THE NORDIC SERIES, DAY 1
Hungover from my mates wedding, packing last minute and getting the 6am bus, I will never learn! For the first time in my travels I have had to resort to taking a proper suitcase for all my warm clothes and camera gear, temperatures are expected to hit -12 in some places and with the northern lights being a real possibility I’ve got more camera gear on me than ever.
WHERE IS COPENHAGEN?
Arriving into Copenhagen I was stoked about a few things; meeting my Danish friend who I travelled part of NZ with, the highly recommended Steel House Hostel and checking out Nyhavn, where you see all the stunning photos online.
THE STEEL HOUSE HOSTEL
As far as hostels go, The Steel House is really something else and if I’m honest well worth its own review (link). It has everything from a pool and gym to a movie room and games room. I would however say it was slightly on the big side for what I prefer but can’t fault their facilities.
After checking in it was off to Nyhavn via a Lime Scooter (obviously!) before sunset. Electric scooters are in all the major city across Europe now and are a flexible way to get around albeit a little more expensive than public transport. In a place as beautiful as Copenhagen where you do not really know what’s around the corner its handy to be able to stop and explore as and when. Since I first used them in Brussels, I seriously wouldn’t use anything else!
Nyhavn is stunningly quaint and picturesque but as with most traditional places in western Europe has fallen into the tourist trap but doesn’t make it any less beautiful. After fighting my way in front of everyone else I sat for a bit to admire the views and architecture, something I could do all night if it wasn’t 0 degrees!
After a walk along the promenade I met up with Laura who I knew from NZ. I met her and her friend Millie on the Kiwi Experience bus, one of the highlights of my 2 years away! Heading for a bite and a few Turborgs – the local brew (I don’t do Carlsberg!).
Although short lived my time in Copenhagen was great, people are friendly, city is clean and its easy on the eye.
Greenland tomorrow!! Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This is episode 1 of The Nordic Series.
To watch the video of my trip, head to my highlights on my Instagram.
- Have you been to Denmark or Copenhagen?
- What was your experience like?
- What was your highlight?
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