Best Time to Visit Denmark

Posted by Kornelija Kadyte  |  April 24, 2019

Denmark is a stylish, delicious and simply happy place to be! if you decided to visit the southernmost Scandinavian country – you made a good decision. After taking this step, there’s a stage to plan your trip and find out when is the best time to visit Denmark.

Denmark has 4 seasons and every one of them has its own charm and activities to offer. However, all the good things always have their best and in this case, the best time of the year to visit Denmark would be spring. Let’s find out why!

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Spring in Denmark

Traveling during March, April and May in Denmark can be truly awarding. There is already a lot of sunny days to enjoy outdoor activities and places of interest re-open after the winter season. Because of this reason, spring is probably also the cheapest time to visit Denmark, because it is just the beginning of the most touristic season. It is a good time to visit, because it is not too crowded as well, which means shorter waiting time in most of the attractions, more relaxed cities sightseeing.

Some really good festivals make this time of the year even more inviting. In May, the big cities in Denmark have a recent but very massive tradition – Carnival. The huge success of the event made it become one of the biggest annual features in Danish calendar. At the end of the spring, Copenhagen turns into party heaven, when the festival “Distortion” takes a place.

One of the biggest attraction in Denmark is Legoland and the best time to visit it is also spring! To be precise, the best time to visit Legoland is weekdays in spring. The weather is more inviting than in autumn or winter and waiting time to attractions is not that long as in summer or on weekends. The worst time to visit Legoland is weekdays in July and August. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are typically the busiest days. During the summer months, it is a better choice to go to Legoland on a weekend to avoid long queues.

A lot of travelers choose to visit both Denmark and Sweden at the same time on their holidays. If you are wondering what is the best time of year to visit Denmark and Sweden, the answer is spring. Days getting warmer and longer, the climate is good for traveling and visitors still get to enjoy melting water rivers or a little snow in some parts of the country.

Lonely Planet also names spring as the best time to visit Denmark, because of generally mild weather, lighter crowds, local produce, flowers, and a few festivals.


Summer in Denmark

Summer is a great time to visit Denmark as well. Months of June, July, and August bring the warmest temperature and longest days to enjoy sights. On the other hand, these advantages come together with high prices, when accommodation prices reach a peak and a lot of people in the streets.

Summer in Denmark is full of festivals and other events. Most of them take place in Copenhagen, so the best time of the year to visit Copenhagen for festivals lover is summer. Some of the best and well known are:

  • Roskilde Festival – the largest cultural festival in Northern Europe.
  • Copenhagen Jazz festival – city streets and squares, jazz clubs, unique concert halls, cafes, and open-air venues get filled up with Danish and international jazz.
  • Strom festival – each year this festival offers many free concerts and music events throughout the city. The festival alternatively uses the city and have concerts and installations, for example, the metro and the bell towers of the churches.
  • Summer classic – every year festival prepares to exit programs of classical music in Tivoli gardens.
  • Copenhagen cooking and food festival – an annual event which celebrates the culinary culture of Copenhagen as well as the whole of Denmark as a great food country and hosts more than
  • 100 unique events over 10 days at the end of August. This festival is a must for every food lover!

July is the hottest month in Copenhagen with an average temperature of 17°C with the most daily sunshine hours at 8. The wettest month is June. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 18°C.


Autumn in Denmark

Autumn is a good time to visit Denmark as well. Summer might be the richest in festivals and music events, but in autumn there is also a pretty wide selection of cultural activities. Every autumn Copenhagen celebrates its rich history with the Golden Days, where city visitors can know more about the capital of the country and get as much as possible while they are traveling there. Denmark’s annual international feature film festival, Copenhagen Blues Festival and the Night of Culture also takes place in autumn. This is also a great time to visit the Wadden Sea National Park, where visitors are able to see millions of migratory birds make their journey, and also see a number of seals in their breeding colonies.


Winter in Denmark

Months from November till March is a low season in Denmark. Travelers can expect reduced working hours for sights and closed outdoors attractions. The weather is cold and wet, so you might think that winter is the worst time to visit Denmark. But without their dark and cold winters, they wouldn’t have the famous hygge and all sorts of ways to feel cozy and entertained: from a simple cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine at a winter market to month-long Christmas celebration.


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Also, if you were thinking when is a good time to visit Denmark and its neighbor countries, winter might be the answer! For travelers seeking to spot very unique and beautiful thing, the Northern Lights, the best time to visit Norway, Sweden, Denmark all together is the darker season of the year. The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are best spotted in winter months where the nights are dark, long and cold. For this reason, the best time to visit Denmark and Sweden with Norway together is from January to March.