Best time to visit Denmark

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Best time of year to visit Denmark

Although the happiest country is terrific year round, the best time to visit Denmark runs from May to August, when the days are long and warm. The peak season runs in July–August when Scandinavian families head to the coast. Yet, it's a good time to see white cliffs of Mons Klint at their best and a variety of deer in Dyrehaven or to spend a day in Legoland. Autumn brings rain showers and the "Black Sun" phenomenon to Denmark. As the nights get longer and colder, the chances to witness northern lights are higher. In November–December the country gets into Christmasy spirit, and it's a good idea to book a room in advance.

21 THINGS TO DO IN DENMARK (JUNE 28 - JULY 07)

The Tall Ship Races

The Tall Ship Races

July 02–05, 2020 • event

One of the most impressive sailing events worldwide

Freetown Christiania

Freetown Christiania

May–September (all year round) • activity

One of Copenhagen's most famous attractions, a town inside a town

Legoland

Legoland

April–early October • activity

All in all, Denmark is the home of Lego. Are you ready to go back to childhood in the kingdom full of Lego constructions and fun rides?

Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Festival

June 27–July 04, 2020 • event

The largest music event in Northern Europe was inspired by Woodstock

Blooming Fields

Blooming Fields

April–August • nature

The flat surface of the country has a lot to surprise you with

Smørrebrød

Smørrebrød

May–September • food

Don't mistake smørrebrød for a plain sandwich, because it isn't

White Cliffs of Møns Klint

White Cliffs of Møns Klint

April–October • activity

Perhaps the most beautiful beach and most interesting geological sight in the whole country

Dyrehaven (Deerpark)

Dyrehaven (Deerpark)

May–September | September–February • nature

An ex-royal hunting ground is now a great place for deer watching

Grenen, the Northernmost Point in Denmark

Grenen, the Northernmost Point in Denmark

June–August • activity

The point where two seas meet is unique in many ways

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

July 03–12, 2020 • event

Catch local and international jazz stars at the premier destination for music lovers

Sailing Viking Ships

Sailing Viking Ships

May–August • activity

It's not about watching. Here you can actually get to sail the ship

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

May–September • activity

The windy weather of Denmark can be a good thing when it comes to these sports

Copenhagen's Parks

Copenhagen's Parks

mid-April–mid-October • activity

Drops of green, perfect for a break from the city's buzz

Studenterkørsel

Studenterkørsel

late June • event

A two-week long party for the fresh graduates

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

April–October • activity

The sand of time is especially merciless to this lighthouse

Wild Horses

Wild Horses

April–September • nature

These noble creatures are left to wonder freely throughout Denmark

Seals in the Wadden Sea

Seals in the Wadden Sea

June–September • nature

Visit vast beaches to watch seals in their natural habitat without disturbing them

Beach Season

Beach Season

June–August • activity

For tough Scandinavians Denmark is almost like Palma de Mallorca

Singing Trees (Park of Music)

Singing Trees (Park of Music)

all year round • activity

An unusual park where you'll hear some famous songs

Lindholm Høje

Lindholm Høje

early January–mid-December • activity

Denmark's most precious artefacts from both Germanic Iron Age and the Viking Age were found here

Pickled Herring

Pickled Herring

all year round • food

Pickled Herring as almost anything in Denmark, is a part of the Viking heritage

19 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Copenhagen Pride Week

Copenhagen Pride Week

August 18–23, 2020 • event

Once a year the world's LGBT community gathers in the most gay-friendly place on the planet to celebrate themselves

Moesgård Viking Moot

Moesgård Viking Moot

last weekend in July • event

Recreating the old and great traditional Viking fair day in Aarhus

Black Sun or Starling Murmuration

Black Sun or Starling Murmuration

mid-March–mid-April | mid-September–mid-October • nature

This strange, dancing, airy body is neither tornado nor ghost, but a million starlings!

Tivoli Gardens (Summer Season)

Tivoli Gardens (Summer Season)

April 04–September 22, 2019 • activity

The oldest amusement park in the world invites for some of the most magical and nostalgic rides of all times, and lots of other exciting adventures

Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday and Festival

Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday and Festival

April 02 • event

Visit Odense and learn more about H.C.Andersen, a man that became one of Denmark's symbols

Distortion

Distortion

June 03–07, 2020 • event

A week of massive daytime street parties and nightclub events

Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival

August 30–September 08, 2019 • event

The largest cultural event in Aarhus and one of the largest in Denmark

Strøm Festival

Strøm Festival

August 07–10, 2019 • event

The top electronic music festival in Scandinavia invades the city of Copenhagen for an entire week

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

November 16 2019–January 05 2020 • event

The best way to get into the festive spirit is to visit a Christmas market—the vendors seem to be aware of the deepest desires of your Christmas heart

Sankt Hans Aften (Midsummer)

Sankt Hans Aften (Midsummer)

June 23 • event

A Nordic tradition, celebrated on the night before the Midsummer's Day

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

mid-October–March • nature

Denmark enjoys nature's colourful show a few times per year

Shakespeare Festival at Kronborg Castle

Shakespeare Festival at Kronborg Castle

August 01–23, 2019 • event

Watch some masterfully performed Shakespearean play at Hamlet's castle

Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival

Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival

May 15–October 27, 2019 • event

Jutland's sand turned into huge and impressive sculptures

Gløgg

Gløgg

late November–early January • food

Essentially gløgg is like mulled wine, but with some additional treats

Fastelavn

Fastelavn

February 23, 2020 • event

Come and try the old Danish tradition of 'tilting at the cat in the barrel'

Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle

Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle

mid-March–early April • nature

A combination of the beauty of nature and Danish design

Christmas Food

Christmas Food

late November–early January • food

Danes are creative when it comes to celebrating Christmas

Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)

Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)

April 23–May 03, 2020 • event

The world's largest architecture festival embraces 3 cities, around 40 venues, 150 events, over 10 days, and thousands of visitors

Oyster Safari in the Wadden Sea

Oyster Safari in the Wadden Sea

mid-October–April • activity

Denmark may not be a famous producer of oysters but it definitely has a thing or two to offer