• Valerie Angelica

Travel Guide: Copenhagen, Denmark!


Denmark is one of the happiest places on earth, its also known for its vast amount of bike riders as well as the word hygge. Hygge has been a big word for retail companies, it's what everyone is striving to be. What to know the definition?

hyg·ge

/ˈh(y)o͞oɡə,ˈho͝oɡə/

noun

  1. a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).

Everything in Denmark was picture perfect... except the weather. But that is a whole different story! All I can say is visit during the spring, fall or summer - I can't even imagine how much more beautiful it is with green grass and lush flowers.

Let's get into our itinerary and what we did in Denmark:

Day 1:

Our first day was a little rough, we overslept after being up for over 24 hours - so we started our day later than anticipated. ​

  • Tivoli Gardens:A winter wonderland dream during the winter months. An amusement park filled with Christmas decor and beautiful lights.

  • Vapinos: We ate at this delicious pizza joint with the best Somersby rosé cider a flavor only served in Europe!

Day 2:

  • Magstræde - a colorful cobblestone street made for the best picturesque photo.

  • Christiansborg Palace: a beautiful place and government building, such a cool place to walk by.

  • Canal Cruise: My most favorite thing we did! We took an informative canal cruise, which cost under $15. I loved hearing the history, learning about the country and passing some of the famous Denmark monuments. Do not miss this!

  • Nyhavn: My second favorite thing! I mean... who doesn't love a colorful canal way filled with hygge restaurants. Every single restaurants we passed had the most dreamy decor.

  • Nyhavns Færgekro: We couldn't leave Denmark without trying an open-faced sandwich.

  • Rajissimo: A gelato and dessert store. Try a waffle on stick - so fun and delish!

  • Round Tower: A tower and observatory, one of the oldest in Denmark. The admission fee was super cheap - $4. It has a gorgeous lookout at the top and if you're not scared of heights they have a small entrance at the top where you can see the whole building from beneath your feet. I seriously thought I was going to fall through!

  • Rosenborg Castle/ Botanical Gardens/Amalienborg Palace: a quick pitstop to view all of these beauties!

  • Vapiano: we were obsessed with this place, so we went straight back for dinner and my fav cider!

Other Suggestions:

Try Danish food:

  • smørrebrød (open faced sandwiches)

  • a traditional Danish hot dog

  • “flødeboller” – which are small cream buns

Food:

  • GRØD

  • GORM’S

  • THE COFFEE COLLECTIVE TORVEHALLERNE

  • SØMODS BOLCHER

  • PØLSEVOGN PAPIRØEN

  • AAMANNS SMØRREBRØDSDELI

  • Morgenstedet

  • Café Loppen

  • Torvehallerne

  • Copenhagen Street Food

Bars:

  • Carlsberg Brewery

  • NØRREBRO BRYGHUS

  • Culture Box

Places:

  • The Little Mermaid/Little Siren

  • Freetown Christiana

  • Cisternerne in Søndermarken

  • Superklien

Getting around:

  • Biking

  • Taxi

  • Walking

All in all, Denmark was an exquisite place to visit - filled with cobblestone roads, colorful buildings, the best cider and the sweetest people. I wouldn't miss this stunning country while you're in Europe. It is a must see pit stop, I would say 2 days in Copenhagen is the perfect amount of time to wander the city! Prepare yourself for all of the hygge! Happy travels!

XO,

Valerie Angelica

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