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Best Time to Visit Denmark

Denmark has the least extreme climate of all of the Scandinavian countries. The best time to visit Denmark is during the summer months of June, July, and August. July is the major vacation month for Danes, who head to the countryside or to the coast.

Copenhagen attracts visitors all year round but peaks during July and August. To avoid the crowds, the best times to visit the city are May, early June and September. Summer is almost always sunny and clear with temperatures rarely high.

September is another good time to go to Denmark with ideal conditions for cyclists to use the national cycle routes. The fall can also be a good time to visit with the leaves providing some gorgeous colours. One proviso is that most sights and attractions keep reduced hours outside of high season from mid-September onwards.

Spring usually brings bright sunlight and cloudless skies. There are fewer crowds and ideal weather conditions for walking about.

Winters can be cold but rarely severe. Denmark’s winters are less frigid than those other Scandinavian countries. Temperatures usually hover around the freezing mark with the tail-end of the Gulf Stream keeping the frost off in the coastal towns. Aarhus and Copenhagen during the Christmas markets in November and December see an increase in accommodation prices. In March, temperatures begin to get warmer alongside the early bulbs and in April there’s a much better chance of blue skies in the north and the south of the country.


Copenhagen Average Temperatures.






2 C/36 F 10 C/50 F 19 C/66 F 21 C/70 F 12 C/54 F

NOTE – All quoted temperatures are daytime average highs unless otherwise stated and can vary.



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