Visit the Danish city with golden light, join a literary festival in Yorkshire or have an adventure holiday in Italy
Fans of Danish TV dramas could be forgiven for picturing the country as a place of half light and unsolved crimes. But even the most hard-boiled Scandinavian detective needs a holiday from time to time and when they do they’re likely to head to North Jutland. With its powder-soft beaches and jolly seaside towns, this island in the far north of Denmark is the perfect antidote to Nordic noir. Its distinctive golden light has been attracting artists since the 19th century. More recently it’s become an outpost for some of Scandinavia’s most creative cuisine. The gateway to the region is the city of Aalborg, served by direct flights from Gatwick (norwegian.com).