- Posted: 13 February, 2018
- Category: Europe
My second Nordic country was Denmark, particularly Copenhagen.
VISA REQUIREMENT: SCHENGEN VISA
LANGUAGE SPOKEN: DANISH, ENGLISH, GERMAN AND SWEDEN
CURRENCY: DANISH KORONA (DKR)
VISA: If you don’t already have a Schengen visa, you must apply for German visa form alqabas office in sanabel tower (in Kuwait), for other GCC nationals I would recommend that you google if you have a consulate in your country or need to apply with another country’s embassy.
Where to stay?
- Scandic Front
- I stayed at Hotel Skt Annae (But I don’t necessarily recommend it – I did not like the room service much many things were left uncleaned, and the fact that i needed to pay extra for anything I order to the room even coffee)
- Hotel Skt Petri
- Hotel SP34
- 71 Nyhavn Hotel
- STAY Seaport
- Factory Style Apartment
- Axel Guldsmeden
- Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden
- Airbnb is a good option here too
Things to do
– Tivoli Garden it’s the world second oldest theme park and one of the best amusement parks they say. I visited during the night, on a very cold night so I wasn’t able to enjoy it except walk around its really beautiful nonetheless. It stays open till 11pm, visit on a Saturday night for the fireworks.
– Biking in Copenhagen is a must. Again, since I as there in winter it was too cold for me to bike but I wanted to badly. Try out the recommended Bike Copenhagen with Mike best bike tour guide you will find there he will take you to the amazing hidden places (as people say) and you will know much more information about Copenhagen. You can book it from http://bikecopenhagenwithmike.dk
– National Museum if you’re interested to know about history and about the viking treasures.
– Designmuseum Denmark is filled with beautiful designs of Fanish style makers.
– Louisiana, Modern art museum and modern architecture
– Christiania the free town where almost every thing in allowed, there is a lot of art galleries, music venues and inexpensive organic cafés. Also, it is known that it has drugs, and photography is not allowed in the street where drugs are sold so beware with photography, and if you are a girl I advise you go in the morning.
– Nyhavn where you will see the famous lined townhouses brightly colored by the harbor, a lot of bars cafes and restaurants are there. This is where my hotel was when I visited, loved this area!
– Canal & Harbor tour by boat to enjoy the modern nordic architecture. Loved this tour so much! You could either book it online, or just when you’re there.\
– Cross Oresumd Bridge one of the longest Bridges in the world to go to Malmo/Sweden for a day trip walk around it lovely shops and cafe’s there.
– Walk in royal footsteps at Renaissance Rosenborg Slot
– Visit the Operahouse
– Wanna do a short workout climb the Church of Our Saviou for a full view of center Copenhagen.
– Take a walk in Stroget one of the longest shopping streets in Europe.
– Checkout Norrebro neighborhood – Here you will find trendy bars and clothing shops next door to dodgy dive bars and cheap kebab places. If you are into small design shops, head for the streets Elmegade or Jægersborggade. And if you need a break, hangout like the locals at Assistens Cemetary. Sankt Hans Torv square is considered the center of Nørrebro and boasts a wide range of both shops, cafés and restaurants, including the only Thai Michelin restaurant in the world, Kiin Kiin.
Recommended Cafes and Restaurants:
- TAXA (good for breakfast)
- Democratic Coffee Bar (Soft breakfast, sandwiches and coffee) – Coffee shop & Book shop
- The Union Kitchen (I tried it for breakfast, loved it!)
- Mother (Pizza!)
- Mad & Kaffe (Great breakfast!)
- Atelier September (Breakfast)
- Kanalen Restaurant for a upscale European, Scandinavian and Danish cuisine
- Kødbyens Fiskebar for seafood
- Paté Paté (Hip all-day eatery serving French, Spanish & Moroccan-inspired food)
- Checkout Copenhagen Street Food, Hall 7 & 8 Trangravsvej st. Near the opera house (street food market)
- DAC& CAFE (book for breakfast, they also have a nice shop down)
- Che Fe (Tusan style Italian)
- Morgenstedet (Vegetarian)
- Bistro Pastis (French)
- Sticks N Sushi (Japanese)
- Cocks & Cows (the burger is a must)
- Clou (Modern Danish Michelin Starred)
- Noma (two Michelin star restaurant – must book two days earlier)
- Neighbourhood (for the love of pizza)
- RO Chokolade (chocolates and desserts)
- 42 degrees Raw (raw food in vibrant dishes – like noodles and raw lasagne)
- Istid (fresh icecram made with liquid nitrogen)
- Alberto K (modern danish, 20th floor of Blu Royal Hotel)
Getting Around in Copenhagen
Bus – bus system is good and recommended in Copenhagen. I haven’t used it, but it was recommended by the locals and it was clear to me via Google maps. Basically, the letter A in the route number are the routes that run every three to seven minutes and sometimes every 10 minutes. There are also night buses that have the letter N with the number.
Metro – I’m not familiar with the metro, what I know is that there are two line M1 and M2 servicing all day. Line M2 (yellow line) runs to the airport.
Taxi – download the application TAXA 4×35 (An app to order taxis, similar to Uber somehow)
Bicycle – Most streets have cycle lanes it is an excellent way to explore the city
* Book your Copenhagen hotel & fancy restaurants at least one month ahead (preferably 2 months)
* Most shops close at 6 or 7 PM
* Supermarkets close around 9 PM
Emergency Number: 112