North Jutland Holiday House Hygge

How to hygge in a Danish holiday home or holiday cottage

If you’re really going to ’do it like the Danes’ when you’re here, then you should consider renting a holiday cottage! They are, quite simply, a Danish obsession. We hygge in our holiday homes. We spend quality time with family there. It’s all about celebrating the simple things in life.

What’s so special about Danish holiday cottages?

Where should we start. Like Danes, holiday cottages in Denmark come in many shapes and sizes. From thatched cottages nestled in flowered gardens, to modern houses of glass in the dunes, there are different types of holiday homes for different types of holidays. But as they’re such an integral part of the Danish lifestyle, whichever type you choose, you can guarantee you’ll be sleeping amongst simple Danish design, eating Danish food and hopefully, enjoying the space and freedom to relax!

Løkken, North Jutland

Where you can rent a holiday home

There are over 40,000 holiday homes to rent in Denmark, so they are everywhere! Some parts of the country are popular holiday home areas, where Danes often retreat when they are not at work. Other holiday cottages have the Danish landscape all to themselves. But like normal houses, it’s all about location, location, location! Some very popular holiday home areas include North Jutland, Bornholm, The West Coast, Fyn and The Danish Riviera.

Sønderho på Fanø, Sydjylland
Sønderho, Fanø

How to rent a Danish holiday cottage

You normally rent holiday cottages for a week, with Saturday being the typical change-over day. Outside of the high season, it’s possible to rent holiday cottages in Denmark for shorter periods of time. Holiday homes are always fully equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, pillows and duvets but you normally need to bring (or borrow!) your own bed linen. You can normally pay to have the house cleaned at the end of your stay.

How much does it cost to stay in a holiday cottage

How long is a piece of string! Basic holiday cottages with two to three bedrooms can start at around 3,500kr for a week in the high season. Prices vary slightly depending on region and increase with extra facilities and space. You can also rent luxury summer houses in Denmark, with extra bling things like swimming pools and jacuzzis. Prices will start from around 11,500kr in the high season. You may be able to find deals on these types of holiday home off peak season.

Summer house holiday Bornholm

Booking a holiday cottage in Denmark

Popular places to book a holiday home in Denmark include websites like Novasol, DanCenter or Airbnb. They’ll help you find what you’re looking for over on their sites. We hope you have a truly Danish summer experience!

And a little note on Covid-19: all holiday home agencies have information about their increased cleaning frequency and hygiene protocols at this time. If you have questions about how they are handling it, just give them a call. It's a good idea to check out their individual cancellation policy at the same time - which is also available via their websites.