What to do in Copenhagen? You mean, what CAN’T you do in Copenhagen! It’s such an amazing city teeming with culture, nature, and good vibes that you surely can’t miss going to this city — especially if you’re on a European tour already.
First things first
Decide on the duration of your stay. Whether it’s just a weekend or a week, you can make the most of your tour by booking a guide. You can prioritize a food tour, go on a fun segway tour, or explore with a group on a walking tour of the city. You can also book the popular Canal tour to check off all the popular tourist sites before going deeper into the city.
Guided tours, not your thing? Check out the bus schedules, bike rental options, and perhaps think about purchasing a Copenhagen City Card which will give you access to museums and other tourist destinations.
If you want to visit a sort of alternative world, you can’t miss Christiana. We highly recommend a guided tour of this place, which is like a “hippie sanctuary” that’s completely independent from the Danish government. They have their own set of rules and you won’t have a hard time looking for great food but remember to NOT take photos — it’s not allowed. Although it’s a hippie town, the absolute best thing about Freetown Christiania is that you get to enjoy cheap food that SHOULD be priced higher. Amazing pastries, burgers, vegan-fare? It’s all there. And for a good price!
If you’re lucky enough to be in Copenhagen for Christmas, don’t forget to swing by Christiana which hosts an amazing market where the smell of mulled wine and rich, buttery delicacies will surely win guests over.
Want to go where the hip locals go to? Well, you can’t go wrong with Vesterbro, which is easily accessible. Book a hotel here or go to this well-loved meatpacking district by bike. Either way, you’re sure to have lots of restaurants to choose from, and you can stock up on your Scandi-minimalist home decor items by going through the numerous stores in this area.
Interested in art? Get your art fix at the V1 Gallery or the Fotografisk center!
If cocktails are your favorite part of the day, locals and tourists alike can’t get enough of Lidkoeb. So do put that on your itinerary.
This is the food hall of all food halls. If you only had a weekend to spend at Copenhagen and you want to try all the delicious food, head straight to Torvehallerne to get your fix of bread, fish, pastries, and coffee.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Although it technically is outside of Copenhagen (specifically a 45-minute train ride away from the city center), it’s still a great place to visit if you love art and hate crowded museums. Easily one of the best museums to visit at any time of the year.
Ever been to Copenhagen? What are your favorite destinations?