Get into the spirit of hygge and spend autumn in Denmark

Get into the spirit of hygge and spend autumn in Denmark

Denmark, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Klitmoller, Romo
When September comes, it is always bittersweet. We've said goodbye to summer and the nights are definitely getting longer. But nothing beats the crackling of an open fire, cocoa by candlelight and an invigorating walk through the woods on an autumn day. This is hygge!

When September comes, it is always bittersweet. We've said goodbye to summer and the nights are definitely getting longer. But nothing beats the crackling of an open fire, cocoa by candlelight and an invigorating walk through the woods on an autumn day. This is hygge!

Why you should visit Denmark in autumn

Autumn is the ideal time to visit Denmark. It's still mild enough to enjoy being outside but there's a freshness in the air, especially welcome after the long hot spell we've just enjoyed, it was a blast soaking in the sun but the seasons change and so do we. Let's welcome the new season with hugs!

Hearty food to nourish your soul, exciting activities to invigorate your mind, and vibrant nature to stimulate your senses, that's why we love this time of year.

These are just some of our favorite things to see and do in Denmark in the fall.

Go outside

In September we hit the ground running with a host of outdoor activities that are perfect for catching the last gasp of summer.

Römö Kite Festival
One of our best-kept secrets (until now, anyway) is the Kite Festival held on the beach at Lakolka, which can be found on the tiny island of Rømø, off the southwest coast of Jutland. It is truly a breathtaking sight to see thousands of kites of all sizes and colors take to the air. It's so simple, but so beautiful and inventive.

Surfing in cold Hawaii
Surfing isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Denmark, but if you're a fan of it, September is the perfect time to visit Klitmøller on Jutland's north coast. This surfing community has proven to be such a popular spot for riding waves that it is also known as Cold Hawaii.

World class food in Aarhus
If you're looking for a well-rounded cultural experience, look no further than the Aarhus Festival, a ten-day extravaganza that culminates with the Food Festival on the first weekend of September. With 30,000 visitors each year, the food festival is one of the largest gastronomic events in the Nordic countries.

The festival focuses on all aspects of Scandinavian food culture - from seaweed safaris to sausage and cabbage cooking classes and gourmet picnics on the beach. Here you can meet some of the most influential Scandinavian breeders, chefs and crazy weird food scientists talking about food. If that's your thing - and who doesn't love food - this is the perfect place to visit during the autumn months.

Autumn culture in Copenhagen

Denmark's vibrant capital has a lot to offer in September. Well. It has a lot to offer you all year round, but we're talking about autumn here, so let's try to focus.

Every year, Copenhagen celebrates its rich history with the Golden Days festival. From September 2 to 18, various places and institutions open their doors to share knowledge, history and culture. This year's theme is 'QUEENS' and it promises to be an exciting experience and the perfect way to get inside out the capital while you're there.

Halloween: Things That Happen at Night

Come October, Halloween in Denmark always brings a lot of fun. Fancy dresses, pumpkins, haunted castles and spooky light shows... if you're going to do it, you better do it right.

City fears in Tivoli
This fall, Copenhagen's famous Tivoli Gardens will be decorated with spiders, scarecrows, magical creatures, lots of pumpkins and thousands of sparkling lights. At night, music, lights, smoke, fire and lasers illuminate Lake Tivoli, creating a unique spectacle. Can something scary be overwhelming? Damn.

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND®
The original LEGOLAND® will be transformed for Halloween from October 6th to November 3rd. Join a Brick or Treat tour (did you see what they did there?) through the park and meet a variety of whimsical Halloween creatures along the way. If you're feeling particularly brave, you can climb into a giant pumpkin made from over 100,000 LEGO® bricks. With special extended opening hours, this is a truly unique Halloween experience from Denmark's most famous gift to the world.

Haunted Castles
Of course, Denmark is an ancient country and full of creepy, haunted castles. Well. We can't prove they're haunted, but with all the dark, bloody history that took place within their walls, there must be something in the air. And what better time to go ghost hunting than Halloween?

Countdown to Christmas

Okay, we know it's a little early to talk about Christmas. We understand this. But that's how things are these days. Whether you like it or not, Christmas lights are switched on in preparation for the festive season at the beginning of November, and Denmark is no exception.

So for now we will end our autumn review by saying that there are plenty of Christmas events and activities to enjoy in Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark. But that's a completely different story!

Come back later this year as we'll provide you with everything you need to know about how to spend winter in Denmark. This is the ultimate in hygge!

Source: visitdenmark

Read also:
Ceske Budejovice фото
Ceske Budejovice
Read