Denmark Travel Guide
The ultimate guide to the best things to do and see in Denmark
The smallest of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has a rich and fascinating history, a long tradition of internationally recognised design and more recently, has become known for its hit crime thriller TV shows! Start here with my basic Denmark travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Denmark travel blogs.
When to Visit
Among all the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has the least extreme weather. Though temperatures do not vary drastically throughout the year, whether you are close to the water or not will make a big difference to the climate you experience there. Undoubtedly, summer is the best time to visit Denmark in order to enjoy the outdoors, when the weather is warmest and the landscapes are the most colourful. Spring can also be nice, with frequent sunny days, and fall is beautiful with the changing of the colors. If you visit Denmark in the winter, you’ll get the chance to experience Danish hygge (cosiness) at its peak!
Top Things To Do
Legoland – Right next to the original Lego factory in Billund in central Denmark, Legoland is a great place to visit with children, or just with adults who want to spend a day marvelling at the creations of everything from villages to landscapes made from Lego or just go on the rides.
ARoS – It’s an art museum in Aarhus, Denmark’s second city, displaying art from the 18th century to the modern period. The remarkable thing about it is the permanent exhibit called Your Rainbow Panorama gives you panoramic views of the city from atop the museum through colored glass, that ranges the entire range of the color spectrum – it’s like walking through a rainbow!
Hans Christian Andersen museum – The best thing to see in Odense is the house where this famous Danish writer was born and grew up. With a fascinating range of exhibitions, from his early school reports to manuscripts and drawings from his trips around Denmark, it makes for a interesting look into his mind. The murals, depicting his life spread throughout the museum are also pretty captivating!
Although it’s a relatively small country, taking a tour around Denmark will save you time and get you in to some areas of the city you might otherwise overlook, so it’s definitely worth you time to consider one. Take a look at this selection of Denmark tours.
LGBT – Gay Denmark Travel Guide
Denmark is a very accepting and progressive country when it comes to LGBT rights, and was the first country in the world to give same sex couples legal recognition in the form of civil partnerships. Most of the gay life is concentrated in the capital, Copenhagen, and these are a few of the best things you should know about visiting gay Denmark.
Amigo Bar, Frederiksberg – Historically a mostly gay bar, this place has become more and more mixed, but retains many characteristics of a typical gay bar. It’s a popular place to come for karaoke and it stays open later than many other places in Frederiksberg.
Copenhagen Pride – The pride weekend in Copenhagen is very approachable for tourists—locals are friendly and social (not just on those gay apps), and the whole city comes alive with pride!
More gay travel resources here.
Denmark Hotel Deals
Denmark has plenty of cool and quirky hotels, as well as all the big chains you’d expect. I’ve found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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