Activities in Copenhagen during Winter

Copenhagen’s weather changes in a flash, but shrewd visitors wear appropriate clothing and are not deterred.  They are more interested in discovering all the delights that the City has to offer.  When you visit during winter, here are some of the attractions you can enjoy when it is not only cold but dark.

One of your choices should be Tivoli Amusement Park.  The Park offers fun adventures most of the year, but from October until January, Tivoli has enough excitement to fill a book.  Just purchase a ticket and experience pumpkins, holidays, markets, lights, fireworks, decorations, celebration, food and rides.  It will be memorable.


If you like skating, try it on the frozen lakes.  Make sure you follow the instructions which will indicate whether skating is allowed or not.  We want you on the ice, not under it. You can also find many ice rinks located around Copenhagen.  How about the one in Frederiksberg at Frederiksberg Runddel? Bring your own skates to this free rink, have yours sharpened for 70 DKK or rent theirs for 50 DKK.  Toftegårds Plads in Valby provides a free ice rink for skating day and night. Just bring your own skates. There is also Østre Skøjtehal in Østerbro which is open from October until March. The entry fee is 35 DKK. Don’t break a leg!


For fun and games with the young and the young at heart, take a trip to Experimentarium.  Located about 10 minutes from Copenhagen in Hellerup, this wonder of science and technology will test your knowledge, willpower and skills.  “The Labyrinth of Light,” “Bubblearium,” “The Yeast Cell,” “Energy Zone,” and “Be Seen Be Safe” are just some of the exhibitions you can relish.


A museum can be a quiet, relaxing and educational respite when the weather does not behave.  There are art museums in and around Copenhagen to keep you occupied for quite a while.  In addition, learn about Denmark’s history at the National Museum, view the private selection at Hirschsprung Collection, see the collection donated by the owner of Carlsberg at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, discover a variety of exhibitions at The National Gallery and walk near the Danish Parliament when you visit Thorvaldsens MuseumLearn about more museums here.


If you like castles and palaces, you have come to the right city.  Rosenborg Castle, built by King Christian IV, Amalienborg Castle, home of the Queen of Denmark, Christiansborg Castle, with the royal stables, Parliament and Palace, and much more are waiting for your visit. For more royal residences, learn more here.


For other interesting adventures in Copenhagen and other parts of Denmark, you can learn more at our Backpacker Portal. We have information on Copenhagen, plus Odense and Aarhus.

For a place to rest your weary head after gallivanting around Copenhagen, try one of our three City Hostels.

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