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Claire Bateman
4 July 2024 | Claire Bateman

Our Top Tips for a Denmark Winter Adventure

Pack a cosy jacket and a few woolly jumpers and shrug off the idea that summer is the only time to visit the Great Southern. While it may not be the best time to enjoy a dip in the ocean or to spot wildflowers, winter in Denmark offers visitors the chance to explore the Great Southern’s rugged natural beauty at its most atmospheric, while discovering all the delightful ways to keep warm! From hiking adventures to relaxed afternoons by the fireplace, here are our top suggestions for making the most of your winter trip to Denmark.

1. Indulge in local wines at Denmark's wineries

Denmark is renowned for its boutique wineries, and winter is the perfect season to enjoy a cosy wine tasting. Follow the Denmark Food & Wine Trail in a self-paced wine and food tasting experience at some of the region’s best spots, or choose your own wine adventure from almost twenty cellar doors located in Denmark. Of course, our pick of the bunch is our own Singlefile Cellar Door, with a warm fire burning in the tasting room fireplace, creating an inviting atmosphere to sample our selected drops during a relaxed seated tasting. 

2. Take a hike

On a clear day, winter is a fantastic time to hike in the Great Southern. Some of the longer coastal hikes, such as the challenging and strikingly beautiful Bald Head Trail, are best tackled on a cool and cloudy day, when it is much more comfortable to hike as well as offering sublime views of moody skies and dramatic winter oceans. Through winter, you may also be lucky enough to spot migratory whales along the coastline.

If you feel brave enough to tackle a climb up Bluff Knoll, the highest peak in the Great Southern’s Stirling Range, a clear winters day offers ideal hiking conditions, picturesque misty mornings and the best chance of experiencing snow at the summit.

3. Discover the beauty of Circular Pool

Pack a picnic lunch and visit Walpole’s Circular Pool to revel in solitude in the forest. Winter is the best time to experience this serene spot, with seasonal rain feeding the Frankland River cascades which feed into the pool - during summer, these can slow to little more than a trickle. While the water rushes along these foamy rapids, when it reaches Circular Pool it settles into a tranquil pool displaying hypnotic swirling foam patterns against the backdrop of native forest. 

4. Make yourself at home 

One of the best ways to experience the charm of Denmark in winter is to create your own refuge from the cold weather in one of the many cosy accommodation options in the area. Pick up a bottle or two of your favourite wine, a selection of locally made cheeses and chocolates, and relish in a slow evening spent with a loved one, a board game or a book. Many properties offer the warmth of a blazing fireplace or a relaxing spa, providing a perfect retreat to relax and unwind after a day of exploration. You might like to take a look at our curated list of favourite properties for an unforgettable stay in Denmark.

5. Join the hunt and go Geocaching

Recommended as a must-do local experience by Singlefile co-founders Patrick, Pam, Phil and Viv, join in on an international outdoor treasure hunt in this game which sees its participants hunt for hidden treasures - although we warn that it may become an addictive element of your travels! There are many geocaches to discover throughout Denmark and the Great Southern. In winter, some of the caches hidden along the trails of the region offer enchanting views and the unmistakable scent of southern forests in the rainy season.

Denmark is a captivating destination that shines in winter. Take the opportunity to discover some of the treasures of the Great Southern when the region is a little quieter and the southern coastline is at its dramatic best.



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