Deer in Lille Vildmose

Lille Vildmose - a Danish wilderness

Photo: Enjoy Nordjylland

Just a 30 minute drive from Aalborg lies Lille Vildmose - a truly magnificent Danish wilderness. 

Not many people know that just 30 km from Aalborg, you can experience everything from wild boars and long-legged cranes to enormous moose and majestic golden eagles. Lille Vildmose, which is not as little as its name suggests, is the largest nature conservation area in Denmark. This unspoiled landscape spans a total of 7,600 hectares (equivalent to approximately 10,000 soccer fields), so you should take your time exploring this vast, wet wilderness. There is plenty to experience!

A trip into the wild

In Lille Vildmose, it's not just about outdoor activities. For example, we recommend starting your day at Lille Vildmosecenteret, where you can learn more about the animals and nature you will later experience. Children can have a blast on the center's playground or try jumping on the water-filled jumping pillow. If you dare, you can climb to the top of "Dødens tårn" (Tower of Death) for a view of the "kadaverplads" (carcass site), which attracts predators from the wilderness. If you've always wanted to fly, you can try the eagle simulator. Both children and adults can learn about the fascinating power of water through play and learning. Explore how lakes drain and reform in the swamp or witness the incredible force of water in the watermill.

There is plenty to experience for nature enthusiasts of all ages and for anyone who is curious. When it's time to embark on a wilderness adventure, you will be provided with a map and helpful advice on the best way to explore Lille Vildmose on your own. Due to the large size of the wilderness, the best way to explore is by car. If you want to increase your chances of spotting wild animals in the area and learn more about the nature, we highly recommend booking a guided tour. The guided tour takes place from your own car, and you will be guided through the car radio.

1 great tip

Keep an eye out for the ears when you are looking for wild animals, as they often peek out of the bushes. If you are lucky enough to spot a pair of ears, remember to keep a distance of at least 50 meters – you can never be quite sure what they will do. Good luck!

3 things you did not know about moose

  1. Moose can reach a height of four meters
  2. They are able to dive five meters
  3. Their large bodies are built for navigating swampy areas
Lille Vildmosecentret

Lille Vildmose Visitor Center

Photo: Lille Vildmosecentret

Experience Lille Vildmose with a guide

Experience the rocking bog and bird life up-close, hear about the carnivorous plant, Soldug, or see how the guide skins a deer. Yes, Lille Vildmose has a lot of interesting and exciting tours to offer. Walking through the bog, you will find that new and interesting influences come to you all the time. It will never be boring to follow the very enthusiastic guides on a trip. The guided tours are available from February until October, so bring your family along and enjoy a day or two in the Danish wilderness.

Guided tours in Lille Vildmose

Lille Vildmose

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Lille Vildmose on your own

The pamphlet "Stjernepunkter i Lille Vildmose" provides you with a good overview of the entire area in Lille Vildmosen. This allows you to pick the experiences you are most interested in and go on your own. The family can drive around in a car or on bikes, stopping whenever they feel like it. You will find several tables and benches, where you can enjoy your food in the calm, beautiful nature.

You can find the pamphlet, "Stjernepunkter i Lille Vildmose" at Lille Vildmose Visitor Center and InfoCenter Aalborg.

Play and Learn in Lille Vildmose

At the large nature playground in Lille Vildmose children and adults can learn about the plant and animal life in the bog. Learn about spiders, bats, badgers and much more. In the book, "Lille Vildma fra Vildmosen" Leif Andersen and the nature guides have written 20 marvellous stories. You can buy the book in the store in Lille Vildmosecentret.

Nature playground in Lille Vildmose