Copenhagen: a Scandinavian gem
My first city break to Scandinavia didn’t disappoint! I was there for a total of 4 days. Before departing I’d been told the food was incredible and cultural activities are in abundance. The city surpassed all my expectations! In this article, I will run through my favourite eateries and activities to give you a snapshot into the enormity of what a city break in Copenhagen can offer visitors.
Some of the best food & drink spots in CopenhagenWherever you turn there is an abundance of eateries. Whether you stop at a cafe, restaurant, food hall, or street stalls, the food is incredibly tasty. Be warned Copenhagen and the rest of Denmark are notoriously pricey. Make sure you have a reasonable budget for food during your stay. If you eat out for most meals budget at least $40 a day. It would be a real shame to miss out, as Copenhagen is the perfect place to leave with a full and content stomach.
Nynhaven WaterfrontThe perfect spot to dine alfresco on a late summers evening. It is a beautiful setting. The canal is buzzing with tourists and locals working on tightly packed wooden rigged boats. It’s a great atmosphere where you’ll find ample restaurant choice. Yes, you’ll find it is a tourist honeypot. But for good reason. We ate at the Heering restaurant. I opted for roast pork with green pesto. The dishes are beautifully plated. Your food will look as pretty as a picture.
Street Food – PapirØenThis is a must its great day or night! We ventured back here day after day because of the scrummy food on offer at bargain prices! Something to get everyone’s taste buds in the party tantalising. The markets housed in a Warehouse, it doesn’t look like much from the outside. But it faces out over the river. There is a scattering of deck chairs and group seating, the perfect spot to lounge about in and make the most of the gorgeous view! Indoors it’s pretty funky. There’s a whole host of food stalls to explore – pretty much all cuisine is on offer. It’s crammed full of delicious treats. I found it really hard making my mind up. The food hall offers a very relaxed atmosphere. The perfect place to spend a chilled afternoon munching away – my kind of heaven!
TorvehallerneIf you’re on the look for high-end food markets, look no further. It’s a busy covered market with lots of florists and food stands to explore. Definitely worth a stop to try a Danish delicacy SmØrrebrØd. Hallernes SmØrrebrØd is the top spot to head to – the queue speaks for itself. This is the perfect place to share a traditionally Danish delicacy of open sandwiches. They look and taste amazing!
AlmanakCopenhagen is renowned for its culinary excellence. There are lots of Michelin star restaurants to choose from. Unfortunately, this was way out of our price range. Instead, we went to Almanak – a beautifully refurbished riverboat. We decided to splash out on our penultimate night, ordering a 5-course taster menu. Venison, veal, pork knuckle, prawns, smoked mash, and an assortment of green veg. Every morsel tasted amazing. I would highly recommend the restaurant, as it offers you the high-end dining experience without the extortionate price tag.
Street CrepesLooking for breakfast and snacks on the go? Look no further. Made to order. First thing in the morning, eating a piping hot, chocolate and banana crepe – what’s not to like?
Activities -endless opportunityMy advice is, get moving! There’s so much to see and do on this city break. You will find something to cover everyone’s interests. I’ll run through a few of my favourites.
- Aquila – experience centrifugal force
- The Star Flyer – flying chairs the view is amazing at the top
- The Spinning Tops – fast and furious they'll make your head spin