I hope you are enjoying the spring weather! While last week it seemed like everyone from Los Angeles was partying at Coachella, I decided to go on an adventure of my own. On a whim, I bought a ticket to Europe, and made a spontaneous trip to Denmark for the Easter Holiday! Keep reading to hear all about my adventures in Denmark, and to see how I managed to take an amazing trip on a budget!
I boarded my Norwegian Air flight early Wednesday evening, and 11 hours, 3 movies, 1 nap and 9 time zones later, I landed in Copenhagen! This trip marked my 5th visit to the city, so it’s safe to say I am a fan of the Danes.
My first night in Copenhagen I stayed at the AC Bella Sky, which was close to the airport, but right next to the metro that would take me right into the city center. I had dinner at this Mexican restaurant called Condesa, and I highly recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in Copenhagen in the future. After dinner, I wandered over to my absolute favorite place in Copenhagen: Nyhavn! Even though I’ve been to Denmark five times, I’ve never seen it at night, so it was fun to change it up!
The next day, I started my morning with a delicious brunch at Mad og Kaffe. Now, when I say delicious, that is an understatement. I have dreamt of that brunch multiple times since my return to the US, and I am declaring now that I will go back to Mad og Kaffe as soon as I can! To walk off my meal, I took a stroll through the city center, and somehow found my way back at Nyhavn. I really do love this little street!
Later in the day I traveled to Hillerød (it’s just outside of Copenhagen) to explore the Frederiksborg Castle. From the expansive garden grounds to the enchanting chapel to the breathtaking Great Hall, it was a great experience to take a tour of this beautiful castle!
My third day in Denmark, I took a 24-hour road trip from Copenhagen to Aarhus, which I have been dreaming about visiting for the longest time. Aarhus is like the trendy cousin to Copenhagen’s classic beauty. The cute little town is filled with amazing art, music, food and culture!
After dropping my stuff off at the Comwell hotel (which is possibly the best hotel I’ve ever stayed at), I made my way over to the ARoS Museum in the heart of Aarhus. Now I am in not an art aficionado of any sort, but I do try and expose myself to culture wherever I go. The exhibits on the first few floors were interesting, but my favorite installation inside the ARoS Museum definitely had to be the Rainbow Panorama on the roof of the museum. Being surrounded by color and looking out at the beautiful city of ARoS, I wanted to stay up there forever…and I’m afraid of heights!
I had dinner at this cozy cafe called Juliette, which served delicious french cuisine in an intimate little dining room that could barely fit 15 people. The food. was. EXQUISITE. I had a mouth-watering teriyaki burger for my main course and an even more mouth-watering creme brûlée for dessert! I was really treating myself on this trip!
The next day, before I headed back to Copenhagen, I visited Den Gamble By, whichis an open-air museum about Old Town Aarhus. It was great to learn more about the history of Aarhus before heading back to Zealand.
After 4 days of living in Danish bliss, it was time for me to fly back to California, and back to reality. As always, I had an amazing time in Denmark, and I can’t wait for my next adventure. Vi ses, Kobehavn-Jeg elsker dig!