Is Denmark on your list of places to travel to within the next year? If other European countries are on your radar, it's definitely time to consider Denmark. You might have heard that Copenhagen is a very cool place, and the city has modern hotels, funky restaurants, and a lot of great landmarks. When you stay in Copenhagen but venture out by car to visit a few other places, you're in for an incredible trip.
From restaurants where you can try local food to an activity that the locals love, we have some tips on traveling here that will make your vacation awesome. Here is a travel guide to Denmark and the 10 things that tourists should plan their trip around.
Check Out The Lindholm Høje Viking Burial And The Copenhagen Zoo
According to The Crazy Tourist, when you're in Denmark, you should definitely go to Lindholm Høje where there is a Viking burial ground. There are 150 stone ships and 682 graves, and you'll be able to visit the museum where you can see objects from the Viking period. The graves are from the Viking and Iron Age.
The website also suggests going to the Copenhagen Zoo, which has been around since 1859. There's a butterfly garden, 3,000 animals (and 264 species), and the Tropical Zoo (which has crocodiles and snakes and feels like a rainforest).
September And April Are Good Times To Go
According to Responsible Travel, September and April would be good times to go. As the website explains, "if you’re heading to Denmark in April there’s a much better chance of blue sky days both in the north and the south of the country." As for September, it's a good time of year to go if you want to go on some bike rides.
Stay At Urban House Copenhagen Or Hotel Nora Copenhagen
Urban House Copenhagen is located in the area of Vesterbro. It's considered a hotel/hostel and there's a kitchen that you can use, along with other perks such as a game room and library. There are 235 rooms, according to Trip Advisor, so chances seem good that you could find a room here when you want to travel to Copenhagen. It's a good place for walking and finding new restaurants to try. It has a great hipster vibe.
Hotel Nora CopenHagen is another hotel to stay at, and this one has 63 rooms, breakfast that is part of the room cost, and it's in the area called Inner Noerrebro. The rooms are very modern looking and use an almost all-white color scheme.
Base Yourself Out Of Copenhagen
When you're traveling to Denmark, it'll be a great idea to base yourself out of the city of Copenhagen. While there are some areas that people recommend more than others, someone posted on Reddit and explained, "this city isn't that big. You can bike from one end of the city to the other in half an hour." That's really helpful to hear as you could find a hotel that appeals to you and is a great price, and rest assured knowing that it'll be a good, convenient pick.
The neighborhood of Nørrebro is also a good bet. According to Visit Copenhagen, there are a lot of different types of food here and it's "culturally diverse."
Dine At Marv & Ben And Cafe Komplet
You'll find Danish and Scandinavian food at Marv & Ben, which would be a wonderful place to go during your time in Copenhagen. There are tasting menus, which will give you the chance to try lots of local food. The website notes that the tasting menu of four courses called "Fast Four" would include "Scallop, german turnip & trout roe" among other dishes.
Cafe Komplet would be really cool, too. You'll find traditional, local food, such as pork tenderloin smorebread, herring, and open-faced sandwiches.
Taxes And Buses Are Awesome Forms Of Public Transportation
You could get around Denmark really easily by taking taxis. According to Lonely Planet, you can phone when you want one or find them at a train station or shopping mall. It's worth noting that the price of the taxi is going to involve the tip as well.
You can also take the bus. You could get a pass for the day or pay 20kr-25kr each time that you want to go somewhere. You're going to find buses almost everywhere that you go in this country, so this sounds really great.
Visit The Landmarks Nyhavn, Black Diamond, And Frederiksborg Palace
The Culture Trip mentions Nyhavn as a landmark in Denmark. It used to be a way for people to get from the water to the city back in the 1670s, but today, it's a place where people visiting Copenhagen really enjoy coming. There are stores and restaurants and it seems like an amazing place to spend a lot of time. The website also notes that you should check out a landmark called the Black Diamond. Schmidt Hammer Lassen, a local architect, is the one behind this structure, which is part of the Royal Danish Library. It will be a beautiful thing to see.
Another landmark is Frederiksborg Palace, located in Hillerod. The Museum of National History opened here in 1878, as Trip Advisor notes, and a reviewer says it'll take around 40 minutes to drive here from Copenhagen. They wrote, "Stunning fairy tale castle with extensive and impressive gardens. To fully appreciate this place you probably need to set aside two to three hours."
The Currency Is The Krone And Tipping 10 Percent Sounds Good
The currency used in Denmark is the krone (kroner is the plural form) and, according to Frommers, Denmark may be a European Union member but didn't want to use the euro.
Should you tip when you're in Denmark? According to a Trip Advisor article on the country, tipping 10 percent when you're in a restaurant would be good, but some people say that you don't have to since there will be a service charge. It's also worth noting that pay is really good here which is why it's not as big of a tipping culture as some other places.
Find A Flight Deal To Denmark In March
Cheap Flights says that you can find a flight deal to Denmark in March, and you definitely want to see if you can find a flight that has a Tuesday noon departure. You probably wouldn't be able to find a very good flight deal in December so that's worth remembering.
Get To Know The Local Activity Of Hygge
A Trip Advisor article on Denmark says that "Hygge" is a local activity. The website explains, "It means a quiet happy cozy atmosphere of people having a good time. They strive to have this atmosphere everywhere they go - at work, at home, with friends and relatives." The website cites examples such as having a drink with candles around you or reading a book while your laundry is being done.
When you're in Denmark, you could definitely get into this local spirit and find a comfortable cafe nook to curl up in or a nice bar or restaurant with low lighting or, even better yet, some candles.