Denmark: Copenhagen

Favourite Experiences:

  • Watching Tivoli Gardens light up at night
  • Cruising the canals on a sunny afternoon
  • Picnicking in Botanisk Have (the Botanical Gardens)

I began my trip to Scandinavia by spending four days in Copenhagen. The city had always been on my bucket list and it definitely did not disappoint! I started my visit in Copenhagen with a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour with Stromma. Because I was travelling on my own at the start of my trip, the bus tour was a great way to see all of the major sights. It also provided an easy form of transportation during my first few rainy days in the city. When the sun came out, I wandered around Strøget to do some shopping at the trendy Danish design stores, and headed down to Nyhavn to take a 60-minute guided Canal Cruise with Netto Bådene. The cruise sailed through lots of picturesque canals providing some excellent opportunities for photos! My Contiki Scandinavia tour started in Copenhagen on my last day in the city. Contiki took our group to the Carlsberg Brewery for a tour and tasting, and then onto Tivoli Gardens at sunset for rides, food and gorgeous lights.

Below are some of my favourite photos from my visit to beautiful Copenhagen:

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Nyhavn (New Harbour) at sunset was my favourite spot in Copenhagen!

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Nyhavn on a sunny Store Bededag holiday Sunday 

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Old wooden boats in the new harbour

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Cruising along Nyhavn with Netto Bådene

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Rosenborg Castle

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Rosenborg Castle 

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Kongens Have (The King’s Garden)

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Views of the city from Kongens Have

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Kavalergangen in Kongens Have

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Rosenhaven in Kongens Have

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Rosenhaven (The Rose Garden)

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The Danish Crown Jewels at Rosenborg Castle 

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The Danish Crown Jewels at Rosenborg Castle 

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Botanisk Have (The Botanical Gardens)

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Rhododendrons at Botanisk Have

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The perfect picnic spot in Botanisk Have

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Such a peaceful spot in the middle of the city!

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Strolling through Copenhagen

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Papirøen (Copenhagen Street Food Market) is an awesome place to grab a bite on the water

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Inside Papirøen are many different food booths and indoor seating options 

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My picks!: Smoked Salmon Smørrebrød and Organic Beet Juice with Ginger and Lime

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The Little Mermaid (emphasis on the ‘Little’)

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Amalienborg, where the Danish Royal Family resides 

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HAY House (on Strøget) is like a dream!

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Christianshavn Canal from the cruise boat

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Pirate Ships near Christiania

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Beautiful views from Christianshavn

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A Copenhagen blog post would not be complete without mentioning Bikes! There are more of them than people in the city, and the bike path system is incredible!

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Christianborg

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A beer lover’s dream at the Carlsberg Brewery

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Getting up close and personal with the Carlsberg Jutland Horses

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The Carlsberg Brewery

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Sunset at Tivoli (dreamy!)

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Tivoli with Copenhagen Town Hall in the background

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The Japanese Garden at Tivoli

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Beautiful Gardens at Tivoli

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Færgekroens Bryghus Danish Restaurant in Tivoli

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Sunset and lights at Tivoli

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Nimb Hotel and Restaurant all lit up at night

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The Japanese Tower at Tivoli by night

 

 

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