Strolling through the colourful cobbled streets of Copenhagen you can see how the concept of hygge took off. The Danish word roughly translates as a feeling of warmth, cosiness and comfort, and for the Danes it is a way of life. But don’t be fooled, Copenhagen isn’t all open fires and fairy tales: the city blends cosy with cool, medieval charm with contemporary chic.
Explore the city
Start your trip aboard one of the many canal tours that depart from the picturesque Nyhavn (priced at DKK99, around £12pp) and wind through the historic harbour. Disembark to explore the thriving contemporary art scene, wander down Strøget and indulge in Denmark’s famous pastries. Strolling the capital, it’s easy to see why Danes are ranked the world’s happiest people.
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October 26, 2020