From the 8th to 10th Century, Danish Vikings colonised, raided and traded in all parts of Europe, but this savage image couldn’t be farther from the truth for Denmark today. The Scandinavian country is now seen as the epitome of civilised society, and there is so much to see and do.
If you’re on Three you can use your phone in Denmark at no extra cost in this Feel At Home destination. Call and text back home using your allowances, plus use your data to share your experiences without worrying about mobile roaming charges.
So, put down that Danish pastry and get ready to explore. Here’s our pick of the best, plus some Instagram images to give you a taster…
Spend time in Tivoli Gardens.
Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen was founded in 1843 and has something for everyone: beautiful scenery, awesome rides (including a wooden roller coaster built in 1914), a concert hall, restaurants, lush gardens, historic buildings, plus the renowned Christmas market.
Be entertained at Bakken.
Dyrehavsbakken (or Bakken) is the world's oldest amusement park. With 33 different roller coasters, ferris wheels, drop towers and other attractions, Bakken has more rides than any other amusement park in Scandinavia. And don’t miss the evening cabaret with the ‘singing girls’…
Take in the original LEGOLAND®
In the place where LEGO® was born, you’ll find the original LEGOLAND. Here you’ll be able to see the world's biggest LEGO® model - Luke Skywalker's X-wing Starfighter, built from more than 5 million LEGO® blocks. There’s so much to see and do here including awesome rides and concerts.
Go wild at Copenhagen Zoo.
Copenhagen Zoo houses over 3,000 animals. There’s a Tropical Zoo set in a 1,500m² of rainforest, a Children’s Zoo, the Arctic Ring - which gives you the unique chance to get close to polar bears - and an incredible elephant house which is one of the best elephant facilities in the world.
Visit the National Museum.
Here you’ll find national treasures such as the 3,000 year-old Sun Chariot, the Bronze Age Egtved Girl, and amazing archaeological finds from the Viking Age. You’ll also see the Huldremose Woman, whose well-preserved remains are estimated to date back to the first decade of the first century AD.
See The Little Mermaid.
Langelinje Pier is one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions. The sculpture of The Little Mermaid, unveiled in 1913, is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be with her prince on land.
Soak up Nyhaven.
Nyhavn was originally a busy commercial port, but today you can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere by the canal, with jazz music and great food. Hans Christian Andersen lived here at no. 20, where he wrote The Tinder-Box, Little Claus and Big Claus, and The Princess and the Pea.
Get on your bike in Copenhagen.
In Copenhagen practically everyone rides a bike. There are more than 300km of cycle lanes and many guided cycle tours. So hop on a bike and discover Copenhagen by pedal power. And post some #holidayspam along the way.
Dive in to the Blue Planet.
Northern Europe's largest aquarium has water on all sides, so you’ll truly feel like you’re “under the sea”. In the Ocean Tank, you’ll see Hammerhead sharks in 4 million litres of seawater. There’s also a Coral Reef with stunning fish and a huge waterfall, under which piranhas swim.
Denmark's second biggest city, Aarhus, is a vibrant place and the beach, harbour and forest are all within a 15-minute bike ride. Visit The Old Town Museum, where you can take a walk from the 16th Century to modern day. Then grab a coffee at one of the city’s many cafés.