Averages for Copenhagen in February
Weather conditions are not that much warmer in Copenhagen during the month of February. Once again, this is not the ideal time to visit the region thanks to the cold weather and the fact that many area tourist attractions and some restaurants close for the winter season. However, if you are traveling on a budget, now can be an excellent time to visit the region, as you will be able to score a deal on hotels and flights. Just be sure to double check that the sites...
Daily averages for Copenhagen
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Weather conditions are not that much warmer in Copenhagen during the month of February. Once again, this is not the ideal time to visit the region thanks to the cold weather and the fact that many area tourist attractions and some restaurants close for the winter season. However, if you are traveling on a budget, now can be an excellent time to visit the region, as you will be able to score a deal on hotels and flights. Just be sure to double check that the sites you are interested in visiting are indeed open.
Once again, snow is likely in the region during this time of the year thanks to the cold conditions as well as the amount of precipitation expected. Overall, this month expects to receive an average of 20mm of precipitation. While some will be in the liquid form, any precipitation that falls at night will likely do so as snow thanks to temperatures well below freezing. Additionally, precipitation is expected over an average of 15 days of the month.
The overall average daily temperature for this time of the year is not much warmer than what it was in January. Daily temperatures will average 1°C (34°F) while the average high temperature will only reach 4°C (39°F). The average overnight lows are still well below freezing with temperatures falling to -3°C (27°F). Visitors will have to make sure that they have packed plenty of heavy winter gear including boots, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves in order to stay warm.
This is also not the time to visit the local beaches. With only an average of 4 hours of sunshine per day, and average water temperatures much too cold to enjoy. In fact, the average water temperature for the month is only 2°C (36°F). These numbers actually represent the coldest water temperatures of the year.
Where to Stay
For those who have points to use or enjoy staying at chain hotels, one of the best in Copenhagen is Best Western Hotel City. Perfect for a February and Valentine's Day getaway, the hotel offers the choice between superior rooms or standard rooms and feature flatscreen TVs, free WiFi and iPod clock radios. Additionally, be sure to check the website for the possibility of good deals, especially during the winter months.
Babette Guldsmeden is perfectly situated for those who want to get out and explore the city. Located just minutes away from ferries, the harbour and the heart of downtown, guests will find that they are in the middle of all that the city has to offer. Guests can also take advantage of luxurious on-site restaurants and spa to complete their holiday.
For those who want a little history with their stay, then the 100-year-old Scandic Palace Hotel is the perfect choice. Perfect for the individual traveler or those with families, the hotel offers a well-equipped fitness room, free WiFi throughout the building, and room service. Guests can choose from four room styles including economy, standard single, standard and superior. There is also an on-site restaurant and bar.
Restaurants and Nightlife
If you are looking for traditional Danish food along with a side of history, then Restaurant Schoennemann is the place to be. Named Lunch Restaurant of the Year twice, the eatery pays homage to its extensive history and offers a mix of fresh fish, duck, chicken and more. Additionally, guests can taste one of over 200 schnapps from the bar. Due to the restaurant's popularity, reservations are highly recommended.
Named the world's best-designed restaurant in 2013, Höst is one restaurant that foodies cannot miss. The chefs at the restaurant transform traditional Danish dishes with modern twists using only the freshest local ingredients available. The signature menu includes such offerings as lobster and beef tenderloin. Be sure to ask the attentive and wonderful staff what wine will go best with your meal.
Founded in 2006, Mikkeller is a microbrewery that brings new and homemade brews to the public. This spot is a must for any beer lover who is visiting Copenhagen. Even those who don't like beer are likely to discover something they love. Having won Danish Brewery of the Year twice, this is one spot that shouldn't be passed up.
What to Do
With daily temperatures still hovering near the freezing mark throughout the month of February, now is a good time to get some shopping in. The good news is that there are numerous shopping districts in the city where you can find just about anything. Fisketorvet is Copenhagen's mall with more with 120 shops in one place. Visitors will also find shopping near the waterfront as well as near major transportation hubs making them easy to reach.
Finished in 1633, the Rosenborg Castle should be on everyone's must see list. Today, the castle is a world-renowned museum that houses an extensive art collection and artifacts relating to the history of Denmark. The museum is also home to the crown jewels, which are still used several times a year by the Queen.