3 Days in Copenhagen, Denmark
At the beginning of January I was lucky enough to travel to Copenhagen, a destination that had long been on my bucket list. My boyfriend and I bought our flight tickets when Ryanair was having one of their big sales, in mid November, so we only paid £25 each for a return flight.
We went there from Saturday morning until Monday late in the evening and it turned out to be just the right amount of time to visit the city. Depending on how interested you are in visiting museums and art galleries, you may feel like you need one or a few days more. You may also want to go to Sweden, given that Malmo(Sweden) and Copenhagen are connected directly by a bridge, which if you’ve watched the TV series “The Bridge” you’ll know all about.
I am not a travel blogger and I have only been to Copenhagen once in my life, therefore I won’t give you a list of things that you “must” see or places where you have to eat, I will just give you a general overview and my impressions. I will also leave you some of the pictures I have taken down below.
As we expected, January is a very cold month to visit a city in the North of Europe. We enojoyed our time there, although on the last day the sky was not as blue as in the pictures below, but grey and rainy. I would probably recommend going there in a slightly warmer month, so that you can get the most of your time spent outside and the days are longer.
Copenhagen is expensive! As we had predicted, accomodation and eating out can turn out to be very expensive if you’re not careful. We stayed in a “luxury hostel” which offers both double private rooms and dorms if you’re a group of friends. It’s called Steel House and we highly recommend it if you’re on a budget. To give you an idea, we spent around 90€/night for a private double room.
The city is relatively small so it’s easy to get around on foot, or you may want to rent a bike, which is the #1 mode of transport in Copenhagen. The airport is also perfectly connected and you get there from the city centre with a 15-minute metro ride.
A few recommendations based on where we ate: we tried døp hot dogs (one of the two was vegan, see picture below), Grød’s renowned porridge and Hallernes Smørrebrød. This last is the typical Danish food consisting of a slice of rye bread with different things on top: salmon, meat, potatoes. Two of these each is more than enough to fill you up. All of these places were shown in the Netflix documentary “Somebody feed Phil” in the Copenhagen episode. I love that series!
If you get the chance and if you feel like it, try to do one of those “free walking tours” with a local. It’s never really free because a tip is usually expected at the end, but it’s a great way to explore the city and go the places off the usual tourist path. It’s also a good way, at the beginning of a trip, to get a general sense of the layout of the city. In Copenhagen many of these free tours start from Rådhuspladsen, the square where the Town Hall is located.