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Copenhagen: 3.5-Hour Hygge & Happiness Experience with Local

Product ID: 53850
Explore the concept of “hygge” on a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour of Copenhagen, and discover why the Danes are some of the happiest people on earth! Visit Kongens Have (King’s Garden) to hear how the king helped create the world’s 1st public park.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
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  • Discover the concept of "hygge" in Copenhagen and all the best places to find it in the city
  • Wander some of Copenhagen’s oldest and most charming streets
  • See a hidden library garden where Copenhageners visit when they need some quiet time
  • Learn how the Danish king created one of the world's 1st public parks
  • Stop at a local café for a pastry and coffee
  • Experience why Denmark is considered one of the happiest places on earth to live
Full description
If you are going to get to the heart of hygge, you need to go back in time. Byegin our Copenhagen tour near the characteristic yellow houses of Nyboder, a famed district that was built by King Christian IV in the 17th century to house the growing Royal Danish Navy. Walk down the small streets of Nyboder, ending the area walk with a cup of coffee and a Danish breakfast pastry. As you reach Kongens Have (The King’s Garden), hear the dramatic story of how the once-royal park came to be one of the first public parks in the world. As you search for more hygge, continue to wander some of Copenhagen’s oldest and most charming streets, chatting about the meaning of hygge and sharing hygge experiences, before you cross Strøget - one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world, where you will be told about Danish design and how this plays a significant role in Danish homes and hearts.

Continue to Nyboder to see the world’s 1st public housing project, which dates back to the 17th century. Pass more recent examples of social housing, and discuss how such developments are a symbol of the changes Denmark went through after World War II.

As you search for more hygge, wander some of Copenhagen’s oldest streets. Upon arrival at Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in the world, pause at the Stork Fountain to hear about the anti-establishment cultures the city has hosted over the years. Next, make a quick snack stop at a local café - a great example of hygge culture - and enjoy a cup of coffee and slice of cake.

Walk past the castles that now house the government offices and parliament. Your guide will talk about the formal and informal ways that Denmark is governed, and how the country has succeeded in creating a system with a very high degree of trust and confidence.

See the hidden library garden, where Copenhageners go when they need a quiet moment in the city center. Pass the impressive Royal Library, before boarding the harbor bus to the islands of Brygge. Chat about the green systems in Danish society en route to Brygge, and discover an area that has been transformed from industrial use to become a highly livable urban area. You will finish your tour in a street café on a quiet street located in the city centre, where you will experience hygge in its purest form.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • One-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city
  • Coffee
  • Pastry
  • A chocolate treat
  • Lots of Danish hygge
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips and personal expenses

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Christian IV statue in Nyboder. At the intersection between Øster Voldgade and Kronprinsessegade.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please wear suitable footwear for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain
• This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

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  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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The tour was a highlight of our trip

From the booking to the end of the tour everything was absolutely great. Our guide Jamshed gave us the feeling of "Hygge" perfectly and the visit of some places was very well selected. We enjoyed strolling through the city and listening to Jamshed. He was very attentive and rich in knowledge of the city, its inhabitants and the way of life of the Danes. We can recommend the tour to 100%.

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May 14, 2018

A great way to discover the city & danish people/culture

I had the chance to have a individual guided tour. It directly showed me that the guide had a passion for his work and was invested in his company because he didn't cancel the tour even though I was the only one who booked it. I discovered Copenhagen in a different way, with a good variety of stories about the past, some fairy tales and then some tips on how to enjoy Copenhagen today. As I just moved into Copenhagen, this will be very useful ! I really liked the fact that I discovered a few hidden streets, away from tourists, which I would never have found alone. I can't wait to go back and test the local shops & cafés I saw in those streets. I would recomment this tour if you want to discover the city with a local guide, in a fun & interactive way, while also getting to understand better danish people/culture!

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May 26, 2017

What a great way to see this fabulous city?

After doing the mandatory bus and boat trips of Copenhagen, it was great to spend time walking around this great city. And this tour does it beautifully! Well known sights plus hidden gems. Well worth it.

May 6, 2019

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Product ID: 53850