Weather and Climate
Someone from the U.S. once said on TV that Denmark has 9 months of winter and 3 months of summer. Sometimes, it feels that way! While winter can be cold and snow-filled, it’s more the exception than the rule. Typical danish weather is windy, with a bit of rain and a bit of sun.
DMI is the Danish national weather forecast centre. Check them out for a local prognosis of your travel climate.
Best time to visit Denmark is summer, which extends from June to August, which are also the best months to visit the country. Autumn is from September to November. Autumn starts generally hot and dry, but eventually becomes colder, windier and snow can appear late November. Winter is from December to February and tends to be wet with long periods of frost, snow and dark days. Spring lasts from March to May. It always starts cold and wet but ends in the month of May where flowers and greenery blooms.
Denmark is the smallest and most southern country of the three Scandinavian countries. Located in Northern Europe it has some very fine beaches on its 7.314 km. (4.544 miles) of coastline. Besides an extensive coastline, there are more than 400 islands, of which about 75 of them is inhabited. The peninsula (and thus the main land) Jutland (Jylland) borders to Germany to the south.
5 things Denmark is known for, outside Denmark
- Hans Christian Andersen (Fairy tale writer, 1805-1875)
- The Little Mermaid (Statue, Tourist attraction, 1913)
- Vikings (7th – 11th centuriy, Scandinavian history)
- Lego (Building toys, founded in 1932)
- Carlsberg (Beer brand, founded in 1847)