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.

10 THINGS TO DO IN DENMARK (NOVEMBER 24 - DECEMBER 03)

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

September–early April  • nature

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

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

mid-November–early January • 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

Freetown Christiania

Freetown Christiania

May–September (all year round) • activity

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

Dyrehaven (Deerpark)

Dyrehaven (Deerpark)

May–September | September–February • nature

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

Singing Trees (Park of Music)

Singing Trees (Park of Music)

all year round • activity

An unusual park where you'll hear some famous songs

Gløgg

Gløgg

late November–early January • food

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

Christmas Food

Christmas Food

late November–early January • food

Danes are creative when it comes to celebrating Christmas

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

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

Pickled Herring

Pickled Herring

all year round • food

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

31 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival

Søndervig Sand Sculpture Festival

on holdMay 8–November 1, 2021 • event

Jutland's sand turned into huge and impressive sculptures

The Tall Ship Races

The Tall Ship Races

out of rangeAugust 12–15, 2021 • event

One of the most impressive sailing events worldwide

Flower Fields

Flower Fields

out of rangemid-March–August (best in late April–early July) • nature

The flat expanses of the country will surprise you with vast blooming patches

Moesgård Viking Moot

Moesgård Viking Moot

out of rangeJuly 23–25, 2021 • event

Recreating the old and great traditional Viking fair day in Aarhus

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival

out of rangeJuly 1–24, 2021 • event

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

White Cliffs of Møns Klint

White Cliffs of Møns Klint

out of rangeApril–October • activity

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

Legoland

Legoland

out of rangeApril–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

out of rangeJune 26–July 3, 2021 • event

The largest music event in Northern Europe was inspired by Woodstock

Copenhagen Pride Week

Copenhagen Pride Week

out of rangeAugust 18–23, 2020 (virtual event) • event

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

Smørrebrød

Smørrebrød

out of rangeMay–September • food

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

Sailing Viking Ships

Sailing Viking Ships

out of rangeMay–August • activity

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

Sankt Hans Aften (Midsummer)

Sankt Hans Aften (Midsummer)

canceledJune 23 • event

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

Grenen, the Northernmost Point in Denmark

Grenen, the Northernmost Point in Denmark

out of rangeJune–August • activity

The point where two seas meet is unique in many ways

Black Sun or Starling Murmuration

Black Sun or Starling Murmuration

out of rangemid-March–mid-April | mid-September–mid-October • nature

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

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

out of rangeMay–September • activity

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

Tivoli Gardens (Summer Season)

Tivoli Gardens (Summer Season)

out of rangeMarch 27–September 26, 2021 • 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

Aarhus Festival

Aarhus Festival

out of rangeAugust 27–September 5, 2021 • event

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

Distortion

Distortion

out of rangeJune 2–6, 2021 • event

A week of massive daytime street parties and nightclub events

Seals in the Wadden Sea

Seals in the Wadden Sea

out of rangeJune–September • nature

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

Strøm Festival

Strøm Festival

out of rangeAugust 11–14, 2021 • event

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

Wild Horses

Wild Horses

out of rangeApril–September • nature

These noble creatures are left to wonder freely throughout Denmark

Shakespeare Festival at Kronborg Castle

Shakespeare Festival at Kronborg Castle

out of rangeAugust 6–22, 2021 • event

Watch some masterfully performed Shakespearean play at Hamlet's castle

Copenhagen's Parks

Copenhagen's Parks

out of rangemid-April–mid-October • activity

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

Studenterkørsel

Studenterkørsel

out of rangelate June • event

A two-week long party for the fresh graduates

Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday and Festival

Hans Christian Andersen's Birthday and Festival

out of rangeApril 2 • event

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

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

out of rangeApril–October • activity

The sand of time is especially merciless to this lighthouse

Fastelavn

Fastelavn

out of rangeFebruary 27, 2022 • event

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

Beach Season

Beach Season

out of rangeJune–August • activity

For tough Scandinavians Denmark is almost like Palma de Mallorca

Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)

Copenhagen Architecture Festival (CAFx)

out of rangeOctober 7–17, 2021 • event

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

Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle

Crocus Blooming at Rosenborg Castle

out of rangemid-March–early April • nature

A combination of the beauty of nature and Danish design

Copenhagen Beer Festival (Ølfestival)

Copenhagen Beer Festival (Ølfestival)

out of rangeOctober 22–23, 2021 • event

Enjoy thousands of beers and meet beer enthusiasts from all over Denmark and abroad

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