Denmark Holidays 2019 / 2020
Denmark holidays are simply memorable. Located in Scandinavia, Denmark is also home to several islands as well as the Jutland Peninsula. It’s capital, Copenhagen is a colourful city renowned for its Nyhavn harbour and not forgetting the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. Copenhagen offers beautiful palaces belonging to the country’s royal family as well as the popular Tivoli amusement park. As the home of the Vikings, Denmark has a rich history and culture to discover during your holidays here.
Denmark doesn’t only have to offer its capital, to those who are looking to explore its diverse landscapes, the North Jutland provides sandy beaches and enthralling forests. Denmark is a truly diverse holiday destination, offering its visitors a captivating history, a range of eye-catching settings and a peaceful, tranquil atmosphere. If you’re ready to explore the enchanting nature of Denmark, book your holiday today!
Things to do in Denmark
Denmark holidays are dreamy and idyllic, often providing its visitors with a range of things to see and do. Firstly, have a stroll along the Nyhavn harbour. This stunning canal is lined with colourful buildings, boats and is also considered the capital’s entertainment district. Make sure you visit the famous Little Mermaid statue which is a character from Danish writer, H.C. Andersen’s fairytale. It is also perhaps the most well-known landmark in Denmark.
Aside from that, Denmark is also home to an abundance of royal palaces and castles. A trip to Amalienborg will take you to the Queen’s residence full of 18th-century rococo styles palaces along with a museum. It is possible to enjoy a tour of the complex where you can admire even more of the architecture. Rosenborg Castle is also another stunning building, as well as a wonderful exterior, the castle has a museum which holds the crown jewels.
Eating out in Denmark
Danish cuisine was often considered quite basic, especially when it came to the types of ingredients that were used in dishes. However, recently Denmark is seeing an exciting period when it comes to gastronomy. The New Nordic cuisine scene has revolutionised Danish food, by adding an authentic twist on many classic Danish dishes. With a focus on locally produced ingredients, many top restaurants in the country’s capital now serve these delicious meals. There are also many quick and easy foods to enjoy from Denmark’s street vendors. Particularly, hot dogs, burgers and even Middle Eastern bites. During your Denmark holiday, make sure to check out the popular two-Michelin-star restaurant Noma which has been ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Denmark for Families
Families love Denmark holidays thanks to the wide range of activities and things to do in the country. First and foremost, head to Tivoli Gardens which is an amusement park dating back to the 19th-century. With rides, attractions and live entertainment, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Another amusement park which is worth visiting with the kids is Dyrehavsbakken. Based in a forest location, the park includes rides for all ages, making it a fun place for the little ones to enjoy a carousel ride or two.
If the kids love animals, Copenhagen Zoo is a great choice for a day out in Denmark. Have fun as you stroll around the zoo and learn about the different animals from elephants to polar bears. The National Aquarium is another great choice for witnessing wonderful water wildlife. Finally, Denmark is home to Lego so it’s only fitting that you and the kids enjoy a trip to Legoland Billund Resort. This theme park has Lego themed rides and a miniature world created with Lego.
Action and Adventure
Those who choose to visit Denmark might be looking to enjoy some time in the outdoors. Luckily, there is quite a bit to do outside in Denmark meaning you can go porpoise watching or fossil hunting. Looking for a bit more adventure? Why not go caving in Denmark? Soak up the eerie atmosphere of the caves which are home to a large number of bats. In addition, Jutland has 3 abandoned mines which are available to the public along with museums. Denmark’s forests allow plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and provide an ample setting for many different hunting projects.
When to go
Denmark is a beautiful country to explore, especially during the summer. The weather during this time is relatively warm and allows you to sightsee and discover the country withoutthe rainfall and wet weather that the spring time brings. If you wish to avoid the crowds during your Denmark holiday, you might want to consider visiting in June rather than July and August, as these two months attract a lot of tourism to the country. The winters can be cold, with January being the coldest month of the year for Denmark.
Average high and low temperatures for each month (°C):
- January: 2° / -2°
- February: 4° / -3°
- March: 5° / 0°
- April: 10° / 2°
- May: 16° / 7°
- June: 19° / 11°
- July: 21° / 13°
- August: 21° / 12°
- September: 17° / 10°
- October: 12° / 7°
- November: 7° / 3°
- December: 4° / 0°
Nightlife in Denmark
Looking to head out during your holiday in Denmark? Well, you’ll be in for a good time! With a range of bars, pubs and clubs, Copenhagen is definitely the hub of Danish nightlife. If you’d like to experience a touch of old Denmark, head to one of the bodegas or pubs. With quite a cosy and intimate atmosphere, it’s a great place to sit down with some friends and socialise with a few Danish beers.
The Danes take their beer seriously, in Copenhagen you’ll find a huge selection of micro-breweries which allow you to sample different varieties of Danish beer. What’s even better, you can order a bite or two along with your drinks. Moreover, Copenhagen has many clubs and cocktail bars depending on what you prefer. Disco and techno music are usually the genres of choice, but with an abundance of venues, you’ll surely find something.
Denmark for Couples
Denmark is a wonderful destination for a couples holiday. Especially, the capital, Copenhagen. The city provides a romantic backdrop that is not only cosy but captivating too. Visit the Little Mermaid statue which is a true symbol of love. The mermaid is said to be waiting for her true love to come, this story surely shows that Denmark is one of the best locations for a couples holiday. Copenhagen’s city centre is also another romantic setting for you and your loved one to explore. Stroll around the twisting cobblestoned streets as you unravel the hidden gems that Denmark has to offer. Head to one of Copenhagen’s museums – Thorvaldsen’s Museum where you can admire the piece of ‘Cupid and Psyche’. Located by canals, you can spend the rest of the day discovering the capital from the water.
Denmark’s culture is rich and runs throughout the country. A simple walk around Copenhagen will shed light on the culture that can be witnessed. Visiting the capital’s palaces and castles show the different architectural styles that have influenced the city. With many of these palaces offering entry into their museums, you can continue to learn more about the buildings and the subsequent culture. The National Museum of Denmark is one of the best hubs in the country when it comes to history and culture. Discover all of the above and more with an abundance of the National Museum of Denmark’s exhibitions and collections.