FEW CITIES ARE AS INSTANTLY LIKEABLE AS COPENHAGEN
Peppered with handsome buildings and leafy parks, this wonderful, wonderful city combines a charming old town with a vibrant harbourfront, royal palaces and colourful merchants’ houses with cutting-edge architecture and innovative design. It’s cosy and compact, easy to navigate and quick to get around. And it boasts some of the finest cooking in the world – Noma might be beyond the reach of most families, admittedly, but there are plenty of other excellent places to introduce your kids to Danish cuisine.
There’s lots to do, from cruising around the canals and visiting the Blue Planet to swimming in the harbour pools in summer. But in the same way that the Danes cherish hygge for its emphasis on the simple pleasures in life, a trip to easygoing Copenhagen is as much about snacking on freshly baked pastries, cycling around the back streets together and enjoying some good old-fashioned family fun at Tivoli.
Across three days, our ultimate family itinerary to Copenhagen covers the best of Denmark’s capital, from its narrow canals and trendy neighbourhoods to its historic castles and interactive museums. You’ll admire the royal family’s Crown Jewels at Rosenborg, dine with the locals in Vesterbro and ride the latest rollercoasters at Tivoli Gardens. And you’ll quickly discover why the Danes are one of the happiest nations on Earth.
MINI BREAK COPENHAGEN
YOUR DAY-BY-DAY GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE FAMILY ITINERARY
THE LIJOMA LOWDOWN
Delve deeper with our tips on what to read before you go, foods your kids must try, and some key cultural advice
From loft apartments to funky B&Bs – our pick of the most memorable places for families to stay in Copenhagen
NEED TO KNOW
A handy overview of Copenhagen’s weather and climate throughout the year, with recommendations for the best time to visit
Pre-trip practicalities, including getting there, visas and passports, health and safety and how to get around