One of the undoubtable highlights of our time in Aarhus was Olafur Eliasson’s Your rainbow panorama, which sits atop the ARoS museum of modern art. Steve follows lots of art blogs and had seen it pop up on his feed when it was created in 2011. It’s been on his wish list ever since, which was another serendipitous thing about our trip to Aarhus. The artwork offers incredible views across the city seen through the varying shades of the colour spectrum. It’s an artwork that is best told in photos (of course, second to actually visiting it) so here are a few for you…
Out of the Darkness
ARoS is also currently showing an exhibition called Out of the Darkness exhibition, which has another rainbow-themed installation. This one involves walking through a room of colourful gases. It’s surreal and takes the ‘walking inside rainbow’ theme one step further. It also makes for some fun photos.
Other things to do in Aarhus
Aarhus is Denmark’s second city and has a thriving arts and culture scene. ARoS is central to this, but there is also a lot of homegrown talent sprouting at grassroots level. The newly redeveloped Godsbanen is a particular hub for creatives and is a good place to visit for a taste of the city’s arts. It includes open workshops and studios, as well as dance halls and theatres, all housed in an old freight yard. We’ve written a post about things to do in Aarhus, with lots more photos and tips about things to do in the city, including museums, galleries and restaurants. We were lucky to be there during the bi-annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition so we’ve also posted a photo essay of that. If you‘re planning a trip to Aarhus, you might also like to visit Copenhagen. We went earlier this year and fell in love with the city. We’ve written a post about our top things things to do in Copenhagen, with a special focus on all thing hygge.
We went to Aarhus as guests of Visit Denmark ( as explained in this post), but all opinions are, of course, our own. There is no amount of cakes that could encourage us to lie to you 🙂