Denmark is Europe’s oldest kingdom and is so picturesque it is often marketed as a ‘fairytale country’ – but don’t worry, it is thoroughly modern and full of exciting things to do and see. It’s a great place to go if you like theme parks – it has Legoland, the Tivoli Gardens, and Bakken, the world’s oldest amusement park at 426 years old! Copenhagen, the capital city, is full of attractions such as the statue of the Little Mermaid, the alternative freetown of Christiana, Amalienborg Palace which is home to the Danish royal family, and the central shopping district, Strøget. The Danes are well educated and have a high standard of living, and the official language is Danish.
The culture is cosmopolitan and independent, though Denmark is a small country, less than half the size of the North Island – and, like New Zealand, the coastline of Denmark means that it has plenty of sandy beaches which are highly recommended – that and the pastries!