Unearth legends from the Viking Age in Hobro. The charming market town is set on a picturesque fjord surrounded by forests and fields. Explore an ancient Viking fortress and stay active with activities like hiking and kayaking. In the bustling harbour district, you can hop between cafes, museums and galleries.
Things to do in Hobro
Walk in the footsteps of Vikings at Fyrkat, an ancient fortress built in the 9th century. The enormous, grass-covered rampart once encircled 16 wooden longhouses. One has been beautifully restored and offers a glimpse of life under the reign of legendary Viking leader, King Harald Bluetooth. Costumed guides bring the open-air museum and archaeological site to life.
Pick out your country at Verdenskortet, a miniature world map built from grass and rocks. It’s set on the shores of glassy Lake Klejtrup and has been lovingly maintained by the same family for three generations. There are lots of family-friendly activities to enjoy, including a petting zoo and mini-golf course.
Wander around the wharf and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Cafes and bistros dot the waterfront and treat you to beautiful views over the harbour. Dive into the town’s seafaring past at the Maritime Culture Centre and visit the Gas Museum housed in the former gasworks building.
Enjoy spectacular views of Mariager Fjord on the Panorama Trail. It stretches along the banks of the fjord and connects Hobro with Bramslev Bakker Beach. Along the way, you’ll hike past lush waterfront meadows and sandy beaches. Allow around three hours to complete the hike. In the summer months, kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals are a great way to explore Mariager Fjord.
Getting around Hobro
Hobro is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. The town is on the Jutland peninsula, a 30-minute drive from Randers and one hour from Aarhus. Copenhagen Airport is a one-hour drive away.