This is how to have great experiences at little cost

How do you avoid that cost of your vacation exceeds expectations?

Most people have found themselves in a situation where expenses skyrocket.

But you can easily have an inexpensive holiday without compromising on quality. If you do your homework, you can avoid big expensive surprises.

Horsens offers lots of experiences at reasonable cost and this is our guide to discounts, offers and great experiences at little cost.


Horsens has many exciting and diverse museums of good quality.

Maybe you think that visiting them all would be too expensive? However, Horsens has actually provided a solution to that problem. The city’s four major museums collaborate on a museum pass that provides access to both the Prison Museum, Denmark’s Industrial Museum, Horsens Museum and Horsens Art Museum at an advantageous price. That way, you get many hours of entertainment, learning and immersion for less money.


In Horsens, experiences in beautiful nature are not far afield. However, in some cases you must pay a small amount.

The island of Endelave has an abundant flora and fauna with wild rabbits and a large seal colony, amongst others. Endelave is a good starting point for a nice day on an idyllic Danish island. Unless you plan to build your own raft, you need to buy a ferry ticket to visit the island.

The trip through Horsens Fjord and Kattegat is an experience in itself and the price of a ticket is affordable. If you visit the island outside of the high season, the ferry crossing is reduced to half the usual price.

Canoeing or kayaking on Gudenåen

There are other ways to experience Horsens from the water. The area has several freshwater lakes located in beautiful surroundings. You can rent a canoe or kayak and experience both lakes and streams in a unique way.

Rent a boat for a trip on Bygholm Lake from Bygholm Sø Camping and experience nature from a different angle.

If you are more interested in sailing on Gudenåen, we recommend that you rent a canoe from either Elite Camp Vestbirk or Gudenåcamping Brædstrup. Sail up it the most beautiful part of Gudenåen at Voervadsbro and maybe put in at Klostermølle Canoe Camp Site.

If you want to experience the fresh air on Horsens Fjord, you can rent a kayak from Husodde Strand Camping and head out on one of Denmark’s most beautiful fjords.

Fun and games

While you are at Husodde Strand Camping, play a game of crazy golf with your family on the beautiful crazy golf course. The price is only DKK 50 for adults and, if you want a soft-ice or ice-cream cone, this is only DKK 15 extra.

Are you in the mood to make a hit and maybe a strike? At Hotel Pejsegården, you can grab a bowling ball and fight your family or friends for the glory. You can also play a game of billiards while the children enjoy the arcade games, or you can enjoy a tasty and reasonably-priced meal at Bistro Dillen.

Are you more inclined towards a trip to the water park? At Aqua Forum, you can try out the springboards, water slides and several pools. Or you could jump in the spa or warm up in the sauna. Aqua Forum offers you great experiences for a mere DKK 50/30.

Horsens Legeland is a paradise for children. The kids can have hours of fun and games while their parents enjoy a cheap refreshment from the café. The entry of DKK 65 is affordable compared to the joy it gives the children when they let their hair down in the activities.

Horsens Legeland er et paradis for børn. Her kan børnene bruge timer på leg og sjov, mens forældrene nyder en billig forfriskning fra cafeen. Entreprisen på 65 kroner er overkommelig i forhold til den glæde, det skaber hos børnene, når de slår sig løs i de mange forlystelser.


When – with your museum pass in hand – you visit Denmark’s Industrial Museum, do remember to also visit Café Gaslight where you can have a free cup of tea or coffee when showing your museum pass. At the historically-inspired café, you can also order a solid meal at a reasonable price. Maybe try the warm dish of the day at DKK 50.

In the heart of Horsens, you find the city’s shopping centre, bytorvHorsens, where you will find several eateries. One of them is Café Bytorv which offers a very nice selection of classic dishes at manageable prices. If you want the best value for money, we recommend trying the delicious buffet with a variety of tasty dishes. At lunch the cost is DKK 79.


Are you looking for unique overnight accommodation at affordable prices? Then, SleepIn FÆNGSLET is an option. At the old Horsens State Penitentiary, you can have an authentic overnight stay in one of the old prison cells.

Located in the old hospital section of Horsens’ biggest tourist attraction, you can make this the unforgettable and incomparable base for your holiday in Horsens.

Adjacent to scenic Nørrestrand, you find Danhostel Horsens. The city’s youth hostel has good facilities and is well-placed – close to several of the city’s major attractions. Danhostel Horsens offers you the cheapest option for overnight accommodation.

Horsens also has many campsites and bed & breakfasts that offer cheap overnight accommodation.