2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, Denmark

It’s going to be huge. Gigantic.

One of the biggest sport events in the world is coming to Denmark. It will be legendary when the giants, the ice hockey heroes, put on their national team shirt and fight for the title: World Champions. For the first time ever, the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be held in Denmark. 

The host tem of Denmark will play in Group B in Herning, with Canada, Finland, USA, Germany, Norway, Latvia and newcomer South Korea. The games will be played at the 11,000-seat indoor arena, Jyske Bank Boxen. The first puck drop takes place on 4th May 2018. The worlds 16 best ice hockey teams will play 64 games during the tournament. 30 of these games will be played in Herning.

Oestergaards Hotel

Hotels and inns

You can find many beautiful and affordable hotels in Herning that offer good food, comfortable beds and beautiful surroundings.

Make Herning your home base

The city has its perks. If you are into the great outdoors, you can go canoeing, cycling, go out with your fishing rod or go hiking. If you are more into experiencing the city, the pedestrian street has many interesting shops and boutiques, as well as cozy restaurants and pubs.

If you bring kids, you can burn off some energy at DGi swimming center, Jyllands Park Zoo or other amusement parks. Some of the biggest attractions in Jutland are located within just an hour from Herning by car or public transportation. This makes Herning the perfect home base for you, your friends and family.

Bed & Breakfast Herning

Bed & Breakfast

In Herning there are many beautiful B & B. This kind of accommodation is often a cheap, you will have more space and can get closer to the local population.


Ferielejligheder Herning

Holiday houses and apartments

Find your holiday house or apartment in Herning. This kind of accommodation is ideal if you want a place for yourselves and want to save money by e.g. cooking dinner.


Facts about 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

The games are broadcasted in 167 countries. There will be around 1.3 billion TV-viewers worldwide and 5.500 hours of television will be broadcasted across more than 250 channels.

With just around 86.000 inhabitants, Herning is the smallest city ever to host this Championship.

Jyske Bank Boxen often hosts massive national and international events, such as the European Championship in swimming, World Cup in horseback dressage or spectacular concerts with Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran to name but a few. 

IIHF Official website

Get the latest news

Visit the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship official website


Browse tickets for your favorite team

Here you can buy tickets  


Restaurants you should try

Herning is known for being a diverse city, with a cozy atmosphere and great food. Enjoy a great steak with a glass of wine in one of the many restaurants in Herning.

Pub street Herning

Pub street in Herning

Denmark is famous worldwide for Tuborg and Carlsberg, but in Herning you can also find craft beers from other big brands as well as small breweries. Quench your thirst in Herning’s pubs and bars.

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