Embrace the Danish Winter like the Danes
“You’ve reach Denmark. We’re not here right now, but leave a message and we’ll get back to you in March...” Kidding...sort of. To be honest, you’re visiting us in our peak hibernation period. But don’t worry, here are all the insider tips you’ll need for things to do in Denmark in winter!
Pretend you’re in the tropics
This is also what some might call being in complete denial. But it works! Do like the rest of us and escape from the cold by hiding out in our tropical oases. For instance, you might want to book a stay at Manon Les Suites or eat lunch in the tropical Winter Garden at the Glyptoketet museum.
Fill your face with cake
Did you know we have a cake for practically every occasion? If you're visiting in February, get your hands on a Fastelavnsbolle, a seasonal cream-filled bun that's sold around this time of year. Don't forget, filling your face with various cakes is also vital – you need that little extra padding, it makes it easier to embrace the cold weather.
Mend a sore throat with our local aquavit
We're not going to lie, Denmark can be rather cold in winter, and most of us end up with a bit of a sore throat at some point. An easy way to keep warm and mend it is with a shot of our local aquavit, snaps. It's a rather strong spirit that we love to pair with some of our famous open-faced sandwiches. Strictly for medicinal purposes of course...
... Or just pretend you're into winter bathing
Don't worry if winter bathing isn't really your thing – how about getting comfy in a spa? If that's more your style, you're in luck, as we have some excellent spots. From Vejle Fjord in Jutland to Skodsborg Spa just outside of Copenhagen or AIRE Ancient Baths in the Carlsberg Byen district – you'll find a little winter luxury. Fancy soaking in a hot tub and watching the world go by instead? Hot Tub CPH have just the thing nestled on Refshaleøen.
Take some well-deserved time off in a holiday home
Lastly, we'll let you in on one of our best-kept secrets. We Danes love to hide out in our holiday homes in winter (even though we call them "summer houses" in Danish). The areas with holiday cottages are the perfect places to disconnect and simply just be with your loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.