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4 day Copenhagen Itinerary

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

We traveled to Denmark for 10 days and spent 4 in the city of Copenhagen. Travel tips for Copenhagen and more.


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Denmark. Is it really as fantastic as they say? We travel to Copenhagen and the surrounding cities, including a ferry ride over to Sweden to find out. In this article, I will give you our itinerary for Copenhagen only.


"Copenhagen reminds me of a high-end version of Rome with an unimaginable amount of bicycles"

Denmark has been in countless memes and scientific sources alike that claim it’s the “happiest place on earth” for its citizens. We recently went and were not afraid to ask all the hard questions to find out for ourselves if this was actually truth or myth.


I have been anticipating this trip since 2018. The sights I wanted to see have been reeling through my mind like memories I haven’t made yet. From the Viking ship museum to the fjords of Kattegat, and all the small towns in between. The differences between the harbor surrounding Holbeck the farming areas around Roskilde to the incomparable Copenhagen mix of futuristic city to ancient history are what I have been filling my Viking dreams with for years.

I will give you the 4-day trip itinerary in this article and throw my tips and comments in for good measure.

This trip was in the eastern part of Denmark near and around Copenhagen so if you are on this island only, you will get a lot of help from this article, if you are going to the other parts of Denmark in the west, you probably won’t get much help as Denmark is a very large country in European standards, and is compartmentalized by regions. We only visited this region, but there's always another trip ahead.


Tips;

Get the Copenhagen card! If you are going to more than three sites, it will be worth every penny. Throughout this article, I will add a hyperlink to what sites we used our card at so you can see the savings add up. I will also put a budget below the article so you can see what we spent and on what.

ATTRACTIONS AND TRANSPORTATION ARE ALL FREE ON THE CARD.

Once you download the app for the card, the one thing you will use the most is probably the Map. Chock filled with all the sights as well as every bus, metro, and train station you can use your card for.

DO A TOUR

*First things first, do a tour. If you have read any of my other articles you will know that I always start with a tour of some kind to get my bearings and figure out the neighborhoods. Copenhagen is no different. We started our tour day on the Ved Stranden at the Stromma kiosk.



You can show your Copenhagen card QR code to the ticket counter and they will give you a paper ticket in return.

TIP: We recommend taking a screenshot of both your attractions' QR code and the transportation QR code, so you never have to wait for Wi-Fi to bring them up quickly.


Once on board, we recommend sitting at the very back and on the right-hand side of the boat as that’s where 90% of the attractions are on the tour. By sitting in the back, you can walk out on the back of the boat and wipe down the outside of the window if you need to for pictures or filming.

The ad says it’s a live guided tour, but they actually give you a headset and there’s a recording telling you what you are looking at. It's similar to a hop-on hop-off tour bus if you have ever taken one of those. They do have them in a variety of languages.

The tour passes by a ton of sights and really does give you an idea of how large Copenhagen really is. Don't forget to stay seated as there are many bridges that are extremely low and you will be injured.

During the tour you will pass by some of the most interesting sights in Copenhagen: The Opera house, Amalie Borg Palace, The Old Stock Exchange, Christianshavn, Our Saviors Church, Battery Sixtus, The Black Diamond, ‘BLOX’, the Little Mermaid and much, much more.

We asked a few Danes on the boat ride, "Are you the happiest people on earth?" Answer; "I am today because I am not working"

I think the biggest complaint we have heard so far is that everything is so expensive. But, this is relative, as the wages here are also high.


During the winter, the boats are covered and heated.

Copenhagen Card holders must depart from Ved Stranden.


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Denmark

BORSEN

Next up we headed across the street to the Borsen. Built under the reign of Christian IV in 1619–1640, the building is considered a leading example of the Dutch Renaissance style in Denmark. It is a protected building for conservation purposes. We took pics but couldn’t find an entrance, so we left. I did find out that the building now serves as the headquarters of the Danish Chamber of Commerce.


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Denmark

CHRISTAINSBORG

The rest of the day was spent at the Christiansborg Palace and all its glory! Christiansborg is a palace and government building on the islet of Slots Holmen in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is the seat of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget), the Danish Prime Minister's Office, and the Supreme Court of Denmark. Also, several parts of the palace are used by the Danish monarch, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the Palace Chapel, and the Royal Stables.

The palace is thus home to the three supreme powers: the executive power, the legislative power, and the judicial power. It is the only building in the world that houses all three of a country's branches of government. The name Christiansborg is thus also frequently used as a metonym for the Danish political system, and colloquially it is often referred to as Rigsborgen ('the castle of the realm') or simply Borgen ('the castle').

The present building, the third with this name, is the last in a series of successive castles and palaces constructed on the same site since the erection of the first castle in 1167. Since the early fifteenth century, the various buildings have served as the base of the central administration; until 1794 as the principal residence of the Danish kings, and after 1849 as the seat of parliament.

The palace today bears witness to three eras of Danish architecture, as the result of two serious fires. The first fire occurred in 1794 and the second in 1884. The main part of the current palace, finished in 1928, is in the historicist Neo-baroque style. The chapel dates back to 1826 and is in a neoclassical style. The showgrounds were built from 1738–46, in a baroque style.

Christiansborg Palace is owned by the Danish Government and is run by the Palaces and Properties Agency. Several parts of the palace are open to the public.

The Copenhagen card * has a variety of passes required to get into separate parts of the castle.


THE ROYAL RECEPTION ROOMS

The Royal reception rooms are stunning and in the best shape, I've seen any castle to date. The reception rooms are used by the Queen for official occasions.

These occasions include representative dinners in connection with official visits from foreign heads of state, the official New Year's Banquet, and receiving newly appointed ambassadors when they come to deliver their credentials.

The Reception Rooms are richly adorned with furniture and works of art rescued from the two previous palaces, as well as decorations by some of the best Danish artists, such as Nikolaj Abraham Abildgaard, Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, and Bjørn Nørgaard.


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Denmark

THE RUINS UNDER THE CASTLE

When the present Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen was constructed, the National Museum took care to excavate and protect the ruins of the Palace's oldest predecessors, Bishop Absalon's Castle of 1167 and Copenhagen Castle that replaced it.

Christiansborg is outstanding in the respect that here you will find, under the same roof, Denmark's political center of today and the remains of the country's principal castle of the Middle Ages.

Revealed by accident when casting the foundations of the present Christiansborg Palace, workers struck upon the ruins of older buildings and the remnants of a curtain wall. Experts were called in from the National Museum, and a close inspection revealed that the ruins dated back as far as 1167.

What they had come upon was Bishop Absalon's Castle, once situated on a tiny island off the Merchants' Harbor. Walking around this underground site, you will get an idea of how the castle was continually renewed and developed.

We stopped a few couples here and asked again, "Are you the happiest people on earth?" Answer; "I think the government needs to fix the housing problem, but yes I am very happy"

The housing problem in Denmark is complex.

Denmark’s history of equitable housing policy goes back over 100 years. In 1919, by broad political consensus, Denmark established a national public social housing system that was open to all.

Unlike public housing in the United States, social housing is not restricted to low-income households in Denmark; it is available to anyone. Nonprofit housing organizations develop and own the buildings, and residents influence their living conditions through a system of tenant democracy. Nonprofit housing development is an integral part of Danish welfare policy and is therefore highly regulated in terms of financing, design, construction, and management (which includes waiting lists for housing units). By Danish law, each municipality is eligible to reserve up to 25% of its social housing stock for communities such as refugees, unemployed people, and people with disabilities. Social housing accounts for about 20% of the housing stock in Copenhagen. Market-rate rentals and homes make up 43%, and private co-ops. These waiting lists can take years to get through, leaving tenants to wait in tiny one-room apartments until something becomes available.

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Denmark

The infamous Blue Tower

The Copenhagen Castle, built on the same site, was surrounded by a moat and had a large tower as an entrance gate. The castle was rebuilt several times. King Christian IV added a Spire to the tower, the infamous Blue Tower, where only prominent prisoners of state were kept.

In the 1720s, King Frederik IV entirely rebuilt the castle, but as a result of this total reconstruction, the walls had become so heavy they started to give way and crack. King Christian VI, Frederik IV's successor, soon realized the necessity of demolishing the old castle and erecting a new one on the site. This new castle was to be the first Christiansborg Palace.


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Denmark

THE ROYAL STABLES

The Royal Stables are located at Christiansborg Palace on the island of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen. In 1789 the number of horses reached a peak with 270 horses stabled. Today, there are about 20 horses in the Royal Stables.

Shortly after his accession to the throne in 1730, King Christian VI had the old and outdated Copenhagen Castle torn down to make way for a new Baroque palace: the first Christiansborg Palace. The old stable complex behind Copenhagen Castle was also torn down to make way for a new and larger stable complex.

The new and still existing stable complex was constructed from 1738 to 1745. The complex included an outdoor riding ground surrounded by buildings containing an indoor riding school as well as stables with room for a total of 87 riding horses and 165 carriage horses. Part of these stable buildings still remain unchanged since their inauguration in 1746 with an extravagant decoration of marble pillars.

A lively museum

The museum has three departments: The Harness Room with old uniforms of the Royal Stables and the splendidly decorated eight-horse harness with a wealth of lovely details - the actual Stables with the Royal Family's carriage and saddle horses, and finally Coach Hall with old well-preserved state coaches and carriages.

The Royal Stables are regularly open to the public but during the holiday period, the horses are turned to grass.


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THE ROYAL KITCHEN

For those of you into castles, no stop is complete without seeing the kitchens.

This is where you can have a unique look behind the scenes of the royal parties and celebrations. What goes on in the royal kitchen when there is a gala dinner at the palace in 1937? The sweet aroma of beef tenderloin for 275 guests wafts out of the ovens - muscular chefs stagger around under the weight of the ton-heavy copper pots - the confectioner constructs exquisite crowns of candied fruit. They do a great job at all the Royal attractions of making this as real as possible with costumes and actors around every corner.



DAY 2.


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Start off at 7-11 for coffee and muffins of course. For those of you from California, a 7-11 is a strange thing to see so much of in Copenhagen. I was shocked to see that they were not only everywhere, but that you could buy anything from coffee to a shot of Jack Daniels, and even pasta in a bowl from them. They also make an amazing Mozzarella and ham sandwich!


The Round Tower
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Then we head over to the Round Tower.

The 17th-century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, or The Round Tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. It was built as a platform for the university observatory and for centuries it was the center of Danish astronomy. The foundation stone was laid on July 7, 1637, and five years later the Round Tower was finished as the first part of the Trinity Complex, which was designed to accommodate three things: The observatory at the top of the tower, the university library above the Trinity Church and the church itself below.

The Round Tower was built by King Christian IV, who had the round walls constructed in the royal colors yellow and red. The King himself also sketched the famous golden rebus on the front of the tower: Lead, God, the right teachings, and justice into the heart of King Christian IV.

To get to the top, one needs to walk up the spiral ramp, which is 268.5 meters long at the outer wall and only 85.5 meters long closest to the core of the building. The core is hollow, and you can step inside one of the open niches and stand on a glass floor, hovering 25 meters above the ground. The glass is more than 50 mm thick and can carry up to 900 kg per square meter.

Halfway up the tower, you will find the old library hall, that once housed the entire book collection of the university, but has been a venue for exhibitions, concerts, and cultural events since its reopening in 1987. They always have some kind of exhibit going on. When we went it was a peep wall where you looked into holes to see different scenes from Hans Christian Andersen's stories.

At the very top, you'll find the platform with a great 360-degree city view centered by the observatory, which is still used in the winter months and is thus the oldest functioning observatory in Europe.

This is also on your Copenhagen pass but is $10. If you don’t have one.


Rosenborg Castle
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Next, head over to Rosenborg Castle!

Rosenborg Castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century. Christian IV fathered more than 20 children, was a patron of the arts, and built some of the most significant buildings in Copenhagen. Of his many castles, Rosenborg became his favorite. 

Today, the glory of the past can be experienced through the impressive possessions of Christian IV and his descendants.

Among the main attractions is the Great Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. The king’s coronation throne is made of narwhale tusk with gilt figures, while the queen’s is of silver. Tapestries on the walls commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden.

The interiors are well-preserved and invite the visitor to take a journey in time. You can experience the king’s private writing cabinet, and his bathroom, and see wax figures of former royal inhabitants. Rosenborg also houses an exquisite collection of Flora Danica and one of the world’s finest Venetian glass collections, both set in tower chambers.


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The crowns of the Danish kings and queens are kept in special vaults with access from Rosenborg’s basement. The crowns are embellished with table-cut stones, enamel, and gold ornamentation. They were last used for coronations in 1840.

The crown jewels are living treasures, as they are the only ones in the world that are both displayed to the public and in royal use, by HM Queen Margrethe. They primarily consist of four garnitures: a diamond set, a ruby set, a pearl set, and an emerald set – the emeralds being among the world’s finest.


The Rosenborg Castle
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We also visited the Winter Room; the best-preserved room from the original Castle, which was the most important of the Christian IV's three private chambers.

The bays are from 1758. In front of the bay to the right stood Christian IV's mechanical arrangement for raising and lowering the drawbridge.

Christian IV lay in state here and the exhibits are mostly from his time.

NOTE: It is recommended to book a timeslot before the visit. Select the date and time of the visit and then select "payment" with Copenhagen Card. This ticket is free. It's only open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am until 4 pm.

But leave by 2 p.m. so you can get to the next stop before they close!



This stop is one of our favorites because, well, we’re weird.

The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum / The Hans Christian Andersen Experience / The Guinness World Record Museum / and The Mystic Exploratorium

These are separate if you want but you get a better deal and experience by doing them together. They are ALL included with your Copenhagen pass.

The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

Ever seen a letter written on a grain of rice? Ever met anyone who can whistle with a mouth full of tennis and billiard balls? You will hear, and it’s as insane as it sounds!

At Scandinavia's only Ripley’s Believe It or Not! You’ll find yourself a long way from everyday life’s normality and instead, delve into a world of curios from around the world.

Stare in disbelief as you encounter the two-headed cow that's stuffed but nonetheless real and when you see the amazing but genuine shrunken head no bigger than a clenched fist.

Other must-sees include the woman who elongated her neck 34 cm (13,39 inches) using metal rings, the condemned prisoner who survived 13 shots and was granted a reprieve, and the awesome reconstruction of the Taj Mahal, built from 300,000 matches!

The Hans Christian Andersen Experience

An enchanting fairytale world. Learn about his upbringing in Odense and his many journeys. Experience his most beloved stories, from The Little Mermaid to Thumbelina 'come alive' with light, sound, and scents.


The Guinness World Record Museum

This is the only Guinness World Records Museum in Europe. The attraction is filled with exciting records in sports, art, music, nature, and science. Meet the world’s tallest man who measured 272 cm – and the world’s smallest woman.

Experience everything from athletics to motorsports in the Sports Gallery. See the sight of 1.382.101 dominoes topping over, try the world’s largest Pac-Man game, and go crazy in our interactive Game Zone.


The Mystic Exploratorium

At the Mystic Exploratorium, leave your shadow on a wall and swap your face with a friend. See the paintings come alive in the dark, and experience what happens at the abandoned graveyard.  Do you dare to sit in an electric chair? Explore the dark corridors of the Mystic Exploratorium where you never know what awaits around the next corner…

There’s a haunted Graveyard that’s pretty cool but my favorite thing (as I am kind of a big sissy) was the end.  The Mystic is for those who like old-school haunted house walks.


DAY 3

Get up early as you can! Go to see the Little Mermaid statue just on the rocky shore of the Kastelet Moat. If you go later than 8 am you can expect a crowd of people in front of your perfect Instagram shot that will last until 1 am


Little Mermaid
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Once you have your selfies, run to the nearest Metro Station, and take the M3-M4 lines to Copenhagen Central Station. From there you need a ticket to Helsingor, Denmark. It's way up north and there’s a castle there but skip that for now.


Head over to the ships you will see when you come out of the train station. Those are the Forsea ferries to Sweden. Take those across ($27.00 for 2 people) and walk to your left as you leave the ferry station. If you keep looking right you will see the…

Kärnan Tower


Helsinborg Castle Tower
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"The Core" is a medieval tower in Helsingborg, Scania, in southern Sweden. It is the only part remaining of a larger Danish fortress which, along with the fortress Kronborg on the opposite bank of the Øresund, controlled the entranceway between the Kattegat (yes that Viking Kattegat from the Vikings shows) and the Øresund and further south the Baltic Sea.

The origins of the Helsingborg fortress are disputed. Danish legend places its origin in the reign of the legendary King Fróði. However, this legend has not been supported by archaeological proof. Dendrochronological dating has shown that the core was built in the 1310s when Eric VI of Denmark was the King of Denmark. It was considered the most important fortress in Denmark and was integral in securing control over the strait between Scania and Zealand.

The Fortress was surrendered to Sweden along with the rest of Skåneland as part of the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. The fortress was retaken by Danish forces in 1676 during the Scanian War, and its capture was celebrated by flying a giant Flag of Denmark above it. This flag was later captured by the Swedish army and is preserved in the Army Museum (Armémuseum) in Stockholm. The fortress returned to Swedish control by the Treaty of Lund in 1679. Charles XI of Sweden ordered most of it demolished fearing that it was too exposed to a sneak attack from Denmark. The only thing that was saved for posterity was the old medieval tower core. The tower continued to serve as a landmark for shipping through Øresund. My husband went up while I scouted more photographs from the side streets. The actual tower was closed so he got some great shots from the top. (And saved me the couple of hundred steps to the top)

Have lunch at Conditori. It’s a cute little buffet-style tea house that you go in and point to what you want and then take to a table of your choosing. I can recommend the Quiche; the prawn open-faced sandwich and make sure you get a pear pastry! They are famous for them and the best sweet dessert I’ve ever had in my life!!!


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Sweden

Walk over to the St. Mary’s Church a block south from the tower steps. The parish has three churches, the medieval St. Mary's Church in central Helsingborg, the new St. Anna's Church in the Ringstorp area, and St. Andrew's Church, a former hospital church, in Maria Park. The original Gustav Adolf parish was formed in 1927

The parish's oldest church is Gustav Adolf's church from 1897, which is located in the middle of the spotlight on Gustav Adolf's Square. Its red brick walls and tall towers encompass a rich worship life and a meeting place for many people.

The Church of the Good Shepherd at Drottninghög was inaugurated in 1984. The parish is represented in various networks in the areas around the Church of the Good Shepherd. Child and youth work collaborates with schools and preschools where the Christian message is clarified. In the Good Shepherd's Church, we work with a solid altar table with home-grown flowers.

S: t Olofskyrkan is located in the Husensjö district on Jönköpingsgatan. In addition to services on Sundays, St. Olof Church also offers several gatherings for children and parents. In the eastern part of the parish is Adolfsberg Church. Adolfsberg Church has, among other things, an extensive collaboration with schools and preschools in the area.

When we were there, there was a teacher talking about how many of the parish members were taking a flight to Ukraine to help with the war efforts there and the refugees.


Taking the train back to Copenhagen we finished our third day. Reflecting on the Viking people and how hard of a life they had as we were warm in our train car while it was 21 degrees Fahrenheit and winds of 50 mph, how on earth did they get those wooden boats across this insanely brutal sea and oceans?



DAY 4

From our friend Sosser's apartment, we took the train again. This time to Roskilde.

Roskilde is a city in Denmark, west of Copenhagen.



Next to its harbor, the Viking Ship Museum has 11th-century vessels and an active boatyard. In its center, the Gothic, twin-spired Roskilde Cathedral holds the tombs of many Danish kings and queens. The nearby Museum of Contemporary Art sits in a former royal mansion. West of the city, the huge Land of Legends open-air museum recreates Stone Age and Viking life.



Our first stop was the Roskilde Cathedral. The cathedral is the most important church in Denmark, the official royal burial church of the Danish monarchs, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is due to two criteria: the architecture of the cathedral shows 800 years of European architectural styles, and it is one of the earliest examples in Scandinavia of a Gothic cathedral to be built in brick; it encouraged the spread of the Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe.

Constructed during the 12th and 13th centuries, the cathedral incorporates both Gothic and Romanesque architectural features in its design. The cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century. It has been significantly extended and altered over the centuries to accommodate a considerable number of burial chapels and the many added chapels show different architectural styles.

The cathedral is a major tourist attraction, bringing in over 165,000 visitors annually. Since 1995, it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique architecture. A working church, it also hosts concerts throughout the year.

During our visit here in this sleepy village, we asked again, "Are you the happiest people on earth?" Out of the 6 people I asked ranging from a carpenter making a Viking ship, to the customer service lady in the Museum, the answer was a resounding "YES" The theme supports the meme it seems. (Whoa, way too rhymey!)

The history of the Danish monarchy is a goldmine of dramatic Danish history, of bloody battles, epidemics, high treason, jealousy drama, and conspiracies, but also love. Visit the 40 kings and queens in Denmark's royal burial church, hear the dragon howl, dive into dark crypts, and find peace under the high vaults. The Roskilde cathedral's architecture is a time travel through 800 years, and it has put it on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Frescoes, royal tombs, art, and architecture tell the story of the kings, the church, and Denmark. 


Then we walked through the park and found the Viking ship museum!

1000 years ago, the Vikings sailed along the shores of Europe, up rivers, and across the open sea throughout the North Atlantic area.

Ships are the essence of the Viking Age. With them, the Scandinavian countries were founded.


The Viking Ship Museum
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The Viking Ship Museum is built around the five original Viking ships from Skuldelev. They are part of a global story about ships, people, and things on voyages.

The museum tells the story of how the Vikings changed the World with their ships.

The museum is most famous for the completely whole Oseberg ship, excavated from the largest known ship burial in the world. Other main attractions at the Viking Ship Museum are the Gokstad ship and Tune ship. Additionally, the Viking Age display includes sleds, beds, a horse cart, wood carving, tent components, buckets, and other grave goods. We even got to dress up in Viking apparel and growl at the camera a little. (I was not as convincing as my husband was)

After that, we lost my credit card, so we retraced our steps to no avail. I called the credit card company, but the sun was going down, so we headed back to the train station. The whole day can be spent here easily, and you will still run out of time. I suggest staying at an Airbnb for the night to be able to truly enjoy this village.

Don’t forget your Roskilde Harley Davidson chips!


BUDGET

We didn't keep track of expenses as well as we thought but the totals are as follows.

Lodging;

So lodging is going to be a little tricky because we stayed many days with our friends so it's less than what you can expect to pay if you travel there and don't couch-surf.

In Copenhagen, we stayed at the Wake-Up Copenhagen Hotel, which is as close to the action as you can get. The rooms were $78. US dollars per night which have gone way up as of this writing. (2023)

The Food we ate was above and beyond delicious! That's one thing the Danes get right. We had a few eating-out meals but mostly lived on burritos from 7-11 and coffee due to the high prices here. Here are some of the places we ate at for reference.

Cantina;

Just across the street from the Wake-Up Copenhagen Hotel is the best Italian food I had in Europe besides Italy!

The simple Margherita pizza was $23.00 US dollars, The Seafood ravioli was $32.00, and a glass of house wine was $11.00 so it is not the most expensive food in town, but it's definitely not cheap.

Nyhaven 17;

This is the place to go if you just have to have one meal on the iconic Nyhaven front. The service is an 11 out of 10. The food is abundant and decadent. The drinks are reasonably priced. But the food is way above the norm. We tried the $21.00 burger and the Filet of place, which is basically an open-faced sandwich, and a filet of plaice which is a common fish that's fried. That little delicacy was $45.00 and as good as it was, I suggest getting a hot dog and a beer and sitting on the dock like a local.

Seaside Toldboden;

My favorite place to eat when I come to Copenhagen. I have been here twice now (once in 2018 and once on this trip). The atmosphere and the service are above and beyond amazing! This place is actually 7 restaurants in 1. The food is a variety of different cultures, and always changes with the seasons so you are always getting the freshest foods in the region.

I had the fish & chips that come with a salad and french fries with seasoning for a whopping $36.00, a Tuborg beer for $7.00, and some oysters for another $65.00 bringing this to a total of "just my lunch" of $108.00, which, is insane. They do have the prices on the menu, but I was hangry, so it happened.

Copenhagen is more expensive than Paris or Rome by far so if you are going to come here. I have a plan for us cheapskates next time.

Go to the nearest IKEA-type store you can find as soon as you get there. Buy a cooler, and fill it at the grocery store. Have one meal out, but be ready for the $100. to $300. bill.


The Copenhagen Card
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The Copenhagen card

This is my favorite way to save a ton of money in this expensive city.

There is a great article "A complete guide to the Copenhagen Card" here.


This was a quick ten-day trip and the rest of it was spent hanging out with my friend Sosser and her family (especially my new Danish bestie, Athena!). We had a lovely time and cannot wait to come through again in our campervan next time. Thanks to them for the amazing hospitality and welcome.


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All photos were either taken by us or used under Creative Commons rights.


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