A weekend in Copenhagen!

Hey everyone, remember me? Sorry, it’s been so long since my last post, I have been so busy with uni work that I haven’t had time to blog, but don’t worry I’m back! So yes I’ve been busy with university, but that didn’t stop me from having a weekend away in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was a spontaneous trip, and I had the best time, so keep on reading to find out what I got up to!

Friday:

The trip started on Friday morning, where me and my friend got up early (read ‘too early’) and headed to Manchester airport. After a mooch around Duty-Free and breakfast, we were ready to fly! We flew with Easy Jet and luckily we got relatively cheap flights at amazing times meaning we would get three full days in Copenhagen. We arrived ready for our weekend in Copenhagen at around 10am, and after picking up our bags, we were ready to go to our hostel. Easier said than done. Getting into the town centre was incredibly easy, we paid 36 DKK (around £4.30) for the Metro and it only took 15 minutes to get from the airport to get to Norreport station. Despite the hostel being only a 10-minute walk from the station, we managed to get ourselves very lost.  The 10-minute walk probably took us around minutes. Tip… actually look at Google maps rather than getting distracted by the city!

Hostel:

Anyway, we got to Downtown hostel at around 11.30! I actually loved this hostel, it had such a party vibe, the staff were really helpful and the hostel itself was centrally located. We dumped our cases in lockers (4 DKK/hour) and went exploring! We decided to just have a wander around the town and get a feel where everything is! Copenhagen is such a small city, you can walk everywhere very easily, so there is no need to pay for travel apart from getting to the airport. One thing that we did learn is that Copenhagen is expensive. To save time we decided to eat McDonald’s for lunch (shocker right?) and it was pricey! After a wander around, we returned to the hostel for a free walking tour to Freetown Christiania. Sadly the tour guide left without us (oops) so we decided to go there ourselves. Big mistake.

Freetown Christiania

Freetown Christiania

We walked for bloody ages to find this place. Man it is difficult to find! We did 30000 steps that day and I am pretty sure most of it was down to getting very lost. After walking for what seemed like hours, we accidentally stumbled across Christianshavn. It was pure luck that we found it. But it was totally worth it! Freetown Christiania is an alternative neighbourhood in Copenhagen. Here all the houses are painted with lots of crazy designs, along with bars and blacksmiths. It is such an interesting place to walk around, with lots of stalls selling weed. I would have loved to have gone on the guided tour to learn more about the town, but it was really cool to just roam around! There is such a chilled out vibe there!

Freetown Christiania

J-Day

We then faced our next problem. Where to eat. We were surprised at just how expensive food places were! I mean £15 for a margarita pizza, seriously? So we went back to our hostel to have food and drinks there. Just by chance, it happened to be J-day. This day is amazing! We need one of these in the UK. Basically, it’s like the coca-cola truck but instead of getting free coke, you get free Christmas beer. Yeah you read that right, Christmas beer. Now I don’t like beer, but I do like free things. Ngl, it tasted like shit. But that doesn’t matter because it was still a fab night! J-Day is on the first Friday of November and the locals love it! Our hostel was absolutely crazy and we met some great people! So if you’re ever planning a Copenhagen trip in November, choose the first weekend, you won’t regret it!

Saturday:

Nyhavn

So Saturday we got up bright and early… sort of. We were pretty tired from the night before’s antics but wanted to get to Nyhavn as early as possible. Nyhavn is a brightly coloured harbour that hosts bars, cafes and townhouses. Essentially this is the place that you see on most postcards. It is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen. It is very busy. The weather was absolutely gorgeous when we went to Copenhagen as you can see from the photo below. This meant that although the buildings looked fab, it was not good to get a photo in front of it. The blogger inside of me was gutted! But it was still so lovely to see the colourful landmark.

Nyhavn

Free walking tour

We then decided to go on a walking tour. We actually made this one (well done). Turns out we actually saw most of the sites accidentally, just by getting lost. But it was still a good tour! I would always recommend a walking tour as they are a quick and easy (and more importantly cheap) way to see lots of sites at once! Perfect if you have limited time in one place! We visited the City hall, Christiansborg Palace, the old city centre, Nyhavn (again) and the Royal Palace of Amalienborg to name a few. Did you know there has been a lot of fires in Copenhagen? Seriously, a lot. More firefighters are definitely needed! We ended the walking tour right near the little mermaid statue. Just to see what the fuss was about.

Although the walk to the mermaid statue was lovely. The statue itself was such a letdown. Seriously, that is not a tourist attraction. It is far out from all the other landmarks in Copenhagen, so I would strongly recommend not going. That shit is tiny. Like 1.25 metres tall. So not worth it, it’s not worth inserting a picture. I was very grumpy after the walk there, so do NOT waste your time. Rant over.

Tivoli Gardens

Again we got so lucky with our trip, as it was actually the last weekend Tivoli Gardens would be open with its Halloween decorations. And boy were there decorations. The attention to detail was so pretty, with lights, pumpkins galore and spooky ghosts hanging from all of the trees. It really was beautiful. Tivoli Gardens is essentially an old theme park. You pay 120 DKK to get into the park, and then you choose what rides to go in (if any). The rides are quite pricey, varying from 30 DKK to 90 DKK. I got dragged on the one ride, The Star Flyer. I was hesitant to go on, mainly because I don’t like things that spin, but I was totally fine! The ride was a combination of high-views and a swing carousel and it was so much fun! Wouldn’t say it was worth ~£10 but that’s just me.

We had so much fun wandering around the park, taking in the views and looking in cute homeware shops. After, we decided to go to the cafeteria for food where there is something for everyone (including the fussy people like me). We ate burgers which were delicious and then went to another cute cafe for hot chocolate (average).

Tivoli Gardens

Hot chocolate at Tivoli Gardens

All the pumpkins

We topped off the fabulous evening by having some more drinks back at the hostel! When you’re on holiday, right?

Sunday:

We treated ourselves to another lie in on Sunday before checking out at 10 am. We then decided to get breakfast. Copenhagen has this culture called Hygge. Essentially, the Danes are obsessed with being cosy and warm. This means that all bars, cafes and restaurants have blankets, heaters and candles. As someone who is always cold, I am living for it. Maybe I should move to Copenhagen. Anyway, we went to a lovely cafe/restaurant where we had an all you can eat buffet. Hey, it’s pricey, you have to get your money’s worth! The food was amazing and we topped it off with a delicious strawberry smoothie. Love.

The Church of our Saviour:

We couldn’t leave Copenhagen without looking at the views. When I went Interrailing over the summer, I saw views from so many viewpoints and they are so worth it. There are a lot of towers in Copenhagen where you can see the views, but we chose ‘The Church of our Saviour’. The building is stunning, with a black and gold spire. To climb to the top there are 400 steps. I’m not gonna lie, this is a lot of steps. Some of which are outside. This got quite scary in the wind, and trust me it was bloody freezing, but the views were totally worth it. You can get a 360 view of all of Copenhagen. Students can climb it for only 35 DKK, (50 DKK otherwise) so I would definitely recommend.

The Church of our Saviour views

The Bastard Cafe

Afterwards, we ended our time in Copenhagen with a trip to the ‘Bastard Cafe’. This cafe was amazing and literally across the road from our hostel. I love this place and would definitely go back! This is a board game cafe, where if you buy a drink etc. you can play as many boardgames as you want. And there are hundreds. We went basic bitch and played Monopoly, but it was a great atmosphere and so much fun! The hot chocolates are to die for here, so definitely try them out. After eating a mountain of fries, it was time to leave.

The Bastard Cafe

And that was that. We got the Metro back to the airport, and after a bit of shopping (Hello Stila eyeshadow), we flew home!

I had an absolutely incredible time and I am so happy I went! Have you been to Copenhagen, What is your favourite place? Where is next on your travel bucket list? Mine is Krakow! Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading,

Chlo x

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    • BeingChloe173
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      November 25, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Haha my list is endless! Thankyou lovely x

  1. November 25, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Ahhh I’ve always wanted to go to Copenhagen! It sounds like you had the loveliest weekend, and those pictures are beautiful. Ngl, the Bastard Cafe sounds amazing, and I want one of those hot chocolates now.

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 9:37 am

      The bastard cafe is great especially if you like board games! Such a relaxed atmosphere! Thanks for reading x

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 9:38 am

      It is so expensive but worth it I guess! The tour guide was fine at latest we stumbled across it ourselves! X

  2. November 25, 2018 / 9:18 am

    I’ve never thought about going to Copenhagen but after seeing your photos I definitely want to add it to my bucket list, it looks amazing! I’m so glad that you enjoyed your mini break, it’s always good to get away for a few days isn’t it?! You look stunning in all the photos as well lovely!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Aww thanks Jess that’s so nice! I love a spontaneous break I 100% needed one! Thankyou so much for reading x

  3. November 25, 2018 / 10:04 am

    Beautiful city! I will definitely add it to my future travel destination goals. You put some amazing photos here! I love all places with hygge feels as well! I am currently trying to decorate my home for Christmas inspired by all things cozy and warm!

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 11:21 am

      I hope you get to go! Thankyou! Ooh so do I, have fun decorating x

  4. Fatimah
    November 25, 2018 / 10:19 am

    This sounds like and looks like such a beautiful place to visit, will definitely need to add it to my bucket list for the future. I especially love the art mural on the wall and your outfit is goals!x

    FATIMAH • ROSEYGOLDBOX
    http://www.roseygoldbox.blogspot.co.uk

    • BeingChloe173
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      November 25, 2018 / 11:22 am

      Aww thankyou lovely, I hope you get to go x

  5. November 25, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    This looks look like such a neat place to visit! I love all the colorful murals and wall art! Also I want a hangout bar with blankets haha, that sounds so awesome as I am also always cold !

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 1:19 pm

      It really is so cool! Haha I wanna bring the cosy feeling to the UK I’d love to go to a bar with heaters and blankets 😍 thanks for reading x

  6. November 25, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Wow, jealous! I’ve never been to Copenhagen but it looks amazing! Love the bobble hats 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 1:44 pm

      Hah I love a bobble hat, they’re from Primark 😊 thanks for reading! X

  7. November 25, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    I absolutely adore Denmark and I think all the places you visited are lovely! I really really want to go see Freetown Christiana (the artwork there is amazing!) And Tivoli!! 😍

    Geraldine | https://geraldinetalks.com

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 2:55 pm

      The artwork is so cool and Tivoli is beautiful! X

  8. November 25, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    I’ve been to Copenhagen a couple of years ago and I really loved it. I’m still sad we skipped Freetown Christiana though, it looks great! The Little Mermaid statue is indeed kind of a letdown, but I still would be scared to just skip a famous tourist attraction… I still always want to see those things for myself. I kind of wish I skipped Tivoli Gardens though, all attractions were way too expensive! The food is quite expensive too but if you search really well you can find some cheaper options 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
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      November 25, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Haha we were the same, we had to see the statue for ourselves but it was a let down! Yeah Tivoli was expensive so we just went on one ride and spent the rest of the time wandering around 😊 thanks for sharing! X

  9. November 25, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    Copenhagen looks like such a beautiful city! It sounds like you had quite the adventure when you got lost. I’ve heard that it’s expensive there before but I never expected even a McDonald’s to be pricey! Your hostel sounds like a lot of fun too. I don’t like beer either but J Day sounds amazing. I think we need one with wine instead…x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 25, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      Haha that’s what we thought, I assumed McDonald’s prices would be standard everywhere 😂 I could totally get on board with a J day alternative over here! X

  10. November 25, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time! I so want to go there 😭😭😭

    • BeingChloe173
      Author
      November 26, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      I hope you get to visit!

  11. December 12, 2018 / 9:30 am

    I love reading about Copenhagen, it makes me feel close to it. In 2016 I lived there for 6 months and it was the best time of my life. It is stunning city, quite expensive, especially if you are tourist. My favourite part of the city was Papiroen, where they have food market and the prices are reasonable. It was more or less the only place we went out to eat there. Tivoli Garden is just so magical. I really want to visit it again in Christmas or Halloween time.

    • BeingChloe173
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      December 12, 2018 / 10:44 am

      Aww I’m so jealous that you lived there, I would LOVE to do that! It’s an amazing city! Oh no I didn’t go to Papiroen but it sounds like the place to be, maybe next time! It was stunning I’d love to see what it’s like at Christmas! Thanks for reading x

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