Guide Service in Vejle & Nearby
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Jelling: a King's Boast and Denmark's Dawn
An eye-opening and thought-provoking visit to Jelling, the greatest Viking Age royal monument in the North and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Poised between two kings, two world views, the old faith and the new, between prehistory and history… The royal burial place and grand memorial at Jelling, with its manifold symbolism and iconic significance, is a spectacular monument of Viking Age Denmark. In our visit you will hear about the legends and troubled history of the beginnings of the Danish kingdom and its conversion to Christianity, wonder at some of the most fantastic examples of Viking runestone art, and experience this monument as a huge landmark in both history and landscape.
Two huge mounds dominate the royal complex. In between stands a medieval stone church, next to which two great stones stand precisely in the centre between the mounds: one raised by Gorm for his queen Thyra, the other by Harald in memory of his parents. The latter is an enormous runestone which boasts two of the most renowned and amazing carvings of the Viking Age: a beast fighting a coiling snake, and Christ in the shape of a cross bound by coiling ribbons. But it is also famous for the king's historically all-important claim, engraved in runes, of having "won" Denmark – and Norway – for himself and having made the Danes Christian.
The site is further complicated by traces of a gigantic ship setting marked in stones, and a huge palisade around the grounds.
As we explore the site and discover its tantalising symmetries and symbolism, I explain the complex and fascinating transition from Nordic heathendom to Christianity, of which the Jelling monuments give the most impressive illustration.
I also tell you about the most recent archaeological discoveries here: our understanding of Jelling constantly changes and improves, though it is a place that still holds many secrets from us.
Our visit ends with a tour of the Royal Jelling Exhibition Centre, a clever, informative and spectacular little museum offering a rich experience for the mind and the senses.
Optionally we can also visit the Viking-themed café Sejd in the village (3 min. walk), which tempts with great coffee, tasty Viking-inspired food and bits of Viking myths.
If your are visiting as part of a bus trip, the tour could also be combined with a visit to the Viking Age bridge at Ravninge Enge, another of Harald’s impressive construction works.
The guide is a historian and has worked in communications since 2008.
Vejle – Eastern Part With the Harbour and Fjordenhus
A city walk in the southern Vejle, 200 years of history The harbour's outstanding buildings the Wave and Olafur Eliason's Fjordenhus
Mountain Bike – Guided Tour by Vejle Fjord
Guarantee for a great experience, when you experience Vejle from a mountain bike. I am an experienced guide and know my area very well
Food tour, a taste of Denmark in Vejle
Experience a Danish food tour in Vejle with a real foodie
Kayaking at Vejle Fjord
Guided kayak tour at Vejle fjord – authorized kayak instructor and all equipment available. Nature close by – see porpoises and seales
A Hike in Syvårssøerne -The Seven Year Lakes – at Frederikshåb Plantation
Syvårssøerne, the Seven Year Lakes, at Frederikshåb Plantation is at moment one of Denmark's biggest natural attractions, as the water level in the mystical "Syvårssøerne" is very high, and numerous paths in the area are flooded. A hike here is an exciting experience.
I myself is very enthusiastic about this hike, where we walk around the big sand dunes in Randbøl moor. Here we will pass over the 17m high Stoltenberg. A sand dune shaped by the wind collecting sand on the otherwise flat and heather clad moorland. It is difficult here to believe that you are not in the big seaside dunes at the west coast by the North Sea.
The tour continues in Frederikshåb Plantation where we hike along the lakes Syvårssøerne. The "Seven Year Lakes" are not always here which is the mystical part as the lakes emerges and disappears in fluctuation with the groundwater level. For centuries it was noticed that they appeared around every seven years. The hike at Syvårssøerne is a hike you can do again and again every season of the year. No matter when you pass by, the nature is always beautiful – even in rain and clouded weather. If you bring kids along, the tour offers possibility for play time in the great sand dunes.
Besides the mystical and very beautiful nature, we will also encounter multiple historical sites from WW2 when Denmark was occupied by German forces and the German occupational forces used the area as a secret airfield. In the area there are among other things an airplane hiding spot, field kitchen, personal bunker fuel lines and a bunker for fuel.
A guided hike which is very exciting for kids as well as adults.
Water's Vejle – Way of Life, Architecture, Friend or Foe
A city walk in Vejle is the exciting tale of water's impact on the city and how to deal with the challenges
Interesting Monuments in Vejle
City walk in Vejle focusing on historic monuments – from local personalities to war memorials. I reveal some of Vejle's hidden secrets
Historic walk in Vejle
Historic walk in fascinating and vibrant Vejle. Years of history and yet a very modern vibrant town with new and beautiful architecture
Vejle, Resilient Town. What Does it Mean, How Do You See it in Town
Vejle one of only 100 resilient cities in the world. Let me show you how actions to prevent climate changes forms present Vejle
Trail Running at Munkebjerg
Join me on a fresh morning trail run (trail running= running on trails in nature) in the hills around Munkebjerg Hotel. Alternatively a run later in the day.
We will start at the hotel, so are you there for a conference, vacation or just in the area and want some good exercise, fresh air combined with tales of the trolls stone, the eye of the munk and a donkey named Moses and many other things from the area. Then tie up your shoes and join.
We will adapt the distance to the group, but as a reference it will be 7-10 km with the possibility of changes.
Mountain Bike Through Kongens Kær Wetlands and the Valley of River Vejle
Experience the beautiful valley of river Vejle on a guided mountainbike tour. Birds of prey and stunning nature
Luxury food tour, a luxurious taste of Denmark in Vejle
Try classic Danish food – this is your tour! An experienced local foodie will be your guide through gastro Vejle
Guided Church and Cemetery Walk in Vejle
A guided walk to some of Vejle's churches or cemeteries. A different way to get to know some Danish cultural traditions and history
Runestones and Ravning Bridge – Viking History
Discover some of the most remarkable and unique remains from the Viking age. Experience the scenic countryside moulded by the Ice age
Vejle's New Architecture and Outstanding Buildings
Vejle city council enacted an architectural policy as the first city council in Denmark. Come along on this city walk and experience the significance of this visionary policy.
Since 1997 Vejle's city council has had a clear attitude to the city's architecture, which has made a great impact on the buildings, the urban spaces and parks later built.
Experience the architecture and hear the stories about the city park, the music theatre, the art museum, the roundabout, the midpoint of Vejle and many more exciting new places such as the Wave and Fjordenhus. Naturally, I'll spice up the city walk by including the stories of the city's older buildings, which we pass on our walk through the city.
A city walk, which will be exciting for both new and old residents of Vejle and all with an interest in architecture and urban spaces.
Viking Kings and Danish World Heritage – Jelling
Guidet tour of the famous Viking runic stones of Jelling – the Christian "birth certificate" of Denmark from the Viking age
Vejle River Valley Guided Tour with Canoe
Get a great experience with a canoe ride in the beautiful Valley of Vejle stream. Experienced guide. Canoes and lifevests included
Experience Munkebjerg Forest on a Guided Hike
Experience the life in Munkebjerg Forest on a nature hike with a skilled guide. Stunning views and rare nature
Vejle – a Thousand Years of History From the Middle Ages till Today
Guided walk in the centre of Vejle. Learn some of Vejle's interesting history and how the town grew and experience the nice town centre
Experience Vejle's New Neighborhood from a Kayak
Go kayaking and experience the new neighborhood in Vejle from the water side.
Starting at Albuen Beach we will row in kayaks under the Vejle Fjord bridge into the Skyttehus Bay. Here we will see Vejle's landmark Bølgen – The Wave – the new towers. Of course we also pass Fjordenhus – the House of the Fjord – and continue into Sønderåen, where we will see the new residential area, Skudehavnen.
I'll introduce you to the kayak, and instruct you in the most important techniques for controlling the kayak before we move safely into the fjord.
There are no requirements for participant's fitness level. All necessary equipment is provided and included in the price.
The price is DKK 525 per person – min. 2 people.
For safety reasons, we only offer guided kayak trips in the period 01 May to 15. October.
Mountain Biking in Sønderskoven Forest
Experience the beautiful and diverse nature in the middle of Vejle – hop on a mountain bike and get a guided tour in the nature
Vejle - guided tours
There are plenty of sights in and around Vejle, and our guides have created a number of options for you for guided tours in Vejle.
Vejle is part of the destination called Heart of Jutland, a destination that covers the entire area called Trekantsområdet. We are happy to contribute to the options the destination have on offer.
Jelling - a guided tour
A guided tour in Jelling is a trip back in time and history. Jelling is home to the Jelling Stone, which is said to be Denmark's baptismal certificate and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, there are two runic stones that Harald Bluetooth raised to remember his parents King Gorm the Old and Queen Thyra. Here, Denmark is described for the first time as a unified country. Therefore, we consider the stones to be Denmark's baptismal certificate.
Right next to the runic stones is the museum Kongernes Jelling, Royal Jelling, a museum that is part of our National Museum. The museum has a very exciting and modern exhibition that tells history with interactive screens. In Jelling there is an obvious focus on Viking history. Go exploring – first on a guided tour, and then on your own in the museum.
Not far from Jelling you find Bindeballe Købmandsgård, an old grocery shop, the Bronze Age burial place of the Egtved girl, the Ravning bridge, Randbøldal which is a beautiful heath area and there are furthermore many stories of beautiful nature and the Ice Age in the Vejle river valley. You can spend a few or many hours - in either case it will be a pleasure to the eye and will entail entertaining stories.
Vejle guided tours
We have many good options for guided tours in Vejle. Vejle has some of the most beautiful and dramatic nature in Denmark. There are deep valleys, steep hills and the beautiful Vejle Fjord with beautiful beech forests and, not least, relics from the Viking Age.
How about a guided city tour on the harbor front with the world-famous buildings Bølgen, the Wave, and Fjordenhus. It is modern architecture when it's most impressive and beautiful and to some a challenge to the eyes. Famous within Denmark and also beyond.
A guided tour in Vejle also offers the history of urban development, the Middle Ages or Vejle's status as a city of resilience. Resilience focuses on the power of water and how Vejle can handle the threat from the river and the danger of floodings. Resilience connects Vejle with cities such as Rome and Los Angeles.
If you prefer a more active tour, you can choose a tour by bike, by canoe on the river or kayak on the fiord. The nature around Vejle provides some of the most beautiful Danish nature sights and spots. The beech forest in Vejle is famous for having the first beech that pops in the spring.
You can also go on a food tour or a gastro tour in Vejle. Food tours have become very popular and our guide knows all the best places to visit. Maybe you already know that? Vejle also has a restaurant with a Michelin star. It is something to be proud of. Let your guide lead the way to the local delicacies.
You'll find everything in Vejle
As you can see, guided tours in Vejle can be in the town as well as on the water or in the beautiful countryside and the hills around Vejle. Come along on a tour.
Guide Service Denmark works closely with VisitVejle. You can therefore also get help at the tourist office, where they are very good at helping if you need to know a little more about our options. Of course you can always contact us at the office at Guide Service Denmark – we love dialogues.
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