Aarhus travel guide

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You're Going to Love Aarhus

Visit the country consistently rated as one of the happiest populations in the world. Aarhus is Denmark's second largest city, attracting many visitors all year round due to its impressive museums, welcoming locals, delicious hearty food and gorgeous countryside.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Aarhus

1. Aarhus Old City

Traditional houses from around the country have been brought to this open-air museum in Aarhus for a recreated feel of old Denmark.

2. ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum

The iconic rooftop rainbow exhibit attracts thousands of visitors every year, with rotating art exhibitions from around the world.

3. Moesgaard Museum

Located just out of the city, this museum with the grass roof focuses on archaeology and ethnography.

4. Viking Museum

This underground museum pays tribute to the Viking ancestors of the Danish people through interactive exhibits documenting their history.

5. Marselisborg Forests

Thousands of Danes flock to the forest in the fall to feed wild deer and pick wild berries and chestnuts. Take a stroll in these beautiful surroundings.

Where to Eat in Aarhus

Raadhuus Kafeen serves traditional Danish food, including the famous Scandinavian smørrebrød. Set meal menus cost between 200-300DKK.

When to visit Aarhus

Aarhus in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 84
1 night at 3-star hotel
Aarhus in September
Estimated hotel price
C$ 84
1 night at 3-star hotel

The best time to visit the city is in the Fall, when the colors are in bloom, the warm Danish food sits heavier in your belly and you can experience the most Danish concept of 'hygge' or 'cozy contentment'.

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How to Get to Aarhus

Plane

Aarhus International Airport is located 35km outside of the city. Rynair and SAS offer low-cost flights from London to Aarhus at 180DKK one way.

Train

Aarhus train station receives both domestic and international lines. Train tickets cost 388DKK one way from Copenhagen to Aarhus and the trip lasts 3 hours.

Car

There are two ways to reach Aarhus from Denmark: by crossing the toll road bridge across Storebælt or by driving along the E20 and taking the ferry the second part of the way to Aarhus.

Bus

The Abildskou bus company offers trips from Copenhagen to Aarhus daily starting at 50DKK.

Airports near Aarhus

Airlines serving Aarhus

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Lufthansa
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KLM
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Delta
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Air France
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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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SWISS
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Qatar Airways
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Iberia
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Air Canada
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Austrian Airlines
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TAP AIR PORTUGAL
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Ryanair
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Finnair
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Vueling
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LOT
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ITA Airways
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Where to stay in Aarhus

The traditional thatched roof of the Marselis Hotel is located right on the waterfront. Daily rates start at 1,200DKK.

Popular neighbourhoods in Aarhus

Latin Quarter - This part of the cobblestoned city center houses the highest concentration of hotels, cafes and boutique stores.

Den Gamle By - This area consists of the Old Town Open Air Museum and the nearby Botanical Garden.

Moesgard - This forest neighborhood houses part of the Aarhus University Campus and the Moesgard Museum.

Most popular hotel in Aarhus by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Aarhus

Most booked hotels in Aarhus

Hotel Royal
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 189+
Wakeup - Aarhus
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 121+
Scandic Aarhus City
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 210+
Zleep Hotel Aarhus Viby
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 125+
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How to Get Around Aarhus

Public Transportation

Central Station has many buses facilitating Aarhus and connecting to other Danish cities. Buy your intercity ticket onboard for 25DKK.

Taxi

There are many taxi stands in Aarhus. Tariffs start at 40DKK and will cost around 150DKK for a standard ride in the city center.

Car

Pick up your rental vehicle from the downtown city center or airport for around 250DKK a day.

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The Cost of Living in Aarhus

Shopping Streets

Strøget in the city center is a pedestrian high street with clothes stores and cafes selling wares from big brand names.

Groceries and Other

Fakta and Lidl are two of the most common Danish grocery stores selling domestic and limited quantities of imported goods. A dozen eggs costs 20DKK.

Cheap meal
C$ 19.10
A pair of jeans
C$ 135.74
Single public transport ticket
C$ 3.83
Cappuccino
C$ 6.92
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