Billund is a charming town which owes its fame to one of Denmark's most well-loved inventions: Lego. Visits almost always revolve around a visit to Legoland, making it one of Denmark's most popular destinations for tourists travelling with kids.
The Legoland Billund Resort is a colourful playground of innovate rides, games, and Lego structures. It's even possible to spend nights in the resort's themed rooms. However, the theme park is only open between mid-March and October, closing for the cold winter months from November to February.
As if vast Legoland is not enough, another popular attraction in Billund is the world-class waterpark of Lalandia Billund with its waterslides, pools, and spa facilities. Located in central Denmark, Billund is serviced by the second largest airport in the country, ensuring easy access by air, and it is only 17 miles (27km) from the regional capital of Vejle.
With its continental climate, Billund's summers are mild and its winters (December to February) are fairly cold but are nonetheless warmer than in northern Scandinavia. The Danish town's warmest period lasts from June to the beginning of September, with temperature highs averaging between 63°F (17°C) and 70°F (21°C) on days that regularly enjoy more than 13 hours of sunshine.
Over half the days of summer are accompanied by some form of precipitation, from light rains to the occasional thunderstorm. By contrast, moderate rains can be expected throughout winter, with the wettest part of the year occurring in December.
Snow can reasonably be expected to fall somewhere between November and mid-April and is most likely to be on the ground in late January. The summer months are the best time to visit Billund but visitors should book in advance as crowds visiting the town's famous Legoland reach their peak around this time as well.
Despite its airport being the second largest in the country, Billund is itself fairly small and has no railway lines, which means that all travel takes place by road or plane. Buses leave the airport at regular intervals to surrounding areas and, in summer, the Billund City Shuttle transports travellers between the airport, the centre of town, and the area's main attractions free of charge.
Licensed taxis are available throughout Denmark and, if their roof light is on, can be hailed on the street for a bit cheaper than booking one in advance. As is the case in much of the rest of the country, cycling is also a popular mode of transport in Billund. There are a number of bicycle rental shops for travellers who want to explore the town and surrounds on one of its cycle routes, with a range of bicycles readily available to hire.