Denmark is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries and is certainly the most southern in its geographical position. Its people are livelier and warm Scandinavians, always ready to drink, talk, walk outdoors, and enjoy the sunshine. The Danish monarchy, one of the world’s oldest, is a very popular institution fully anchored in the Danish society. Beyond the capital and the bigger cities, Denmark offers a mix of lively towns such as Ribe and Odense plus rural countryside, medieval churches, Renaissance castles and tidy 18th-century villages. Neolithic dolmen, preserved 2000-year-old “bog people”, and impressive Viking ruins are just some of the remnants of the nation’s long and fascinating history.