Useful information : When to go, Getting around...
When to go
The best time to visit Denmark is from May to August, despite the rain and grey skies. The summer temperatures, far from unbearable, are mild, even cool. The peak tourist season runs from late June to mid-August, when holidaymakers are spoilt for choice in terms of festivals. To whet your appetite, here is a foretaste: in June, Frederikssund celebrates the Vikings during the Viking Festival, while in July, the mood is more peaceful during the renowned Jazz Festival of Copenhagen and from May to September, Hundested organises a wonderful exhibition of sand sculptures by international artists.
September is often sunny and more suited to those who prefer to flee the crowds as the main tourist sites are less packed.
From then on, tourists have a tendency to desert the country. However, the winters, while cold, are far from grim as Christmas markets add a magical allure to the towns and Copenhagen’s restaurants and bars ensure their heated terraces are warm and inviting.
Formalities and useful addresses
Money and budget
Banks are open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.
The major international credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, rental agencies and shops.
Be careful though, many hotels and restaurants charge a fee (3 to 5%) for payments using a foreign credit card.
Health and safety
Current is 220V so American travellers will need an AC adapter. The sockets are of the European type.
Easter Sunday and Monday
4th Friday after Easter– National Day of Prayer
Whit Sunday and Monday
June 5 – Constitution Day
December 24, 25, and 26
Post offices are open Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm (5.30pm on Thursdays) and Saturdays 9am-1pm.
Copenhagen International Airport – www.cph.dk/en