Have you thought about visiting Iceland for its unique natural landscapes? Or Copenhagen for its amazing gastronomy, architecture and culture? Why not combine both destinations in one trip from North America when you fly Icelandair?
Denmark is known for the word “hygge”. It's hard to explain and even harder to pronounce (pronounced “hoo-gah”). It translates roughly to “cosiness," but it means so much more than that. Hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. Perhaps hygge explains why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world.
Meatpacking District, Copenhagen. Photo by Kim Wyon.
…the capital of Denmark is full of unique experiences. For example, when was the last time you skied down a power plant? That’s something you can do at Copenhill. The city also has a fantastic food scene, royal palaces, a harbor to explore by boat and paddleboard, and a theme park, Tivoli Gardens, in the center.
Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen. Photo by Martin Heiberg.
Icelandair offers cheap daily flights to Copenhagen from North America for a dose of year-round hygge. Before you go seeking hygge and culture in Denmark, what about a stopover for hot springs and mountain backdrops in Iceland? When you book flights to Copenhagen with Icelandair you have the opportunity to add a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
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Blue Lagoon, Grindavík, Iceland. Photo courtesy Blue Lagoon.
Denmark is a country steeped in history with a rich design heritage. While strolling the cobblestone streets of Copenhagen, you get to see it all first-hand, from colorful buildings to glass and steel creations, rooftop farms and town squares designed for modern living. Take a trip to museums to discover Viking treasures, marble sculptures and modern art, or visit the city’s fairytale castles just a short stroll or cycle away.Above: Villa Copenhagen. Photo courtesy Villa Copenhagen.
‘Hygge’ is a key ingredient in Copenhagen’s food scene, where you’ll find cozy cocktail bars, beautifully designed restaurants and out-of-this-world eating experiences all streets from each other. The New Nordic dining experience focuses on local and seasonal food, and you can experience it on all budgets, whether you luck out and get a seat at star-studded spots like noma or Alchemist, or eat with the locals in a street food market or waterfront restaurant. And that’s before we mention the joy of eating a Danish in Denmark…(L) Refshaleøen, Copenhagen. Photo by Daniel Rasmussen. (R) Noma restaurant, Copenhagen. Photo by Ditte Isager.
Copenhagen is known for its green and sustainable outlook – and its clean harbor. One of the best things to do on a summer day is to go swimming in it. Just 15 minutes from the city, you can be at the sandy beach in Amager, easily accessible by the Metro, which also runs to the beaches of the Østerbro district.
If you’re looking for more of a Scandinavian forest experience, an hour from Copenhagen you could be climbing the Forest Tower, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Greatest Places in the World. From the top you have views all the way to Sweden.(L) Amager Beach Park, Copenhagen. Photo by Daniel Rasmussen. (R) Forest Tower, Copenhagen. Photo by Daniel Villadsen.
Public transport doesn’t come much more convenient than this. Don’t believe us? What if we told you that you can get from Copenhagen Airport to the city center with the Metro in only 13 minutes? Moreover, the Copenhagen public transport network operates 24 hours a day, with special train, metro and bus services covering the night and early hours. Most ticket types can be used on all forms of public transport in and around the capital, including Metro, rail, buses and harbor buses.
Read more about how to get around Copenhagen with public transport.
The Metro, Copenhagen. Photo by Daniel Rasmussen.
Denmark has a “Safe To Visit” certification to make sure both guests and staff are staying safe.
The certification makes sure the given hotel or restaurant is following the restrictions set out by the Danish authorities for health and safety in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance covers 5 main areas, all set out to make sure companies are safe hosts for visitors, as well as safe workplaces for employees.