Copenhagen, September 2016

One of the bonuses of a trip to Greenland is that you can’t fly straight there from the UK.

The last couple of the visits involved city breaks in Reykjavik and Ottawa (yeh, not the most direct route that one) - this time the lucky winner in the city breaks lottery was Copenhagen.


On the way to Greenland I opted for the hotel closest to the airport (which was about 6 minutes from the terminal by S-train), on the way back I decided that a rather longer stopover in the city centre was in order.  I had the added bonus of my other half joining me there and a collection of local relatives who were able to step up to ensure that we got a proper tour of the city.

Torvehallern Food Market 
Street Food Market, Paper Island

Copenhagen is a fabulous city for a quick city break - everything is walkable, and getting in to the city centre from the airport takes less than 15 minutes.

We spent time in numerous food markets (Paper Island is fantastic) and bars - and found time to watch the changing of the guard (it’s not just at Buckingham Palace), visit New Harbour (not so new these days - started in 1670-something), have a boat trip round the harbour, visit the Little Mermaid and wander the (slightly suspect) streets of Christiania.  And try a few of the 61 beers on offer at Copenhagen’s Taphouse.

Changing Guard
Ropes at Nyhavn
Opera House
Little Mermaid - being distracted by the other tourists
Probably the best floating bar....

And next time we’ll make sure there is time to visit Tivoli rather than just go past the gates.

Tivoli at Night

And on the theme of next time - I think Hans Christian Andersen was right - and we should be doing more city breaks (as well as the longer ones!)

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