Jelling stone and Koldinghus Fortress private tour from Aarhus
Attractions & guided tours

Jelling stone and Koldinghus Fortress private tour from Aarhus

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site Jelling Stone
  • Enjoy a walk through picturesque Jelling
  • Explore the charming town of Kolding
  • Admire Koldinghus Fortress, the last Royal Castle of Denmark
  • Learn about the history of the castle
What to expect

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site the Jelling Stone, a must-see once in Denmark and one of the most famous attractions of the country. Close to Jelling, you can find Koldinghus Fortress, another famous attraction to visit. Join this combo tour to admire both iconic sights in one day.

Meet your guide at the pickup point and together you will make your way to Aarhus train station to board the train to Jelling. During the 1-hour ride, your guide will tell you about how the Jelling Stone was erected by Danish King Harald Bluetooth in 965 in memory of his parents Gorm and Thyra. On the rune stone, you can find inscriptions of achievements Harald made such as the unification of Denmark and the conversion to Christianity. You can also spot the oldest image of Christ in Scandinavia on the stone.

After visiting the stone your guide will lead you around the picturesque village of Jelling. Pass the little white church, part of the UNESCO area, and then take the train to continue your journey to Kolding. Stroll through the small streets and admire the historic buildings as your guide tells you about the history of the town. You will slowly make your way to Koldinghus Fortress, the last Royal Castle of Denmark. Learn about the significant role the castle played in Danish history and how it was once the favourite castle of the Royal family.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • What's included
    • Guide
    • Transportation from Aarhus to Jelling and Kelding
    • Entrance fee to Jelling stone and Koldinghus Fortress (if selected at checkout)
    • Train transport Kolding to Aarhus (if selected at checkout)
    • Pickup from central location
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or any location in the center of Aarhus, please write down your hotel or the central pickup location of your preference in the dedicated field at checkout. Your guide will pick you up at that location 15 minutes before starting time

    What to remember
    • At checkout, you can choose for a tour only ticket, not including any entrance tickets or transportation, or if you wish to include entrance tickets Jelling Stone and Koldinghus Fortress and return train tickets to Aarhus from Kolding, select a tour + ticket combo
    • This tour has a set group price for 1 to 5 people for the tour only ticket
    • If you select a tour + ticket combo, the prices are per group and you will have to select 1 ticket matching the number of people in your group
    • A maximum of 5 people is set for this tour
    • Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or any location in the center of Aarhus, please write down your hotel or the central pickup location of your preference in the dedicated field at checkout. Your guide will pick you up at that location 15 minutes before starting time
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    When
    • Please refer to calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Via Hansa & Borealis
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 14 days before the experience begins.

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