Mols Bjerge National Park covers an area of 180 km2 of large forests, moors and open dry grasslands as well as lakes, coastal areas and the sea.
The park area extends from the coast of Kattegat in the east to the forests at Kalø in the west, from the winding inlets in the south across the magnificent moraine formations of the hills of Mols Bjerge to the outwash plains of the Ice Age in the north.
The national park with a town
The National Park also includes the town of Ebeltoft as well as various villages and holiday cottage areas.
The objectives of the Mols Bjerge National Park
The objective of the National Park is to preserve, strengthen and develop nature, the countryside, the cultural surroundings, the distinctive geological features and to provide visitors with excellent opportunities of outdoor activities and information about the area.
The easiest way to to the National Park is by car. A car allows you to move around throughout the national park and see the sights. In general, the national park is one of the smaller parks. This makes the distances you need to drive relatively short.
The best starting point for reaching the national park is Aarhus. Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and there are multiple places to rent a car. The drive from Aarhus to Rønde is approximately 35 - 45 minutes.
This is one of the easier national parks to reach by bus. Of course it depends on where you want to go in the park. The main starting point for hiking is in Rønde that is quite easily accessible from Aarhus by bus. The current route is Bus 123 but make sure to check changes to any schedule or bus route. The trip is about 45 minutes by bus.
When to visit
You can visit the national park all year. Denmark will get quite cold through winter months and most activities will be paused. However, you can easily do some of the hikes in winter if you're up for it. Summer is the obvious choice and here you will meet plenty of other visitors in the park. Fall and spring can be beautiful when the whether is good.
Map of Mols Bjerge National Park
Image gallery of Mols Bjerge National Park
Sights in Mols Bjerge National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Visitor/Information centres in Mols Bjerge National Park
Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.
Hiking trails in Mols Bjerge National Park
Almost all national parks have some opportunities for hiking. You can see some of the more popular trails here. You should get local information for detailed information on all trails of the national park.