Denmark is famed for its castles, palaces and museums, and the Danish capital has a charm that’s unique even by the standards of Scandinavia. Copenhagen is every traveler’s ultimate delight – There is just so much to do here. From shopping the best brands, to exploring two of the oldest amusement parks in the world and tasting the best of Nordic cuisine, Copenhagen is exclusive. If you are planning a trip to the city, we recommend the following tips.

  • Don’t go for the standard hotels. Okay, Copenhagen is not cheap, but when you want value for money, you should avoid those basic hotels. You can check online for Copenhagen apartment hotel options, and some of the best ones are in Østerbro district. Book in advance to get the best deals.
  • Get the bike. Copenhagen happens to be one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, and you will find dedicated lanes everywhere. No wonder, the city feels so clean. Besides being the cheapest means of transport, biking is actually fun, and you can rent bikes with GPS-enabled tablets.
  • Buy the Copenhagen Card. If you want to access public transport and more than 80 different sights and attractions, you should get the Copenhagen Card. It can be purchased at the airport and for a duration that you like.
  • Do try Nordic cuisine. Foodies need to try Nordic cuisine, which is all about fresh, local and seasonal produce. Even some of the simplest dishes taste amazing, and if you are in mood for some street stuff, go to Paper Island, which has a huge number of diverse food stalls to grab a bite.

  • Be careful in Freetown Christiania. This the hippie car-free area of the city, where you are not allowed to take photos. The public art is pretty good, but be careful as you deal with people here, because they can get aggressive with anyone using a camera.
  • Do consider a brewery tour. If you have the time, take a tour of Carlsberg Brewery. Danish love beer, but a drink at Nyhavn cafés would be expensive. You will do better with a tour. By the way, you can drink as you walk around in Copenhagen.

Finally, don’t shy away from asking around. People in the Danish capital are warm, friendly and always open to offering help. To save some money, book your apartment rental and flights as soon as you have decided the dates.

Isla Jared