Copenhagen in 2 days
This is a guest post by my good friend Sweta Sahu. She’s lived and traveled around the world and is definitely one of my favorite people to join for a trip! Follow her on instagram for consistently great pics: @swetasahu
Here we goooo:
Copenhagen has everything you want from a city – history, novelty, lakes, hippie communities and an amazingly cool vibe which is unique to this city.
We stayed at the generator hostel, which is not bad for the cost because of its central location. The good thing is you can rent a bike from the hostel for a whole week for 100 DKK which is about 14 Euros. The best way to see the city is on a bike.
We reached the hostel at 10 in the night and just started walking around. The area is pretty vibrant and you will find a lot of clubs and pubs to hang out at. Some parties last until 7 o’clock in the morning.
We slept early and woke up around 9ish and rented a bike. There is a free bike tour from the New Harbour which starts at 11 am on weekends. The tour guide Peter was amazing and could easily have been a Viking or a Merman. You can cover the typical must see spots in 3 hours with the bike tour.
Where we picked up our bikes from
The views of the city are great and you can stop everywhere to take pictures whenever you want.
The main castle where the reigning family lives
After the bike tour we made our way to Cristianhaven where the famous Christinia is. We parked our bikes, had some amazing muffins, Danish cookies and Fish and Chips for lunch and then walked towards Christinia.
“Freetown Christiania is a green and car-free neighbourhood in Copenhagen, best known for its autonomous inhabitants’ different way of life. It was established in 1971 by a group of hippies who occupied some abandoned military barracks on the site and developed their own set of society rules, completely independent of the Danish government.”
We biked around until 10 in the night, which is when it started getting dark. Since we had an early morning flight to catch (long story, but we missed the flight), we went to bed by 11 (again missing the party).
Well, since we missed our flight next morning we had another whole day to spend in Copenhagen. Lucky for us the connection from airport to city is super fast and convenient.
We spent almost the whole day in Frederiksberg park, which is in the posh district of Copenhagen.
It’s a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood to walk around in with a lot of hipster cafes. We walked back to the old town district (easily 10 kms away) and sat by the lake near the opera house looking at jellyfishes.