My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen

My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

Following our adventures in Stockholm, we’ll be boarding the train and driving five hours through the Swedish countryside to Copenhagen.

This will be my first visit to the Danish capital and I’m excited. There’s just something about Scandinavia that I love, and I’m interested to see how Copenhagen fits into the Scandi/Nordic puzzle.

So, without further ado, here is my travel bucket list: Copenhagen.

Top Ten Things I’m Excited to See, Do and Eat:


Nyhavn - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

Nyhavn (or New Harbour) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The colourful houses and restaurants that line the harbour are cheerful and quirky, and I hope we can take a little bit of time to see this iconic Danish sight.

City Tour

City views - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

We have very limited time in Copenhagen, so we’ll have to make the most of it. One of the best ways to get introduced to a city is by taking part in a tour, whether it’s bus, boat or on foot. Given that it’s summertime and Copenhagen is a relatively compact city, we’ll probably be taking part in a walking tour.

Øresund: The Bridge

Øresund Bridge - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

Dave and I are pretty big fans of the Danish/Swedish TV series, The Bridge (well, to be honest, we’re pretty big fans of any Nordic noir show we can get access and subtitles to) in which the Øresund Bridge plays a large role. So we’re  excited (well, at least I am) to not only get to see the bridge, but to cross it. Nerdy, I know.

Climb to the observation tower of Rundetårn

Rundetårn - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

By Avda (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Continuing my Scaredy Kate Tour of Europe, I’d love to climb to the top of the tower as it apparently offers spectacular views of the city.

Walk Through Freetown Christiania

Christiania - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

By News Oresund (Christiania indgang 20140414_3) [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Freetown Christiania (or simply, Christiania) is a self-governing free town that was established on the site of a military barracks in Copenhagen in the early-1970s. Located just outside of the historic centre, I’d love to pop over and take a stroll down the main streets, just to see what it’s like.

Eat Herring

Herring Buffet - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

By User:Nillerdk (Own work (own photo)) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

In continuing our Herring Tour of Europe we hope to dine at Nyhavns Faergekro in Nyhavn, a restaurant which offers a herring buffet of ten different varieties of the fish. I’m not sure how I feel about the all-you-can-eat aspect of the buffet, but this definitely something we have to check out only because our Herring Tour of Europe just wouldn’t be complete without it!


Torvehallerne is a food hall which is home to dozens of different street food type stands. It sounds delicious and like something we can’t miss!

Eat at a pølsevogn (sausage wagon)

Pølsevogn - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

By User:Nillerdk (Own work (own photo)) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Because, when in Copenhagen!

See the old houses along Amagergade

Old Houses of Amagergade - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

By Christian Bickel (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.0 de (, via Wikimedia Commons

See the Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid - My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen []

A trip to Copenhagen just wouldn’t be complete without seeing the iconic Little Mermaid statue. I’m not expecting much, but I know I’ll regret not going while we’re there.

Have I missed anything? What would you recommend I add to my list?

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One thought on “My Travel Bucket List: Copenhagen

  1. Organized Wanderer says:

    Since you have asked for recommendations, I would add the following:
    1. Tivoli – we visited on Saturday night as they have a super display of fireworks every Saturday night at around 11:30 pm
    2. Bicycle – the cycling culture of Copenhagen has inspired cities across the world to solve at least a part of of their traffic problems by getting more people on to bikes. You should rent a bicyle for all the day that you’re in Copenhagen. The hotel that we stayed offered bicycles to guests for 100 DKK a day which was a good deal. I believe many hotels in Copenhagen rent out bicycle to guests.
    3. Canal tour – we did the regular canal tour (where they have 50-100 people on a boat) and saw some people were doing this If only we’d known about this before reaching Copenhagen, this is what we would have opted for instead.
    4. Pig out on danish pastries – the best (and oldest) bakery in Copenhagen is the place to visit – Sankt Peders Bageri. My wife and I visited this place thrice in the 6 days that we were in Copenhagen (we were there last month).
    I hope this helps 🙂


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