Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen is a must see city! This small city can easily be explored in a weekend or even a day if you’re quick! A great way to explore would be to hire a bike, walk or buy a ticket for the hop-on-hop-off bus if you are really short for time.
Here’s a list of some things you must do in Copenhagen:
Nyhavn is a 17th century waterfront and canal surrounded by colourful buildings. These iconic buildings are restaurants, cafes and bars, offering a pleasant atmosphere for the locals and visitors all year round.
Visit Tivoli Gardens
An amusement park right in the centre of the city! Tivoli Gardens offers a day of fun with numerous rides and attractions to go on. I visited Copenhagen close to Christmas so Tivoli Gardens was decorated beautifully in sparkling lights and Christmas trees. It was flooded with markets offering beautiful handmade items and delicious indulgent food! By far one of my favourite places in Copenhagen!
Eat a Danish pancake (crepe) and many other Danish pastries!
Sweet, sticky, gooey, crispy, light, fluffy and above all DELICIOUS!
Visit The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue sculpted by Edvard Eriksen. It was inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale and is the most famous mermaid statue in the World.
Go for a bike ride
Hire a bike and cycle around the city to get a real feel of the Danish life. This is one of the best ways to take in all of Copenhagen’s beautiful sites.
Go for a boat ride
There are guided boat tours going along the canals of Copenhagen, which is another great way to see the city and learn more about the well-known sites. Make sure you go on a dry day as it becomes difficult to see when it rains, with the windows on the boat steaming up.
Take a LOT of Danish biscuits back home
These buttery biscuits melt in your mouth and before you know it, you’ve finished the whole tin!
Copenhagen is an enjoyable city! There are often very cheap flights available especially in January. It is a very expensive city compared to other European destinations. Prices are quite similar to London prices.