Welcome to Silkeborg Søhøjlandet - Outdoor Capital of Denmark 

Silkeborg and the surrounding Lake District is an amazing - and at times forgotten - gem in the Danish landscape. With more than 50 lakes and a forest area, which streches beyond 224 square kilometers Silkeborg Søhøjlandet is the largest nature area in the entire country. This combined with the cultural and art heritage found in Silkeborg makes the perfect destination for families, couples and friends looking for new experiences and time to relax.

Located close to the major airports (Billund, Aalborg and Aarhus) and highways you can reach all the major sights in Jutland within an hour and half. This is a benefit that many families from Sweden, Norway and Germany take advantage of when visiting Denmark, as they want to visit Legoland, Aarhus, Vesterhavet and spend a day canoeing along Gudenåen within a short period of time. 

Learn more about Silkeborg's great offers and unique local experiences here

TOP attractions in Silkeborg

Silkeborg offers a large variety of attractions for all ages. See the top ones here.

Get 15% on attractions when you stay in Silkeborg

You are always guaranteed 15% discount on the following attractions and experiences, when you stay with one of the following hotels and campsites. Silkeborg Søhøjlandet - Denmark's Outdoor Hovedstad is a destination filled with exciting experiences and attractions.

Arts, Crafts and Amazing Nordic Atmosphere 

Wind down and let yourselves be inspired by our extraordinary art exhibitions – or cozy up with some fresh local cuisine and excellent beer, brewed right around the corner. 

Explore The Danish Lakelands Culinary Scene

There are many places in Silkeborg to unfold your gastronomic interests – both inside and outside the city center. Read all about them here. 

Museum Jorn

Museum Jorn

Experience the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists, Asger Jorn, and many other exceptional international painters and sculptors.

Art Centre Silkeborg Bad

Experience the exhibitions of both Danish and international artists, or visit the rich collection of sculptures in the midst of beautiful nature. A ‘must see’ of the Lake District!

Outdoor Experiences for all ages

MTB Almindsø

Cycling in the Lake District

Silkeborg is the perfect place to go cycling! Read more about our bike facilities here

Hiking in Silkeborg


The lake district is home to some of the best hiking trails in Denmark! So why not spend a day out exploring these beautiful tracks?

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.

Silkeborg Lake District Instagrammed

View beautiful Silkeborg from other guests and locals perspective. There is nothing better, than sharing great experiences. Make sure to share your experience as well. All you need to do is use the hashtag #VisitSilkeborg.