Copenhagen Weather November Averages, Denmark
What's the Weather Like in Copenhagen in November
If you decide to travel to Copenhagen during the month of November, be sure to bring along the heavy winter gear. In fact, it can be a shock to some people how cold it can be in the region during this time of the year. One reason for the surprise is that the wind coming off the nearby sea will make it feel much colder than it actually is. As a result, visitors should pack plenty of heavy sweaters along with boots, gloves, scarves and hats in order to ward off the chill.
While the average daily temperature is still well above freezing, it won't be that way for much longer. During the month, the average daily temperature will only reach 5°C (41°F). Temperatures throughout the afternoon will climb to an average high of 7°C (45°F). Meanwhile, the average overnight low plummets to 3°C (37°F) by early every morning.
This time of the year also continue to be quite wet. While it is not out of the question to see some early season snow, most of the precipitation will fall as rain. However, with temperatures close to the freezing mark in the early morning hours, the chance of seeing snow increases as the month grows older. Overall, the region will experience an average of 60mm over the course of 30 days. Out of those days, an average of 19 will receive measurable rainfall. Once again, it is not only important to bring warm clothes, but also some clothing to keep you dry.
Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature
This is also not the time of the year to try and hit the beach. With only 5 hours of sunshine on average each day, it will not be enough to warm you up thanks to the low sun angle. Additionally, water temperatures during this time of the year are a very cold 9°C (48°F) which is much too cold to enjoy.
Copenhagen Hotels in November
For an accommodation that combines comfort with functionality, try STAY Copenhagen. With 172 apartments, meeting rooms and event space, this fashionable hotel offers plenty in the way of space and facilities. You're welcome to use the fitness room, organic supermarket, organic bakery and three on-site restaurants.
Urban House is a hotel/hostel hybrid that is located in one of the hippest parts of Copenhagen. With a comprehensive range of facilities in a modern setting, this is a great option for all visitors. Guests can take advantage of the self-service kitchen, urban bar and on-site laundry room. There is even a live stage and tattoo shop in case you feel like getting inked during your visit.
Hotel Tiffany is a boutique hotel offering 31 rooms in a quiet neighbourhood in the city centre. Perfect for a November holiday, the hotel offers a casual vibe with warm and welcoming staff. Guests are treated to breakfast, as well as coffee and freshly baked bread delivered to your room each morning. Located just steps away from shops, restaurants and bars, this is a great hotel when you just want to get away from it all.
Bars and Restaurants
The Red Box
While the combination of Danish and Oriental cooking may seem strange, The Red Box has a roaring trade fusing these cooking styles. Reservations are required at this eatery thanks to its small size, but guests will certainly be pleased with the calibre of the food. The restaurant stocks a superb selection of wines and spirits and their friendly staff will be on hand to answer queries.
Khun Juk Oriental
Opened 1999, Khun Juk Oriental is another choice Copenhagen establishment which has very successfully managed to combine the flavours of the East and West. Thai food with modern touches is the order of the day at this hugely popular eatery, which is praised for the considerable value for money it offers diners.
Pay a visit to one of the city's numerous jazz clubs if you're in search of a good night out that doesn't involve dancing. La Fontaine is known as the city's oldest jazz club and is popular among both visitors and locals thanks to the warm and inviting atmosphere it retains.
Conditori La Glace
Denmark is famous for its sweet treats and pastries and no trip to Copenhagen would be quite complete without visiting one of its many bakeries and patisseries. Conditori La Glace is quite possibly one of the most acclaimed Copenhagen patisseries, which has been greeting sweet-toothed members of the public since the 1870s. Try their famous "Sports cake" and warm up with a hot chocolate, which consists of melted down chocolate, for true indulgence.
Things to do in Copenhagen in November
November makes a good time for tourists to visit the museums and art galleries to stave off the cold as winter begins to get underway in Copenhagen. Located near the Christiansborg Palace is the striking Thorvaldsen Museum, which houses the numerous sculptures of its namesake, Bertel Thorvaldsen. Opening in the 1840s, the museum bears significance as the first museum to open its doors to the public in Denmark; the help of a free audio guide allows visitors to gain a deeper understanding of the sculptures which represent Roman gods and other historical figures.
Another Copenhagen centre for culture vultures is the Nikolaj Kunsthal, which exhibits the latest art projects taking place in the city. Once a church, the building has found a new purpose as one of the city's most prominent places for up-and-coming art and is a good place to stave off the cold while you gaze at the exhibits.
With the autumn weather well underway in November, Copenhagen makes a particularly beautiful place to be, as the city and its surrounding areas are swathed in golden foliage. One place where you can really take advantage of this is the Dyrehave (Deer Garden), which is only a short train journey north of the city centre. Take a peaceful walk in the rolling parkland which features plentiful forest, lakes and ponds and open clearings where you may well come across a herd of resident grazing deer.
If you've got some extra time to spare and want to explore more of the country during your visit then it's well worth visiting the charming city of Aarhus. Easily accessed from Copenhagen via road or rail, this small city is noted for its friendly, breezy atmosphere, cutting-edge architecture and world-class museum. Visit the wonderful Moesgaard Museum, which chronicles Viking life in Denmark in truly magnificent environs. Another recommendation is the Aarhus Art Museum which packs in a staggering collection of Danish art from the 18th century to the modern day; the circular Rainbow Walk makes an excellent viewing platform of the city.