Copenhagen Weather February Averages, Denmark
What's the Weather Like in 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 you are interested in visiting are indeed open.
Rain and Snow
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.
Average Sea Temperature
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.
Copenhagen Hotels in February
Choose Babette Guldsmeden if you put a priority on a hotel which is ideally located for the city's sights and attractions. Located just minutes away from ferries, the harbour and the heart of town, guests will find that they have somewhere to unwind and relax here, albeit in the centre of Copenhagen. The hotel brings together a variety of individually-decorated suites, while the onsite spa adds a charming touch to your stay.
Scandic Palace Hotel
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 for those with families, the hotel offers a room service, free internet access and is equipped with its own fitness centre. Guests can choose from four room styles including economy, standard single, standard and superior. There is also an on-site restaurant and bar to make use of.
71 Nyhavn Hotel
Occupying an old warehouse and overlooking the city's harbour, the 71 Nyhavn Hotel is the place to be if you're looking for an innovative stay in a fantastic setting. Ideally placed for all the town's sights, this delightful four-star hotel provides guests with everything they need. Bicycle rental is available from the hotel and there's even a tour guide provided if you make sure to book in advance.
Bars and Restaurants
If you are looking for traditional Danish grub then Restaurant Schoennemann is the place to be. Located bang in the centre of the city, this eatery pays homage to its extensive history and offers a variety of Danish classics such as herring and open-faced sandwiches. Additionally, guests can taste one of over 200 schnapps from the bar. Due to the restaurant's popularity, reservations are recommended.
A big contender on the Copenhagen dining circuit, 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 offerings such as lobster and beef tenderloin; there's also a fine wine list paired to the dishes and the restaurant's attentive staff will be able to assist you if you have any queries.
Founded in 2006, Mikkeller is a microbrewery that provides the Danish public with innovative artisan beers. This spot is a must for any beer-lover who is visiting Copenhagen. Even those who don't like the drink are likely to discover something they love; the brewery has won a string of awards and as such shouldn't be passed up.
Denmark is known for its celebration of all things cosy and hygge has become a buzzword in recent years as the concept has passed onto other countries. Coffee shops are a big part of this trend and there's a great selection of places to pass the time over a sandwich and a warming drink. Located near the Noerreport interchange, Democratic Coffee comes highly recommended if you're looking for somewhere to stave off the cold weather as you plan your itinerary or catch up on some reading.
Things to do in Copenhagen in February
Ny Carlsberg Glypotek
Since the days are short in February and the temperatures are perpetually hovering around the freezing mark, this is a good time for indoor attractions in Copenhagen. Art lovers should check out the Ny Carlsberg Glypotek, which has earned its ranking as one of the city's finest museums. Dating back to the late 1800s, the collection is housed within a magnificent building and showcases over 3500 years of art works, from the Ancient Egyptian era to the modern day. The museum is open throught the week and offers free entry to all visitors on Tuesdays.
If you have a head for heights and want to observe the skyline of Copenhagen, visit the Rundetaarn or Round Tower. Originally built in the 17th century, the tower was one of the many architectural projects of King Christian IV and stood as an astronomical observatory. The tower is known for its winding whitewashed stairways which extend 281 metres up the tower; guided tours can also be arranged if you want to glean a deeper knowledge of the building and its history.
Another Copenhagen landmark that's popular with tourists is the Christiansborg Palace. Located on the small islet Slotsholmen, in the centre of the city, this formidable structure rubs shoulders with the Danish Parliament, Supreme Court and Ministry of State- and is still regularly used by the country's Royal Family. Many parts of the palace are open for the public to explore, and your admission grants you a free guided tour to the Great Hall and other magnificent reception rooms.