Take the dainty red-and-white seaplane a short 45 minutes' flight from Copenhagen's Nordre Toldbod to reach this cosmopolitan Jutland city - it's the best way to arrive in style. Aarhus, the country's second-largest urban area, is making a name for itself through its unpretentious culinary offering, which is distinctively different to that of the Noma-bewitched capital. Sure, new Nordic restaurants are in evidence, but you're just as likely to be snacking on Korean bibimbap or Nepalese momos at Aarhus Street Food, sipping chilled reds at Sjovinisten or scoffing a seafood selection at Mefisto, a straightforward bistro in the Latin Quarter serving lobster three ways, as you are attempting to pick up a reindeer heart jerky stick with your fine-tined fork. At rustic Pondus, organic Danish produce is paired with organic wines; at Langhoff & Juul, you'll find sandwiches as tall as they are wide on the menu. Walk off holiday banquets at the city's enormous, ten-floor ARoS modern art museum. Head straight to the roof to scan the sea and the old town, as well as the Botanical Gardens, below, before working your way back down through exhibitions.
Where to stay: Villa Provence