Experience the ice age

The ice age, the glaciers in Denmark, and the massive powers have made our landscape look as it does today. It was created by the ice during the last ice age; hills have been pushed up, holes have been formed, stones from all over The Nordic countries have been spread out and in front of it all, the melt water have been flowing out and made Western Jutland flat like a pancake.

Therefore the ice has had a big influence on the Danish landscape and the powers of the ice have left clear traces that can be experienced today.

We have gathered a range of suggestions for routes in particularly exciting ice age landscapes for you to experience.

Ice age routes at Molslaboratoriet in Mols Bjerge

Naturhistorisk Museum’s researchstation, Molslaboratoriet, are located in the middle of the beautiful Mols Bjerge. There are marked paths in the area, which are free to visit. We have made a special ice age route in the area. You will experience several of the classical traces of the ice age that can still be seen in the Danish landscape. The tour offers a kettle hole, a meltwater tunnel, and former seabed among others. Remember the wellingtons if it has been raining.

Find the whole route here.

The ice age landscape in Northern Jutland

Northern Jutland has throughout the ice ages been very affected by the movements of the ice, and in the Interglacial periods, Vendsyssel have been covered by sea, where only the highest points were visible as islands. You can still see these traces of the ice age and sense the powerful powers od the ice by visiting these places and at the same time experience the beautiful and exciting nature.

Find the north Jutlandic ice age landscape here.

Ice age bike trip in and around Aarhus

The landscape around Aarhus was affected a lot by the latest ice age, and the traces can be seen everywhere.
All of Aarhus Kommune is characterised by moraine landscape that formed during and after the ice age. However, there is a big difference in how the moraine landscape is expressed, depending on where in the municipality you are. In Aarhus Kommune you can find everything from large glacial erratics and tunnel-valleys to terminal moraine hills. On this bike route you get insight into how the landscape was formed, feel the hills in your legs, and moreover you will see traces of humans settlements over the years – from ice age to present day. Therefore, the route ends in the centre of Aarhus City – at Vikingemuseet.

Read more about the bike trip here

Rocky route 1 – in Mols Bjerge

On the first rocky route, you can experience rocks from the ice age in both water and on land. The route takes place south of Rønde on Djursland by the beautiful Kalø Slotsruin, Hestehave forest, and Ringel forest in National Park Mols Bjerge.

Find the whole route here.

Rocky route 2 – in Mols Bjerge

On this rocky route, you can experience rocks from the ice age on land. The route takes place in the area near Knebel, Agri, and Porskær in National Park Mols Bjerge.

Find the whole route here.

Other ice age routes

There are many other ice age areas and routes in Denmark. Explore some of them here.

Fur

Geopark Odsherred

Grejsdalen ved Vejle

Jyske Ås

Rubjerg Knude