Ordinarily, the prospect of leaving this cold British weather for an even colder climate is not something that fills me with joy. However, early last year I travelled to Amsterdam in February and it wouldn’t stop snowing! To my surprise, it was my most enjoyable short break thus far. So this year, I opted for a less sunny destination and decided to take on one of the many beautiful Nordic countries – Copenhagen, Denmark.
Regardless what kind of traveller you are I recommend getting the Copenhagen Card. It covers 70+ different places, including the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen Zoo, Blue Planet aquarium (which I highly recommend), and Christiansborg Palace, as well as a canal tour. You also get free transport by train, bus, and Metro, which can take you to and from the airport. As mentioned in my previous post, there are a few different versions depending on how long you choose to get it – €53 for 24 hours, €74 for 48 hours, €89 for 72 hours or €120 for 120 hours. If you get one for 2 days and decide it’s not enough you can always top the card up for another day. What’s super handy about this is that it comes with an app so you can find where you want to go and connect it to City Mapper to plan your route!
There's definitely a few must see places in Copenhagen. One place I was desperate to visit were the Tivoli Gardens but unfortunately it was closed whilst I was there and was opening back the day after I left. HOW ANNOYING?! This is one of the world's oldest theme parks and it looks absolutely magical in there. If your next trip is to Copenhagen and you decide to stop off there, please let me know how it was!
If you've lived then of course you'll know about the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid. The tale of a young mermaid girl with the desire to be above the water and give up her mermaid life for a life along the store. The Disney tale was written by a Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen. A statue of the mermaid is located near Langelinie promenade. It's a lovely scenic area to stroll through so as you walk by pop in to see Ariel.
Another place I recommend to go and see is the Blue Planet Aquarium, one of the largest in Europe. It's a bit of a walk from the metro station but I promise you won't regret it. I've never been to an aquarium as amazing as this one. It not only showcases some beautiful animals in a very impressive building, but it also teaches the importance of caring for our oceans and protecting the animals that live within these waters.
I won't bore you with too many places to visit because I hope you'll be searching up things to do after you've finished read this. If you know me, you know I can't resist a gallery or exhibition but after I saw where the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art was located I HAD to pay it a visit. It's not too far on the train from central Copenhagen and the train ride is actually a very scenic one. The museum itself is location right on the Øresund Sound which is the Danish-Swedish boarded. When I saw the views throughout the whole museum are insane. The place itself boasts a very extensive must-see collection of both modern and contemporary art. I won't ramble on too much because I can't even put into words how beautiful this place truly is. If there's only one thing you decide to do in Denmark, make it this!