just a few kilometres away from the town of Odsherreds. You can easily get a ferry to culturally charming Hundested in North Zealand for a day trip, which is worth doing as it’s such a unique mix of the modern harbour and ongoing fishing traditions, where boats bring in the daily catch. 

There are onsite play facilities for kids, a fitness room with equipment, an onsite shop, kitchen, covered barbeque areas, and best of all, quiet, secluded motorhome pitches. 

High season prices are DKK70 per pitch, 96 per adult, and 30 for electricity. 

Skærbyvej 2, 4500 Nykøbing Sj. +45 59910850

  1. Randbøldal Camping & Cabins

Randbøldal Camping & Cabins is situated in a scenic forested valley and is a particularly popular spot for couples, unsurprising given its magical location. Its own 5000m² freshwater lake has a 50-yard-long water slide and sunbathing lawn. Other activities on offer are table tennis, ‘moon buggy’ rides, and trampolines. The onsite Café Skjulestedet serves meals and cold drinks, which can be enjoyed on their terrace, and the shop sells groceries, magazines, sweets and souvenirs. 

It’s well-rated as a place to relax after time spent exploring Denmark’s cities. You can choose your own pitch - lakeside, near the toilet facilities, or out of sight beneath the trees - and opt-in for a breakfast made to order from their Café. Dreamy!

Other facilities washrooms with family and disabled access, outdoor fireplaces and barbeque areas, picnic areas and outdoor furniture, a communal kitchen, washing and laundry services, and there are tourist information and currency exchange facilities at the reception desk. 

High season prices are DKK80 for the pitch and 80 per adult per night. Mid-season prices are DKK40 for the pitch and 65 per adult per night. Low season prices are DKK15 for the pitch and 55 per adult per night. It’s always an extra DKK40 for tourist tax and 40 for electricity. Showers and WiFi are free to use. 

Dalen 9, 7183 Randbøl, Denmark

3.  Blushøj Camping

Near Ebeltoft and just one hour from Aarhus, Blushøj Camping is the ideal destination for those who want to explore two of the most beautiful cities in Denmark whilst enjoying a break at the countryside at the same time. Ebeltoft has all the ingredients you need for a summer getaway: cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered houses, a historical warship, and white-sand beaches, and the pretty surrounds of a national park. Nearby Aarhus was the 2017 European Capital of Culture and still stands up to this accolade with a number of cool museums, galleries, and a wide range of modern Nordic food and drink, all within a compact walkable city centre. With views over the Kattegat (‘cat’s throat’) strait between Denmark, Sweden and Norway, this site offers peace, countryside, and plenty of fresh sea air. 

Facilities include an extensive onsite shop, chemical waste disposal, family-friendly heated toilet facilities, showers and washing areas, and washing machines and dryers for an extra price. Dogs are allowed, and you can hire bikes on site. 

They only charge for the number of people on the pitch, which is DKK85 for an adult in the low season and 110 in the high season. For children, this is DKK48 or 60, and electricity is DKK35.  

Blushøj Camping, Ebeltoft, Elsegardevej 55, 8400 Ebeltoft, Denmark +45 86 34 12 38. 

4. Camp Møns Klint

This is our favourite location for one of Denmark’s camping sites. Just under 2 hours south of Copenhagen is one of the country’s biggest and most attractive natural landforms, Møns Klint: 70 million-year-old chalk cliffs are gentling crumbling into the Baltic Sea on the island of Møn. It’s best to stay at Camp Møns Klint to experience the best of this area, also known as the ‘cold Caribbean.’ They claim to be Denmark’s best outdoor campsite, which is a strong claim, but then again, they’ve been in the business of ‘bringing people back to nature’ since 1954, so they know what they’re doing. 

There are no designated pitches, so you can find the space that suits you and your vehicle perfectly. Activities available on-site include kayaking, sailing – the regal white cliffs of Møns Klint are best admired from the blue waters of the Baltic – fishing, bike tours and mountain biking, horse-riding, hiking, and when all that’s done, gazing up at the densely packed starry sky in Denmark’s only Dark Sky Park. 

Facilities include three service buildings and a small extra kitchen, a washing and drying room, an outdoor heated swimming pool (in summer), and outdoor entertainment such as a mini-golf course, playground, football and tennis court. There’s a fenced forest for dog walking 200m from the site, and also a washing area with hot water intended for dogs. 

There’s a small shop, a restaurant that sells breakfast and snacks, WIFI internet that covers most of the area and all of these are free to use.

The example price for a motorhome pitch is DKK497 per night in the high season and 442 in the low season, which includes 2 adults, 1 child under 12, a motorhome pitch, electricity, and an environmental supplement charge. 

Camp Møns Klint, Klintevej 544, 4791 Borre, +45 55 81 20 25

5. Hvidbjerg Strandvek Holiday Park

Hvidbjerg Strandvek is a high-comfort, motorhome-friendly campsite, and its beachside luxury vibe is matched with such a friendly, welcoming, and attentive custom that campers return here year after year. Facilities include a seafront restaurant, wellness spa, indoor pool, grocery store, fishing lake and bike rental. Of course, there are the usual toilet and shower facilities, though probably classier than most campsite toilets you’ve seen before, family-friendly and fully accessible for visitors with disabilities. Though set in the dunes, there are tiled or wooden pathways all across the site and even right down to the beach. There are also fully-equipped kitchens for campers, and the site is pet friendly. 

Located in Blåvand, it’s in the middle of Denmark’s largest recreational area, with over 40km of white sandy beach between the mainland and the sea. The area is ideal for long bike rides or with hiking boots on, and even by horseback. 

DKK245 for a comfort pitch for one night. 

Hvidbjerg Strandvek 27, DK 6857 Blåvand, +45 75 27 90 40

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Driving in Denmark

Driving in Denmark luckily doesn’t differ too much from the rest of mainland Europe!

In most built-up areas, the speed limit is set at 50km/h unless otherwise signed. Outside these areas, the limit is 80km/h. On motorways, the limit varies from 110km/h to 130km/h, so check local signs to always stay within the legal limit and avoid a hefty fine.

Denmark does not have motorway tolls but there are some bridges that cost to cross, including the Oresund bridge linking Denmark with Sweden. 

Best motorhome destinations in Denmark

Now it's time to consider where you'll go in Denmark! It was difficult, but we managed to narrow it down to our five favourite motorhome destinations in Denmark. There's something for everyone on this list, so ideally you'd visit them all during your trip.

1. Ribe

First place on our list of must-visit destinations in Denmark goes to Ribe! The oldest town in Denmark, Ribe was founded in 700 as a Viking marketplace. While here, you must visit their town hall, which is the oldest in the country, built in 1496. You can explore the first Christian church in Denmark, the Ribe Cathedral, and explore ruins of the town’s Viking heritage. 

We also recommend visiting the nearby Wadden Sea National Park, which is a true ecological treasure. Plan in a day or two to hike through this stunning area.

2. Aalborg

This ancient city has evolved over the centuries into a renowned cultural hub. Aalborg is known for being a centre for theatre, opera and symphony. It’s also home to the annual Aalborg Carnival, which is the largest festival in Scandinavia centring around carnivals. 

Take a stroll through the cobblestoned streets and let the half-timbered mansions transport you to a simpler time. Some highlights of Aalborg include the 16th-century Aalborghus Castle, the 14th-century Budolfi Church and Jens Bang’s 17th-century home.

3. Skagen

If you’ve got the time to travel to Denmark’s most northern city, you’ll find Skagen to be highly worth it. Aside from being one of the best motorhome destinations in Denmark, Skagen is also the country’s main fishing port. It attracts two million visitors annually, and for good reason.

This charming village is complete with sandy beaches, scenic seascapes and soaring coastlines. It’s not only popular with fishermen, but is a renowned spot for painters, particularly during the 19th-century impressionist era. It used to also be the main summer destination for Danish royalty!

Head here for tranquil strolls on the beach, fresh seafood for dinner and a dip in the sea - if you dare!

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4. Copenhagen

Did you really think that we’d finish our list without mentioning Copenhagen?! Not only is this gorgeous city the capital, but it’s also the largest city in Denmark! 

Copenhagen is a vibrant city with plenty to offer. This former Viking fishing village is now the cultural and financial centre of the country. While here, be sure to see the renowned Little Mermaid status, based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. Take a stroll through the Christianshavn neighbourhood, which is renowned for its Dutch Renaissance architecture. If you’re travelling with kids, they'll love Tivoli Gardens, the most visited theme park in Scandinavia.

Camping close to Copenhagen will be expensive, so consider making it a day stop before travelling to a motorhome site.

5. Thy National Park 

And last, but certainly not least, we head to Denmark’s first national park. Thy National Park features the wildest nature in the whole country and deserves several days of your time. 

You’ll find a unique landscape of sand dunes, wetlands, dune heaths, lakes and more. It’s filled with countless wildlife, including many rare birds and insects. The flora and fauna are also unparalleled. Plus, after over 200 years, wolves have been spotted here again!

Do you feel ready for your motorhome trip to Denmark? You can also check out more tips on motorhome camping in Denmark. Now that you know about the best campsites and destinations, all that’s left is to hire a motorhome for your trip. Be sure to check out our complete packing list so that you don’t forget anything!