Green tips for your holiday in Odense

Photo: Kasper-Emil Tornfeldt

Here are our tips on how to make sure your holiday stay has the least possible carbon footprint. Often it is the little things that can make a big difference and we hope you will lend a hand in our work to make Odense one of the most sustainable destinations in Denmark.

Letbanen i Odense
Jonas Legarth

Walk, cycle or use public transport

Odense is a big city, where you are close to most things, whether you walk or cycle.

Odense has over 500 km of cycle paths, so there are plenty of opportunities to explore the area by bike. If you don't have a bike with you, there are several opportunities to rent bikes in the city.

If you are going on a longer trip, there are plenty of opportunities to take public transportation when traveling to or from Odense. From the train station you can easily take the train around the rest of the country, the regional train to South Funen or take a bus to one of the other cities on Funen.

If you take the car to Odense, it is obvious to park at Odense Parkering Syd and take the light rail into the city center.

Hotel Odeon dobbeltvaerelse
Kent Rasmussen

Stay in one of the city's green hotels

If you are staying overnight in the city, there are several hotels where you can sleep with a clear conscience. In Odense, we have many environmentally certified hotels where the environment and green transition are paramount.

You can read more about their sustainability efforts and environmental certification on their websites.

Open face sandwiches with potatoes

Eat where the focus is on local and organic produce

Odense has a diverse food scene where you can easily find something for everyone. A number of the city's restaurants focus on local produce, ecology, and minimizing food waste.

Let yourself be tempted by the city's many eateries, explore on your own, or try one or more of our suggestions below.

Veras Vintage second hand market in Storm's Pakhus
Rebecca Stanckel

Visit the local shops and markets

Odense has several cozy antique and second-hand shops where you can buy second-hand clothes, furniture, or everyday objects. When you buy second-hand, you are helping to boost the circular economy. 

You can also visit our local food market, Storms Pakhus, where, in addition to tasting food from all over the world, you can participate in some events, such as Vera's Market with second-hand clothes

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Remember the good habits

We hope that you will remember the good habits from home when you are on vacation in Odense, and thereby contribute to a green and clean city. Even a small effort can have a big positive impact.

Sort your waste wherever possible. Turn off the electricity and save water. In Odense, there are several water points, so remember the water bottle and fill it up when the thirst arises, and you will save both money and plastic.

Find the information digitally

Save on paper and find brochures and information digitally. Through our website, you can find inspiration and information related to your vacation in Odense.

You can also find us on social media, where we inspire your vacation.