Delicately balanced between Scandinavia proper and mainland Europe, Denmark is a difficult country to pin down.
Denmark is the easiest Scandinavian country in which to travel, both in terms of cost and distance. Apart from a scattering of small islands, three main landmasses make up the country - the islands of Zealand and Funen and the peninsula of Jutland, which extends northwards from Germany.
The vast majority of visitors make for Zealand (Sjælland), and, more specifically Copenhagen, the country's one large city and an exciting focal point, with a beautiful old centre, a good array of museums and a boisterous nightlife. Zealand's smaller neighbour, Funen (Fyn), has only one positive urban draw in Odense, and otherwise is a sedate place. Only Jutland (Jylland) is far enough away from Copenhagen to enjoy a truly individual flavour, as well as Denmark's most varied scenery, ranging from soft green hills to desolate heathlands.
Århus and Aalborg are two of the liveliest cities outside the capital.