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Introduction

Billund is a town in central Denmark. Although it's small, it has a relative large airport (the second busiest in the country) and is most famous because of Legoland. It has about 6,000 inhabitants.

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Sights and Activities

  • Legoland - the original first Legoland opened in 1968. Legoland is Denmark's most famous and beloved amusement among families and children of all ages. There is plenty of action, speed and fun for the whole family. Legoland is a magical world of shared experiences for the whole family with the child and the imagination at the center. Here you can really go wild at land, sea and air. And whether you prefer action or fun, there's plenty to choose from.
  • Lego Factory - for the real freaks.
  • Lalandia Billund - tropical waterpark, great for families/kids. Lalandia Aquadom in Billund is Scandinavia's largest water park. At 10,000 m2 romps children and adults in heated pools, which contains an abundance of water activities. In the wave pool, one can throw yourself into the waves, or cradle in the waves in big bath rings. The blue grotto is also a chapter in itself, where, among other things is possible to swim up close to tropical fish. The activity pool, you can try to "walk on water", play on dolphins or playing water basketball.
  • Givskud Zoo - GIVSKUD ZOO, known as the Lion Park, a modern zoo with approximately 70 different animal species and is only 25 kilometres from Billund. Givskud Zoo specializes in large installations where there are many different animals together, as one can drive through by car or by bus. Some of the best known and most popular animals in the park are elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes, gorillas and chimpanzees.

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Getting There

By Plane

Billund Airport (BLL) offers quite a few flights. Sun Air of Scandinavia has flights to Brussels, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Paris and Stockholm. Cimber Sterling flies to/from Antalya, Bergen, Bornholm, Copenhagen, Dublin, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, London, Málaga, Munich, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm and Palma de Mallorca. Ryanair has flights to/from Alghero, Alicante, Brindisi, Edinburgh, Faro, Girona, London, Málaga, Malta, Marseille, Milan, Pisa, Rome and Trapani.
Several other airlines have flights as well, including to additional places like Amsterdam, Reykjavik, Faroe Islands, Riga, Burgas, Varna, Stavanger, Tenerife, Frankfurt, Bodrum, Dalaman, Crete, Monastir, Ponta Delgada, Rhodes, Istanbul and Geneva.

By Car

As the center of Jutland, there are roads in every direction. If you are coming from south, drive to Kolding and continue towards Billund. If you are coming from north or east turn to Billund at Vejle.

By Bus

Two airport express shuttle buses go to Vejle (30 minutes) and Aarhus (1½ hours, via Horsens & Skanderborg) several times per day. There are also direct public buses from Billund to Vejle and Grindsted, Kolding (1 hour) and Horsens (2 hours). All of these buses stops at the airport.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Lindebo Bed and BreakfastAastvej 77Guesthouse-
Hanne HjemTorskindvej 10 Ny Norup, BredstenGUESTHOUSE-

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Keep Connected

Internet

While Internet cafés are present in most larger cities, they are usually not geared for tourists and hence they can be a bit tricky to find. Hotels usually provide both wireless internet and computers with internet access, but whether this service is provided for free, varies greatly. Many cafés and bars also provide free wireless internet for paying customers, even when it is not signposted, so it is always a good idea to ask. A lot of the McDonalds restaurants in Denmark have a couple of internet terminals available for their customers. The easiest way to get online is often the public library, as there is one in almost every town. Public libraries are usually centrally located, well signposted (look for Bibliotek) and always free. There can be a bit of waiting time to get a free computer though, but there will normally also be some sort of reservation system in place.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112. Denmark's international phone country code is 45. The prefix for international dialing is "00" or '+' (on a mobile phone). Bring your own unlocked GSM phone to make calls. Prepaid SIM cards are available at most shops and international calling can be reasonably priced. Any prepaid credit is generally only valid for calls made in Denmark, but can be purchased in small amounts to avoid waste when you leave. International collect calls are not allowed from phone booths, which are all ran by the TDC company. You should be able to make international call with the prepaid SIM cards anyways.

Post

Post Danmark A/S is Denmark's national postal service, and has a good reputation regarding service, speed and reliability. Sending a standard letter or postcard (up to 50 grams) costs 5 DKK within Denmark, 8 DKK to other European countries and 9 DKK outside Europe. Parcels up to 1 kilogram start at 75 DKK within Denmark, but are mostly 200 DKK or more to all other countries. The website has details about more prices and also about the opening hours of post offices, which vary widely from region to region but are usually open from around 9:30am until 5:00pm, 5:30pm on Thursdays. Most are open on Saturdays until 1:00pm. Apart from the post offices, some kiosks and newsagents sell stamps as well, and you will find postcards in many places. National and overseas mail must be placed in the red letterboxes that you will find almost everywhere. Collection times are posted on the letterboxes. As an alternative for sending parcels internationally, you might consider companies like TNT, UPS, DHL or FedEx, as they are fast, reliable and competitively priced in general.

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