Winter bathers going into the water on a winter morning in Klitmoeller in North Jutland.

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!

The tropical pool area at the hotel Guldsmeden Manon Les Suites in Copenhagen

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. 

Ice skate in the neighbourhood of Frederiksberg in Copenhagen

Show off your moves in an ice rink

Slip on a pair of skates and start showing off your best moves like you're auditioning for Dancing on Ice. We promise it’ll get some warmth back into you. If not, you simply need to add a cup of hot chocolate to the mix. See you on the rink!

Winter bathers going into the water on a winter morning in Klitmoeller in North Jutland.

Cool down Viking-style!

If things are getting too hot as you wander through the museums, you might want to consider cooling down by embracing the waves like a true Viking. We also enjoy getting active by slapping on a wetsuit and surfing the waves at watersports hotspots like Cold Hawaii.

Ice skating in front of the magical Nimb Hotel in the iconic Tivoli Gardens

Experience hygge in Tivoli's Winter wonderland

If you're in Copenhagen in February, you should definitely head to Tivoli Gardens and spend a day enjoying the gardens' stunning light exhibitions, rides, stall and eateries.