{Travel} Copenhagen Weekend Getaway

Visiting Copenhagen was always a dream come true. When I was young I used to imagine what it would be like to visit this glorious city. To walk on the cobble stones in the old town, visit the famous Nyhavn harbour with it’s famous coloured buildings.

I had mentioned my intentions of visiting Copenhagen to a friend of mine and he decided he wanted to come with. Though I love solo traveling, sometimes it is nice to have some familiar company. I always love and enjoy meeting new people, exchanging contact details and hopefully meeting again in the future.

I booked my ticket for my Copenhagen weekend getaway three days before I was due to leave. I know I said I had been thinking about it for a while now but I was hoping the flights would be cheaper but apparently summer time does work that way. I ended up paying almost £300 for a less than 2 hours flight, talk about expensive flight.

Upon my arrival in Copenhagen, I took the M2 Train to Forum station (35 Danish Krones). Forum station is 15 minutes walk to the hostel ‘Sleep in Heaven (SiH). Because my friend had reserved the room and was paying, they kindly let me check-in temporary. I had had such a love long, left my home Thursday night and took a 5-hour bus to Manchester Airport. Slept at the airport for another 4 hours before my flight to Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Weekend Getaway

I rested for a good 30 – 45 minutes before I decided to go for a wonder around Copenhagen before my friend arrived. As a solo traveler I take pleasure in getting lost exploring every city I visit. Copenhagen is so easy to navigate, it is truly hard to get lost. I took a walk across the bridge then headed for the Botanical Gardens but I was in fact heading for the Rosenbord Castle which I couldn’t locate.

I managed to walk around a bit more in town before I decided to stop for lunch and enjoy some fresh fish Danish Delicacies. I do not always choose local delicacies on the first night in a new city, I often go for something familiar. This time I was feeling the urge to try something new and I did. As they say, you travel and experience new things everyday so don’t limit yourself.

Copenhagen weekend getaway

Christiansborg Palace

Discovering New Places

After a long, long walk in Copenhagen (2+hrs worth in fact) I decided to head back to the hostel. The beauty about wandering around in a new city is you end up discovering new places. I managed to stumble upon a lovely shop selling African crafts from kitchen bowls to drawings and knitting. It was such a lovely shop, it brought back so many memories of things we used to make as kids. The store seemed to be particularly interested in South Africa and Zimbabwe, from the quick read that I did they are supporting women. Many women have got great skills that this company is utilising and selling their products in Denmark then sending the profits to them.

Copenhagen weekend getaway

Near Stroget shopping area

After a lovely straw around the city. I decided to visit the Botanical gardens one more time before I headed off back to the hostel. I had such a lovely time exploring parts of the city myself. I decided to wait until the following morning where I would join the Free walking tour.

Have you ever been to Copenhagen or visited any parts of Denmark? What was your initial thought?

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  1. Ickle Pickle
    August 14, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Oh I would love to visit here, it looks and sounds amazing. I love exploring cities. Kaz x

    • August 17, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      Me too, I enjoy getting lost and finding my way.

  2. kerry norris
    August 11, 2016 / 11:26 am

    I’ve never been but always fancied it as it looks lovely. I love visiting botanical gardens when I go away x

    • August 11, 2016 / 12:25 pm

      You should definitely check it out.

  3. Kara
    August 10, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I love wandering around when I visit towns and cities as you stumble over some really good finds. Looks like a lovely break

    • August 10, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      That’s my kind of travel

  4. chubskulit
    August 10, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Oh wow, Copenhagen is such a beautiful place to explore. I hope that my family can visit there someday.

    • August 10, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      There is something for everyone

  5. August 10, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Looks like a great place to have an holiday, it looks pretty! would love to visit Copenhagen

    • August 10, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      It sure is

  6. Beautyqueenuk
    August 10, 2016 / 9:41 am

    Friends of mine have just come back from Copenhagen and they have said it is truly stunning with so much much to do x

    • August 10, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      It truly is, I enjoyed every minute there

  7. August 10, 2016 / 9:04 am

    Would love to visit Copenhagan. Looks like a beautiful place.

    • August 10, 2016 / 4:15 pm

      You should it’s even better in person

  8. August 10, 2016 / 8:41 am

    it looks a really pretty place to visit. those buildings look beautiful

    • August 10, 2016 / 9:08 am

      It sure is

  9. August 10, 2016 / 7:54 am

    Oh how wonderful! I would love to visit here one day. It’s on my bucket list. 🙂

    • August 10, 2016 / 9:08 am

      I hope you do Hun it’s an amazing place

  10. Tommy Joseph
    August 10, 2016 / 6:53 am

    Oh wow! I’ve never been but now I really want to go! Sounds a little expensive but looks amazing!

    • August 10, 2016 / 9:08 am

      It is definitely expensive but worth it I think

  11. Laura - dear bear and beany
    August 10, 2016 / 6:26 am

    I haven’t been before, but it looks amazing! Apart from the expensive flight, wow!!

    • August 10, 2016 / 8:46 am

      If you travel outside summer the prices are not bad and yes it’s an awesome place to visit

  12. August 10, 2016 / 5:27 am

    WOW that is expensive for a 2 hour flight but what a fantastic time you had. I loved vicariously living through you and seeing these gorgeous photos. I have this on my must visit list.

    • August 10, 2016 / 5:59 am

      Awe thanks Carol and yes it was totally expensive

  13. August 10, 2016 / 1:28 am

    Copenhagen sounds amazing, I have never visited, however it would be pretty cool. I have always wanted to go to Italia.

    • August 10, 2016 / 5:58 am

      You should definitely

  14. Dee
    August 9, 2016 / 11:23 pm

    This is so cool! I have always wanted to visit Copenhagen and I am glad that you have showcased some interesting places. I would love to see the Charlottesburg castle and learn more about it.

    • August 10, 2016 / 5:58 am

      Glad to hear it Dee, it’s such a beautiful city to visit

  15. Jessica Dearnley
    August 9, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Copenhagen looks so beautiful. My husband and I are looking to go there in November.

    • August 9, 2016 / 8:02 pm

      It is amazing and gorgeous, you will love it. Though I suspect it will be really cold

  16. August 9, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Copenhagen sounds like a wonderful place to visit. I’d love to visit with my family! It would be a wonderful vacation for us!

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      You should, I bet your family will love it too.

  17. Pam
    August 9, 2016 / 4:43 pm

    I have never visited Copenhagen, but several of my friends have. I would love to see it someday.

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      You should it is an amazing place

  18. August 9, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    This looks like a really great place to travel to. Glad you had fun and shared the details with us!

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Brandy, I had so much fun

  19. J-Man and MillerBug
    August 9, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    I have always wanted to go to that city! It is on my travel list at this time and I hope that I can get there some day!

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      I hope you do too.

  20. August 9, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Copenhagen looks like a pretty city to visit and to walk around and explore!! I have never visited anywhere over seas.

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      It’s so easy to walk around and many things are in close proximity to each other.

  21. Jacqui S
    August 9, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I have ancesuwho came from Denmark. From Rakkeby Parish in Hjorring. I’m hoping to make it to Denmark to visit the Parish so I can walk where my ancestors walked :).

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:29 pm

      You should definitely do some walking.

  22. Anita Anderson
    August 9, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I would love to travel to Copenhagen. It is a beautiful city and I love the cobble stone streets.

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      You should it’s an amazing.

  23. Lyndsey O'Halloran
    August 9, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    I have never been here myself but I would absolutely love to. The buildings look so cute!

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      I know right, I loved the buildings too. Though most had burned down at least 5 times in the Great Fires

  24. Heather @ Kraus House Mom
    August 9, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    My husband and I were talking the other night about visiting Sweden, Denmark and Norway. He pointed out that if he went he may never want to come home. I can’t wait to visit someday.

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Hahaha, he’s right when I was in Oslo I didnt want to leave same thing with Denmark

  25. Deborah Nicholas
    August 9, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Stunning pictures – i love brightly painted buildings and wish there were more in the UK, they bring so much life to the streets!!

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      So true, I want to see the ones in Florence too

  26. Newcastle Family Life
    August 9, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Copenhagen looks amazing, I have never been before but every time I read your travel posts I want to visit where you have wrote about xx

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      Awww bless you hun, I hope one day you visit some of these places

  27. *Beth Twinderelmo*
    August 9, 2016 / 7:46 am

    We have been talking about a city break but neither of us thought of Copenhagen. Another to add to the list! Looks like they have some lovely shops x

    • August 9, 2016 / 8:14 am

      They definitely do and it’s such a beautiful city to visit

    • August 9, 2016 / 7:26 pm

      They certainly do, you should definitely consider Copenhagen

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