Solvang, California is a Danish town that brings a bit of Denmark to America. Founded by Danes, it is filled with shops, stores, bakeries and restaurants that serve up an authentic Danish experience.

“Little Denmark” is only a day away by car, and has all of the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Denmark, without the transcontinental flight.

Solvang_Little_MermaidPhoenix to Solvang: 500 mi; 7.5 hrs
Las Vegas to Solvang: 392 mi; 5.8 hrs

Solvang (Danish for ‘sunny field’) is a beautiful little city nestled in the Santa Ynez Valley of California, just east of Santa Barbara. Founded in 1911 by a small group of Danish teachers, Solvang now is a lovely city that reflects the culture and architecture of Denmark, with fine restaurants, lovely shops and outstanding activities to enchant young and old alike.

There are Danish festivals, quiet tree lined streets, horse drawn wagons, Hans Christian Andersen Park, windmills, Danish pastries and imported candies, and dozens of quaint shops to explore.

Visit the official Solvang Website>

Mortensen’s Danish Bakery>

Danish Mill Bakery>

Olsen’s Danish Bakery>

The Solvang Bakery>

Ingeborg’s Danish Chocolates>

Old Danish Food Farm>

Solvang Restaurant – Home of Arne’s Aebleskiver>

Viking Garden Restaurant & Cellars>

The Red Viking Restaurant>