Neat, easily navigable and just plain nice, Denmark’s biggest attraction is its user-friendliness. Combine this with miles of canals lined with cobble streets, a fascinating contrast of historic and modern bridges, warm welcoming hospitality and eco-friendly living. Denmark’s most famous export is perhaps Hygge, the art of cosy living, and the capital Copenhagen is the perfect place to experience it. Brimming with charming old streets, organic eateries, foodie markets and stunning architecture, Copenhagen is the ideal stop for city breaks. It is widely said that the city is home to more bicycles than people and the layout has fully taken this into account with cycle highways and bridges crossing the numerous waterways. Moving out of the city, experience grand manor houses, numerous castles, medieval towns,  pristine beaches and a strong maritime legacy.

Top Recommendations

  • Copenhagen – the country’s iconic capital
  • Beaches and bike trails on the island of Bornholm
  • Swim in two seas simultaneously at postcard-pretty Skagen
  • Have a beer at the Carlberg brewery
  • Visit Denmark’s oldest town Ribe
  • Explore the hundred of castles and palaces throughout the country

When to Visit

May to September when the temperature is warmest and the days long and golden. However, always be prepared for a sudden change in the weather or the odd shower of rain. This time of year is perfect for hiking out in nature or wandering the charming cities of the country. Winter on the other hand is cold and dark, but this only adds to the feelings of hyggeligt. Sprinkle in some Christmas markets in late November and December and it’s another perfect time to visit.

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Copenhagen.