VisitSkanderborg - Welcome to the Lakelands

Experience all the Lakelands has to offer right here!
The Lakelands is particularly known for its beautiful nature with lakes and forests – and the Himmelbjerg. But the Lakelands is also a lot more than that. Here, you will find quality experiences in art and culture, gastronomy and shopping. As well as plenty of hiking, biking and sailing.

In the beautiful and varied landscape around Skanderborg and Ry, you can delve into all kinds of cool outdoor experiences and get your heartrate up quickly. You can also plant yourself along the lake shore a whole day, enjoy nature and let your heartrate settle down while calmness engulfs you. Toss your kayak in Knudsø Lake or bring your kids on a lovely canoe trip to the Himmelbjerg. Grab your bike and head out into the hilly landscape on either the highway or on one of the many mountain bike trails in the Lakelands. Meet a monk storyteller at Øm Abbey and enjoy a world-class meal by one of the local chefs.

There’s always something going on in the Lakelands – just take a look at our event calendar. There are Smukfest festival under the beeches and Ry Outdoor Festival on land, on water and in the air. There are free harbor concerts at the Marina in Ry and dancing on the bridge in Skanderborg. There are art exhibitions, riding tours on Icelandic horses and boat trips with food served onboard. Or what about attending the weekly Classic Car show in Ry or the festival Himmelhop for children, parents and grandparents on the Himmelbjerg?

But first: Have a look around the website and get inspiration for the experiences that will make YOUR vacation unforgettable.

We look forward to welcome you.