Looking into a honeymoon destination can be very hard during the wedding-planning process – especially if you are looking to go somewhere different to most others. Lucky for you, my honeymoon was in the lovely country of Denmark – and based on my beautiful experience, I want others to experience the same magic I did.
So, step into a winter wonderland and embark on a magical journey for your honeymoon in Denmark. With its charming Christmas markets, picturesque landscapes, and cosy atmosphere, Denmark offers the perfect setting for a romantic holiday escape. In this article, I will guide you through the enchanting experiences awaiting you during your Christmas honeymoon in Denmark. Not only will you embark on a beautiful romantic getaway to a beautiful Scandinavian country – but you will do it in the lovely Winter season. Why not consider a wintery trip away whilst experiencing the wintertime wonder of Europe, listening to festive hymns and feeling cosy in some Christmas pyjamas? Get ready to create memories that will warm your hearts for a lifetime.
Embracing Danish Christmas Traditions:
Denmark is renowned for its rich Christmas traditions, which date back centuries. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit by exploring the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, adorned with thousands of twinkling lights and charming Christmas decorations. Experience the joy of Danish “hygge” as you stroll hand in hand through the markets, sipping on warm gløgg (mulled wine) and indulging in traditional Danish pastries like æbleskiver. However, throughout your escapades, don’t forget to pack warm clothes! Whilst Danish housing has excellent insulation, the winter weather can freeze you to the bone!
Exploring Historic Castles and Romantic Landscapes:
Denmark’s picturesque landscapes and historic castles provide a romantic backdrop for your honeymoon. Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful gardens of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, or visit the iconic Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Discover the charming countryside of North Zealand, where rolling hills and idyllic villages create a serene ambiance perfect for romantic walks and picnics. From personal experience, try to book a guided tour through some of these tourist destinations. Not only will they assist you in learning more about the rich Danish history, but they will give you some nifty tips and tricks about the country itself!
Cosy Retreats and Spa Experiences:
Denmark boasts a range of cosy retreats and luxurious spa experiences for couples seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. Pamper yourselves with soothing massages, hot tub soaks, and steam baths at renowned spa resorts such as the Kurhotel Skodsborg or the Ni’mat Spa in Copenhagen. After a day of indulgence, retreat to your cosy accommodation and snuggle up in your warm sweaters, revelling in the tranquillity of the season. Unwind together and let the stresses of wedding planning melt away.
Chasing Northern Lights:
While Denmark isn’t typically known for its Northern Lights displays, it is possible to catch a glimpse of this awe-inspiring phenomenon in certain areas. Head to the northernmost region of Denmark, Skagen, during the winter months for a chance to witness the dancing colours of the Aurora Borealis. However, if your honeymoon brings you to the capital city of Copenhagen, you may still catch a glimpse there! When me and my partner were there, we could see the Northern Lights from a beach on Amager. So don’t forget to wrap yourselves in warm blankets as you venture out into the night, hoping to witness nature’s spectacular light show. The experience of witnessing the Northern Lights together will create a magical and unforgettable moment during your honeymoon.
Culinary Delights and Candlelit Dinners:
Denmark’s culinary scene is a treat for food enthusiasts, and Christmas is no exception. Indulge in a romantic candlelit dinner at one of Copenhagen’s Michelin-starred restaurants, savouring exquisite Danish cuisine with a festive twist. Sample traditional Christmas delicacies like roasted duck, red cabbage, and rice pudding. End the evening with a stroll along the streets adorned with twinkling lights, hand in hand, and maybe even stop by the picturesque Nyhavn during your post-dinner stroll! The combination of delectable flavours, romantic ambiance, and the beautiful culture will create a memorable dining experience.
Julefrokost: A Danish Christmas Lunch:
One of Denmark’s beloved Christmas traditions is the Julefrokost, a lavish Christmas lunch held throughout December. This feast is a social gathering where friends, family, and colleagues come together to celebrate. Indulge in an array of traditional Danish dishes like pickled herring, smoked salmon, liver pâté, and various open-faced sandwiches. Raise a glass of aquavit, a traditional Danish spirit, and toast to your love and happiness as you embrace this unique culinary experience. The Julefrokost is a delightful opportunity to immerse yourselves in Danish culture and enjoy a festive meal together.
Add a dash of winter magic to your honeymoon by gliding hand in hand on the ice at one of Copenhagen’s charming ice skating rinks. Lace up your skates and twirl around the rink, surrounded by the festive atmosphere and the joyful laughter of locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re beginners or experienced skaters, this activity offers a romantic and playful experience that will make your hearts soar. However, don’t forget to check the availability online, as the skating rinks are not open all year round. Why not let the laughter and joy shared while ice skating become a cherished memory of your honeymoon?
Traditional Danish Christmas Decorations:
Denmark is known for its exquisite Christmas decorations, which add a touch of enchantment to the holiday season. Explore the Christmas markets and boutiques, where you’ll find an array of handcrafted ornaments, intricate paper hearts, and beautiful Advent wreaths. Create a sense of cosiness and warmth in your honeymoon accommodation by adorning it with Danish-inspired Christmas decorations. Allow the festive ambiance to wrap you in its embrace as you and your loved one revel in the magic of the season. Admiring and decorating with Danish Christmas decorations will fill your honeymoon with a sense of tradition and beauty.
A Christmas honeymoon in Denmark promises an enchanting blend of romance, festive cheer, and unforgettable experiences. From immersing yourselves in Danish traditions and exploring historic castles to indulging in spa retreats, culinary delights, unique Christmas festivities, and playful activities like ice skating, Denmark offers the perfect ambiance for a truly magical holiday. So, pack your bags, and embark on a journey that will create cherished memories and kindle the flame of love during this festive season. Allow the magic of Denmark to envelop you and make your Christmas honeymoon an extraordinary celebration of love and togetherness!