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Jutland Peninsula

The Jutland Peninsula is an expanse of land in northern Europe. The southern expanse of the peninsula belongs to Germany while the northern part is a major portion of the territory that makes up Denmark. One of the best ways to get across to the Jutland Peninsula from the UK is to take the Harwich ferry , which docks in Esbjerg, a seaport located along the western coastline of the peninsula.  

From Esbjerg, tourists can easily explore both the Danish and German portions of the peninsula; they can even travel north to North Jutlandic Island, a large expanse of land that was connected to the peninsula proper until a flood in the early 1800s separated it from the mainland. 

Why take the ferry?

A good reason to take the Harwich ferry across the North Sea is the fact that ferry travel with a company such as DFDS Seaways makes it simple and affordable to take a car on holiday. With a car, tourists need not worry about making connections and planning in advance to go from place to place in Denmark or even Germany.  

Instead, they can drive where and as they wish, taking an extra day as needed to explore cities and areas more thoroughly. This kind of flexibility is not generally possible when a holiday depends on plane or train travel.

Exploring Jutland

The city of Esbjerg is a good place to start. Here, tourists can see the famous Men at Sea monument, celebrating the fishing heritage of Denmark. Another major attraction is the Fisheries and Maritime Museum located nearby.

Cycling is an excellent way to explore the Jutland Peninsula, as the terrain is fairly flat. There are slight hills in the eastern expanses and peat bogs in the western areas, both of which provide the cyclist with the kind of variety that keeps a cycling holiday from becoming monotonous.

The Harwich-Esbjerg North Sea ferry is ideal for tourists who want either a driving or cycling holiday on the Jutland Peninsula.