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In the area called Søhøjlandet you have great opportunities to spend an active nature holiday. Here you will find many of the largest forest areas in Denmark and an abundance of lakes and streams. That is why Søhøjlandet is a perfect place to go fishing, walking, biking or canoeing.
Silkeborg is the centre of the nature experiences in the Søhøjlandet. Go on a boat trip on the Silkeborg lakes or try a lovely walk or a bike ride in the surrounding forest areas. You may also “climb” the 147 metres to the top of the Himmelbjerget (Sky mountain).
In the same area you will find Gudenåen, a 176 kilometre long river and as such the longest stream in Danmark. In more places at the Gudenåen you can rent canoes. In Velling wood south of Silkeborg you will find Denmark’s largest growth of 250–300 year old beeches.
When you go on holiday in the Søhøjlandet, you must visit Randers and Aarhus, which is the second largest city in Denmark. In Randers you can go visiting Randers Regnskov (Randers rain forest) while Aarhus offers both ARoS, an interesting art museum, and Aarhus Gamle By (the Old Town of Aarhus) among many other cultural places to visit. Furthermore shopping in Århus is a really great pleasure.