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Vacation in Scandinavia: explore Denmark and Sweden by bike and boat. Let yourself be enchanted by colorful houses, rolling hills, countless windmills, dreamlike beaches and spectacular light. Idyllic harbors, locations steeped in history and islands designed for bike tours await you.
The small kingdom of Denmark is rightly so a sought-after vacation destination in Northern Europe. The capital city of Copenhagen, with the legendary Little Mermaid, is alone worth a visit. Travelers are also especially captivated by the Danish islands. Affectionately known amongst locals as the "Danish South Sea" or the "South Fyn Archipelago." The archipelago just outside Copenhagen is an enchanting mix of endless sandy beaches, sparkling white chalk cliffs, countless islets and small harbors with colorful houses. On the one hand, there are places of complete solitude, and on the other, places teeming with tourists and sailors. The South Fyn Archipelago is an ideal area for sailing and biking vacations due to its sheltered location, the large number of harbors, a well-developed infrastructure and the relatively short distances between islands. The unique combination of sailing in Denmark on a tall ship with daily cycling tours is a truly unique way to explore the Danish islands.
Along with its neighboring countries Norway, Finland and Denmark, Sweden forms the northern European region of Scandinavia. Sweden is also a kingdom and its royal family enjoy great popularity both at home and abroad. The list of Sweden's sights and attractions are endless, making the Scandinavian country a decidedly worthwhile destination: from the capital Stockholm (built on 14 islands) with the archipelago surrounding it, to the Göta Canal with its 58 locks, to the Fulufjäll Mountains with Njupeskär, Sweden's largest waterfall. From the southern Swedish Skåne with its beautiful sandy beaches to the endless expanses of the Arctic Lapland. From Astrid Lindgren’s World in Vimmerby to the cities of Uppsala, Gothenburg, Kiruna and Malmö; Sweden truly has something for everyone. On our Islandhopping Tour "Sail & Bike Denmark & Sweden" you will enjoy a touch of Nordic flair while exploring the coast bordering the Öresund around Mälmo. In addition, we explore the area between Landskrona and Helsingborg as well as spending a day on the charming island of Ven.
The Öresund strait, which is 118 km long and varies in width from 4 to 28 km, separates Denmark from Sweden. The Öresund was once one of the most important trade routes in Europe. Accordingly, during our "Sail & Bike Denmark & Sweden" you encounter a rich cultural heritage in the historic port cities. Whether Copenhagen and Helsingør on the Danish side or Malmö, Landskrona and Helsingborg in Sweden: Everywhere, medieval old towns worth seeing are waiting to be discovered by you. Not to be missed is one of the greatest engineering feats of our time: the Øresund Bridge, completed in 2000, which connects Denmark's capital Copenhagen with Sweden's international metropolis Malmö. At 7845 m, the Øresundsbron is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world and it is impossible to imagine the daily lives of the inhabitants of both cities without it.
Despite Denmark’s location on two seas, the North and Baltic Sea, the water temperatures are fairly balanced. The average water temperature in the North Sea is 16°C (61°F) during July, while to the east of Zealand, water temperatures are marginally higher at 18°C (64°F). During the day, air temperatures generally climb over 20°C (68°F), while night time temperatures average around 13°C (55°F). As the influence of the Gulf Stream and the North Atlantic Current reduce during the winter, temperatures fall to freezing around the country. Water temperatures on the coasts vary between 3°C (37°F) during the winter and 17°C (62°F) during the summer.
Due to its unique geographical shape (1500 km running north-south), Sweden is located in three different climate zones. Roughly speaking, southern Sweden is in the temperate zone, central Sweden is in the cold taiga zone and northern Sweden is in the colder tundra zone. As a result of this, the weather varies greatly across the country. In northern Sweden, winters are severe while the summer can be surprisingly warm. In central and southern Sweden, winters are short and relatively cold, while summers are pleasantly warm with lots of sunshine and daylight.
The best time to visit Denmark and Sweden for a cycling holiday is between May and September. During this time, the weather is at a sweet spot with pleasant temperatures ranging between 16°C (61°F) and 25°C (77°F) suitable for even the most demanding cycling tours.
The summer months from June to August are the best time to enjoy a beach holiday with temperatures often climbing above 25°C (77°F). If water temperatures of around 17°C (62°F) sound like the perfect, refreshing summer swim to you, then Denmark is the ideal place to visit for the summer!
Identification documents/passports, valid for at least 6 months upon entry, are necessary for entry into Denmark or Sweden. Therefore, please make sure to have the required documents with you when travelling. Children travelling to Denmark and Sweden must also have a valid passport.
Please contact the responsible authority of your home country for information regarding the use of temporary passports or identity cards when entering Denmark. Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH does not assume any liability for the correctness of the information given here. You can obtain the latest information from the responsible consulate.
Goods purchased in an EU member state that have already been taxed (so-called excisable goods) can be brought to Denmark easily by private individuals, provided the goods have been purchased exclusively for the individuals own use i.e. not for industrial/commercial purposes.
Identification documents/passports, valid for at least 6 months upon entry, are necessary for entry into Denmark and Sweden. Therefore, please make sure to have the required documents with you when entering the country.
We advise you to contact the responsible authority in your home country to inquire about current entry regulations (and possible visa requirements) as we cannot take responsibility for any incorrect information.
Please note that provisional passports and replacement documents are generally not recognized. Children (regardless of the age) must also present a valid passport when entering Denmark.
Substitute ID documents after misplacement: Please contact the responsible authority of your home country for further information on entry regulations (especially in the case off lost/substitute documents).
Radurlaub Zeitreisen GmbH does not assume any liability for the correctness of the information given here. You can obtain the latest information from the responsible consulate of your country.
The national currency in Denmark is the Danish krone, while in Sweden people pay with the Swedish krona. Although both countries are in the EU, they rejected the introduction of the euro in 2002.