Danish Fairy Tales

Read famous fairy tales stories from Denmark – the best Danish fairy tales for kids and adults.

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Nightingale

The Nightingale

A Chinese Emperor coves a nightingale – but then discovers a more beautiful one made of gold.

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairytale Twelve Swans

The Wild Swans

A sister loses her twelve brothers, who are turned into swans. Will she risk her own life to save them?

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of a Little Mermaid, and what she will do for love.

Illustration for Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Tinder Box

The Tinderbox

The classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale of a soldier who comes upon riches and a tinder-box…

Bedtime stories illustration The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Two friends are separated by a Snow Queen and an icy heart.

Illustration for children's story Little Tuk of sleeping boy

Little Tuk

A little boy helps an old lady carry her bucket – and goes on a wonderful geography adventure.

Bedtime stories at Christmas illustration of lit house in fir tree forest

The Fir Tree

A little fir tree in the forest wishes he was grown – until he is grown.

Illustration of girl and stem for children's short story Thumbelina

Thumbelina

The sweet story of the adventures of a girl no larger than a person’s thumb.

Illustration of girl's face for children's short story The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

The classic sad fairy tale about a poor little match girl selling matches in the snow at Christmas.

Illustration of ducks on pond for children's short story The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

A baby duck is teased for being ugly… until he discovers how special he really is.