Denmark is famed worldwide for its cosy, warm and friendly atmosphere – and the ‘hygge’ is at its best during the chilly Danish autumn and winter, making it the perfect time to visit. But at Halloween, the cosiest country in the world transforms for frights and fun.
With pumpkins galore in the heart of Copenhagen, ‘Brick or Treat’ at LEGOLAND® Billund Resort, and spookily terrifying parties at haunted castles all over the country, an autumn trip to Denmark wouldn’t be complete without immersing yourself in these Halloween-themed experiences.
Halloween in Copenhagen
Copenhagen’s beautiful and iconic Tivoli Gardens will be dressed up for Halloween this autumn, from 12 October until 4 November 20,000 pumpkins will create a wonderfully warm autumnal atmosphere along with spiders, scarecrows, magical creatures and thousands of lights. Halloween in Tivoli is for everyone and as the evening comes to a close, music, lights, smoke, fire and lasers illuminate Tivoli Lake for a show that is not to be missed.
Tivoli Friheden Aarhus
Located in the heart of Marselisborg Forest in Denmark’s second city Aarhus, Tivoli Friheden will from 13 October until 21 October be transformed into the home of witches, ghosts, monsters and hundreds of spiders. As night falls, experience the beautiful lighting and an extra creepy atmosphere in the amusement park.
LEGOLAND® Billund Resort
LEGOLAND® Billund Resort will be transformed for Halloween from 7 October until 4 November. The park will be full of ghoulish LEGOLAND® creatures and impressive LEGO® Halloween decorations. Join the ‘Brick or Treat’ tour around the park and meet funny, crazy (and a bit scary!) Halloween creatures on your way, or creep into the giant pumpkin made of more than 100,000 LEGO bricks.
LEGOLAND will be decked out with pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts, mummies, and spiders to create a Halloween atmosphere everywhere. From 13–20 October and on 27 October, the park is open until 9 pm. Selected amusements will be open until 7.30 pm, and when darkness falls, the park will be illuminated by fantastic lights.
Spooky events at haunted castles
Valdemar’s Castle, a stunning palace on the island of Tåsinge near Svendborg, in southern Denmark, will have a series of spooky Horror Nights. With several ‘horror zones’ to explore – be prepared to be scared!
Esrum Kloster, north of Copenhagen, is a darkened monastery that will be filled with vivid lights and eerie soundscapes around Halloween. Enjoy snacks and nibbles while you explore the monastery and walk alongside the souls of the dead. Perhaps even encourage them to let go of this world and move to the ‘other side’.
From 13 October to 21 October, Egeskov Castle, between Odense and Svendborg, will be hosting fun and spooky treasure hunts for children aged 6–12. Meet mysterious creatures and witches as you make your way through a quest to help Count Dracula find his way back to the crypt where he belongs. Egeskov will be decorated for Halloween with pumpkins all over the gardens. The castle grounds also offer holiday cottages for rent and a free campsite.
On 31 October, enjoy All Saints’ Eve at Gammel Estrup – the Old Estrup Manor House Museum located in beautiful natural surroundings 40km from Aarhus. This special night will feature ghost stories by candlelight, atmospheric tours of the dark cellars and the chance to walk through beautifully illuminated paths in the Baroque garden.
From the UK
There are plenty of flights from the UK to the various places in Denmark. Norwegian offers flights from Gatwick, Manchester, and Birmingham to Copenhagen, Aalborg, and Billund. Additionally, Ryanair has flights from London Stansted and Luton to Aarhus, Billund, and Copenhagen.EasyJet operates from Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester to Copenhagen. Finally, SAS and British Airways operate from London Heathrow, London City Airport, and Manchester to Copenhagen, Aalborg, Aarhus, and Billund.
From the US
There are many direct flights from the US to Copenhagen. SAS operates from New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami, Chicago and San Francisco. Norwegian Air from New York, Boston, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Oakland. Air Canada from Toronto and Delta from New York.