Copenhagen in Autumn: The Best 4 Visiting Tips
Weather can undoubtedly affect your sightseeing experience. When it is rainy and cold outside, the last thing you want is to spend hours walking around a city. Here are four tips on how to enjoy Copenhagen to the fullest, no matter the weather.
Copenhagen in Autumn | Dressing Code
“There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing”– this saying is famous all across Scandinavia and for good reasons. Of course, when the weather is murky, windy, and rainy, our first instinct is to stay indoors and avoid the cold at all costs. But that is not an option for those living in colder climates; otherwise, nothing would get done for seven months of the year!
Our recommendation is to follow the locals and dress appropriately for the rainy autumn in Denmark:
- Dress in layers – a good rule of thumb is to have three layers of clothing that allow airflow between the layers. You can always take off the top or middle layer if you get too toasty.
- Wear warm and sturdy footwear that will keep your feet dry.
- Wear waterproof outer layers – whether a simple raincoat or a full-on rain suit, it is always a good idea to protect yourself from the rain. An umbrella is an excellent last resort, but make sure it’s sturdy enough to withstand windy Danish weather.
- Protect your extremities – a pair of gloves, a hat, and socks covering your ankles can do more to keep you warm than you think.
Copenhagen in Autumn | Indoor Activities
Copenhagen has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment indoors – from music venues like the DR Concert Hall or The Royal Theater to luxurious department stores like Illum or Magasin. If you want to read more about Copenhagen’s museums, you can do so here.
Copenhagen in Autumn | Warm Yourself Up With “Hygge”
This Danish and Norwegian word has taken the world by storm in the last few years, yet it is difficult to find a word-to-word translation. In essence, hygge is about creating a feeling of cosiness and warmth surrounded by good company. Sounds perfect for a cold, rainy autumn day, right? You can create this feeling in many ways, but here are some ideas:
- Enjoy a glass of wine or Danish craft beer at a bar wrapped in a blanket (almost every bar, café, and restaurant provides blankets and warming light fixtures for tables outside).
- Indulge in a cup of hot coffee or chocolate and delicious Danish pastry at a cosy café in the inner city.
- Get closer to nature by walking along the beach or in a park, such as the famous Jægersborg Dyrehaven, where you can find large populations of deer.
Copenhagen in Autumn | Take a Private Tour With a Car
Finally, if you don’t want to miss out on seeing everything Copenhagen has to offer, but are not keen on walking around in the rain, a guided tour with a private car can be an option for you. Contact us and let us tailor your private sightseeing tour and show you the best of Copenhagen and Denmark, all planned in accordance with your interests and time.