Best Times to Visit


The weather in Denmark is modified by the Gulf Stream, giving cold and cloudy winters (December-March), and warm, sunny summers (June-August).Annual rainfall is usually below 68 cm. February is the coldest month, spring and autumn are mild.

In Copenhagen (elevation 9 m), average temperatures are at their lowest in January and February at 0°C (with a minimum of -3°C and a maximum of 2°C), and their highest in July/August, at 18°C (with a minimum of 14°C and a maximum of 22°C). Rainfall averages from 3 to 7 cm a month, with the greatest amounts falling from July to October (6 cm a month or more), with the least (about 3 cm) falling from March to April.

More detailed information about the Danish weather may be found in Climate in Demark.


The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is the capital's biggest event, held over ten days in early July. The Roskilde Festival, one of Europe's two largest music festivals (along with Glastonbury), rocks in late June/early July, attracting top acts such as U2, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, the Chemical Brothers and Bob Dylan. A European Medieval Festival is takes place in Horsens each August, with up to 2,500 people in costume.

Public Holidays

The following table shows the public holidays celebrated in Denmark:

Date Holiday
1 January New Year's Day (Nytårsdag)
March/April (variable) Palm Sunday (Palmesøndag)
March/April (variable) Maundy Thursday (Skærtorsdag)
March/April (variable) Good Friday (Langfredag)
March/April (variable) Easter Sunday (PÃ¥skedag)
March/April (variable) Easter Monday
April/May (4 weeks after Easter) General Prayer Day (Store Bededag)
May/June (variable) Ascension (Kristi Himmelfartsdag)
May/June (10 days after Ascension) Whit Monday (Pinsedag)
5 June Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag)
24 December Christmas Eve (Juleaftensdag)
25 December Christmas Day (Juledag)
26 December Second Day of Christmas