Hello, everyone! If any of you follow me on social media then you’ll know that I recently travelled to Copenhagen, Malmö, and Stockholm with my boyfriend, David. We spent about two and a half days in Copenhagen at the start of the trip. I loved every second of it so I thought I’d share some of the fun things that we got up to.
We are both massive foodies and Copenhagen is renowned for its high-quality food so we made sure to try lots of local restaurants. I have to admit, the food was possibly the highlight of the trip for me and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
The first restaurant we visited was an Italian restaurant called Mother and I don’t think I’ll ever eat a pizza that will live up to the pizza I had that night. We may have spent over £50 on pizza that night but it was worth every penny. We both ordered meaty pizzas and I’m not usually a huge fan of meat but my goodness was it tasty. The thing I noticed about the food in Copenhagen is that everything tasted so fresh and full of flavour so I would 100% recommend going to Copenhagen purely for the food.
If you’re like me, you’ll love the Scandinavian food markets. Honestly, you can get anything from empanadas to smørrebrød (open sandwiches), to fresh sushi. We visited Torvehallerne which I think is the biggest food market in Copenhagen and we were truly spoilt for choice. If you want to try lots of different food then I’d definitely recommend visiting Torvehallerne as you can try lots of fresh, local food.
Another highlight from this trip was when we got to make our own Magnum’s. I’m fairly certain there are other Magnum Pleasure Stores around the world so if there’s one closer to you and you’re a fan of ice cream, you have to try it out. It’s so cool, you get to choose what kind of chocolate that your ice cream is dipped in and then you can choose up to 4 different toppings, we were in ice cream heaven.
It wouldn’t be a trip to Denmark without trying some proper Danish pastries so of course, we had to go overboard and try as much as we possibly could. We went to Andersen bakery (see picture below on the right) and their homemade lemonade is 10/10, not a day goes by where I don’t think about that lemonade. Also, the coffee is on another level and anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge coffee lover. I don’t think a trip to Denmark would be complete without trying some homemade pastries. I noticed that there is a bakery chain, Lagkagehuset (see picture below on the left) and they do some amazing food and ice lattes so I would totally recommend going there.
It may seem like we spent all of our time eating, but we did do a lot of other things. We spent a decent amount of time walking around Strøget, which is the main high street in Copenhagen. The architecture is stunning, even just walking aimlessly around Copenhagen is mesmerising because it is such a beautiful place. Another fun thing we did was hiring electric scooters. My knee has been a bit dodgy lately so instead of walking back to our hotel we hired some electric scooters and although I was slightly worried about breaking my neck, it was a lot of fun.
Another beautiful place that we visited was Rosenborg Palace. We didn’t actually go inside but we walked around the gardens and it was nice to just sit down and take it all in. Rosenborg Castle was built in the 17th century and features Denmark’s crown jewels, coronation thrones, and cool tapestries. We also visited Amalienborg Palace which is basically the Danish Buckingham Palace. The Palace Square is truly stunning and if you’re around at 12pm, you’ll get to watch the changing of the guards.
When you think of Copenhagen, you think of the boats and colourful houses on the waterfront. Nyhavn is probably the most touristy part of Copenhagen but it is definitely worth the visit. I’ve never really seen anything like it, the houses along the waterfront are mostly restaurants, making it a fantastic location for people watching by the river. The Danish Playhouse is just around the corner too, meaning that there is always something to do.
Sorry that this post was pretty long, we had a lot of fun in Copenhagen and hopefully, this will inspire you to visit. Where is next on your travel list?