As some of you probably know I am Danish. But most of my readers aren’t from Denmark so I thought it could be interesting for you to know what life in Denmark is like. So today we’ll talk about autumn in Denmark.
Autumn in Denmark is pretty much like the idyllic autumn pictures you see everywhere on the internet right now… except that it is raining all the time. The temperature is usually quite nice, around 15 degrees Celsius, and the sun shines a lot… but it just rains a lot.
But the rain contributes to the nice and cosy autumn vibes. In Denmark, we call something nice and cosy “hyggeligt” and we refer to it as “Let’s sit down with a cup of tea and hygge.”
The leaves turn yellow, orange, brown and red from the end of September to the middle of November. That means that beautiful colourful leaves cover the roads everywhere and the trees are bare and beautiful.
If you go for a walk in one of the many forests, it’ll be like walking through a photographer’s dream in daylight. But if you walk there at night it might be the scariest experience in your life. While we don’t have wolves or any dangerous animals in Denmark, the sounds from the animals will give you creeps.
Halloween is not really a Danish thing. We have a party in February where we wear costumes and have fun, so if we do celebrate Halloween we only really wear scary costumes.
The best thing about autumn in Denmark is definitely the fresh air. There is just something really special about the autumn air in Denmark that makes me miss autumn all year.
If you ever get the chance, come to Denmark in the autumn, go see Halloween in Tivoli Gardens and take a walk in a forest. You will remember it for the rest of your life.
Stay happy, stay beautiful
– Ellie xoxo