Do you want to know what to wear in Copenhagen in Summer? In this guide we will tell you EXACTLY what to pack for Copenhagen no matter if you are visiting in June, July or August. This includes guidance on how to dress for the weather, dress codes as well as Copenhagen special events in Summer.
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Summer Weather Copenhagen
Summer in Copenhagen is classified as June, July and August. So waht can you expect from the weather in Denmark in Summer?
How hot is Copenhagen in Summer?
How hot Copenhagen in Summer is very much depends on when you visit. The hottest month tends to be July with average highs of 22°C / 71°F with June technically coolest with average highs of 20°C / 68°F.
While these temperatures are warm it is definitely still worth having some layers with you even in Summer.
How rainy is in Copenhagen in Summer?
Rain is actually quite stable across the summer months with around 8 days of rain in each month so we definitely recommend keeping a lightweight waterproof jacket and a good quality compact travel umbrella with you.
Note: we always recommend checking the forecast at your destination(s) 7 days out from travel to make sure there are no expected weather fronts i.e. heatwaves or cold snaps.
What to Wear in Copenhagen in Summer
Before we get onto the specifics of what to wear in Copenhagen in Summer for women and men, we wanted to reiterate that we think it is a great idea to pack a capsule wardrobe. It means you are less likely to lose your luggage when traveling and prevents you from overpacking. For help in packing a capsule wardrobe check out these posts.
And if you are traveling to other parts of the Nordics check our other regional guides:
Best Shoes for Copenhagen in Summer
But first we will turn our attention to shoes for Copenhagen in Summer.
Sneakers are absolutely the best shoe for Copenhagen no matter what month you are there. Any Copenhagen city break involves lots of walking with Tivoli Gardens, Nyhavn and beautiful castles to add to your itinerary. Andwith all the cobble stone streets in the city will need comfortable walking shoes with you. Which is why I always pack sneakers.
My favorite brand of sneakers for walking are Hoka and AllBirds, however you also can’t go wrong with a plain white sneaker as they go with everything. One of my favorite pairs of white sneakers is the Adidas Cloud Foam shoes.
For your second pair of shoes I recommend packing sandals. Just be sure whatever sandal you pack is good for walking with good arch support.
What to Wear in Copenhagen in Summer for Women
Although the temperatures have increased from Copenhagen in Spring, we still recommend packing a lighweight packable waterproof jacket in case of rain.
Trousers / Pants
Trousers and pants are a great versatile pick for Copenhagen. If it is a cool summer then you may want to add some jeans to your packing list, but for the warmer months something like a chino is a better pick in my opinion.
Skirts and Dresses
Midi and Maxi dresses are perfect for Copenhagen in Summer. As there are no real dress codes to worry about you can pick the style that you feel most comfortable in.
Although the temperatures are heating up in Copenhagen in Summer, we still recommend having some layers with you. Our favorite picks are lightweigh sweaters and cardigans and a hoodie for daytime sightseeing.
Copenhagen is quite casual during the day so you won’t be out of place in ahood.
We recommend having a cardigan, sweater and a hoodie for daytime sightseeing in Copenhagen.
T Shirts are perfect base layer for Copenhagen in Summer.
Loose blouses are perfect for Copenhagen . I particularly like them for evenings paired with a waterfall cardigan or blazer.
PJs or Nightie, Underwear and Socks
Goes without saying. Note: as most of Copenhagen does not have airconditioning you will want lightweight nightwear with you.
Copenhagen can be a dazzling in Summer so be sure to pack a pair of sunglasses with good UVA protection.
What to Wear in Copenhagen in Summer Packing List for Men
Alongside our regular men’s travel essentials we recommend adding the following items to your men’s packing list for Copenhagen in Summer:
Again a lightweight waterproof jacket is perfect for summer visitors.
Chinos/Jeans and Shorts
Jeans and chinos are a great pick for daytime sightseeing in Copenhagen. But if is hot summer you will also want some shorts with you.
T Shirts and Shirts
T shirts are great for days sightseeing. And on top of t shirts you may also want to pack a button down shirt for use in more upscale restaurants such as Geranium.
A hoodie, jumper and sweater alongside your waterproof are the perfect layers for 7 days in Copenhagen.
Goes without saying.
What to pack for Copenhagen in Summer (Non Clothing)
- Crossbody Bag – unfortunately any tourist site attracts pickpockets and Denmark is no different. A crossbody bag with lots of zips is the best way to protect your belongings.
- Backpack – for storing items on your day trips.
- Travel adaptor – Denmark uses traditional European plugs so UK and US visitors will need a universal adaptor to make their electronics work.
- Power Pack / battery packs
- Sun screen
- Compact Umbrella – important for any month you visit Copenhagen.
- Travel First Aid Kit
- Blister plasters
- Toiletries – for our essential toiletries packing list click here. However toiletries should be easy to buy in Copenhagen if you want to big them on arrival.
FAQs About Copenhagen in Summer
Are there places in Copenhagen with a dress code?
Copenhagen is renowned for its amazing food scene. Although Noma is no longer open there are still plenty of bucket list food destinations. For these upscale restaurants such as Geranium for instance most people will adopt a smart casual dress code so be sure to have one outfit that meets this requirement.
Can you wear jeans in Copenhagen?
You can absolutely wear jeans in Copenhagen in Summer. However in a hot summer you may find them uncomfortable. Instead I like to wear chinos and linen pants.
Have you been to Copenhagen in Summer? What did you wear? We would love you to tell us in the comments below