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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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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

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

T
This tourned out to be a great and very special guided tour. We got to experience a part of Copenhagen that we did not know much about, and it was interesting to learn about the development of the area by walking the streets and visiting parks and cafes/pubs. Much history and stories about every day life, and nice dialogue with Karl. Great way to spend an afternoon in Copenhagen!
V
I had a great time on this tour - my guides were super friendly and knowledgeable, very easy to talk to. There were intermittent showers so we ducked into a few bars to escape the rain - great to hang out and chat. I had been staying in Norrebro and the tour was a perfect way to see some of the streets I had missed on my own walkabout over the weekend. Highly recommended!
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