Flights To Denmark
Visit Copenhagen and Experience the Magic of Midsummer
Welcome to Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city, where contemporary urban living blends seamlessly with a rich historical tapestry. Contact your Global Air Charters broker today to discuss flight arrangements to this beautiful Scandinavian destination.
The winter nights are long and cold in Denmark, but the Danes take full advantage of the longer summer days in June and July. The weather in Copenhagen this time of year is ideal for spending time outdoors. Locals and tourists can soak up as much as 17 hours of sun each day.
Daytime temperatures hover around 70 °F, while nighttime temperatures rarely drop below 50 °F. There’s no better time of year to enjoy all the fun Copenhagen has to offer.
Sankthansaften: The Midsummer Celebration
Every summer, on the eve of June 23rd (“St. Johns’ Eve,” or “Sankthansaften”), the city of Copenhagen hums with excitement and anticipation. Locals and visitors gather around large bonfires by the sea or lakes, anxiously awaiting the pinnacle of the festivities.
The bonfire serves a dual purpose. It provides warmth as the night draws in and acting as a symbolic beacon to ward off evil spirits. The tradition of placing a witch effigy atop the bonfire dates back centuries and is quite a sight to behold.
The air fills with the melodic strains of the traditional midsummer hymn, “Vi elsker vort land,” as the fire crackles and dances, casting a mesmerizing glow across the gathered crowd. This event is more than just a party; it’s a profound cultural experience encapsulating Danish heritage and community spirit.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
In 1964, a small group of jazz musicians staged the first Copenhagen Jazz Festival in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens. The festival blossomed into a globally renowned annual celebration of music that features international artists and emerging talents in the jazz world.
This year’s festival unfolds over ten days, kicking off the weekend after Sankthansaften. Every year, Copenhagen transforms into a city-wide jazz hub. It hosts hundreds of concerts ranging from intimate gigs in cozy cafés and open-air shows to grand performances in the city’s historic halls.
The festival is not just limited to traditional jazz; it embraces a broad spectrum of styles, from New Orleans jazz and big band swing to experimental and avant-garde performers. This unique blend of music, history, and culture is an immersive experience for music lovers in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
Cycling Culture Top of Form
With over 350 kilometers of designated bike lanes and traffic lights timed for cyclists, Copenhagen is one of the world’s most bike-friendly cities. Most Copenhagen residents commute daily by bike, rain or shine.
This widespread cycling culture contributes to Copenhagen’s sustainability efforts, reduced traffic congestion, and the overall health and well-being of its residents while offering visitors an enjoyable way to explore the city. Copenhagen offers free fixed-speed bikes for visitors. Although, you may have to rent a bike if you want one with any extra features.
Extraordinary Sights and Culinary Delights
Summer brings an abundance of fresh local produce, making it a perfect time to enjoy the city’s culinary offerings. For simple fare, don’t miss out on trying traditional Danish open-faced sandwiches, or smorrebrod. For something more upscale, reserve a table at one of Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurants, such as the globally renowned Noma.
Copenhagen is not just for foodies, though, as avid sightseers will want to stop for a selfie at Copenhagen’s famous Little Mermaid statute, explore Tivoli Gardens, and marvel at the colorful townhomes lining Nyhavn Harbor.
Flights To Denmark
There’s so much to do and see in Copenhagen in June that you’ll be glad the days are so long and the nights are so short. Don’t miss your chance to experience this year’s Midsummer Festival and enjoy all the fun that a vibrant city like Copenhagen has to offer. Reach out to your flight broker today and plan your perfect Scandinavian summer holiday.