The Jutland peninsula, homeland of the Jutes who joined the Anglos and Saxons in the conquest of England, is Denmark’s largest landmass. Beaches and campgrounds mark the area as prime summer vacation territory, while verdant hills, marshlands, and sparse forests add color and texture.
From Frederikshavn (see 281), on the northern tip of Jutland, Stena Line ferries (96 20 02 00; www.stenaline.com) leave for Gothenburg, Sweden (2-3’thr.; 100-125kr, 50% Scanrail discount) and Oslo, Norway (SVzhr.; 145-255kr, with Scanrail 90kr). Color Line (99 56 20 00; www.colorline.com) sails to Larvik, Norway (6V4hr.; 180-410kr, students and seniors 50% discount). Color Line boats also go from Hirtshals, on the northern tip of Jutland, to Oslo (8-8V6hr. 180-410kr) and Kristiansand, Norway (212-412hr. 160-350kr).