Aarhus enjoys a generally warm, mild and temperate climate, however it suffers from a great amount of rainfall throughout the year, even during the driest months of February to March. The winter months of November through March generally see temperatures dip below freezing and don’t rise above 4 degrees Celsius. Due to these cold conditions, the winter months act as the off-peak season and generally offer cheap flights to Aarhus.
June through August make up the summer months and experience mild temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius. Every year, the city hosts a 10-day festival over the months of August and September to celebrate local and international talent. From musical prowess to tasty cuisine, there’s sure to be something on offer that will interest any age. If you’re looking to book in summer then this annual festival is definitely something to bear in mind when you’re hunting for flights to Aarhus.
With over 30 tourist information spots, the city is without a doubt a popular destination to visit as tourists flock on flights to Aarhus to soak up on culture, history, and maybe a bit of shopping too! As the second-largest city in Denmark, Aarhus has much to offer, from beautiful buildings to music festivals. No trip would be complete without visiting the Aarhus Cathedral, The Church of Our Lady, and the City Hall. Holding the title as the longest cathedral in Denmark with a length of 305 ft (93 metres), the Cathedral pierces the sky above the city with its green copper spire. The main door is also pretty impressive with its surrounding brickwork. Next, stop by the Church of Our Lady and admire the oldest stone church in Scandinavia. Switch things up with a visit to the modern functionalist style City Hall, a far cry from the historic religious buildings you’ll have just seen. With the City Hall Park nearby you could always enjoy a walk through some greenery of the city before continuing your sightseeing experience. If you have time, venture a little outside the city itself to the world’s first ever open-air museum, Den Gamle By. Meaning ‘The Old Town’, this museum is home to 75 historical buildings that visitors can wander through and explore in their original state. There are also some stores of yesteryear that have been set up to function as they would have done with staff manning them; visit an old-fashioned grocery store or the blacksmith for a real taste of what village life used to be like.
As you might expect, the city is dotted with bicycle rentals, making it easy for you to switch from two feet to two wheels. Choose Aarhus’ own bike sharing project for free bicycle hire between April and October, or alternatively, find a shop that doubles up as a bike hiring spot (there are many). This is a popular means of travel in Denmark and you’re sure to see both locals and tourists getting around by bike. If you’re not so steady on two wheels you could always hop on one of the buses that offers good routes around the city and can connect you to the surrounding areas.
Passengers on flights to Aarhus Airport (AAR) will be pleased to know that onward travel is all taken care of in the form of an airport shuttle service. With a duration of around 50 minutes and the daily newspaper on-board, you’ll make your way conveniently to the city and back again once your trip is finished.