Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen, is situated in Sjælland, an island decorated with ancient castles related with the northern royal family. Hans Christian Andersen, the legendary genius behind some of the world's most famed fairy tales, grew up in the town of Odense in Fyn. Danish spirit provides the visitors with feelings of relaxation and tranquility. The capital, Copenhagen, is bustling street activity all year round and, as it is the least expensive Scandinavian capital, is convincingly affordable for budget travelers. Denmark offers a blend of vivacious towns such as Ribe and Odense plus pastoral countryside, medieval churches, Renaissance castles and tidy 18th-century villages.