My First Impressions On Copenhagen

copenhagen skyline

Last weekend I went away for another snappy city break and this time chose to spend four days in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The city has always been on my to visit list but it was chosen this time because it was so cheap to fly to. My return Easyjet flight with a checked in bag was about £80 which was a bargain compared to other places on the same weekend.

We chose to stay at WakeUp Copenhagen which was a budget hotel, costing £30 each a night (based on two sharing) and it was a 10 minute walk/ one train ride away from the central train station. It was basic in design but was perfect for what we needed; it was comfortable, clean and in an excellent location.

I had little idea of what to expect but had done my research on what I wanted to do (but more about that later). Here are the main things I noticed about the city:

copenhagen bikes
  • The number of cyclists far outweighs the number of motorists. There are cycle lanes everywhere, and unlike London where cyclists don’t tend to abide by the rules of the road they were all following everything to a T. I’d certainly recommend hiring a bike while out there if you want to avoid getting too many trains.
  • The trains run all night and spot on time. In our whole four days we did not encounter any delays or issues with the transport and it ran like clockwork (take note London). And there are train services which run all the way throughout the night.
copenhagen church
  • Buildings – even those which aren’t for anything special – are beautiful. The architecture is stunning and it really pays to look up when you’re walking around.
  • Not everywhere is open on a Monday so be careful to tailor your plans if you’re there on a Monday. This includes some shops, a lot of the attractions, galleries, etc. I have no idea what is so special about a Monday but be warned.
Christiania copenhagen 
  • There is artwork everywhere. Sculptures line pretty much every corner, and the sides of buildings are covered with painting after painting. You don’t need to head to the art galleries to see some beautiful works of artwork.
  • When you look at a map things look so far apart but actually everything is pretty close together. We could easily walk between some of the attractions and places we wanted to visit even though they looked like they were miles apart on the map.

I wasn’t expecting it to be but Copenhagen is now one of my favourite cities, and I will definitely be making a return trip at some point soon. Keep an eye out for more posts about the city over the next week where I talk about the best places to eat and what to spend your days doing.

Have you been to Copenhagen? What were your thoughts on it?
October 27, 2015
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  • Reply Beautykinguk

    Copenhagen is one of those places that I am not sure I will like or hate.

    October 27, 2015 at 8:43 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I would be almost certain that you'd love it! x

      October 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Alys

    I have never been to Copenhagen but would love to go, it sounds like a really visual city.

    October 27, 2015 at 9:09 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It really is, I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would! x

      October 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Zoe IKIWN

    Oh wow, it looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I can't believe the price of the flights too, so reasonable! x

    October 27, 2015 at 9:16 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I always use Skyscanner to find the best deals on prices. I tend to choose where to go based on price. x

      October 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Jay

    That looks pretty awesome and what a bargain break! I'll definitely be adding Copenhagen to my list of places to see. How strange about Mondays though… that will definitely need some looking up!

    October 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Yeah it's odd, as that was the day we were flying home we kept the day quite chilled so it didn't matter too much x

      October 28, 2015 at 8:50 am
  • Reply Sarah Austin

    Copenhagen is definitely one of the countries on my bucket list.
    Have been to Finland many times but would love to explore Scandinavia – sounds like it grabbed you. Looking forward to your other posts on your trip!

    October 27, 2015 at 10:22 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I really want to go to Finland, it looks lovely. I did Sweden over Easter and that was lovely, but I definitely preferred Copenhagen x

      October 28, 2015 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    The buildings do look really beautiful. Maybe Monday is the new Sunday over there

    October 28, 2015 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply Hayley - Eszti

    I would LOVE to visit, it looks like such a beautiful city, full of culture and interesting places to see. The photos are gorgeous!

    Hayley-Eszti |

    October 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      You really should, it's so quick and easy to get to as well! x

      October 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Amy-May Hunt

    Oooh look at you! I've not been here in a while but your blog looks gorgeous! 🙂 As does Copenhagen, glad you enjoyed it.

    October 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks Amy 🙂 As does yours, and i'm loving the new name for the blog. x

      October 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Diana

    Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities! I lived in Sweden (20 minutes away by train from Copenhagen) so I visited it pretty often… and only £80 for a return flight with checked in luggage that's amazing! x

    October 29, 2015 at 8:01 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Yep it was super cheap and I am so glad. I loved Sweden when I visited in April but I think I prefer Copenhagen! x

      October 29, 2015 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Abbigayle Warner

    I've only ever been for an in between flight , I've never actually explored there ! But it actually looks pretty cool ! I may add it to my bucket list ! X

    October 29, 2015 at 10:09 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It's definitely worth exploring, maybe on your way to another place 🙂 x

      October 29, 2015 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Rachel Spiteri

    I've never been to Copenhagen but it seems like such a cool place to visit!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

    October 29, 2015 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Sophie and Lily

    I enjoy visiting places in Europe which has more cyclists than motorists, I often find these destinations cleaner. Only highlights just how busy and congested London can be. I'd love to visit Copenhagen one day.

    October 29, 2015 at 11:36 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I totally agree, it is always cleaner, and I tend to feel safer crossing the roads etc. x

      October 29, 2015 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Jade Pearse

    I'd never thought about visiting Copenhagen but I'd definitely think about it now!

    October 30, 2015 at 10:32 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I hadn't either but flights are generally reasonable! x

      October 30, 2015 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Jenny

    We visited Copenhagen on our honeymoon, it's a beautiful city.

    October 30, 2015 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Bekaah Rose

    I really want to visit Copenhagen! It's such an amazing city ox

    October 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm
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