Travel Itinerary for Northern Denmark and Southern Norway


Start your Nordic adventure by flying into Aalborg, Denmark’s fourth-largest city which is easily explored by foot or bike. The home of architect Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House, this destination is a hub for architecture and design.

Stay at the Comwell Hotel Hvide Hus, considered one of the city’s architectural landmarks, close to the city center and next to the leafy Kildeparken Park where you’ll find The Singing Trees. This collection of trees celebrates the musicians that have visited the city, from Guns N’ Roses to Elton John.

Explore the city’s extraordinary design and architectural heritage beginning at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, designed by Alvar Aalto. The collection includes works by major Scandinavian artists Asger Jorn and Per Kirkeby, along with a sculpture park that welcomes musicians, pop-up events, performances, and more on Wednesday evenings during its Summer Lounge series.

You can also go on a guided walking tour with Aalborg Tours and check out the city’s surprising modern street art and an underground monastery. Be sure to stop by the harborfront where you’ll find the Utzon Center—don’t miss its restaurant, Restaurant Jørn, for local smørrebrød—the stunning silver House of Music, and a well-deserved ice cream at the marina.

An optional day trip could take in Regan Vest, to the south of Aalborg and recently opened to the public. The underground museum was designed to house the Queen and Danish government in the event of a nuclear war.

Take your pick from Aalborg’s many restaurants in the evening. At Restaurant Bühlmann you can relax in the garden or conservatory. Restaurant Tabu, the town’s top gourmet restaurant, offers a sublime tasting menu. Round off your first day with an evening drink at your hotel, Bar V at Comwell Hvide Hus.

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