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Summer Travel

We plan on traveling to Denmark in the late summer 2014. I am aware the Europeans have a Summer holiday time and would like to avoid those crowds. Can anyone advise the best travel week for late August early September?

Posted by
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Welcome Milt.Hayes,

I was in Copenhagen in early sept 2013. Since i was in all the scandavian countries (Oslo and Stockholm) around that time frame, i didnt notice any more of them running around. I saw more foreigners there than anything in those weeks.

happy trails.

Posted by
4546 posts

You won't find big crowds in Scandinavia, even if you go in the peak of Summer. Late August is already offseason. Kids go back to school in mid-August. I'd suggest as early in August as your schedule allows.

Posted by
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We will be in Copenhagen in June and I had a similar question for Denmark as well as the other countries we will visit. Assuming it would be related to the school summer vacation schedule I found this website: In general they seem to go to school later than we do and start school sooner. Hope this helps.

Posted by
591 posts

Went there last year in late August. Didn't encounter any crowds, it was still warm, and SAS flight fares were less after Aug. 20th.

Posted by
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I think that's similar to be in Copenhagen in late August or early September. There are quite many people in the city in this time, but I don't suppose that it could be a problem to visit most of interesting places.

My advice would be to visit Denmark in late august. I'm from Denmark, so i know that most school have start-up around the 20th August, so my advice is that you visit Denmark around there. But you don't want to wait to long, because the weather in september is very uneven. I work inside the travel industry, where i'm running my own blog, so if you have further questions about Denmark, just visit my blog: , and write to me there, then i will answer asap!