Make a holiday home in the Wadden Sea Isles your home away from home
A few weeks on the Jutland peninsula in Denmark is the perfect way to spend a summer. West Jutland is a particular tourist favourite thanks to its birdlife-rich marshlands that rise into beautiful green hills. Its white-sanded beaches are dotted with dunes, bays, inlets, straits and other features that owe their origin to the glacial activity that took place in the Ice Age. Visitors will want to book holiday homes in the Wadden Sea Isles with HomeAway in order to further enrich their Danish expedition. These mainly consist of spacious bungalows that are a stone’s throw from the beach. There are also holiday apartments in the Wadden Sea Isles of different sizes and styles, some of which are fitted with entertainment features such as swimming pools and ping-pong tables. A number of them also come with Internet access to keep holidaymakers connected to the world.
Things to do
-Water sports: The strong winds that sweep across the highly exposed North Sea coast provide the perfect conditions for windsurfing. Land sports such as kite flying and kite buggying are also made possible by the raging winds. Visitors can take advantage and push their need for speed to the limits.
-Bird watching: Residents of Wadden Sea Isles holiday homes won’t have to travel far to get to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wadden Sea National Park. Within this reserve is a stretch of marshland that apart from providing stunning scenery, is home to many bird species. A trip to the Ho Bay is a must for bird watchers as they will find flocks of migratory birds and be able to see with their own eyes the Black Sun phenomenon.
-Museums: To get better acquainted with seals and other sea creatures, the Fisheries and Maritime Museum is the place to go. A massive aquarium where all sorts of fish and marine life can be seen through a large glass wall is a great treat for kids and adults alike. The kids can also enjoy themselves in the maritime playground as you browse through the items in the open air exhibition. These items include tool sheds and a shipyard.
-Zoo: Other than the birds and seals, holidaymakers can see more wildlife at the Jyllands Park Zoo. This zoo brings together animals which one would find in the wildernesses of Africa such as lions and giraffes, saving you the trouble of going on safari. There are also arctic creatures such as polar bears and North Atlantic birds.
-Gastronomy: Visitors staying in Wadden Sea Isles holiday rentals can take advantage of their seaside location to try out seafood prepared according to Danish traditions. Several eateries in the West Jutland region serve these dishes alongside sumptuous lamb and steak delicacies. They can also buy fish fresh from the North Sea waters to prepare in their rentals.
Weather in Wadden Sea Isles
Travellers planning to take up residence in Wadden Sea Isles holiday homes and apartments in the summer months can expect mildly warm temperatures averaging at around 21°C. This is the hottest it gets as in autumn temperatures descend into the teens and in winter they drop to a few degrees above freezing. However, visitors who will be in West Jutland in August should prepare for showers as though it receives only about 60mm of rain on average, it is the wettest month on the Wadden Sea calendar.
Travel to Wadden Sea Isles
The only airport in West Jutland is the Esbjerg Airport which essentially now is only used as a heliport. The flights it used to handle from airports such as Stansted have been rerouted to Billund Airport. Visitors could also use the busier Aalborg Airport in North Jutland and then travel to Esbjerg via Aarhus using a train or bus. The trip takes over 4 hours.