All we can say is that 2021 looks like a blast in Denmark, especially if you like nature, underground attractions, towers, fairy tales, burgers and huge celebrations of love and happiness. That's all of you, right?
Get ready to party: in 2021, Copenhagen and the neighbouring Swedish city of Malmö are set to co-host LGBTQIA WorldPride in combination with the EuroGames sports event. Running August 12-22, this huge global event will be a massive celebration of equality, arts and human rights, with stage shows, a sporting arena, and much more.
Get ready to indulge your love of fairy tales: the H. C. Andersen House is set to open in Odense, the birth place of Denmark’s famous fairy tale writer, in the summer of 2021. The museum is designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and will present a new take on the Hans Christian Andersen experience.
At the end of 2020, Copenhagen's much talked-about restaurant Noma announced that it would be making its pandemic pop-up burger joint Popl a permanent fixture on the city's restaurant scene. It's great news for foodies, who no longer have to wait for months on a list to be able to wrap their lips around Rene Redzepi's award-winning food.
Camp Adventure has been a huge success - and if you love climbing towers, we've got a treat for you. In late spring 2021, a new tower, Marsktånet, opens in the Wadden Sea National Park just outside Skærbæk. Clocking in at 25 metres high, it has been designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and offers great views for birdwatchers in particular.
The Copenhagen Islands project, a “parkipelago” of floating islands, open and free to use by the waterway’s many guests, continues in summer 2021 with the launch of three new islands. The islands are set to offer safe swim zones, stargazing, photography exhibitions and talks, saunas and sail-in cafés as well as marine farms for oysters and mussels.
The white cliffs of Stevns Klint are UNESCO-listed and considered the best location to see the sediments caused by the asteroid that wiped out more than 50 percent of life on the planet 66 million years ago, including the dinosaurs. In 2021, a new visitor centre will be established in Boesdal Kalkbrud, a former limestone quarry, so you can learn more about it.
Thy National Park in windswept North Jutland welcomes a new visitor centre in spring 2021, with underground views to the sea, the sky and a local fishing town, immersing visitors in this wonderful Danish national park. And then in May, a new Funen Archipelago Visitors’ Centre will open with activities including ranger-guided snorkelling adventures in the archipelago and horse riding.
Visitors to the new Elephant Camp at Knuthenborg Manor Estate, Scandinavia’s largest Safari Park, can experience the zoo at night and book a tent in a new glamping area. Opening in summer 2021, those staying on the elephant savannah will have an evening experience with a guide, and in the morning will be able to watch from their tents as these gentle giants trundle past to take their bath in the elephant pool.
Just a few more ideas to bear in mind if you're thinking about a trip to Denmark...