Outdoor activities

The Lake District (Søhøjlandet) has everything you need for a thrilling holiday in nature. Whether you are a serious athlete, or you simply want to lose yourself in the midst of breathtaking landscapes, Silkeborg is the perfect place to have a break from the trivia of everyday life.

Take a lazy trip down the river in a canoe or hike along the ancient road (Hærvejen) surrounded by heather and rural serenity. The possibilities are endless – and the enchanting woodlands start just a ten-minute walk from Silkeborg town square. 


Paddle Adventures: Canoeing and Kayaking

Silkeborg is rich on opportunities for water-based adventures - an ideal way to explore the over 500 kilometers of river shoreland encircling the Lake District.

A Paradise for Golfers

The Lake District offers no less than eight remarkable golf courses. Come join us for a round of golf in Silkeborg.

Angling in Silkeborg


The scenic surroundings of Silkeborg are perfect for a day out with a fishing rod. Read more about angling in Silkeborg here.

Horse Riding

With Denmark's largest contiguous area of forest and numerous lakes, the Silkeborg region is just the area for active, fun and scenic experiences on horseback – for adults and children, as well as beginners and experts. Read more about riding around Silkeborg here...