In October 2018, we went to Copenhagen for 4 nights and it was by far my favourite trip. It was pretty cold at the end of October but our constant walking to tourist attractions kept us going.
Copenhagen’s famous Nyhavn was just as pretty as we’d seen online, despite the grey sky as a background. It offers lots of restaurants and bars to take in its picturesque environment. It’s a must see to anyone visiting.
Our favourite attraction was by far Tivoli Gardens. The Gardens were open for Halloween and showcased some pretty spectacular decorations.
I’ve never been to a theme park or even on a proper rollercoaster, so I was a bit sceptical. But by the end of the day, I couldn’t get enough of them. Apart from the 65m drop tower, I don’t think we’ll ever do one of those again.
Ticket wise, we got the Entrance and Unlimited Ride Ticket. Giving us access to the whole Gardens and all of the rides. I would definitely recommend this option, it offers the best value for money in terms of the rides (if you go on them multiple times like we did)!
While Copenhagen’s sights are quite spread out, we managed to get about and see quite a lot. Overall, if you’re going to Copenhagen I would definitely recommend these tourist attractions:
- The Little Mermaid (it’s quite far but one you’ve got to tick off)
- Amalienborg Palace
- Freetown Christinia
- The Round Tower
- Ny Carlsberg Tour (and beer tasting!)
Food wise, Copenhagen has a reputation for being pretty expensive. But it’s easy to stick to a budget. We stayed in an airbnb so we had use of a kitchen meaning we could eat cheap by buying in pasta and meat from Lidl. As it turns out, Lidl was a life saver, as it also offered us cheap pastries for breakfast and bread/cheese for lunch.
We also cheated the system a bit by opting for a McDonald’s while we were at Tivoli (you can leave and re-enter the park so you can avoid paying expensive prices for food in there).
My strongest recommendation for food was our all-you-can-eat sushi adventure on our last night. Nibon Ya Sushi on Vesterbrogade offered unlimited sushi for a very cheap price. I would 100% recommend this place to sushi lovers!
On the whole, I would highly recommend a trip to Copenhagen! Personally, I would opt for a autumnal or spring trip here as the cold chill added a nice touch to the adventure. It’s a truly magical place and I would go back in a heartbeat.