Small country, big ideas: Denmark

My country. Denmark, a small Scandinavian country. Small, maybe, but home is where the heart is. Denmark? A sovereign state, but quite small Scandinavian country. Out of 196 countries and dependencies, Denmark is at number 130 covering just 43.094 km2 (16.639 mi2) and a population of only 5.7 mio. (112th). Small, but ambitious, though. Denmark …

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Fehmarn hiking or seaside sightseeing?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT...To hike or not to hike? That is the question right now....Monday. It is morning. Actually, I have optimisticly planned for a four-hour hike on Via Scandinavica from the north, near Puttgarden, down to the south coast....... I have prepared and found a map for the hiking route on the Jacobswege website and additional information …

Fehmahrn fun, fear and fitness: Siloclimbing and SUP

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard...Ready. Set. Go. Today's program is not for those with a fear of heights or hydrophobia. But it is spot on for everyone who wants outdoor activity with that little extra....Sunday. It is morning. Henrik and I drive towards the harbor, Burgstaaken, close by. The fall weather is cool, but beautiful …

Fehmarn Hafentour cycling and Hof dining

By Marina Aagaard, MFT The day is dedicated to cycling. Rain or not ... Saturday. It is morning. The time is 7:00 and we are sitting by the window in the Strandhotel Bene restaurant. ...Inside it is warm and comfy and there is a delicious breakfast buffet - in my opinion German breakfast buffets are particularly delicious and …

Better than vacation? Combined active holiday and nature holiday!

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Active holiday on Fehmarn? That is a "Yes" from me. Physical activity and nature.  As in Natura, an EU-funded initiative that promotes outdoor exercise and activities by the Baltic Sea. ...Friday. It's raining. No big surprise. The Danish summer weather has been exceptionally bad this year, with more rainfall than …

Cool Konditaget, Copenhagen: Go see architecture, go get excellent exercise

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard Open air play and exercise. On the rooftop of the parking garage in Nordhavn, the new harbor areas in Copenhagen.  All-time motivating area with lots of exercise options for children, adolescents and adults. The place is Konditaget (Exercise Roof) at Lüders P-House, Helsinkigade 30, 2150 Nordhavn. Amazing equipment (though a …

Forrest and field walk: Studstrup by Aarhus, Denmark

By Marina Aagaard, MFT An ordinary day walk in the countryside, just north of Aarhus, popular small European - second Danish - city. A look at the fields, trees and water.  07:30 am. Weather? Late summer; mild, moderate temperature and cloudy. The clouds are ever-changing, from bright and beautiful to gloomy grey. Only a short …