A taste of normality in Denmark without restriction
There are no longer any limits on the size of crowds, allowing up to 400,000 people to participate in one of the biggest shows in the country. Known as Sort Sol (Black Sun), magical starling murmurs can be seen in the southern part of Denmark in autumn as the birds migrate for the winter. Beginning after sunset in the swamps of southwest Jutland, dark clouds of birds blow so forcefully that they almost eclipse the sun. Look from the spiral Marsk Tower (£ 10 tickets; marskcamp.com) to Skærbæk, which opened in July.
To stay: Døstrup Landevejskro & Motel in Skærbæk (00 45 74 75 45 89; dostrup-landevejskro.dk) offers double rooms from £ 76 per night, based on two people.
Dance till dawn
Nightlife was non-existent during the pandemic, but finally the disco balls are spinning again above the dance floors. Open until 5am Thursday through Saturday, the four-story club Copenhagen Chateau Motel (facebook.com/chateaumotelcph) promises a different genre on every floor. From electronic beats to hip-hop swagger and Latin swing, the musical styles are varied, but all draw a sweaty crowd. There are also options for singing karaoke or sipping cocktails.
To stay: The SP34 hotel by Brøchner Hotels in Copenhagen (00 45 33 13 30 00; brochner-hotels.com/hotel-sp34) offers rooms from £ 101 per night, based on two shares.
Get a ticket to ride
With fun officially back on the agenda, theme parks can fully open their doors. The rides operate without restrictions, and now the masks have been discontinued, it is possible to scream as loud as possible. The new Lego Movie World in Billund (day tickets from £ 44; legoland.dk) has all kinds of goodies in store: zoom in on a cinematic attraction billed as Scandinavia’s first flying theater, do 360 loops on a spinning wheel and dive a fall ride.
To stay: The Legoland Hotel at Billund Resort (00 45 75 33 13 33; legoland.dk) offers rooms from £ 270 per night, based on two adults and two children sharing a room.