When my boyfriend and I were planning our first weekend getaway last March, we were looking for a destination where neither of us had been before. Since we are both into the Scandinavian style and had Stockholm and Copenhagen on our travel list, we knew it had to be one of these destinations. So in April we went to Copenhagen for the weekend and today I am finally sharing my travel tips.
Where to stay
We initially planned to stay for 2 nights but when my boyfriend accidentally (or not) booked our return flight on the wrong day, it became a 3 night stay. We decided to go for an Airbnb to save some money and enjoy more space. We ended up staying in the adorable apartment from Tina, in Nørrobro, a trendy upcoming neighborhood. The apartment and location were great and in our opinion Airbnb is for sure the way to go in Copenhagen.
Where to eat
Before our trip I did some research on blogs for the best food and coffee places and they did not disappoint.
- Papirøen, is a permanent indoor food truck festival and we loved it. The atmosphere was really cool and there were so many option. We actually went here twice because we just couldn’t choose between all the good food.
- Mother, is a recommendation on many blogs and I can see why. This italian restaurant serves amazing pizza’s and drinks. It is crowded so you usually have to wait, but that gives you the time to explore the meatpacking district, where it is located, a bit more.
- California Kitchen, is a restaurant which we stumbled upon while exploring Nørrobro. Here they serve tasty and healthy bowls. Also a great place if you are looking for vegetarian or vegan options.
- Atelier September, is a great place for breakfast or lunch in a unique setting.
- Royal Smushi, it the perfect place to go if you like pink interior and sweets. It’s located near the shopping area so it’s perfect for a little shopping break.
What to see/do
- Rent a bike, a bike is the way to get around Copenhagen. The city is very bike friendly and has many cool neighborhoods to visit.
- Nyhaven, the most well-known and touristy spot in Copenhagen. The colorful houses have become the main tourist attraction.
- Tovernhalle, is a lovely indoor food market. There are also quite a few stands were you can get little bites to eat. A visit to Lauras Bakery is a must for the best cinnabuns.
- The round tower, is a round tower (shocking right!) in the centre of Copenhagen. Here you have a great 360-degree view of the whole city, which was pretty impressive.
- Malmö in Sweden. We were not overly impressed with Malmö, but it is a great place for interior shopping and the train ride to Sweden is less than an hour.
Where to shop
Copenhagen is a great place to shop. Many of the popular Scandinavian brand have their stores here and interior junkies will love all the cool design shops.
- Hay house, is the showroom from the design store Hay. It is located in a beautiful apartment and a great place to go if you are into interior.
- Acne Archive, is the store you need to visit if you really like Acne Studios but find it to be a bit out of your budget. Here you can find Acne Studios items from previous collections at a discount.
- Ganni, is a lovely Scandinavian brand. You can get it in other countries in Europe, but it can be a bit cheaper in Scandinavian countries.
I hope you enjoyed this Scandinavian travel guide. Planning a trip to Paris soon? Then don’t forget to check out my Paris travel guide!