Winter bathing in North Zealand

Photo: Nikolaj Danielsen

Bitterly cold, dark, and anything but inviting. One can almost hear the sea shouting: Stay away! Nevertheless, many come to the beaches in North Zealand to experience the cold thrill and the incredible well-being the body feels after a cold shock.

Frederiksborg Slotshave om vinteren
Photo: Tine Uffelmann
Photo: Tine Uffelmann

When is the best time for winter bathing?

Morning, noon, or evening. Many find that a morning dip gives them the right kick to start the day. Some take the plunge at noon (perhaps when the sun is shining, and the water is a bit warmer). Then there are those who say that winter bathing at dusk is a truly special experience – relaxing and soothing after a long day.

Where can you winter bathe?

In principle, anywhere along the approximately 300 kilometers long coastline of North Zealand. However, most people prefer a small bathing bridge or, when it's from an open beach, they prefer there to be sand at the bottom. And if you can walk, bike, or drive right up to it, that's just perfect. Here, you get VisitNorthZealand's tips for both popular winter bathing spots and where to go before and after the cold dip to warm up.

Rudolph Tegners Museum - sneen dækker skulpturen i parken

Winter Experiences

Photo: Tine Uffelmann