24 Hours in Copenhagen: Valentines Getaway

It’s almost becoming a Valentines ritual to book a trip for a night or two and getaway. Last year we took a trip to Dublin – which was thoroughly enjoyed. This year we stayed in Scandinavia, but a place I had never visited before, Denmark.

More specifically, Copenhagen. The capital of Denmark, home of cinnamon-based pastries, cool clothing brands and the Tivoli gardens.

We stayed for a night in the heart of the capital at the Steelhouse hotel, a luxury hostel that was kitted out to the nines with a swimming pool, well-equipped gym, pool and shuffleboard room amongst many other things. We got the place for a good price and the location was perfect for transport links into and out of the city centre.

With only 24 or so hours to get everything done in a city that is populated by around 600,000 people, it took some good planning. But we noted down places we wanted to see, foods we wanted to eat and headed out.

We saw the Round Tower (Rundetaarn), which is well worth the entrance fee for the view of the city at the top. Following that, we saw Nyhavn which is probably Copenhagen’s most iconic backdrop.

Heading out of the city, we ventured north to the site of Superkilen, a spot that I have seen a couple of others visit when in Copenhagen. The wavy lines made for a perfect IG shot, despite having to wait for kids to finish sliding down the hill used in the shot…

As we traveled out of the city center, we had our eye on the Grundtvigskirke which I clocked on Instagram when scrolling for travel ideas shortly after booking the trip. From what I saw from pictures it looked like a minimalists dream, so we had to go and visit. Upon visiting it definitely felt like we were in a special place, almost fantasy-film-esque. Worth the trip through one of the shadier areas in Copenhagen for the experience.

Last but not least, I have to give a shout out to Pico Pizza who had us for our last meal in the city before heading back to the airport. Their menu consists of mini pizzas which were a dream. We went for the trio and got different pizzas to try, with a mojito cocktail on the side just for good measure. Again, this hidden gem was a little further out of the city centre but well worth the walk, S-Tog and Metro to get to it. Highly recommend.

We got up to much more in just the short time we spent here but these were the highlights, I’ll drop a couple more random snaps I got during the trip below. If you haven’t visited the city, I would give it a shot. I’d happily take another trip back!

-Jack

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