Hygge & Happiness

Our Signature Tour!

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Adult (18+)
€69
Child (6-11)
€69

If you want to understand Denmark, you need to understand hygge. The concept can be difficult to explain, but is easy to experience — and once you have it in you, you’ll know why Danes are some of the happiest people in the world! Take a peek into Copenhagen’s local life and find your own happy hygge place.

Signature Copenhagen Walking Tour Highlights

  • Get a better understanding of Danish culture and why the concept of hygge is so important
  • Visit city sites that ooze hygge and find out how you can bring some of that vibe back home with you
  • Learn why some people say Denmark is utopian, and how the local culture contributes to Danes being among the happiest people in the world

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city, coffee, pastry, and lots of Danish hygge.

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips and gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Meeting point: At the corner of Øster Voldgade and Hjertensfrydsgade. (GPS coordinates: 55.689868, 12.584873). View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 9.00 AM
  • Ending point: Copenhagen City Centre, Læderstræde.
  • Full Itinerary
  • If you are going to get to the heart of hygge, you need to go back in time. We begin our Copenhagen tour near the characteristic yellow houses of Nyboder, a famed district that was built by King Christian IV in the 17th century to house the growing Royal Danish Navy. We walk down the small streets of Nyboder, ending our area walk with a cup of coffee and a Danish breakfast pastry. As we reach Kongens Have (The King’s Garden), you hear the dramatic story of how the once-royal park came to be one of the first public parks in the world.

    As we search for more hygge, we continue to wander some of Copenhagen’s oldest streets, where we enter one of the few Danish organic chocolate stores that actually make their sweets in-house. Moving on, we cross Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world, where we talk about Danish design and how this plays a significant role in Danish homes and hearts.

    From there, we pass by the castles that house government offices and parliament and talk about both the formal and informal ways that Denmark is governed — and how the country has succeed in creating a system with a very high degree of trust and confidence. You get to see the lovely and hidden library garden, where Copenhageners visit when they need a quiet moment in the middle of the city.

    We finish our walking tour of Copenhagen in a street café on a quiet street located in the city centre, where you experience hygge in its purest form.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city, coffee, pastry, and lots of Danish hygge.

    Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips and gratuities for your guide

    Dress standard: Please wear suitable footwear for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of six are not permitted on this tour.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +45 2082 5287
    Email address: [email protected]

  • Reviews
  • Ms. Erica H. from USA travelled on 20 Jul 2017:

    We really liked our guide

    Mrs. Vera R. from United Kingdom travelled on 11 Jul 2017:

    My friend and myself don’t often like “touristy” walking tours, so the Hygge and happiness tour was a perfect way for use to experience and learn about the Danish people from an actual Danish person. Groups are small, and ours was just the 2 of us so we had a private tour! Mie, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and funny. The tour is well constructed showing both the big, important landmarks in Copenhagen, but also lesser known little secrets about the city. By the end of tour you will feel you know so much more about Danish culture and Hygge, and can’t help but walking away happier!

    Mrs. Andrea L. from Switzerland travelled on 29 Aug 2016:

    It was very interesting and Villads is a great guide! Thank you!