For the longest of times, Copenhagen has been on my European list of cities to visit. Ryanair’s black Friday sale last year made this possible, with a return ticket only costing about £35 ( read my tips on how to organise a trip here) so Nancy and I booked our tickets and before we knew it, it was time to fly!
This post will be short and sweet and focus on what we did, ate and slept. Before we get into it, Ryan Air has an updated cabin bag policy, check it out here
We went for 4 days 3 nights and decided to spend a day in Malmo, a town in southern Sweden, all about that later! We also got the Copenhagen Card, which gave us free public transport, free entry to a lot of tourist attractions and discounts at selected restaurants! It’s slightly expensive but when we calculated the prices for all the places we wanted to visit + public transport and food, the card worked out slightly cheaper. We got the 48-hour pass which can be picked up from the airport and it can be activated and used straight away!
We stayed at the Copenhagen Mercur Hotel which is in Vesterport. The location was perfect! Right opposite the metro, which is a stop away from Stroget, city centre (takes about 5 mins) or a 15 min walk. Copenhagen Central Station was 8 mins away and the area itself had lots and lots of restaurants. I chose this place because of how close it was to Tivoli Gardens but gurl guess what? It was shut for winter! Our room was clean and spacious, and the bathroom was clean too. We had a few issues with the shower- gets hot way too quickly and not enough pressure. Our stay came with breakfast which I must say had a good choice of foods.
Our plan was simple: make use of our Copenhagen card and visit all the places we get free entry to! Also eat at the restaurants we get the discount at. We had no issues with the attractions, all we did was show our card and they scanned it and provided us with our tickets. We went to Glyptoteket Museum, Round Tower and Christainsborg Palace. We could not do Copenhagen without seeing the Hans Christian Andersen statue and the little mermaid statue. We also did a canal tour (free as well) which was so good! It went past a lot of important places and the commentary helped too. we also walked around the city center and the lakes by our hotel. We had to visit Nyhavn, such a beautiful area of town with colour houses and boats.
We decided to visit Malmo, a town in Sweden. It was only 30 mins by train from the Copenhagen Central Station and about £17 return ticket. Getting the tickets were super easy, just use the ticket machines in the station and search for Malmo Central (it works out cheaper if you buy a family ticket for 2 adults). Remember to take your passport/ID as technically you are crossing the border.
Malmo is beautiful, very quiet, literally, there wasn’t a lot of people about but big on architecture! Bougie KFC anyone? We didn’t go to see the Turning Torso as it was further out, but we went to the Emporia shopping mall & cathedral and took a stroll around the city.
I can’t remember all the places we ate but we went to Bonjour Vietnam, XO Steaks & Burgers and Vapianos
Copenhagen was so beautiful and peaceful but gurl it was COLD! Layering was essential! Copenhagen wasn’t what I excepted it to be, I thought it would be very similar to London, but it isn’t: its super laid back Their public transport is clean and regular!
That’s all folks! I’m hoping to visit a lot of European cities this year all because of this Brexit nonsense and a lot of other places in the UK. Speaking of which, have you checked out my Lake District post? Come back for more
And of course to finish this post off, a Danish whirl OR just a whirl in Copenhagen