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Southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark is considered to be the "happiest" nation on earth where medieval architecture meets forward-thinking design.
Once famed for its native Vikings as they ravaged and plundered their way across Europe, today Denmark stands as an example to the world with its modern urban planning, sustainability, work-life balance, and progressive politics.
Where it's traditional cuisine consists mainly of meat, fish and potatoes, a national speciality is the smørrebrød, an open sandwich that can be found almost everywhere at lunchtime in Denmark.
In addition to its mainland, Denmark also comprises two constituent countries in the North Atlantic - Greenland and the Faroe Islands as well as an archipelago of 443 named islands.
Denmark has a temperate climate with temperatures ranging between just above freezing in the winter to a cool 17°C or 18°C in the summer months and while autumn is the wettest season of the year, a great time to visit is in the spring when they receive the least rainfall.
A truly wonderful place to visit, there's so much to do and see in Denmark, you really should think about booking your next trip now.
Books inspired by Denmark
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Denmark holiday
A well-written and humorous book giving an insight into Scandinavia, its people and the enviably simpler Nordic ways and culture. It covers five countries including Iceland and will have you wanting to move to one of them!
The author gives herself a year to uncover the formula behind why Denmark is considered "the happiest place on earth." She explores all things Danish to see where and how they're getting it right. Travelscoop's Paul read this book before a trip to Copenhagen and loved it.
Frazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she’s on top everything. But after spectacularly embarrassing herself at work, she finally gives in to her sister’s pleas to take a much needed break. However, this is not the luxury spa holiday Alice hoped for – instead, she finds herself in Denmark, in the middle of nowhere, on a ‘How to be a Viking’ getaway.
The magic ingredient to the Danes' reputation for being the world's happiest nation? Who knows? But the idea behind hygge is a lovely one: and it's all about a feeling that encompasses "the art of creating intimacy", "cosiness of the soul", "taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things", "cosy togetherness" and "the pursuit of everyday pleasures." This lovely little book helps with the understanding and creation of hygge.
Denmark Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
12th February 2021 by AndyCheapest places to holiday in April
The days are getting longer and the weather warmer, making April one of everyone’s favourite holiday months. The only thing is, Easter makes things a little more expensive and a whole lot busier. Searching for deals just before, or just after the long weekend helps keep the costs down.One of the best things about holidays in April, is the chance to get out and about in the world, before it gets too hot. You can still swim in mild waters on exotic islands, but hit city streets for shopping and...
12th February 2021 by AndyCheapest places to holiday in June
It’s time to celebrate when it’s June! Summer is here and a ‘staycation’, a trip to the Mediterranean or a city break means great weather, without the rush of August crowds. Best of all, you’ll miss the scorching heat of July, while being able to take advantage of fantastic deals across the globe. Pack your sunscreen, flip flops and favourite summer read – ready to hit the beach!Beach HolidaysJune brings some of the best weather conditions to Europe, however many popular resorts are...
28th October 2019 by Budget TravellerA UNESCO World Heritage roadtrip through Denmark’s Riveira, North Zealand
It was a Sunday morning in August like no other. After waking up at the crack of dawn and after only a few hours of sleep, we drift into Copenhagen airport with minimal fuss. It always feels good to return to this part of the world. Maybe I have a sentimental attachment due to the fact I started my Interrail adventure here, back in 2012. I’ve been a frequent visitor to Copenhagen since. This trip was going to be slightly different. I was keen to see what lied beyond Copenhagen and stumbled...
3rd May 2020 by PommieTravelsUnique luxury experiences in Scandinavia
Scandinavia is a group of countries located in the northern part of Europe. Travellers can often overlook Finland, Norway, and Sweden because they think there’s nothing more than snow and ice up there. Though that’s true in the winter, the summer months are just as hot as most of the rest of Europe. And, anyway, what’s wrong with a little winter getaway?...
18th June 2019 by Budget Traveller10 best budget hostels and hotels in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most liveable and also one of its most expensive cities. The Danish capital benefits from unparalleled urban planning and is one of the world’s greenest and tidiest cities- commuting is a breeze here. The Danes also excel at superior architecture and building. Therefore, it is not surprising that the city is home to some of the most stylish and coolest hostels and hotels out there. Here is our 10 best cheap hostels and hotels in Copenhagen that you should...
26th January 2021 by ScribbleStuA few days in Copenhagen
Denmark and its capital hold the dubious honour of being touted as the happiest places on the planet. A 3-night break is a perfect amount of time to get to grips with the city and work out whether you agree. When to go? Pretty much any time from sunny, breezy spring through to hygge-inducing autumn and twinkly, tasteful Christmas. The largest crowds and the best festivals are in July and August, but this also brings the highest costs/rates. Temperatures rarely reach the mid-20s and so the city...
16th February 2021 by StuartThe Scoop: Copenhagen
Denmark and its capital hold the dubious honour of being touted as the happiest places on the planet. A 3-night break is a perfect amount of time to get to grips with the city and work out whether you agree. When to go? Pretty much any time from sunny, breezy spring through to hygge-inducing autumn and twinkly, tasteful Christmas. The largest crowds and the best festivals are in July and August, but this also brings the highest costs/rates. Temperatures rarely reach the mid-20s and so the...