Copenhagen is a charming city, thanks in large part to its cheerfully painted harbourside buildings that have been converted into restaurants and shops. Stop in one to enjoy a drink and watch the world go by. For a bird’s-eye view of the city, climb to the top of the spire at the Church of Our Saviour. Any time is a good time to visit Copenhagen as the city is bustling with people and things to do all year round.
Nature’s treasure trove
Nature beckons you. If you arrive in late summer, head to the Haderslev Deer Park to see the stags in season. Watch as they rut to curry favour amongst the does and defend their turf. Best seen from the flat marshlands, spring and autumn bring the dance of the starlings, a twisting and turning aerial display as the sun sets. If wildlife observation doesn’t interest you, try your luck at hunting for chunks of honey-coloured amber tossed up by the sea along the coast of Jutland.
A cosy Christmas
When winter arrives, the Danish concept of hygge isn’t far behind. Although it’s a part of the culture all year long, winter is when hygge really comes into its own. Twinkling lights, dragon’s breath and steaming mugs of gløgg (Scandinavian mulled wine) combine to create a heady mix that has people flocking to the Danish Christmas markets in droves. If the weather turns too cold or wet, retreat inside to one of the country’s many bars and cafes to watch the festivities through steamy windows.
When to go
Summertime in Denmark brings with it warm weather (with temperatures in the low to mid 20s) and long, daylight-filled days. As a result, this is arguably the best time to visit. The country is in full bloom, and both Danes and tourists alike are in search of a well-earned holiday. Airfares tend to be highest during July and August to meet this demand.
For cheap flights to Denmark, the quieter periods in May/June and September/October are an excellent time to visit. Prices are lower than during the busy summer period, and there will also be fewer tourists. The Aalborg Carnival and the Ølfestival, a craft beer festival, in Copenhagen both take place in May. Autumn can be quite beautiful as the leaves begin to turn and the trees become a blazing sea of orange and red.
In the run up to Christmas, flights to Denmark can be high as people set off to experience a true Scandinavian Christmas market. The twinkle of Christmas lights and the thought of sampling gløgg draws large crowds to this charming country. Be sure to pack a warm jacket; December temperatures are chilly with an average of two degrees Celsius.
Airports and airlines
To find the best deals on the Netflights website, navigate to the Denmark flights tab, found under Europe flights and compare our daily deals on flights departing from London, Manchester and Edinburgh to different Danish destinations. You can then filter the results by best price or airline.
Direct Copenhagen flights are available from many major United Kingdom airports, such as London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham. However, if you plan to travel to Aarhus, Aalborg or Billund, remember that a stopover in Amsterdam or Copenhagen will be likely. Carriers include British Airways, KLM, Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian Air.
We recommend booking your flights two to three months in advance of your proposed departure date for the best deals. Summer airfares are considerably higher than those in January and February, so plan for a winter getaway if you’re on a tight budget.