The essential guide: Summer in Copenhagen

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Spending summer in Copenhagen? Enjoy the long days and bright summer nights by hanging out with the locals in some of the many parks, urban spaces and city beaches in Copenhagen or join in the variety of activities offered along the harbour front.

7 reasons why you'll want to spend your summer in Copenhagen

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When it's time to eat

Since summertime in Copenhagen means spending as much time as possible outside we suggest you explore the city's many food markets, unless you'd prefer just sticking to ice cream. 

Street food markets in and around Copenhagen

Lately, Copenhagen has seen an influx of food trucks feeding the street food-craving locals. At the permanent food markets as well as the caravans popping up at events all over the city.

The best ice cream in Copenhagen

Let's admit it: Spring and summer are really just a convenient excuse to eat otherwise inappropriate amounts of ice cream. Here’s our guide to some of the best places for ice cream in Copenhagen.

Green Copenhagen

In the winter the Copenhageners go into hibernation, but the second the sun rays deliver heat, everyone comes outside. Walk by any of the city's parks or gardens on a sunny day and you'll know what we mean. We suggest you find a blanket and join in on the fun. 

The 12 best parks and gardens

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Get wet

A lot of the summer fun in Copenhagen is centered around water. If you want to find true summer localhood we suggest you try out some of these recommendations. 

9 ways to conquer Copenhagen's waters

It doesn't take much more than a few rays of sunshine before Copenhagen's waterfront is filled with renewed energy and joyful faces. Here are some tips on how to enjoy the city's beautiful lakes and canals.

Copenhagen's harbour baths and beaches

In Copenhagen you are never far from a beach and during summer you can also go for a swim in the many centrally located harbour baths. While  Amager Beach Park  offers 4.6 kilometers of white sand beach,  Islands Brygge Harbour Bath has five basins.