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Explore the fascinating features of the Wadden Sea in this region.

D Islands

This is where the ocean became land: the Danish Islands developed from sandbanks created by the ocean continuously depositing sand along the coast of southwest Jutland. Today, Fano, Mando and Romo are all overgrown dune and marsh islands. Admire dunes up to 20m in height on their seaward sides or relax on one of the widest beaches in the world!

Skallingen peninsular

Visit one of the most dynamic landscapes in the Wadden Sea, where the beach moves backwards several metres every year and the dunes disappear into the ocean after a storm.

Coastal mainland

The coastal mainland holds evidence of the last glacial periods. Stretching along 18km, moraines can be found along with active cliffs and a shoreline rich in boulders and pebbles. It’s a natural phenomenon and one that is rare in the sedimentary Wadden Sea. You can also marvel at the dikes, marshland and whole host of migrating birds in this area.

Explore nature - discover biodiversity

Discover the salt meadows – one of the most valuable natural habitats in Denmark – that provide food and shelter for hundreds of species of wildlife. The beauty of these natural features along the Danish coast also inspired the Golden Age painters in the seventeenth century.

Explore Nature - experience dynamic landscapes

The estuary of Varde Å is a fascinating place – an almost natural estuarine or ‘Havsand’ where a new dune ridge is developing.



Meet the newest member of the Wadden Sea World Heritage family. The Danish Wadden Sea was included in the Wadden Sea World Heritage in June 2014. It is the smallest of the Wadden Sea regions, yet its share of unmodified natural shorelines is particularly high.

Whatever the weather and time of year – be it stormy or balmy – a walk along the seashore is always spectacular; you are sure to uncover a wealth of natural wonders across this region.

You can travel freely around the National Park Wadden Sea, the largest national park in Denmark with its characteristic open landscape. It encompasses shallow sea areas with deeps and dry sands – Skallingen peninsula, where the dynamics of nature unfold unimpeded; Varde Å valley, the only river where the water from the Wadden Sea moves in and out freely; the Wadden Sea islands with their rich and varied nature; Havsand, where a new dune ridge is developing; and Margrethe Kog, the bird refuge protected by dikes.

In spring and summer, witness the more than one million starlings that gather to dance in the evening sky and create the impressive ‘black sun’ display before settling down for the night.  You can also see the enormous swarms of migratory birds, or get up close to the harbour seal – one of the largest predators in the Denmark.

Listen to the stories and discover the relationship between man and sea, the ever-present risk of storm surges and the use of nature’s resources from ancient times to the present day.