Denmark might not always grab the number one spot when it comes to the official list of the world’s happiest countries, but it’s consistently up there. A single trip to the capital city, Copenhagen, will leave you in no doubt as to why.
Here are our top picks of things to do in the city:
The city is built on two islands surrounded by canals. Whether walking, cycling or taking a boat tour, you simply must explore the clean and picturesque waterways.
This historic fairground is one of the oldest theme parks in the world, opening in 1843. It’s a colourful fairytale experience to rival more modern efforts.
A functioning and beautiful palace which is home to one of the world’s oldest monarchies See the stunning architecture and watch out for the changing of the royal guard.
Wander among Denmark’s largest collection of living plants in this peaceful 10-hecacre site dating back to 1874. Complete with butterfly house and tropical palm house.
If you find shopping stressful, you probably haven’t tried it in Copenhagen. Luxury brands in heritage buildings makes it a classic and enjoyable affair.
The oldest royal garden in the country is as fresh and green as ever during spring and summer. Step back in time in this unchanged paradise.
Food and drink
From morning coffee through to evening drinks, Copenhagen’s cuisine scene is as classy as everything else in the city. Explore the markets by day for delis and lunch, and find waterside restaurants for dinner and drinks.