Easter holiday’s in Denmark are celebrated more than many might expect when coming from abroad. Meaning that normal routines in the cities, workplaces, schools and more get shifted to completely new schedules.
The following is some relevant information in case you are spending your days from the 26th of March to the 2nd of April in Aarhus and other surrounding cities.
The city and interregional buses will be driving under different schedules than normal. The following is the official information by Midtraffik about these dates. We recommend you using the Rejseplanen app to check accurate routes and arrival times. Usually Google Maps and other transportation services do not make the correct updates on all the holidays of the year.
Some buses will run on the ‘skoledage’ schedules so keep an eye on the ‘S’ found on the timetables.
Aarhus The city buses in Aarhus run after Saturday’s timetable during Monday – Wednesday before Easter. And note that there are NO NIGHT BUSES.
Viborg, Silkeborg and Holstebro The city buses in Viborg and Silkeborg run after a special holiday timetable during Monday – Wednesday before Easter. The city buses in Holstebro will have departures that do not run during Monday – Wednesday before Easter.
The Letbane and city buses in the other cities will run after normal timetables everyday before Easter.
Main supermarkets around different cities will have as well special opening hours. Considering many of them will be completely closed for these dates, it is very recommended that everyone plan in advance the meals of the week and weekend within these holidays. The supermarkets that continue to be open during some special times of these days will be very crowded and with long paying lines. In order to avoid this and any other inconvenience take a look at the following information.
Fakta: Some shops will open every day during easter from 8:00am to 9:00pm* Find your shop here.
Netto: Some shops will open every day during easter from 8:00am to 9:00pm* Find your shop here.
Rema 1000: Closed during Easter **. Other days on normal opening hours.
Lidl:Closed during Easter **. Other days on normal opening hours.
Føtex: Closed during Easter ** Other days on normal opening hours.
Bilka: Closed during Easter **l. Other days on normal opening hours.
Kvickly:Closed during Easter **. Other days on normal opening hours.
Superbrugsen: Closed during Easter ** Other days on normal opening hours.
* Note that many of the websites of these supermarkets recommend you to take a look at the opening hours of your local shop as it can differ slightly from the general information given here. All supermarkets will be open during their normal hours on Sat. May 31st.
** Easter in Denmark in 2018 falls the following days: Skærtorsdag (29/3), Langfredag (30/3), Påskedag (1/4) and 2. Påskedag (2/4)
Shopping malls and others
Just like the supermarkets all the different shops around the city will have different opening hours than normal. Most surely they will be closed during the holidays and open only during Sat. March 31st on their normal hours. Some of the most visited places in the city:
Storcenter Nord: All shops closed during Easter**. Other days on normal opening hours.
Bruuns Galleri: All shops closed during Easter**. Other days on normal opening hours.
Salling: All shops closed during Easter**. Other days on normal opening hours.
Aarhus Central Food Market: Open everyday during Easter. Note they have special opening hours.
Aarhus Street Food: Open every day during Easter. Check for special opening hours.
Museums and parks: Many of them will continue with their normal opening hours and will even have very special events during these dates.