East Jutland combines beautiful scenery with a fascinating Viking heritage. The lively city of Aarhus is a hub for arts, culture and food. Visit world-class museums and galleries or head to the beach to enjoy the sunshine.
Things to do in East Jutland
Aarhus is the largest city in the region and dates back to Viking times, though today it feels modern and on-trend. Watch live music at summer festivals, dine at chef-driven restaurants and discover the vibrant arts scene. You’ll see striking contemporary architecture across the city, including the Aarhus Rådhus town hall built from smoke-grey Norwegian marble.
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum occupies an enormous cubist building designed by iconic Danish architect, Olafur Eliasson. The cavernous galleries showcase works spanning several centuries, including Golden Age paintings and contemporary masterpieces. Stroll along the rooftop walkway for 360-degree views over the city.
Spend a day among ancient artefacts and Viking-era relics at the Moesgaard Museum. The award-winning museum is set in beautiful grounds surrounded by beech forests and overlooking the Bay of Aarhus. A 2,000-year-old body of an Iron Age man discovered in a nearby peat bog is the museum showpiece. The museum is a stone’s throw from Moesgaard Beach, a long stretch of sand where you can swim, sunbathe and enjoy a picnic.
East Jutland delights foodies with local, farm-fresh ingredients. In Aarhus, you’ll find everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to colourful food trucks. Seafood is abundant, with lobster, lobster, herring and mussels hauled in from the surrounding fjords.
Getting around East Jutland
East Jutland is well-connected by road and rail, while Aarhus is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The city also offers a light rail and local bus services and trains run between Aarhus and Copenhagen in around three hours. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore East Jutland at your own pace.