When to go to Denmark

With a lower latitude than its Scandinavian cousins, winter in Denmark isn’t so harsh, but nor does it have the same snowy fun as the likes of Norway, Sweden and Finland.

With that in mind, many focus their efforts on the Danish summer. This is when you’ll find the country at its scenic best, with gorgeous road trips knitting together Viking settlements, historic castles and beautiful coastal scenery. It’s a similar story over in the Faroe Islands, as the weather clears to reveal rolling meadows and truly stunning cliffs – again, perfect for a self-drive trip on the road less travelled.

Our tip? If you want to avoid the crowds, look to the shoulder seasons either side of the peak summer period to avoid the Danes on their holidays. Lastly, while a Copenhagen city break is a joy year round, it’s perhaps even more exciting over the festive period. The Danish capital comes alive with Christmas markets.

Table showing activities in Denmark
Winter Spring Summer Autumn
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Christmas markets                    
            Self-drive holidays  
City breaks
            Trips to the Faroe Islands