Updated: Jun 21
Denmark was such a special little place to visit especially Copenhagen! If you are planning a trip there in the future, there is a lot in store for you. Today, I'm going to share with you my four secrets of Denmark which are:
Things to See
and Lessons Learned!
Continue reading to learn more about each of these secrets!
Photos by me
Visiting this country could be slightly expensive, so here is the breakdown of my costs (all prices are in United States Dollar):
Please Note: We stayed four nights.
Flights: $319 - The cost of this flight is split 50/50 with my trip to Iceland. We went to Iceland and Denmark from Atlanta through Icelandair's stopover flights. Their stopover flights consist of flying to one destination but having the ability to stop in Iceland for up to seven nights! So the breakdown of this is: flight from ATL to DC R/T was $223.80 (includes baggage fees). The R/T flight to Denmark with an Iceland stopover was $414.24 (includes travel insurance).
Hotels: $251 - We stayed in this awesome and spacious Airbnb in the city of Copenhagen. Continue reading to learn more about this Airbnb.
Transportation: $120 - This includes our metro rides around the city, taxi rides around town, and the trains to Sweden (twice) and Roskilde.
Tours: $61 - This is for entry into the Viking Museum and for a Hop On Hop Off tour of Copenhagen. The tour also included a canal ride.
Food: $168 - We ate breakfast in our Airbnb by cooking food we bought from the local grocery store. Otherwise, we ate out for the most part.
Souvenirs: $79 - This could go from $0 to infinity and beyond! It all depends on how much you want to spend!
Remaining Currency: $9 - I always love take some different currency back home!
My final costs for Denmark was $1,007. There are always ways to manage your costs such as staying in a different location, monitoring flights, or proper transportation planning.
Photo by me
Things to See
Viking Museum in Roskilde, Denmark (see photo directly above): Entry is about $20.
Malmo, Sweden: About a 20-30 minute train ride from the Copenhagen city center. Learn from our mistakes! As of 2015, both Sweden and Germany requires everyone entering the country by train to show their passports (which isn't a normal process for traveling around the EU). So we didn't have our passports and we got DEPORTED! When we went back the next day, they didn't check them. But just be on the safe side, take your passport if you plan to visit Sweden from Copenhagen by train.
Hop On Hop Off Tour (about $40 ): Here you can see things from The Little Mermaid statue, the Royal Palace, Freetown, and much much more! The tour passes last for 48 hours and you can purchase a canal tour add on!
Photo of our Airbnb by me
We stayed in an awesome flat in a great location in Copenhagen (in which the listing is no longer available)! The flat is two levels with three bedrooms, a sitting area, a kitchen and one bathroom. The host was very friendly and helpful! She did have two cats there which were cool but if you are allergic, this isn't the place for you. The flat is also at the top of seven flights of stairs, so if the listing becomes available again, don't stay here if you aren't capable as there isn't an elevator. View Airbnb listings to find one best for you or try looking into a hostel!
During this trip, I have a few lessons I have learned to share with you to make your trip to Denmark as easy as possible. Enjoy!
Some places in the city MAY accept Euros but it isn't common. Be sure to have Danish Kronas on hand. Credit cards are also widely accepted.
As of early 2017, ride sharing services (i.e. Uber or Lyft) do not operate in Copenhagen. You can call +45 35 35 35 35 to have a taxi pick you up to take you to any location in the city. Just be sure to have your location's address available.
The city also has an amazing underground metro and train system.
The city is slightly expensive coming from the US BUT not overwhelming!
Be prepared to do some walking in Copenhagen! There are a lot of cobblestones there, so be sure to have comfortable shoes if you plan to walk a lot.
Lego was created in Denmark and it means PLAY WELL!
You may also rent a bicycle to fit in with the locals! At least 50% of population commutes by bicycle.
I hope this helps you plan your future trip to Denmark! Let me know how your trip goes!