Ice skate in the neighbourhood of Frederiksberg in Copenhagen

The Danish winter wonderland

Why visit Denmark in Winter?

Winter in Denmark is peak hygge season: a time for Christmas cheer and great company - and don't forget Tivoli's new winter season. 

The high season of hygge

Danish winters are known to be long and dark, and so the Danes fight the darkness with their best weapon: hygge, and the millions of candles that go with it.

Start the new year in Copenhagen

New Year's Eve in Denmark is one big party! Many Danes see in the new year with friends and it's not uncommon to see fireworks whizzing around on the streets! At 6pm, people gather by the TV to hear the Queen's New Year's speech. After that, it's out with the old and in with the new!

Cool events you shouldn't miss this winter!

It might be cold and dark outside, but in Denmark we know how to host events that'll keep us warm and light up the long nights.

Tivoli's winter season

Head to Tivoli Gardens and experience a true winter wonderland right in central Copenhagen!

Skagen Winter Swimming Festival

Do you dare brave the waves this season? We promise it's freezing fun for everyone!

Copenhagen Light Festival

Copenhagen lights up the dark winter days. Literally! In all sorts of colours and all over town.

Play it cool at the Winter Jazz Festival

Did you know that Copenhagen is known as the European Jazz capital? See why in February!

Eat to your heart's content at Dining Week

In week 7, you can eat at a wide range of Copenhagen’s quality restaurants during the Dining Week.

Let it snow!

One of the main reasons we love the winter in Denmark is the snow - and luckily so does Instagram! Here's some of our favourite snowy pics of the Danish winter wonderland.