Hygge & Happiness: Copenhagen City Tour

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If you want to understand Denmark, you need to understand hygge. The concept is difficult to explain, but easy to experience. Once you’ve experienced it for yourself, you’ll know why Danes are some of the happiest people in the world. Join us and find your own happy hygge place!

Duration: 3.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Danish
We took our first trip to Denmark recently and stayed in Copenhagen for about a week. Before leaving we found the Hygge and Happiness tour that looked like a lot of fun and a good way to learn about the culture and how people really live in Copenhagen.

Our guide to all things Hygge was Sandra. What an amazing person! Full of energy and enthusiasm and you could tell she truly cares about helping others to understand what an amazing place Copenhagen is.

The tour was wonderful as well. It takes you through some big tourist locations, but many many more smaller locations that you likewise wouldn’t find on your own. Even at the more touristy locations, Sandra provided a wealth of knowledge and much better history than you would likely find on your own. The tour also includes two pretty wonderful stops at a bakery and finally a kaffe shop. The food is amazing and the lattes are wonderful.

I highly recommend this tour (and Sandra!). If you want to learn about what makes Copenhagen such a happy place and find some of the hidden gems of the city, you should absolutely take this tour!
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Reviewed by Matt

Highlights

  • Chat about life in Denmark with Copenhagen locals
  • Get a better understanding of Danish culture and the importance of hygge
  • Discover why some people describe Denmark as utopian
  • Learn about Copenhagen’s community-enhancing projects and public spaces
  • Visit places that ooze hygge and find out how to take some hygge vibes back home

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Description

The tour begins at Nyboder – the first public-housing project in the world, dating back to the 17th century. After strolling through the King’s Garden, we’ll continue our hunt for hygge in some of Copenhagen’s oldest streets. Pausing at the Stork Fountain just off Strøget, we’ll chat about the anti-establishment cultures the city has hosted over the years. Next up, we’ll stop at a local café and relax with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake – a great example of hygge culture.

From there, we’ll pass by the castles that house the government offices and the parliament, and talk about both the formal and informal ways that Denmark is governed. You’ll get to see the lovely, hidden library garden that Copenhageners visit when they need a quiet moment in the middle of the city. We’ll also pass by the impressive Royal Library before taking the harbour bus to Islands Brygge – an industrial area that has been transformed into a highly liveable urban neighbourhood. On our way there, we’ll chat about Denmark’s green-living initiatives.

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What’s included & not included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Coffee and cake
  • Ticket for the harbour bus
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Meeting point

In front of the Christian IV statue in Nyboder (Krokodillegade 21, København, Danmark)

Reviews from travellers (9)

5.0/5

M
Such a wonderful peek into what makes Copenhagen so wonderful
We took our first trip to Denmark recently and stayed in Copenhagen for about a week. Before leaving we found the Hygge and Happiness tour that looked like a lot of fun and a good way to learn about the culture and how people really live in Copenhagen.

Our guide to all things Hygge was Sandra. What an amazing person! Full of energy and enthusiasm and you could tell she truly cares about helping others to understand what an amazing place Copenhagen is.

The tour was wonderful as well. It takes you through some big tourist locations, but many many more smaller locations that you likewise wouldn’t find on your own. Even at the more touristy locations, Sandra provided a wealth of knowledge and much better history than you would likely find on your own. The tour also includes two pretty wonderful stops at a bakery and finally a kaffe shop. The food is amazing and the lattes are wonderful.

I highly recommend this tour (and Sandra!). If you want to learn about what makes Copenhagen such a happy place and find some of the hidden gems of the city, you should absolutely take this tour!
A must in Copenhagen
We were so happy that we booked this tour. Søren, our tour guide, was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and attentive to all our needs. My 85 year old mother had a great time and was able to keep up with the tour (fortunately, she's in great shape). Søren made sure that we had plenty of opportunities to duck into a little hyggefied cafe to sip on some delicious coffee and eat some amazing danishes. We learned so much about the Danish lifestyle and history and had a great time. Thanks again for a great tour, Søren!
H
The perfect city tour
My wife and I had an outstanding time on our tour of Copenhagen with Mie. It was a perfect balance of learning about Danish culture and enjoying the city alongside a hospitable local. If you want to experience Copenhagen, but you don't want to be that tourist who just checks all the boxes of obvious touristy things to do, this is for you.

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5.0/5

Great, casual tour
I really enjoyed learning the history of this neighborhood and trying different beers in different settings for each area. I highly recommend this tour if you are a history nerd & enjoy beers from around the world.
Awesome tour with a lot of interesting facts!
Our guide Mie from Urban Adventures made a great job! We enjoyed the tour a lot and learned amazing facts about the neighborhood as well as Copenhagen itself. The 3 hours just flew by and the beer we tasted was really good. I can really recommend this tour. It's a lot of fun!
New Beers and Friends!
Amazing tour! Jam was a great tour guide! Loved his fun facts about the neighborhood, beers, and Copenhagen in general. He did a great job of bringing the group together and showing us a great, local-feeling time. I highly recommend this!
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