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Icebreaking is invigorating and an inchy bit insane

And it won't be the penguin swimming this time ... (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

January 18, 2014

by The Copenhagen Post

Skagen Winter Swimming Festival
Brace yourself for a dip in the sea! If you are looking for an original way to spend your weekend, then you should definitely consider the Skagen Winter Swimming Festival. Pack your bathing suit, a pair of slippers and a bottle of aspirin – just in case, because you might find yourself joining the local crowd and checking out the chilly waters of Kattegat. The event is organised by Skagen’s winter swimming club that bears the somewhat ironic name, Icebreakers, and it  will feature a cafe and a bar with hot soup and even hotter drinks, served in huge tepees, heated with fire. For further info, contact Skagen’s tourist information on 9844 1377. RS

Vestre Strandvej 10, Skagen; starts Thu Jan 23, ends Jan 26

Skagen Brewery guided tour
If you happen to be in Skagen (for the Winter Swimming Festival perhaps!), do yourself a favour and visit Skagen Bryghus for the guided tour at the brewery. Visit the beer cellar, find out about the brewery’s history and brewing techniques, and – perhaps the highlight of the tour – taste the various beers of the brewery. Groups of over 12 persons have to book in advance. RS

Kirkevej 10, Skagen; Sat & Wed 13:00; Tickets: 150kr; www.skagenbryghus.dk

Winter Bathing
Many Copenhageners welcomed the New Year in with a dip in the water and there’s no reason why you can’t do it every day you wanr to this winter - all you have to do is sign up to the Winter Bathing Club as a member. Visit the website for more details.

Københavns Havnebad, Islands Brygge 7, Cph S; Season’s membership 250kr; www.vinterbadbryggen.dk