Active leisure and nature experiences

Herning and the nearby town of Ikast have some of the top football, handball and ice hockey clubs in Denmark. The area is known for elite sports and there will very often be a top game to watch in the area.

There is also a lot of sports and activities for the masses - in Herning you can do almost any kind of sport, and we have the most sport halls per citizen. Sport in Herning - and in Denmark - is to a large extent based on volunteers, and many of our more than 170 sports clubs or associations are strongly rooted in the local society. Therefore, to really get to know the Danes, joining a club may be the way. If you are having trouble finding the right association for you, you can contact Herning Idrætsråd.

Herning also have many free facilities and places where you can pay a day rate. For example, swim the new 50-meter lanes at Herning Svømmehal,- or swim outside in the summer, swim or do fitness at DGI-Huset. You can also climb or go skating at Terminalen.Or go canoeing or kayaking at one of the rivers or lakes.

For a run or walk there are many options. Go to for example Fuglsang Lake, where you can also use the outdoor fitness equipment. 

Other natural areas with nice tracks for running or walking, and nature playgrounds include Knudmosen, Præstbjerg and Løvbakkerne

Our Tourist Office Visit Herning will guide you to all the attractions and activities in the Herning area.