If you think winter in Denmark means just snuggling up by a warm fireplace inside the house, think again. Even though the temperatures in Denmark average around 29-39 degrees Fahrenheit and just 7 hours of daylight during this time of the year, there are still a lot of fun things to do around. So make sure to pack your winter gear when you go to Denmark, bundle up when you go out and check out some of these fun activities:
Winter Jazz Festival. For the 13th time, Vinterjazz will warm up the hearts of jazz aficionados on February 1st to the 17th. The one-of-a-kind music festival takes place in 60 venues all across Denmark with 300 concerts and top jazz performers from all over the world. Some of the highlights include a performance by the Aarhus Jazz Orchestra, the jazz trio Roger & Hutch with Tomas Franck and the Kunstclash show where musicians, poets, dancers and dj’s collaborate in the musical numbers.
Ice Skating for Free. Sharpen up the blades on your ice skates and take your family out for a fun day at the 1500-square meter ice skating rink in Valby at Toftegards Plads.
Best of all, it’s free! Ski Holidays. Denmark is not usually known as a ski destination but there is still a number of ski resorts that offer cross-country skiing. In Silkeborg in Jutland they keep a nylon track that winds downhill and can be used for skiing all year round even. In Copenhagen there is Hedelands Ski Centre which is also used for playing ice hockey and skating.