your next trip should be to copenhagen — here’s proof
how to visit copenhagen: advice from a local!
Published Sep 22, 2015 5:00 AM
I moved to Copenhagen in August 2002 with one suitcase and without ever have been here before. The city is small with approximately ½ million inhabitants, but for me moving from a small town in North Iceland, it was huge! Buzzing and lively with endless opportunities. Now, 13 years later, I am still amazed how this little city moves me and continues to surprise me. Copenhagen is a mecca for foodies and design nerds so grab a bike and get inspired. You can bike around the entire city within few hours and don’t let rain or snow stop you, just dress accordingly!
Katrín Björk , a food & lifestyle photographer and the woman behind the food blog Modern Wifestyle . Born in Iceland, based in Copenhagen with one foot in New York.
A tiny bakery in the popular and hip neighbourhood Vesterbro. The shelves are bursting with luscious loaves of Sourdough- and traditional Danish Rye Bread. But no worries, they bake yummy cinnamon buns and muffins for all the sweet tooths out there.
Enghave Plads 7
Ipsen & Co
A cute little coffee shop that serves good coffee, fresh ciders and simple breakfast. Open from 8am-6pm.
After breakfast you should take a look at all the beautiful shops on Gammel Kongevej.
Gammel Kongevej 108
Start by grabbing breakfast at Ipsen, then walk/bike by the lakes and enjoy a Olufs popsicle when you reach Østerbrogade. Then head to Ordrupgaard Museum, get inspired by art and design, have lunch in their garden and finally take a dip at Bellevue Strand.
Ice cream Parlor with Homemade Italian Popsicles. They follow the seasons and their flavors are ever changing. You can get classic pops like strawberry sorbet and dark chocolate but I recommend trying their more experimental ones like beetroot and ramsons. No matter what flavor you pick you are guaranteed to taste the love!
The Botanical Garden
The garden is located in the heart of the city and is a complete oasis from traffic and city hustle. My favorite place is the Victorian Palm House with it’s tropical temperatures and beautiful palms. The garden is open from 8:30am-6pm. The Victorian Palm House is open from 10am-3pm
Two entrances at; Øster Farimagsgade 2B & Gothersgade 130
A beautiful little shop with a great and reasonably priced selection of air-plants and cactuses. Perfect for picking up hostess gifts.
Plan to spend at least 2 hours on Jægersborgade. The street is filled with beautiful stores, restaurants, ice cream parlors and coffee shops.
At Ordrupgaard you will find the French Impressionists and Danish art from the Golden Age with an exquisite collection of paintings by Monet, Gauguin and Hammershøj. Make sure you also look at Finn Juhl’s house which is a part of the museum. Finn Juhl was a groundbreaking designer as well as a valued architect who contributed in transforming the concept of Danish Design. Juhl also designed the Trusteeship Council Chamber at UN’s headquarters in New York.The museum has a beautiful garden and a café with light snacks and drinks.
Vilvordevej 110, Charlottenlund
Glyptotek means a repository for sculpture and it is a museum of the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean as well as Danish and French art from the 19th century.Their café, The Winter Garden, serves cakes and light dishes that are made mainly from organic and sustainable ingredients. When the weather allows their rooftop patio is open where you can enjoy a view of the city while sipping a cup of coffee.
Free admission on Tuesdays! Dantes Plads 7
Pick up a loaf at Brød in the early morning hours. Then walk to Glyptoteket, check out their collection of sculptures and have a cup of coffee on their rooftop while enjoying the panorama view of the city. Make a reservation and have dinner and cocktails at Fleisch.
Perfect place to hang out and swim on a good summer day. During summer you will find Bellevue Strand & Grill, located in a beautifully restored Arne Jacobsen kiosk. They serve gourmet ice cream, organic coffee & treats.
Strandvejen 340, Klampenborg
Fleisch in German means meat and that is exactly what this place is all about. In the daytime they are a butcher’s shop and when the sun sets they transform into a cocktail bar and restaurant. Their menu is mainly meat, little fish and some sweets. And their cocktails kick some serious ass! Try their sausage with silky smooth mash and order the cocktail with bacon and whisky.