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Top things to do in Copenhagen in Denmark

Top things to do in Copenhagen in Denmark

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen…so the song goes! And it is – wonderful. If you are planning a visit here are a few of our favourite things to do in Copenhagen Denmark! 

I would also say that these are all things that it is possible to see in Copenhagen in one day too. It would be very busy day but it may be possible with careful to do it all!


Nyhavn


I am sure you will have seen photographs of Nyhavn – along with a certain little mermaid it must be the most instantly recognisable image of the city. It is the waterfront and canal district constructed in the late 1600’s. It was a busy port area but is now a haven for both tourists and locals alike. There are bars and restaurants aplenty and it is a pretty place to wander.

The colourful houses along the canal make this a fantastic place to get that iconic photo!

Copenhagen

Things to do in Copenhagen

Tip – This is also the place to catch boat trips – the boats are designed to fit under all the low bridges that span the canals and a trip is a great way to get your bearings.

boat in Copenhagen

Getting up close and personal with the little mermaid in a glass topped boat


The Little Mermaid


I have to include this – but I also want to mention Hans Christian Anderson. I read a blog recently where a visit to the little mermaid was mentioned though the narrator said she had no idea why it is something everyone wants to see. This did shock me a little!

Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy stories – the Ugly Duckling, the Little Mermaid. the Little Matchstick Girl  to name a few – are so well known and I am sure we are all familiar with them. He was a famous and popular writer during his life time (1805-1875) and spent many years living in Copenhagen – in Nyhavn!!

a statue of Hans Kristian Anderson

HK Anderson

There is a HC Anderson Fairy-Tale House with exhibitions about the man and his fairy stories which you can visit to find out more.

To get to see the statue it is a short stroll from Nyhavn along the waterfront. I read on another blog that it is too far out to walk to but we enjoyed the stroll. There are hop-on hop-off buses which will take you there too if you prefer not to walk.

Some tours available from Viator include

Tip – if you are visiting in winter I strongly suggest you wrap up warmly! It was -7 the day we visited the mermaid and we were glad of the hand warmers, hat, scarf, gloves etc we were wearing (and still froze!) You will get a view of the statue if you take a boat trip but only from behind.

the little mermaid in Copenhagen

If you are interested in re-acquainting yourself with his fairy tales:

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen retold for younger readers. It includes ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Snow Queen’, ‘The Princess and the Pea’ and other classic stories, as well as a short biography of Hans Christian Andersen.

The timeless classic that has fascinated readers young and old for many generations is now available in a classic edition, hardcover format, featuring original illustrations by world renowned illustrator Charles Santore. The adventures of the young mermaid princess splash life across the pages of a story full of belonging, hope, love and sacrifice.

If you are travelling to Copenhagen with family here is a great guide to things to do in Copenhagen with small children to get the most out of your stay.


Paper Island


So you have taken a boat trip, walked around Nyhavn, strolled up the see the Little Mermaid….so what next but FOOD!!! Now Copenhagen is not cheap – nope its really really expensive. Really. So if you are not millionaire travellers then I suggest you head to Paper Island for some street food!

Paper Island in Copenhagen

Visit Paper Island for great food!

It is on the opposite side of the harbour to the Little Mermaid and Nyhavn but there is a pedestrian (and cyclist) bridge across from Nyhavn. It has the Opera House and the Royal Playhouse in the same area – and has the world famous Noma next door!

The street food market is inside big industrial halls which were previously used for paper storage! Hence the name!!

It has a great atmosphere and we ate here every day (a good breakfast at the hotel kept us going until late afternoon and as the food halls were on the way to our hotel we made good use of the food venue!)

You get a great view from there too across the harbour!

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Sunset view over Copenhagen from Paper Island


Strøget


The main pedestrianised shopping street in Copenhagen and one of Europe’s longest. Wander up it and off its side streets – stop for coffee/hot chocolate/tea and cake!

Find the round tower – Europe’s oldest functioning observatory and climb it to enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Continue past the round tower and on to another indoor food market – Torvehallerne  – this one a little more expensive than Paper Island!

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Other things to see in Copenhagen Denmark


  • Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli was shut as we visited Copenhagen in winter – it is open again between 24 March and 23 September 2018. I would love to have gone inside but we just stood at the gates wistfully looking inside!

  • Amalienborg Palace

Museum and present home of the Danish Royal Family. The daily changing of the guard is something we would like to see on our next visit! Find out more about the Palace here!

  • Alternative Christiania

We were going to visit but the weather turned more inclement so the most we did was walk around the outside of this area of Copenhagen which is totally independent of the Danish government. Christiania was established in 1971 by a group of hippies and is today still inhabited and is a mix of homes, art studios, eateries and music venues. Photography is not allowed in Christiania.

  • Visit Malmo in Sweden!!

Not very far away across the Oresund Bridge is Malmo in Sweden! We popped over for a few hours and had an enjoyable stroll around the Swedish city (and yes added another country to my count lol). I will write it up in a future post but the easiest way to get across is by train which takes approximately 35 minutes. You have to get catch the train from Copenhagen Airport but trains leave very frequently.

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If you are spending enough time in Denmark I would also recommend a visit to Aarhus in Jutland – Aarhus was the European capital of culture for 2017.

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Things to do in Copenhagen Denmark – The important stuff to know!


  • Denmark is in the EU but they do not use the Euro – though some places may accept them. Make sure you have Danish Krone with you! Everywhere seemed to accept cards too though. (Also Swedish Krone is not the same as Danish Krone!)
  • There is a Copenhagen card available which gives deals on transport and attractions in Copenhagen – we didn’t buy it but more due to lack of planning than anything!
  • Be aware that there are bicycles everywhere! There are cycle lanes but bikes do seem to hurtle out of no-where. It is one of the most cycle friendly cities – bikes are available to hire.
  • We stayed at the Hotel Bella Sky when we were in Copenhagen – you can read my review and book the hotel at – “A review of the Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen”

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153 Comments

  1. March 6, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    This is such a great city guide, Tracy. Love those colourful houses and all your suggestions for things to see. Copenhagen is high on my list, saving these tips for our trip.
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  2. March 6, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Great tips! I have read varied reviews on the little mermaid aspect. Thanks for your input on that! That street food also looks amazing. Left me hunnngrrryyy

  3. March 7, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I’ve been dying to visit Copenhagen, but I think it will need to wait till next year as this year our travels are already booked up! You certainly saw a lot of great things! #CityTripping
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  4. March 7, 2017 / 8:08 am

    I am dying to visit Copenhagen and see the Little Mermaid along with the Tivoli Gardens. Have got some more ideas of where else to visit now, thank you #citytripping

    • March 7, 2017 / 4:10 pm

      Thanks Kara – I will go back in summer or at Christmas next time when Tivoli open!

    • March 7, 2017 / 4:09 pm

      I was like that so said the time is NOW!!

  5. March 7, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    We are going to Copenhagen next month Tracy, so this was a really useful article. Definitely going to visit the Paper Island for food! #citytripping

  6. March 7, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I’m dying to visit Copenhagen as I only ever hear great things about it (other than the price). Your tip about relatively cheap food on Paper Island is a good one, thanks! #citytripping
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    • March 7, 2017 / 4:08 pm

      We ate there every day – it was still expensive but not as expensive as it could have been eating elsewhere!

  7. March 7, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Great list! We did most of these when we went to Copenhagen. although missed paper island. The boat is a fab way to see the city. I didn’t know that you couldn’t photograph in Christiana! Enjoyed wandering around Malmo too. We went in winter as well. It was pretty cold! #citytripping

    • March 7, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      It was freezing – but the weather was lovely so can’t complain. Yes apparently taking photographs is a no-no in Christiania especially around pusher street.

  8. March 7, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Dying to visit Copenhagen! Love the Paper Island tip and how can one not love Hand Christian Andersen. Definitely pinning this – thanks! #citytripping

    • March 7, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      I am sure you will love it – it is a lovely city 🙂

  9. March 8, 2017 / 4:25 am

    I’m headed to Copenhagen in June! I read about the area with all the street food and was planning to visit.. I didn’t know it was called Paper Island! I should tell my kids that when we’re there. “Hey, we’re on Paper Island!” and see how they react.

    I didn’t know photography is not allowed in Christiania. Thank goodness I read about it from you. And now I’m thinking if there’s a way I can squeeze in a visit to Malmo. It looks so quirky! #CityTripping
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    • March 8, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Have a wonderful visit it is an amazing city!

  10. March 8, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Copenhagen is on mu bucket list. Hope to go there soon, it looks so lovely & with so many things to see! I’m gonna save this post for alter! 🙂

  11. March 8, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Love this! Copenhagen’s been on my list for a long time!
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  12. March 8, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    I lived in Copenhagen for just over two years, and it was so lovely to see your beautiful photographs of the place! I am gutted that Paper Island wasn’t quite open when we lived there though! 🙂 #citytripping

    • March 8, 2017 / 8:10 pm

      It is a pity as it was amazing! It is a lovely place!

  13. March 8, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I loved Copenhagen and we did go to the Andersen fairytale museum too – I had forgotten how scary and black some are! Thanks for linking up with #citytripping
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  14. March 8, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I’m not surprised you ate at paper island everyday – its fab isn’t it! It was great when we went as a family and there were 7 of us cos we got to try loads of different food. So glad you loved the city – we did too!
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  15. March 8, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    My favourite city in the whole of Europe!! Really need to visit again soon! 🙂

  16. March 8, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    Nyhavn is what comes to my mind first when I hear Copenhagen. I’d love to visit it someday, hopefully during summer so I can sit in one of the al fresco dining areas of one of the restaurants lined up by the water. I’ve heard mixed reviews of the mermaid statue, I guess it’s all about what you’re after. If you’re a huge fan of Andersen – I guess you’ll appreciate it more. I saw some photos of the area which was extremely packed with tourists taking photo of the small mermaid statue, I think I have to see it for myself to decide if I do like it or not. 🙂
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    • March 8, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      There were loads of people around the statue but we did walk up to it on a Sunday afternoon and as it was a beautiful (though cold) day I think a lot of Danish people were out walking too. I am glad we saw it to be honest!

  17. March 8, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Copenhagen looks like such a beautiful place to visit! Nyhavn is so picture perfect, would love to photograph although I imagine we would end up spending hours there! Will definitely head to Paper Island when we do go! love trying local food 🙂 Thanks for sharing the tours too, will check those out – they are always a great time saver!
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  18. March 8, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    Nyhavn is instantly recognisable, you photographed it well with the reflection too. The day trip to Malmo must have been interesting, that is one of the longest bridges in the world you crossed. I look forward to your Malmo post!

  19. March 8, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    Great post. My home town in Scotland – East Kilbride, is twinned with Ballerup in Denmark. I was supposed to go there on an exchange program back in the 80’s when I was a teenager but got waylaid (long story) and didn’t. My friend’s spent most of their time in Copenhagen smoking hash in Christiana, and hardly spent any time in Ballerup. Your post brought back lots of memories of the stories they told. Nyhavn looks like a lovely place going by your pictures.
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  20. March 8, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Such an amazing city full of such variety, and colour! I went a few times as a child so I would really love to re-visit through my adult eyes and experience it differently!

  21. March 8, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    Whaat!! How come I’ve never heard of Paper island? I’ve been to Copenhagen twice! Unfortunately both times in the winter, so I couldn’t go to Tivoli gardens either (closed). I love Copenhagen, though. Nyhavn is gorgeous!

    • March 8, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      It is lovely! Definitely try to get to paper island next time its straight across the bridge from Nyhavn!

  22. Riely
    March 8, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    I have been wanting to visit Copenhagen for a long time! I love Hans Christian Anderson and his fairy tales. I never knew about the HC Fairy-Tale House, but that would be a place for me to check out! I always hear such great things about locals in Copenhagen and their style. They truly have the best local shoe shops, which I am sure I can find on Stroget street. Thanks for all your tips.

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Definately Riely – a great city with lots to see and do (and shopping too!)

  23. March 8, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I’ve yet to visit this part of the world simply because it’s so expensive but thanks for the tip on Paper Island – I would definitely head over there for some eats! So cool that you can just cross over to Sweden!

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      Thanks Lydia – it is expensive but worth it!

  24. Kassie
    March 9, 2017 / 12:29 am

    I can’t believe that a blogger would write about going to see the little mermaid statue but not knowing why it was famous or in Copenhagen! So sad. I would love to see it in person someday, along with many of the other sites you mentioned in this post. I love that you can also just pop over to Sweden and check out a city there. With so many cheap flights to Copenhagen from the States, I will have to move it to the top of my list.

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      I know – I was totally gobsmacked too!! Definitely try to visit as it is a lovely city!

  25. Gingey Bites
    March 9, 2017 / 3:20 am

    A lovely round up with some great photos! I love cold wintery breaks so Copenhagen could be one for us this winter! The fish market looked great too. I love visiting markets in all the cities I visit, it’s kind of a hobby at this point!

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:28 pm

      I do too!! Always a lot to see! Definitely recommend Copenhagen for a winter break!

  26. March 9, 2017 / 5:58 am

    Tracy, I love your Copenhagen suggestions! I know the food is expensive but would like to stop by the two markets you have presented in here. I would go to Sweden for sure. #wanderfulwednesday

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:27 pm

      Thanks Ruth – I am glad we crossed over the bridge to Sweden!

  27. March 9, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Great Article! I Love Copenhagen’s thank you for your sharing!

  28. March 9, 2017 / 10:10 am

    Copenhagen is on my travel wish list – thanks for the tips on what to see #citytripping

  29. March 9, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    We spent a couple of days in Copenhagen last September (we also lived there three years nearly 10 years ago now), and I had no idea Paper Island even existed! It would have been convenient to feed our 4 kids! Thanks for the tip!
    #FarawayFiles

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      I think it is fairly newish – we loved it and a great place for everyone to eat as they can choose what they want as so many great choices!

  30. Copenhagen Street Food is one of my favorite places – when the weather is nice, the entire outside is filled up with chairs and people out enjoying drinks and eats in the sun. Too bad you missed Tivoli – you would love it. Super special at Christmas and any time of year really. There is actually a ride that takes you through H.C. Andersen’s stories! Hilarious video – looks like you guys had a great time – sad I couldn’t meet up in person! Cheers from Copenhagen, Erin #FarawayFiles

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      Awwww I would have loved that ride!! I would have really loved to meet up with you – maybe next time? We loved it and glad you enjoyed the video!!

  31. March 9, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Copenhagen is so beautiful! I’ve been thinking about going back, especially since I don’t have the best memories, as I visited as part of a longer trip and I was too tired to enjoy it properly. Your photos are definitely making me book that plane ticket! #citytripping

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:24 pm

      Brilliant Vlad! Have a wonderful time it is a lovely city!

  32. March 9, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Good tips! I love Copenhagen! The bikers there are SERIOUS. I was definitely that annoying tourist accidentally wandering into the bike lane and almost getting smashed 😉

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      Me too!! Usually with a camera in my hand!! They go so fast!!

  33. March 9, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Copenhagen is so lovely – I cant wait to return. We managed to see all the highlights you mentioned and a few more on our 3 day visit. I think a boat trip is an excellent idea. It’s quite touristy but we loved it!#FarawayFiles
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    • March 10, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      We loved it too – and that boat trip has to be done!!

  34. March 9, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Copenhagen really does look amazing! It’s one of those pesky cities that are just a bit too expensive to fly to when there are flight to Germany and France for £15. The Nordic countries are relatively close to scotland, but not that easy to get to! I’d love to go and explore the nordics for a few months! Posts like this really inspire me!

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      I would recommend it Chiera – or fly to Germany and catch a train as thats a cheap option!

  35. March 10, 2017 / 7:33 am

    I’m super obsessed with Scandinavian and Nordic countries and can’t wait to visit Copenhagen one day! Nyhavn is a lot like Bryggyn in Bergen, Norway. It’s just so picturesque! What a great guide you have posted. I sure hope to make it there soon. I am going to Ireland for TBEX in October so am wondering if I should try and fly over there via Copenhagen – coming from New Zealand, it’s a long trip for a conference so I might as well try and make the most of being in the northern hemisphere!

    • March 10, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      I also love Scandinavia! Although I love Bergen I think Nyhavn is even prettier (I adore Norway so thats a huge thing for me to say!!)

      I would definitely say DO IT!! If you are coming all that way then make some detours!!!

  36. March 10, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    We all love Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytales in our house. There are some beautifully illustrated editions. We’re very keen to visit Copenhagen one day – I love the sound of that street market for foodie treats and I’d love to see the Changing of the Guard at the palace. #FarawayFiles
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    • March 10, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      The food market was a tipoff from Erin! Definitely visit its a great place!

  37. March 10, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    Wow packed guide Tracy ! Great stuff we loved Copenhagen and did a lot of what you suggest but missed the Torvehallerne market … the video is so dramatic! Love it

  38. March 10, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    Wonderful post and great photos! Thanks for sharing

    • March 11, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks Catherine! They will have a great time!

  39. March 10, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I love your pictures – the sky is so blue! I’m glad to find someone else who went to Christiana it seems not many people do go there and it’s so intriguing. Love the idea of going to Malmo for a day. Thanks for sharing with #TheWeeklyPostcard

    • March 11, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Thanks Jo we were so lucky with the weather!

  40. March 10, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I loved Denmark. I’d also add visit La Louisane about 40 minutes up the coast – love it!

    • March 11, 2017 / 3:15 pm

      Thanks Lydia – a must for our next visit perhaps!

  41. March 10, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, Tracy. I haven’t seen Copenhagen yet.#TheWeeklyPostcard

  42. March 11, 2017 / 3:33 am

    I spent a weekend in Copenhagen and loved it. Of course I had to see the Little Mermaid and I was not disappointed, its so cute. Thanks for sharing on #TheWeeklyPostcard.
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  43. March 11, 2017 / 5:30 am

    I loved Copenhagen when I was there! You definitely need to head back to see the Tivoli Gardens. They were so much fun. They have crazy rides too that will blow you away. I went in Christiania and it was quite interesting to say the least! I would be shocked too to read of a blogger not knowing why the little mermaid was so popular 😉 They clearly need to read up on Hans Christian Anderson! Cheers! Janine from Fill My Passport #flyawayfriday

    • March 11, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks Janine I really want to go to Tivoli and a return visit will happen at some point!

  44. March 11, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Such a beautiful guide. We visited in January when it was freezing outside but we still had a good time there. We tried to find the mermaid but we start to freeze so we decided to skip it that day, anyway is not that impressive, We did took the train to Malmo for one day and we absolutely love it, crazy how easy is to get there. Thanks for sharing.

    • March 11, 2017 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks Oana – we had a lovely time too and it was freezing! It was so cold walking out to the mermaid but it was such a lovely day and a nice walk in the end.

  45. March 11, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    The little mermaid was my favorite as a kid, I would love to go visit the fairytale museum. The statue is beautiful as well. I didn’t realize there was so much that I would be drawn to in Denmark, but I will definitely add all of this to my future travel list 🙂
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  46. March 12, 2017 / 3:09 am

    Great guide Tracy! I love fairy tales so I would love to visit the HC Fairy Tale House. And a lot of the time, I like street food more than a proper sit down place, so Paper Island sounds perfect! Good to know that you can eat for cheaper in Copenhagen! Pinned for later reference, if I ever make it there. 🙂
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  47. March 12, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Great post – Copenhagen is an amazing place and there is so much to see and do. Glad you went to Papiroen – I didn’t get a chance to go (partly because I didn’t know about it) but definitely something I would love to do on my next visit. Great photos as well – thanks for sharing!

  48. March 12, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Wow, so many things to see in Copenhagen with Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, the markets I must take a visit. I would love to see the Christmas Markets but it sounds so cold. Thanks for all the information and this is definitely a pin I will use later for my first trip there. Great video and wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing 🙂 #feetdotravel

    • March 12, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      I would also love to go at Christmas! I bet it is lovely in Tivoli!

  49. March 13, 2017 / 2:07 am

    Useful information for visiting Copenhagen. Great tips, thanks for sharing. #feetdotravel

  50. March 13, 2017 / 4:01 am

    I did not know that Hans Christian Anderson lived in Copenhagen for a bit, how interesting! When I was visiting my friend in Malmo, I popped over the bridge to Copenhagen for the day but didn’t get a chance to see too much, obviously I saw the Little Mermaid though 😀 It was a grey day so I couldn’t get a lovely photo of all the colourful houses and there was a lot I missed out on so thank you for providing all this information for when I return! #feetdotravel

  51. March 13, 2017 / 5:18 am

    We’ve read quite a few posts about Copenhagen, but don’t recall having read about Paper Island! That’s a serious miss…seems like a great place to grab a bite! Also, love that you squeezed in a little bit of Sweden. 🙂 Definitely need to make our way to this part of Europe!
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    • March 13, 2017 / 6:49 pm

      Thanks guys! Yes Paper Island is a must-visit!

  52. March 13, 2017 / 8:43 am

    Ah! Copenhagen! It has been too long… I like the look of PaperIsland – didn’t know about that the last time I visited and ended up eating very average food at very above-average prices. Thanks for the tip! #TheWeeklyPostcard
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    • March 13, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Thanks Jonny! Paper Island is a great place to eat!

  53. March 13, 2017 / 10:01 am

    I have the most beautiful book of all of Hans Christian Anderson stories. I’d love to visit Copenhagen some day. Not just because of his magical stories but because it looks such a wonderful place to visit. This is a great resource. Thank you

  54. March 13, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    I love Copenhagen too. Completely agree with you re the street food on Paper Island, soooo good! You have to return to visit Tivoli Gardens, I’m not rubbing it in here I promise but it is a fabulous place. I can thoroughly recommend visiting during the Winter Wonderland, when the place is absolutely magical;) Thanks for linking to #MondayEscapes

  55. March 14, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    This is a fabulous post, I love Copenhagen and would love to return with the kids #MondayEscapes

  56. March 15, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    many years ago, my father brought back a little ornament of the little mermaid and it was somewhere i wanted to visit to see for myself, I was surprised at how small it was and to hear how often it gets damaged by tourists, I loved to go back again but I still have 101 places to visit yet #MondayEscapes

    • March 15, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      I have wanted to see it for years – my step-Dad worked in Copenhagen for a short contract and the photograph of the little mermaid still sticks in my memory so it was nice to see it eventually (40 years later)

  57. March 16, 2017 / 11:39 am

    Wow -7 and freezing? 😀 Do not go to Estonia in the winter then! Although after living in Australia and skipping two winters, I’ll be sure to freeze in Nepal too haha! I went to Copenhagen more than ten years ago now and have lost most of my memories, but your beautiful photos do bring some of them back. Oh and do not read so many blog posts before you go to a new place haha! Leave some room to discover. (Says the person currently reading up all about Bali hahaha) Good work on this darling!

    • March 16, 2017 / 8:18 pm

      hahaha you have to read other blogs its the law when you are a blogger isn’t it!! It was the coldest I have ever been apart from Norway and I lived in the French Alps! To be honest with the wind chill i reckon it was minus 34278 degrees!!

  58. March 17, 2017 / 12:47 am

    I haven’t visited Copenhagen yet but it looks like an interesting place. Paper Island also look great but that snow! Since leaving the UK 9 years ago I’ve turned into a right wuss and just can’t stand the cold anymore!

    • March 18, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      I love the snow but I know what you mean – I lived in the southern hemisphere for years (Africa) so it was a shock for me at first!

  59. March 17, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    Copenhagen looks like it has leaped out of the pages of a fairy tale. The city has the old world charm of most European cities. Would love to visit this lovely place some day.

    • March 19, 2017 / 1:55 pm

      It certainly has! Hope you get to visit!

  60. March 22, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Wow Copenhagen looks SO BEAUTIFUL! Those painted houses are just too charming. I can’t wait to visit next year! Thanks for joining Fly Away Friday, hope to see you again this weekend! xo
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  61. March 23, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I love this list!! When we were in Copenhagen, we only had a day and wish we could’ve seen more!! It’s such a great city!! Can’t wait to see what you share on FlyAwayFriday this weekend!
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    • March 26, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks Chloe – South Africa this week!!

    • April 24, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      Fantastic – enjoy it when you get there it is a great city!

  62. June 23, 2018 / 6:53 am

    Oh I love Copenhagen 🙂 Your photos and tips really do it justice and have made me want to return as soon as possible to discover more. By the way please let me know if you are over 50 and would like to be included in my Blog series women over 50 who blog x

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HI THIS IS ME – TRACY

Hello from Australia

Traveller, teacher, train lover, and milkshake connoisseur.Now living and working in my 7th country and experiencing life as an expat in Queensland, Australia.

I write to inspire others whatever their age to explore the world - near and far!

I have travelled for over 30 years including solo in my 20's , as a single parent in my 30's and now in my 40's and beyond with my husband. House sitter and aspiring grey nomad a life of location independence is my goal.

Over 40 years ago I dreamt of a life well travelled and that is the life I live!

Dream it, plan it, do it!!

Tracy

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