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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

  • Get a better understanding of Danish culture and why the concept of hygge is so important
  • Visit city sites that ooze hygge and find out how you can bring some of that vibe back home with you
  • Learn why some people say Denmark is utopian, and how the local culture contributes to Danes being among the happiest people
  • Savour Danish treats and visit city sites that simply scream hygge!

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Description

We dare you to go to your favorite search engine and look up Danish ‘hygge’ and ‘happiness. It’s super difficult to describe even though many have tried, but easy to experience on a slow-paced walk with a native Dane! So come out and get a better feel and understanding of Danish culture from a local perspective and discover why the world famous concept of “hygge” is so important and learn how you can bring some of that unique Copenhagen vibe back home with you.

We’ll begin our Hygge & Happiness tour near the characteristic and super charming yellow houses of Nyboder, a famed historical district beloved by the locals for its calm atmosphere. If you want to get to the heart of hygge, it’s critical we set a certain atmosphere from the start, so get ready to explore some of the oldest parts of Copenhagen with a lot of unexpected, but really hyggelige turns.

Hygge have to be pleasurable too. So this Copenhagen walking tour is not just about seeing and experiencing, but also tasting! So get ready to get all of your senses tingling as we sample some Danish delights from world-renowned pastries and delicious Danish flødeboller to a cup of liquid joy. It’s just not about eating, but experiencing it together! Before taking your first bite or sip, don’t forget to tune in as your guide tell you everything about these fantastic yummy treats significance for Danish hygge culture.

At times, when we’re getting too overwhelmed by the urban sprawl, we’ll ditch it together and escape into beautiful green havens or tucked-away alleyways that ooze history to relax. Here, settle in and hear the spectacular and dramatic stories of how Copenhagen came to be (hint: It include former kings with delusions of grandeur, mental insanity and inappropriate love triangles just to name a few of the contributing factors!). All with a stunning backdrop of Instagram-worthy sights as well as miniature and grand castles that provide jaw-dropping views.

Experience how we make it all come alive, as we explain why some people say Denmark is utopian and taken right out of a fairy-tale by showing you how the local culture and our policies contribute to Danes being among the happiest people in the world year after year. Conclude the tour with your group at the cutest café in town with a sit-down with loads of recommendations over a cup of liquid joy.

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What’s included & not included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • A cup of liquid joy and a pastry
  • A yummy Danish Flødebolle
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Meeting point

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

Reviews from travellers (9)

5.0/5

A must do
Mie was wonderful! Her walking 🚶 was a fabulous look at the real Copenhagen way of life with just the right amount of perfectly cozy sights, tasty local food and interesting information. She really wanted us to share her love of Copenhagen and we did! She also helped us make decisions about what to see while here and how to best do it complete with a marked map. So happy we took the tour!
Amazing tour
This is not usual sight seeing tour. You will get to know the city from very local point of view which is great. Get ready for amazing stories of city's history and today's life. And chocolate tasting was yummy :) 10/10
K
Fantastic way to spend a morning!
Mie was fantastic and the tour was great. Got to see a few gems off the beaten track and enjoy some amazing pastries! We felt we had a much better grasp of hygge when we were done. Maybe we even managed to bring a bit home with us!
Had a beautiful day on the Hygge & happiness tour
My friend and myself don't often like "touristy" walking tours, so the Hygge and happiness tour was a perfect way for use to experience and learn about the Danish people from an actual Danish person. Groups are small, and ours was just the 2 of us so we had a private tour! Mie, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and funny. The tour is well constructed showing both the big, important landmarks in Copenhagen, but also lesser known little secrets about the city. By the end of tour you will feel you know so much more about Danish culture and Hygge, and can't help but walking away happier!
B
Booked the Hygge and Happiness tour for our first full day in Copenhagen. It was by far the best tour experience we've had in any of the European cities we've visited. Lucky for us, my wife and I were the only ones on the tour so it was a very personal experience. Lars was a wealth of knowledge and an awesome tour guide. We learned about things that you couldn't find on the internet. Since we were the only ones on the tour it was really nice that we could adapt it to what we wanted to see and do. Towards the end since we had time left, Lars, my wife, and I went to a cafe to relax and talk about a bunch of things, which we really enjoyed. Hearing a local perspective on world events was great. Lars also had a great recommendation for dinner at a cozy place where I got to try the national dish, stegt flæsk. Probably one of the best meals I had while in Copenhagen.
Urban Adventures may be a bit more expensive than other tours but it is well worth it. We passed some other tour groups that had 25+ people which in my opinion is too large and you don't get that personal feel.
We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Copenhagen. My advice would be to do it early in your stay so you can get a feel for the city and can revist any places you enjoyed.

This operator has 10 reviews for other tours

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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