Copenhagen

What can we say, we love this city of Vikings. Both vibrant and chill, Copenhagen has it all. We love the city for its danish designs, trendy shops, excellent food, and genuinely friendly people.

Public transportation in the city is easy and accessible. The train and metro run from the airport to city center in about 15-20 minutes. The city is also super bike-friendly and has the infrastructure for it with designated lanes, so we definitely recommend renting bikes to get around the city.

Copenhagen is always a good idea. We particularly enjoyed visiting over the summer months to enjoy the warm weather and outdoor culture of the city. The holidays are also enjoyable as Christmas markets line the city from late November to end of December. Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world, transforms into a winter wonderland filled with snow capped igloos, food stalls, rides, and most importantly, unlimited amounts of mulled wine to keep you warm and toasty.

If you have the time and want to check another country off your list, Malmö, Sweden is a short 30 minute train ride away.

EAT 

When in Denmark, try the local open-faced sandwich, smørrebrød.

Geist Trendy, fun dinner spot close to Nyhavan.

Lagkagehuset The best spot for Danish pastries. Try them all!

Noma Tasting menu, two star Michelin restaurant. Be prepared to splurge. Recommended by a local friend.

PatePate Cool restaurant in the meatpacking area.

Reffen Previously PapirØen, this restaurant is a 10 minute bike from Nyhavn and a cool spot for quick (delicious) bites and drinks.

Tight Chill, cozy restaurant serving delicious food. Make a reservation!

Torvehallerne Food market with food stalls and bars. A nice spot for lunch.

Warpigs Potentially the best barbecue on this side of the Atlantic.

DRINK

1105 Classy cocktail bar in Indre By near the city center.

Mikkeller Bar A microbrewery with tasty beers and friendly people in a fun spot.

PLAY

Rent a boat or kayaks in the warmer months to tour the canals. Local hack: GoBoat does not require a license and you can bring your own food and drinks to enjoy while cruising. Book in advance.

Christiania This freetown is an authentic, bohemian neighborhood with booths that sell dry herb. Photo-taking is not allowed.

Illums Bolighus and Hay House Get your fix of Danish design with a shopping spree.

The Little Mermaid Statue While small she is an emblem of Copenhagen’s history.

Nyhavn The most recognizable area in the city from pictures. Nice location for a stroll and people watching.

Our Saviour`s Church in Christianshavn Climb to the top for good views of the city. This can be tiring and crowded so go early.

Rosenborg Castle Nice gardens and architecture.

STAY

We love Nyhavn and Vesterbro. While Nyhavn is probably the most touristy neighborhood, the streets are lined with colorful houses, shops and restaurants which make it hard to pass. Try to find an Airbnb off the main road.