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Summer is in full swing in Denmark in July, with glorious weather and a wealth of cultural and outdoor activities. Long, sunny days and warm temperatures are perfect for exploring Denmark’s dramatic coastline and spending time on the many beautiful beaches. Discover the rugged cliffs of Bornholm and the sandy beaches of Læsø on an island-hopping adventure. Visit fairy-tale castles like Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and soak up Copenhagen’s summer charm. Revel in this Northern European gem’s rich heritage at music festivals, cultural events, and traditional celebrations. A trip to Denmark in July promises long days packed with exciting tours and activities.

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The sandy beach in Northern Jutland, Denmark, on a summer evening.
Head to the cool sandy beach of Northern Jutland for a relaxing evening walk during the summer.

July marks the peak of summer season in Denmark, bringing long days filled with sunshine, mild temperatures, and occasional showers. Temperatures in July range from around 15˚C (59˚F) to 22˚C (72˚F), with the southern and central regions experiencing slightly higher temperatures. Coastal areas and islands may experience slightly cooler temperatures due to cool sea breezes. July is one of the sunniest months in Denmark, with around seven to eight hours of daylight. While occasional showers and thunderstorms can occur in the afternoon or evening, they are generally brief and localized in nature.

For a detailed seasonal overview, read our article on the best time to visit Denmark.


A man entering the Geocenter Museum in Møns Klint.
On your Møns Klint hike in July, be sure to also enter its Geocenter Museum, where you'll delve into the captivating world of geology and uncover the mysteries of this remarkable coastal landscape.
Bicycles parked in the Old Town of Copenhagen.
When in Copenhagen, cycle through the city instead of booking expensive rides to save some bucks while also enjoying the perfect August weather.

Fantastic weather, longer daylight hours, and a wealth of outdoor activities and adventures await in July in Denmark. Here are some enticing reasons to plan your trip to Denmark in July.

  • Coastal retreats: July is the best time to explore Denmark's picturesque coastline with its sandy beaches, charming seaside towns, and scenic coastal paths. Relax on lovely beaches like Råbjerg Mile in Skagen or Søndervig in West Jutland, or enjoy water sports like surfing and kiteboarding at Klitmøller Bay (Cold Hawaii) in North Jutland. Whether you're sunbathing, swimming, or surfing, Denmark's coastal regions offer endless opportunities for relaxation and recreation.
  • Outdoor activities: With its mild weather and long days, July is perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and exploring Denmark's national parks and nature reserves. From hiking along the dramatic chalk cliffs of Møns Klint on the island of Møn to mountain biking through the enchanting woodlands of Rold Skov, there's no shortage of outdoor adventures in Denmark in July.
  • Festivals and events: From music festivals and food fairs to Viking reenactments and traditional folk festivals, there's always something exciting happening in Denmark in July. The Roskilde Festival, the largest festival in Northern Europe,  held from late June to Early July, attracts thousands of music fans from around the world. For Danish music, don’t miss the Skagen Festival, while the Hindsgavl Festival in Middelfart showcases classical chamber music. Other notable events include the Jels Viking Pageant, the Cherry Festival in Kerteminde, and the family-friendly Vig Festival at the scenic Unesco Global Geopark Odsherred.


A man kayaking at night in Denmark.
July is one of the best times to go on a full moon kayaking adventure in the Danish waters, especially in glass kayaks.

From hiking, biking, and sailing adventures to visiting castles, discovering medieval villages, and enjoying Copenhagen’s café culture, here are some of the best places to see and things to do in Denmark in July.

Escape to the idyllic islands of Lolland and Falster, where you can enjoy cycling along scenic coastal routes, kayaking in tranquil fjords, and exploring charming fishing villages. These two neighboring islands boast miles of pristine coastline dotted with sandy beaches for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. Discover the rich history of Lolland-Falster by exploring medieval castles, like the impressive Knuthenborg Safari Park in Lolland and the Trelleborg Viking Fortress in Falster. Go hiking in nature reserves like Nakskov Fjord or Maribo Lakes Nature Park, enjoy fishing and kayaking in the island's waterways, or tee off at one of the island's scenic golf courses.

Enjoy a trip to Copenhagen in July and experience the vibrant capital city in all its summer glory. Explore the picturesque waterfront and historic landmarks on a canal tour, cruising past iconic sights like Nyhavn, Christiansborg Palace, and the Little Mermaid statue. Discover Danish art and history at the National Museum and the National Gallery, visit the royal palaces of Amalienborg and Rosenborg, and marvel at contemporary masterpieces at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Explore the expansive grounds of Frederiksberg Gardens, stroll along the lakes in Fælledparken, or relax in the botanical wonderland of the Botanical Garden. Enjoy al fresco meals at charming cafés, trendy restaurants, and food markets, and savor delicious Danish cuisine while soaking up the summer atmosphere.

Head to Mols Bjerge National Park on the picturesque Djursland peninsula in eastern Jutland to enjoy outdoor adventures and breathtaking scenic beauty. The park’s rolling hills, lush forests, heathlands, and coastal cliffs are most vibrant in July, with lush greenery, colorful wildflowers, and panoramic vistas at every turn. A network of hiking trails winds past rugged cliffs, secluded coves, and pristine beaches. Take scenic walks along the shoreline, explore tide pools teeming with marine life, kayak along the coast, and enjoy picnics with spectacular sea views. Discover medieval ruins, ancient burial mounds, and Bronze Age settlements dotted about the peninsula. Visit historic sites like Kalø Castle Ruins and the Hestehave Forest, steeped in folklore and legend.

Need Help Planning Your July Trip to Denmark?

July offers the perfect combination of warm weather, cultural events, outdoor activities, and natural beauty, making it an ideal time to visit Denmark.

For a hassle-free trip, contact our local travel experts to organize a customized Denmark tour itinerary for July to prepare for a one-of-a-kind summer adventure!

More information:
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Published by Supriya Rayamajhi, updated on February 23, 2024

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