Joy to the world
Copenhagen puts on a spectacular show at Christmas. Tivoli Gardens is the city’s vintage fairground, which really comes to life at this time of year. Get ready to explore an alpine-style village of wooden huts selling kitsch, yuletide treats under canopies of flickering fairy lights.
Escape the brrr
When Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, dive into a warm, wood-panelled pub and embrace what the Danish call hygge – the art of getting cosy. Snuggle up by a roaring log fire and warm through with a hot mug of gløgg – a cinnamon-spiced red wine.
The stuff of legend
Fairytales, folklore and forts hide around every corner of Copenhagen. Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid watches over the harbour, while royal jewels and treasures are kept safe under the spires and turrets of Rosenborg Castle. In Roskilde, uncover historic tales of combat and crusades at the fascinating Viking Ship Museum.