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East Jutland is a combination of fertile landscapes, big woods, fine beaches and busy, interesting towns. You might say that East Jutland stretches from Kattegat (east) to the Viborg area (west) and from Frederica (south) to Hobro (north).
The green, hilly East Jutland is formed by the glaciers from the Glacial Age. Valleys, ravines and deep fiords were formed where the melt water carved channels, and when the ice disappeared about 14,000 years ago, it left a beautiful and hilly moraine formation.
Along the Kattegat coast of Djursland and Mols and south of Århus there are several lovely and family friendly beaches with fine-grained sand, and the water here is low and rather calm. But also in the fiords of Horsens and Vejle you will find fine beaches and quiet water ideal for a swim.
Randers Fiord can be crossed at various points by ferry boats leaving whenever you need it - this for instance at Mellerup-Voer and Udbyhøj, and at the mouth of Horsens Fiord there are ferry boats from Snaptum to Hjarnø and Endelave.
In Djursland you will find Mols Bjerge, a fantastic nature area with heathery hills and juniper bushes – soon this area will become a nature reserve. Near Silkeborg and Skanderborg in the central part of Jutland you can enjoy Søhøjlandet (the lake area) with the largest river in Denmark, Gudenå, various beautiful lakes and a gorgeous view from Himmelbjerget (a hill of 147 metres) in Ry.
South of Viborg you will find Hald Sø with the protected Dollerup Bakker (Dollerup hills), an unspoilt and grandiose landscape and west of Viborg Kongenshus Mindepark (memorial park) in the middle of the Jutland moor covered with heater as far as the eye can see. The earth is sandy and calcareous, and in Mønsted and Daubjerg Kalkminer (limestone caves) a production took place for centuries. The production stopped, but the caves are open for visitors. Here you can visit the deep mine galleries and the huge colony of bats.
The largest combe in Denmark is Grejsdalen north west of Vejle. The area is unique and beautiful with wooded steep slopes on both sides of the small river called Grejs Å. Also Vejle Ådal offers some splendid nature experiences.