Experience the iconic Gudenå river

Gudenåen is Denmark's longest river. From its source on the Jutland ridge west of Tørring to its outlet in Randers Fjord is 160 kilometers. On its long journey to the sea, it grows with water from hundreds of springs into an impressive stream before spreading out into an adventurous delta.

Do you want to hike, sail, fish or cycle


Go for a walk by Gudenåen

Foto: Silkeborg Kommune

Experience Gudenåen from the waterside


On a bike by Gudenåen

Foto: Tobias Park

Fish at Gudenåen

Visit attractions

Discover the sights of Gudenåen

Gudenåen from source to outlet

Gudenåen is Denmark's longest river. From the source in Tinnet Krat to the outlet in Randers Fjord is approximately 160 kilometers. It runs through some of Denmark's most varied nature and offers intimate nature experiences and magnificent views. Read about the three sections of Gudenåen - south, middle and north - here.
Gudenåen NORD, MIDT and SYD
den ikoniske gudenaa
Gudenåen South

Small streams and an otherworldly atmosphere in Gudars Land

From Tinnet Krat to Klostermølle, Gudenåen runs from its source through the land of Gudar. This is the origin of the legend of the demigod Gudar, who created the meanders and name of the river Gudenå. In this otherworldly landscape, nature's beauty surpasses itself.
Read more about the land of Gudar
Gudenåen Middle

The lake district, Søhøjlandet and panoramic views

From Klostermølle to Silkeborg, the river Gudenå runs through the beautiful Søhøjland. Experience the undulating mosaic landscape, the magnificent views and the sea-green nature that is good for body and soul.
Read more about the recreational Søhøjland
Gudenåen North

Open expanses and beautiful boardwalks in the land of the barge haulers.

From Silkeborg to Randers, the river Gudenå runs through the landscape of barges, which for hundreds of years was an important waterway and transportation route in Denmark. Experience a world of water through adventurous wilderness, past the country's largest dammed lake, under historic bridges and the magnificent delta south of Randers.
Read more about the land of barge dragons

Find everything you need on the Gudenå map

With the digital Gudenå map you can find facilities, accommodation, places to eat, fishing spots, stories in the landscape and more.
Go to the Gudenå map