Last week I headed on my May trip back to the Danish Capital of Copenhagen, somewhere I fell in love with last year. I had two days/ one night in the Capital to explore and I wanted to take full advantage of the trip despite having already been to the city before.
Copenhagen is one of the easiest cities to get to from the airport with trains running every few minutes from the airport taking about 20 minutes to get right into the main city. With a super early flight from Luton, I landed in Copenhagen about 930am and was already in the Capital by 10am.
I took the train straight to Christianshavn which is an area called the Amsterdam of Copenhagen which I loved last time and I wanted another visit. When you walk towards the mini town the first thing you’ll notice is all of the artwork, it is literally everywhere due to the fact that the vast majority of the people within the mini town are artists themselves. It’s pretty much the hippy area of the city where everyone smokes weed, so much so that you can’t take photos within certain areas of the town. I just love the artwork, the chilled out nature of the place plus there’s a lot of vegan food as most of the people there are into clean eating.
After this, I hopped back on the train one stop Kongens Nytorv where the main shopping street Stroget is, I walked the whole line of the shops stopping a few times to have a browse but with one destination in mind. Illum is a department store within the city, kind of like Selfridges and Harrods, but not as big. The main reason for this trip is because it homes Sephora, yes I know I am obsessed! I didn’t want to buy much until I saw that they stocked Kat Von D! I was very restrained and only picked up two liquid lipsticks, alongside two of Sephora’s own brand sleep masks. Although this didn’t last long and I returned the next day to buy two more liquid lipsticks. Oops.
Walking the whole way along the street you’ll end up in a square which houses their spectacular City Hall (definitely worth stopping for some photos) before pressing on to Tivoli which is my favourite place in Copenhagen. Tivoli is an amusement park set in the city centre complete with gardens, stalls and lots of fun things to explore. Being on my own (alongside my luggage- thank god I only took a rucksack) I didn’t go on any rides but instead explored the gardens, had some food and saw the surroundings in their full glory.
By this point I was pretty tired because I had been up since about 3.30am so I decided to head to my hotel to check in. My hotel was just two stops from the station near Tivoli and I have to admit I was so happy with the hotel. After a few hour nap I took the train one stop back to Dybbolsbro to a shopping mall to grab some dinner and some snacks to get me through the evening. The Fisketorvet shopping mall is a pretty decent one especially as they have the most insane pick and mix shop I’ve ever seen so I stocked up after dinner ready for a relaxing evening. I knew I had wanted to relax so my evening consisted of pick and mix, the final two episodes of Orange Is The New Black and reading comic books.
The following morning I popped down to the hotel breakfast which was really good with both continental and cooked food and then I headed out. With just the afternoon to kill, I decided to walk up to one of the cities castles, Rosenborg which is beautiful to look at just across the road from the cities Botanical Gardens which are free to look around.
My final stop was to walk back up and view The Little Mermaid statue which sits on the coastline. I walked up from Osterport Station which was a little way (but the exercise did me good). On the way to the Little Mermaid there are plenty of other statues to pass on the way which are just as pretty, and for a Saturday afternoon I didn’t find it all that busy. By this point it was mid afternoon and I knew I wanted to grab some food so headed back to Kobenhavn H which is their central station located by Tivoli, from here I popped into MAD which is my favourite burger place in the world and I stuffed my face with an amazing burger and the best dairy-free chocolate milkshake I’ve ever had.
From here I headed back to the airport for my flight home. Overall I am really glad with how much I managed to do in such a short space of time despite still relaxing a lot.
Have you ever been to Copenhagen or been tempted to?