Spare time activities

When living, working and studying in Viborg Municipality, you have an abundance of cultural, recreational and social activities on your doorstep or a short drive away depending on where you live and what you are interested in doing in your spare time.

To name a few things – you can skydive, go fishing, take dance lessons, explore Viborg’s history and heritage, go to a concert, watch a play, watch a professional handball or football game, go hiking, watch a film, be a scout, train your dog, meet friends at a café, network with people with similar interests, be an amateur actor, be a volunteer, sing in a choir, go to an exhibition, go swimming, do sports and so on and so on – the possibilities are almost endless!

Viborg dates back to the Middle Ages and in the old part of the city, you can walk along narrow cobbled streets lined with timber framed houses and small court yards. Here you also find Viborg’s landmark – Viborg Cathedral which occupies a prominent space in the heart of the city.

If you would like to experience beautiful Ice Age created landscape, go to Hald Sø and Dollerup Bakker (hills) just outside Viborg.

Big Events

A number of big events take place in Viborg Municipality every year – General Handball, Snapsting, Hærvejsløbet, Hærvejsmarchen and Viborg Animation Festival.

Snapsting, Hærvejsløbet and Hærvejsmarchen all take place in the same week in June. Snapsting is Viborg’s big annual festival. During the Snapsting week, a lot of different events take place – concerts, cultural events, debates and happenings.

Hærvejsløbet is Denmark’s largest cycling race (both road and mountain bike) with a total of six different routes.

Hærvejsmarchen is a two day walking event that takes you through the street of Viborg and the beautiful landscape around Viborg depending on which route you choose.

Generation Handball takes place the first week in August and is an international handball tournament (both indoor and outdoor) for children and teenagers from different countries.

Viborg Animationsfestival is Denmark’s largest animation festival and takes place in the autumn.

To get inspiration to activities, places to visits, places for a cup of coffee or something to eat, visit VisitViborg’s website.

Pindle Viborg is a calendar of events, concerts, exhibitions, talks, etc. in and around Viborg.

On Fritidsportalen, you can find all the sports clubs and other voluntary associations registered in Viborg Municipality.

Student House 111 is a meeting place for all students enrolled on one of the institutions for further education in Viborg. To find out about events, opening hours, etc., visit Student House 111’s Facebook page

Viborg International Community is an informal meeting place for international and internationally-minded people.


Sidst opdateret: 19.03.2020