Denmark

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About Denmark

Sara and John say...

Countries don’t get much more Norse than Denmark. But don’t go away with the idea that this is a freezing land of perpetual ice and snow. Far from it!

With the moderating influence of the surrounding seas, its climate is far milder than its northerly latitude might suggest. For most of the year, temperatures remain well above freezing. Even in wintertime, daytime highs in the capital, Copenhagen, are typically in positive territory, meaning any snowfall is often brief, thanks to a prevailing wind that comes form the warm waters to the west. It’s only really when northerlies or easterlies arrive that Denmark shows its frigid face - and that’s not very often.

In fact occasional blustery rain showers are more the norm than snow flurries. Yes, blustery - there’s a reason why all those wind-turbines are so successful in Denmark!

Spring is a great time to visit. With temperatures on the rise and strengthening sunshine, interspersed by occasional showers, the vibrant bulbs turn the country into a riot of colour.

The countryside remains lush into summer too. Because it’s surrounded by sea, heat seldom builds to stifling levels in Denmark. Even in the peak of the season, daytime temperatures don’t typically rise much above the low 20s Celsius - perfect for cycling, walking, sightseeing or sunbathing at the beach. And following long, light summer evenings, the nights remain comfortably mild. It’s only when air comes directly from the Mediterranean that the weather turns really hot; and thankfully, such heatwaves are never as unbearably hot as they can be elsewhere in Europe.

Autumn brings an erratic cool-down and can sometimes herald some stormier spells from the Atlantic; but most days remain dry. And while the days are getting shorter, remember it’ll never get that cold in the winter months to come.

Quick facts about

Denmark

Capital:

Currency:

Copenhagen

Danish Krone

Language:

Danish

Average weather in

Copenhagen