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Danish Hygge Culture and Historical Copenhagen Walking Tour

  • Walking tour of off-the-beaten-path Copenhagen spots preferred by locals
  • In-depth explanation of what hygge means to the Danish from a guide
  • Included coffee and pastry from a local coffee shop
Danish Hygge Culture and Historical Copenhagen Walking Tour
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Danish Hygge Culture and Historical Copenhagen Walking Tour
From US$79.83

Take a deep dive into the Danish concept of hygge on this Copenhagen walking tour. Most often translated as "coziness," the concept is important to Danish culture, and understanding it helps travelers get a handle on the ways of the Danes. Through a guide's commentary and stops at off-the-beaten-path historical sites you may have missed on your own, come to a deeper understanding of the city, country, and its people.

What to Expect

Meet your guide and group near Nyboder, a neighborhood chock-full of 17th-century yellow houses. Walk down small streets you may not have found otherwise, listening to commentary on the concept of hygge, a quality important to Danish culture.

Stop at a coffee shop for a coffee and pastry, and then head for Rosenborg Palace Gardens (Kongens Have), also known as the King’s Garden. There, explore the quaint space and hear how it became an early public park.

Wander down some of the city’s oldest streets and stop at an organic chocolate shop for a tasting of its homemade candy.

Cross the popular pedestrian street, Strøget, lined with elements of Danish design that typify hygge.

Learn about Danish government and how the country is influenced by hygge.

Stop by one more cozy, quaint garden before finishing up in a local cafe with a better understanding of hygge in all its forms.

The tour ends in central Copenhagen.

Reviews (82)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
My Tour guide was the Best!

It was a cold day so there was not many tourists outside.I kind of ended up alone but my tour guide Jeppe was so great in showing me around and telling me all the cool stuff about Copenhagen that only a local would know! I...More

Thank ritabharic
Jeppe H, Guide at Copenhagen Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rita! Thank you for at nice day with plenty of hygge! It was a pleasure to do the tour with an experienced globetrotter such as yourself! On tours like that, where a guest grants some perspective, I end up learning quite a bit myself....More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome walking tour & stops!

This was one of our favorite parts of our stay in Copenhagen! You can read all about hygge in a book, but hearing personal stories & seeing the sights with a local makes it so much more personal. Try to do it early in your...More

Thank Dennis O
Jeppe H, Guide at Copenhagen Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Dennis, I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour! I was glad to share my personal experience and stories of hygge in good company! Having guests who partake and are genuinely interested makes it a fun job! Best regards, Jeppe

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Hygge and happiness tour

Very interesting guy knew loads of local/historical knowledge, and lots about Hygge. Overall a very good three hours.

Thank Lagerberg
JacobH2373, Guide at Copenhagen Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lagerberg-family, I genuinely enjoyed having you on the tour today. You were interested in getting to know Copenhagen and I appreciated all your questions along the way. Thank you for doing the tour, Jacob

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to get to know Denmark

Our tour guide Søren was great. We really enjoyed our tour learning about the history of Copenhagen and Denmark. We got to see sites we would never of gone to. The homemade Danish Pastries, chocolate and coffee were a great way to split up the...More

Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hygge and Happiness tour

This tour was such an enjoyable way to kick off our week in Copenhagen. Patrick was kind and knowledgable and his love for his hometown of Copenhagen really showed. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip and shaped how we experienced the...More

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9 May 2018|
Response from Lars T |
Yes, it would be too late if you're disembarking at 9am. Our Hygge & Happiness tour starts at 9 am and you will need at least 30 minutes to get to the meeting point. We're always open for creating private tours though, where... More
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Amy K
27 April 2018|
Response from Lars T |
Hi Amy. On the Hygge & Happiness tour we meet at the intersection of Øster Voldgade and Hjertensfrydsgade. You can also just search for Hjertensfrydsgade on Google Maps and your phone will then take you directly to that... More
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Amy K
27 April 2018|
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The Hygge & Happiness tour takes 3 to 3.5 hours, Sara. Best regards Lars
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