Good Morning: Hygge & Happiness
Our Signature Tour!
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 Hygge 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 year after year
- Savour Danish treats that simply scream hygge!
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
- Your tour supports a small, independent local business where your local guide will provide you with a tasty, sustainable slice of Copenhagen as a souvenir you can take home with you. The souvenir has been created locally and the production fuels daily interaction between animals, humans from various backgrounds, and nature to help create a greener city that buzzes with life.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, coffee, pastry, a chocolate treat, a tasty, sustainable souvenir, one-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city and lots of Danish hygge.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips and gratuities for your guide
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people. If you’re the only one booked, we will still do the tour just for you.
- Duration: 3.5 hours
- Meeting point: In front of the Christian IV statue in Nyboder. At the intersection between Øster Voldgade and Kronprinsessegade. (GPS coordinates: 55.690391, 12.586824). View on Google Maps.
- Starting time: 9.00 AM
- Ending point: Copenhagen City Centre, Læderstræde.
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.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one-on-one recommendations for further exploring the city, coffee, pastry, a chocolate treat 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 can join free of charge, as long as you note it in the comment section when you book.
Ms. Linh K. from Vietnam traveled 26 Oct. 2019:
The tour was well structured and informative around the main theme – Hygge with different perspectives, which helps you see the insights of what’ve made up the Hygge culture among the Danes. Camilla and Sandra, the 2 fun and loving girls who were my guide today made the tour so fun and incredibly warm for me. Totally recommended for anyone wanting to know more about the Danes and their lifestyle.
Ms. Katherine W. from The Netherlands traveled on 22 Oct. 2019:
This tour was great! It was definitely a long walk, so keep that in mind — but with great content along the way, and yummy treats! Highly recommend. Jamshed was awesome!
Mr. Brian P. from United States of America traveled on 19 Oct. 2019:
Jam was a fantastic host and shared so many interesting nuggets about danish culture and history with us throughout the tour. Lots of funny anecdotes and delicious treats throughout. Felt like I was hanging out with a friend showing me around his neighborhood. He also took the time to give us personal recommendations after the tour for cool things to do in Copenhagen. Highly recommend.
Ms. Shara H. from the United Kingdom traveled on 15 Oct. 2019:
Our guide was incredibly insightful and was able to share stories and histories of Hygge in the most heartfelt and articulate way. Would definitely recommend it to everyone!
Mrs. Hailey B. from Canada traveled on 11 Oct. 2019:
We spent nearly 5 hours in the company of Jam and I will count it as one of the most special holiday memories I have ever had. My friend Emma and I booked the tour and did not know what to expect. What we experienced was warmth, knowledge, humour, hygge and delicious danish treats. We felt part of Copenhagen life and culture instead of passing tourists and Jam gave us a brilliant mixture of relaxed wandering with packed content. I could not recommend people experience this more. Every star is well deserved and I have spoken about it to all my friends as the highlight of our visit. Jam even recommended places to eat and after the tour we went back and visited some places that we would not have found on our own. Unique and so Hygge!!
Ms. Joi W. from the United Kingdom traveled on 9. Oct. 2019:
Jam is a fantastic host and guide. It was a lovely way to spend the morning. Definitely felt the hygge and as though I was hanging out with a group of friends I’d known forever. Got to see hidden gems and Jam gave us a long list of personal recommendations. We even stayed an hour after the tour ended just chatting. Had I not had to rush off to another tour, I think our group might have chatted long into the afternoon.
Ms. Mary Katherine from the United Kingdom traveled on 8 Oct. 2019:
This was excellent! Sandra was amazing, and I definitely learned things I wouldn’t have on my own. Not only did we gain insight into hygge, Sandra really gave us an opportunity to experience it. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Copenhagen.
Mr. Srini L. from India traveled on 7 Oct. 2019:
Fabulous way of seeing copenhagen thru the eyes of a local. Mie was excellent- great with our 14 year old girl and 11 year old boy . Told us some great personal stories and made the trip special.
Ms. Brittany O. from United States of America traveled on 5 Oct. 2019:
Sofie was an absolutely wonderful guide showing us unique parts of Copenhagen and introducing us to Dannish food and lifestyle. I would highly recommend anyone looking for an “off the beaten path” experience to take this tour!
Mrs. Isabella C. from the United Kingdom traveled on 3 Oct. 2019:
We had Kristian as out tour guide who was fantastic. Very friendly and engaging. I learnt so much about the history of the city but also about the policies and spirit of it now which is just as important. I also loved speaking with the other members of the tour group at the end and got to know more about their culture too which was great. I really recommend this tour. Don’t miss it! 🙂
Ms. Julia V. from Germany traveled on 1 Oct. 2019:
It was a wonderful experience and I especially liked the delicious treats we got and the pleasant tourist guides. I can wholeheartly recommend it.
Ms. Angela B. from Germany traveled on 30 Sep. 2019:
What a great way to spend a morning in Copenhagen! I wish I had taken the tour the first of my (Website hidden by Airbnb) would have made me recognize the hygge in everything!
Mr. Nick H. from United States of America traveled on 29 Sep. 2019:
This tour really gives you a sense of what Hygge is all about! Sandra was a great guide that gave up some tips on area afterwards. Highly recommend!
Ms. Tabby K. from Australia traveled on 28 Sep. 2019:
Sandra and Camila (a trainee guide) were absolutely wonderful! We had a small group of three people and the weather was rainy, but they made the whole experience wonderful from start to finish and we didn’t miss a thing. They were both very friendly and engaging, and the whole thing flowed smoothly; we all ended up talking as friends. The stops we made for snacks along the way were delicious and the stories were wonderful.
Mr. Rob N. from United States of America traveled on 25 Sep. 2019:
Mie and Christian were excellent guides, giving us a great trip through some beautiful, quieter parts of the city while also hitting many of the major sites. Both were incredibly personable and able to connect with the group at large as well as with each person individually. The pastries and sweets were delicious as well! It’s a great opportunity to get to know Copenhagen and the Danish way of life much better.
Ms. Lauren T. from Canada traveled on 19 Sep. 2019:
A great intro tour for anyone new to Denmark! Jam was very informative and friendly and happy to answer any questions. We had a small group of 5 people and this made for some wonderful conversations about different cultures and what makes Denmark unique. I didn’t find it particularly focused on hygge but really enjoyed it anyway and think it’s great value for money. Thank you Jam!
Mrs. Shirley W. from United States of America traveled on 16 Sep. 2019:
What a wonderful tour! We covered a lot during our time, and I really appreciated the pacing (some walking, some sitting & pastry eating, repeat…). There was also a very comfortable vibe set by our guide Sandra: she made me feel so welcome & helped create a sense of companionship for our group (with people from US, Canada and Australia). Even when it started hailing on us (!!), Sandra adjusted quickly & we ended up feeling closer because we went through it together (one woman offered me her disposable poncho & saved my day!). I feel like I got a true sense of hygge & am so grateful.
Mrs. Jacqui O. from France traveled on 12 Sep. 2019:
I am so glad I walked this tour- the insights into the Danish culture and hygge were wonderful and I had a fantastic morning with my fellow travellers. Absolutely recommend
Ms. Jisu Jesse K. from Australia traveled on 8 Sep. 2019:
Kim was my tour guide and he was great! He had a wealth of knowledge to share about Copenhagen history that I really appreciated. It was very hygge to leisurely walk around Copenhagen and absorb details of its background and come about while enjoying the delicious Danish pastries. Highly recommend
Ms. Beth P. from The United Kingdom traveled on 5 Sep. 2019:
The Hygge and Happiness tour was wonderful. I thought it was quite expensive, more so than e.g. a bus tour, and before I went I was unsure if it would be worth it, but it was. It was so much better than a standard bus tour would have been. Sandra was a great host, very enthusiastic and passionate and clearly really loved what she was doing. She took us to little back streets that may not be one of the “big” tourist attractions in Copenhagen, but which I felt gave us a much better sense of the real Copenhagen, not just the one for tourists, and along with Sandra’s little anecdotes, brought it to life. And I thought all the sweet treats were a nice touch!
Mrs. Alyssa M. from Canada traveled on 4 Sep. 2019:
This was a great experience! I did all of the major tourist attractions on my own, but through this experience I was able to get a local’s perspective and learn a lot in the process. Excellent conversation and a truly excellent host!
Ms. Masha O. from The Netherlands traveled on 3 Sep. 2019:
It was a brilliant experience! We ate local food, walked through quiet streets, heard many stories from a local resident. It was very interesting, I highly recommend this experience!
Ms. Jen F. from United States of America traveled on 2 Sep. 2019:
It was a brilliant experience! We ate local food, walked through quiet streets, heard many stories from a local resident. It was very interesting, I highly recommend this experience!
Ms. Francisca T. from Italy traveled on 1 Sep. 2019:
Sofie was great in guiding the group from the port area to the center while telling us about Danish history and culture, including some very interesting details and sweet treats! I truly appreciate the tour and totally recommend it for anyone wanting to learn about Copenhagen and the Danish ways from the locals.
Mr. Cavan W. from the United Kingdom traveled on 30 Aug. 2019:
Sandra was extremely friendly, insightful, and helped us fully understand hygge while eating some delicious food and drink along the way. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Mrs. Mary G. from Australia traveled on 29 Aug. 2019:
My walking tour of Copenhagen to experience Danish Hygge was a truly delightful experience. Our leader, Sandra, was warm, friendly, charming and witty. She was an excellent guide, with lots of local knowledge. She showed us some interesting and historic neighbourhoods, including some well-kept local secrets. We ate Danish comfort food, and gained a genuine sense of what ‘hygge’ means for Danes. I really enjoyed Sandra’s personal anecdotes, because they made me, a tourist, feel like a local for a few minutes.
Mr. Jason S. from United States of America traveled on 28 Aug. 2019:
Wonderful tour, took our 2 year old daughter and she was stimulated by the city (and a nap) while we learned a lot about Copenhagen, Denmark, Danish, and Hygge. Highly recommend!
Mrs. Jennifer P. from United States of America traveled on 27 Aug. 2019:
Great morning with Jam. He was informative, fun and educated about Hygge, Copenhagen and the Danish culture, and he really enjoyed sharing his home town with all of us. I recommend this tour for anyone wanting to more more about life in Copenhagen.
Ms. Mariel K. from Germany traveled on 26 Aug. 2019:
Jam made us feel immediately welcome. We saw parts of the city we would not have seen on our own and got local tips. The snacks were tasty and taught us more about Danish cuisine.
Ms. Marjan B. from The Netherlands traveled on 25 Aug. 2019:
This was a great experience! Our guide Jam told a lot of things: common things about the history of Copenhagen (buildings, kings, etc), the way how people are living in Danmark and especially in Copenhagen (education, healthcare, etc). He told a lot of personal stories to let us get a better understanding of that way of living and how a local pratices a Hyggelig life. On the way we stopped for nice sweet treets and a hot drink. I really enjoyed it!
Ms. Sophie L. from The United Kingdom traveled on 23 Aug. 2019:
Kim gave a really good tour – he was friendly, lots of laughter and spoke of personal stories and experiences. It felt like having a tour by an old friend. TAK!
Mrs. Tracy C. from The United Kingdom traveled on 22 Aug. 2019:
This was a great tour. Our host was Kim. He offered amazing insight that was unique. He was so friendly and knowledgeable – so funny too! Great value and experience. Would highly recommend to a friend for a lovely morning tour of the city – learn some history, see some hidden sights, and eat some delicious pastry!
Ms. Lisa H. from Canada traveled on 17 Aug. 2019:
The tour was a very hygge experience with a small group of people and a very engaging guide. It was the perfect way to be introduced to Copenhagen and the Happiness and Hygge culture in Denmark!
Ms. Stephanie J. from United States of America traveled on 14 Aug. 2019:
I really enjoyed Pauline as our guide. She was so friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. I liked how this tour is set up with a small group and not a script description of places we saw. Also we could ask lots of questions and Pauli e was more then happy to answer them and tell us stories that related. Meeting Pauline was a great start to our vacation here in Copenhagen.
Mrs. Stephanie A. from United States of America traveled on 12 Aug. 2019:
This was such a fantastic experience! I followed the recommendation of other commenters and did this at the beginning of my trip. I highly recommend! It’s such a unique and special look into such a special destination. It was a great way to see the sights, get local insights/history, and try some things I might now have otherwise tried! Mie was so friendly and so informative. I loved it!
Ms. Emerson K. from Australia traveled on 9 Aug. 2019:
This was a lot of fun! I got to see/learn about some bigger attractions, but really experience parts of the city I likely wouldn’t have discovered on my own or on a “touristy” tour.
Mrs. Simron O. from Ukraine traveled on 5 Aug. 2019:
Thoughtful tour, small group, great overview of the city with personalized and local perspective. I learned about hygge and I learned more about what it means to be Danish! Good experience for solo travelers to get some social time too.
Mr. John S. from England traveled on 3 Aug. 2019:
Excellent tour! Really got to know the city and definitely loads of things we wouldn’t have known ourselves. Come hungry, in particular for sweets 😉
Mr. Peter H. from Australia traveled on 3 Aug. 2019:
Enjoyed the walk very much. Our guide, Jens, was very knowledgeable with lots of interesting anecdotes, many of them quite personal, about his life family and friends. He is well read and could address, thoughtfully, topics ranging from politics through religion and the antics of partying high schoolers and college students! Also knows well the restaurants, bars and neighborhoods worth visiting.
Mrs. Corrie P. from United States of America traveled on 2 Aug. 2019:
This is a great tour that felt very personal led by a native Danish woman. She gave great insights about the area, history and culture. It felt like I was waking along with a friend from Denmark and not touristy at all. She did a great job illustrating “Hygge” even though it’s a concept that you can more experience and feel rather than explain. She even followed up with some local recommendations and Hygge information to my email after the tour based on my personal needs for my trip in Denmark.
Ms. Jennifer L. from United States of America traveled on 1 Aug. 2019:
This was a great experience. I learned so much about Copenhagen and Danish culture and customs. Mie was a great host and I would definitely recommend this tour. All the treats were delicious and the cafe where we ended our tour was funky and had yummy drinks.
Mrs. Andrea B. from France traveled on 30 Jul. 2019:
Sandra was fantastic! We got to know a secret side to Copenhagen. She spent time answering questions and gave us some great recommendations.
Ms. Amy C. from Canada traveled on 29 Jul. 2019:
Such a lovely trip. Sandra was a fantastic guide and was very knowledgable. It was great tour and we learnt some great local places to spend some more time at during our stay. The treats were delicious! Thank you.
Mrs. Candace W. from United States of America traveled on 24 Jul. 2019:
We really enjoyed learning more about Danish culture and the concept of Hygge. The tour took us to out-of-the-way places we wouldn’t have found on our own, off the beaten tourist track a bit. And the treats were delicious!
Ms. Ulrike G. from Germany traveled on 22 Jul. 2019:
A very nice experience with a nice guide, who understood to entertain and inform us in a very personal and charming way.
Ms. Ashleigh M. from England traveled on 21 Jul. 2019:
Jacob was an exceptional tour guide! There was nothing he did not know about this beautiful city and he delivered it in a fun and interactive way! I cannot recommend this tour enough.
Ms. Kristen T from Canada traveled on 17 Jul. 2019:
This tour far exceeded my expectations. Our tour leader was fantastic, he really knew his stuff and could answer questions on a whim. He made it a very personable experience and really read the group, making it relevant for the young group we were. The experience was so good that 3 of the 5 of us signed up to join the 4th on the full day tour, and while I was unfortunately not able to join in as well, I certainly wanted to! When we found out that our tour guide was leading another tour tomorrow, 3 of us signed up for that one right on the spot! I loved it. Would definitely recommend.
Mr. Brad F. from United States of America traveled on 14 Jul. 2019:
Jacob took us on a great & very informative tour around the city. The weather was against us but this didn’t stop our enjoyment of the tour. It was a great mix of local history, every day danish life and of course hygge. The three hours went really quickly and this was due to the great variety of sites and local treats along the way. We have two young children (7 & 4yrs old) and Jacob accommodated them very well – inclusive of answering tricky questions and holding hands. Overall the tour exceeded our expectations.
Ms. Lauren G. from Australia traveled on 11 Jul. 2019:
Jacob was a wonder tour guide. Even in the morning rain, he made all of us excited and really encouraged a flow of discussion about the culture of Copenhagen. His insight was really valuable and interesting. As a solo traveller, I was happy I got to meet other solo travelers. We even met up later at a restaurant Jacob recommended for dinner (which was of course delicious).
Mrs. Debbie S. from United States of America traveled on 8 Jul. 2019:
We thoroughly enjoyed our morning stroll through the beautiful streets and parks and hidden alleys of Copenhagen in search of Hygge. And we found it! Jacob did a great job telling us about life in Denmark and why everyone is so darn happy. The tour was full of information we could use for the remainder of our stay – and there were treats along the way. Who could ask for more?
Ms. Sughanda P from Canada traveled on 5 Jul. 2019:
Jacob was a lovely tour guide and I really enjoyed joining the Hygge and Happiness tour. It was nice to interact with a local and get to know why Denmark is such a special place. The small group allowed everyone to get to know each other which made it an enjoyable tour. The danish pastries and treats we tried were delicious and it was very hyygelig to end at a cafe and chat with everyone.
Mr. Trey J. from England traveled on 2 Jul. 2019:
Great hygge tour with our guide, Christian. Our family appreciated his local knowledge growing up in Denmark. Highly recommend the small group format that allows real interaction.
Mrs. Rebecca S. from United States of America traveled on 30 Jun. 2019:
Do you want a deeper understanding of Danish culture? If so, this gem of a walking tour is for you. Our guide Pauline beautifully and patiently explained Danish culture in an intimate way allowing for fascinating discussions. The members of our small group had the opportunity to ask any question and we left with a better understanding of what makes this country so remarkable. I highly recommend this experience. If you can, ask for Pauline. She was utterly delightful and very knowledgeable.
Ms. Nadia K. from Canada traveled on 28 Jun. 2019:
James was our primary tour guide today, and he was so friendly and wonderful! (Helena was also supplementing the tour and was training) James took us to his favorite places which truly gave a sense of hygge and gave us a local’s perspective on the city. The baked goods were also super yummy! It was also very easy to find them at the beginning and they gave great recommendations at the end for drinks and restaurants. Would highly recommend this tour!
Mr. Tim K. from Canada traveled on 27 Jun. 2019:
We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide Jam’s a gem. He made sure that we felt welcome, included and valued. He took a genuine personal interest in every member of the tour. His wry sense of humor kept me interested and chuckling throughout the fascinating 3-hr tour. His insight & knowledge of Copenhagen and Danish culture taught me a lot that I don’t think I could have learned otherwise. The treats along the way were scrumptious and superlative. Our tour mates were, without exception, warm, interesting, friendly & great to be along with. This was a thoroughly delightful tour. Highly recommended.
Ms. Veronica C. from United States of America traveled on 26 Jun. 2019:
I really enjoyed taking a walk off the beaten path, and visiting a few different places in Copenhagen. Not only was our friendly host Jam completely inclusive and kind, I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with everyone I met in our group. Jam was kind, sweet, friendly and really made an effort to chat with everyone and answer everyone’s questions. I cannot recommend this tour enough. In fact, if I had more time I probably would’ve joined another one of their other many tours. I loved Copenhagen and this walking tour solidified my love for this city. Oh, and the treats we had along the way were amazing! I’m always down to stop for a pastry and coffee.
Mrs. Kristi K. from United States of America traveled on 25 Jun. 2019:
Exactly what we were looking for! A comfortable and casual tour with lots of opportunity for questions about culture and Hygge in Copenhagen. Perfect distance for a casual pace, many sights just off the main road, and local expertise and recommendations that made the tour five stars.
Ms. Agne K. from Estonia traveled on 24 Jun. 2019:
It is one of tours that you actually want to repeat. Team was fantastic, everything was well organized and arranged, communication skills – just great. The tour itself is really greatly planned with all the stops and chats. In the end you realize not to have noticed that 3.5 hours you’ve been wandering across the town with strangers, cause it felt so nice.
Ms. Dionne U. from Australia traveled on 23 Jun. 2019:
Enjoyable walk with Mie and Helena. Mie gave us a young person’s perspective of Danish life and the food treats we got along the way were delicious. The pace was leisurely, even for a walking tour.
Mrs. Molly N. from Canada traveled on 21 Jun. 2019:
Jacob and Christian were awesome guides! They were friendly and knowledgeable and were open to all of our questions. The treats along the way were delicious and they were always offering advice and recommendations for how we could spend the rest of our trip!
Mrs. Shelby A. from United Kingdom traveled on 20 Jun. 2019:
We really enjoyed this experience. Jam shared a lot of history and insight into hygge and Danish culture. The walking tour showed points of interest we may not have seen otherwise. And we got to try the signature Danish birthday treat. It was a good use of our time in Copenhagen.
Ms. Deepti T. from India traveled on 17 Jun. 2019:
It was so worth it! Jamshed, our guide, was friendly and engaging, open to questions and full of insights and tips for us. Very nice eating experiences were picked and right from the start we knew we were right in picking the tour. It made our trip that much more authentic!
Ms. Parita C. from India traveled on 15 Jun. 2019:
We had such a wonderful time walking around Copenhagen with Jamshed. The experience made us deep-dive into the Hygge culture as we explored some simple gems in the city while eating delicious pastries, artisanal chocolates, and award-winning cakes! Jamshed also gave us great recommendations for restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and bars! We’d highly recommend the experience!
Mr. David K. from Canada traveled on 12 Jun. 2019:
This tour was an excellent adventure through the beautiful quaint parts of Denmark. Our tour guide always kept our attention by sharing interesting myths, stories, and fun facts. Once the tour was over, he inquired with us about our future travels assisting in any way he could with recommendations, must-sees, and the cool spots. Would definitely recommend this tour to any traveler in Copenhagen!
Mr. Benjamin S. from United States of America traveled on 11 Jun. 2019:
We had an amazing time on this tour, an absolute must for a visit to Copenhagen. Our guide spoke excellent English and we got a very in depth look into the history and culture of the city. Plus the pastries were delish!
Ms. Jacinta from the United Kingdom traveled on 8 Jun. 2019:
Pauline was my lovely host and she was super friendly, straight away creating “hygge” for the rest of the experience ….I loved this experience because I wanted a tour with more focus on Danish culture, which is exactly what I got! Lots of insight into everyday life (and felt more than comfortable asking my own questions), cool little stories of well known Danish and also back stories that explains some danish culture and practices today. Highlights were the stories, the bakery visit and the beautiful places Pauline took us to (some very cute and charming and hyggelig streets). Thanks also for the recommendations Pauline!
Mrs. Grace M. from Canada traveled on 4 Jun. 2019:
Friendly tour by Pauline who was very smiley and knowledgeable. We were lucky we were only in a small group and she spent time talking to each of us individually as well as a group. The tour route was great and we saw some places/ streets we wouldn’t have visited on our own. Also, it wasn’t you’re every day basic route where here’s the museum, here’s the library. We went to a bakery and also had a chocolate tasting which were both amazing. Thanks Pauline!
Ms. Adriana P. from United States of America traveled on 2 Jun. 2019:
Jam was a wonderful guide and showed us Copenhagen in a way we would not have seen otherwise. He went above and beyond to show us the city he loved, and even sent us his personalized list of recommendations after the tour. definitely would recommend!
Mrs. Brit H. from United States of America traveled on 25 May. 2019:
It was a fun morning! The chocolate tasting was my favorite part. And the cafe and conversation at the end. I enjoyed learning more about Hygge and why they’re voted one of the happiest countries in the world. A lot to take back home to carry over in the states! (:
Ms. Jane T. from United States of America traveled on 21 May. 2019:
The tour was thoughtful and genuine. We loved walking around the city and seeing/learning things that we wouldn’t have without a local. The bakery, chocolate shop and cafe were very quality and showcased some finer things. Jami had great energy, was a lovely guide and active local in Copenhagen so his insider knowledge was great!
Mrs. Melissa F. from United States of America traveled on 15 May. 2019:
We had a great time learning about Copenhagen and Danish culture with Jam as our tour guide! Jam was very personable, informative, and easygoing. He created a wonderful group dynamic and had plenty of recommendations for not only Copenhagen, but also Berlin (our next stop). Thanks for this experience!
Ms. Christin C. from Australia traveled on 2 May. 2019:
What a fantastic way to get to know Copenhagen! Would highly recommend for any first-timers looking to learn more about the Danish culture and way of life. Jam was a wonderful guide and exuded the true spirit of hygge. Wonderful!
Ms. Grace Y. from Canada traveled on 25 Apr. 2019:
Pauline was amazing I couldn’t have had a better experience with my mom. I learned so much about the Danish life and what truly hygge was. I’m so glad, and I really got such a great understanding of not just hygge, but Copenhagen, and the culture in general. The country is so beautiful and I gained such a big appreciation for Denmark. Pauline was so sweet, and so knowledgable about her country. Thank you so much for introducing us to hygge and Copenhagen. I don’t think I would have learned as much about Copenhagen and the Danish had it not been for her!
Ms. Courtney K. from the United Kingdom traveled on 18 Apr. 2019:
This was a really great tour, showing us the historical significance of certain areas in Copenhagen. It felt quite personal as there were only 5 guests so we got to talk to each other and learn about each other’s culture. We were given a drink of our choice, had a chocolate tasting as well as a pastry of our choice. It was fun and my tour guide, Jacob, was fabulous, especially given the delay to the tour due to a late group.
Mrs. Melora D. from United States of America traveled on 14 Apr. 2019:
Pauline was such a wonderful guide. The treat stops along the way were delicious, and provided a nice casual atmosphere to chat. Great food recommendations too! And she provided interesting information on Danish history and culture. Would recommend if you are visiting Copenhagen!
Mrs. Kristin H. from Germany traveled on 5 Apr. 2019:
We had a wonderful time at our experience. It was a great introduction to the city and we had a very fun group.
Ms. Ene B. from the United Kingdom traveled on 1 Apr. 2019:
This was a worthwhile experience! I really enjoyed the tour with Jamshed. He was very knowledgeable not only about Denmark, but about the rest of the world which was great because the group had people from different parts of the world. The tour was interactive and carried everyone along. The treats were delicious and I got to understand and feel what hygge really is. Jam is personable, funny and polite. I recommend this tour if you want to find gems off the beaten path. Thank you Jam for a great morning!
Mrs. Holly C. from United States of America traveled on 22 Mar 2019:
A really fantastic walk for our first morning in Copenhagen! Helped us to get our bearings. Met some lovely fellow travellers too! A good pace – not too fast – with lots of stops on the way for delicious treats! Highly recommended!
Ms. Hannah K. from Canada traveled on 15 Mar 2019:
This was a nice and chill walking tour. We covered a lot of ground, but nothing ever felt rushed. I loved trying treats from places I wouldn’t have found or picked out on my own as well.
Ms. Sandra P. from Australia traveled on 8 Mar 2019:
I had a tour with Jeppe. It was such a pleasant tour. Throughout the tour, he was knowledgeable and friendly. Having to learn what hygge feels like from a local was really experiencing the culture deeply. I’m glad I had the tour early in the trip. It definitely helped with the rest of the days. I highly recommend it (: Thank you Jeppe!
Mr. J.P. Hansen from United States of America traveled on 3 Mar 2019:
Kicked off my first day in København with this guided walking tour. Was a great experience – our guide Jens is super knowledgeable on his city. Got to learn more about hygge and Danish society and their way of life, which makes me want to live here! Definitely recommend this tour.
Ms. Jennifer H. from Canada traveled on 29 Feb 2019:
My husband and I took our three kids (14, 11, & 9) on this tour. They were not terribly excited about going on a walking tour. However, after our trip to Denmark, I asked each of them what the highlight of the trip was for them. They all answered, this tour! (Well, the 9 yr old son said first was the Lego House, then the tour.) It was a wonderful and magical experience that I highly recommend for anyone wanting to have a great time and a true understanding of Danish culture.
Mrs. Darlene K. from England traveled on 24 Feb 2019:
We booked this tour hoping to experience Copenhagen away from the main tourist attractions. It was all that we had hoped for and more. Jamshed, our tour guide, was absolutely fantastic. He was truly passionate about Copenhagen and offered tons of information about the city, the culture, and the people. He genuinely cared about connecting us to the culture and immersing us in a first hand experience of feeling like a local. We got to see and experience many unique places we certainly would have missed if not for the tour. The final part of the tour we sat down with Jamshed and the other tour members in a quant cafe while chatting over Glogg. Jamshed stayed well over an hour after the scheduled end time for the tour exchanging stories and laughs. The additional time just hanging out made us really feel in the moment and ironically paint the perfect picture of what hygge is.
Ms. Sarah P. from United States of America traveled on 22 Jan 2019:
My husband and I went on this tour in late November. Although the weather was frigid, we loved our experience. We learned a lot and had a wonderful time (even my husband, whom I “dragged” along, loved it!). And, our guide Jamshed (“James”) was amazing — He was super knowledgeable, seemingly about all topics, not just the ones on the tour! I highly recommend both the tour and the guide. Over the course of 9 days in Europe, we went on four different tours and this one was by far the best. If you are on the fence on this tour, trust me, just do it 🙂
Mrs. Charlotte E. from Dubai traveled on 8 Jan 2019:
This was the perfect way to spend our 14 hour layover in Copenhagen. Although it was quite chilly outside, the tour was broken up into breaks with stops along the way. Overall the tour was well thought out and organized. Jeppe was an excellent tour guide! He was knowledgeable about landmarks and the history of the city and also, as an authentic local, he was able to answer any question thrown his way.
Mr. Michael P. from Hong Kong traveled on 29 Dec 2018:
My trip to Denmark was made so much more personal because of this tour. Outside of the information shared, which was great, I also felt I got to learn much more about Danish people.
Mr. Charly K. from Australia traveled on 14 Dec 2018:
We don’t normally go for tours but something about this one sounded perfect for us, not big groups and more off the beaten track. We did this walking tour on our first day in Copenhagen and it set our trip up perfectly. Our guide Soren was knowledgable, personable and easy to get on with and made the walk entertaining and fun. It was really relaxed and you got to see bits of Copenhagen from a different perspective, it also helped us identify areas we wanted to come back to and see more of on our own. So glad we opted for this tour.
Ms. Melissa S. from United States of America traveled on 2 Dec 2018:
This tour was very true to its title. Perfect mix of culture and history. The small group size made the tour and atmosphere cosy and friendly, more like friends talking than a tour! If you’re looking for a more personal feel or flying solo this is the tour for you!
Ms. Anna H. from Canada traveled on 26 Nov 2018:
I really enjoyed the tour with Soren. It allowed me to get to know Copenhagen and also Danish culture from a completely new perspective. Especially the relaxed atmosphere and several stops where you can try tasty pastries and chocolate were really nice. I liked the fact that we were a small group so that everybody could ask questions and exchange with each other. I highly recommend to book this tour.
Mr. Dennis O. from the United Kingdom traveled on 2 Nov 2018:
This was one of our favorite parts of our stay in Copenhagen! You can read all about hygge in a book, but hearing personal stories & seeing the sights with a local makes it so much more personal. Try to do it early in your stay so you’re not repeating any sights you’ve already seen.
Ms. Hannah J. from USA traveled on 29 Oct 2018:
Our tour guide Søren was great. We really enjoyed our tour learning about the history of Copenhagen and Denmark. We got to see sites we would never of gone to. The homemade Danish Pastries, chocolate and coffee were a great way to split up the walking and have a chat about the best things to do while here. I would highly recommend this tour to all who want to really experience and learn about Copenhagen and its culture.
Ms. Andrea K. from Austria traveled on 27 Oct 2018:
Last weekend my husband, our three adult daughters and me had a very nice tour at copenhagen with Jamshed. He was a perfect guide, showing us great places of historical and todays Copenhagen and gave us many interesting informations, which you dont’t find in travel guides.
Mr. Manuel S from USA traveled on 17 Oct. 2018:
Our guide Jakob was incredibly charming. I think I may have been a little star struck when he told us he’d been on the Great Danish Baking Show! I loved hearing his experience growing up there, especially as an adopted Sri Lankan, and loved that we saw some (very Instagrammable) spots I hadn’t seen before. Perhaps the cold drizzly weather contributed to it, but I certainly felt the hygge. The stops where we got to go inside for something warm to drink (and nibble) were perfect. I was certainly glad that we made the extra effort to get out and do something before boarding the long flights home.
Ms. Alicia L. from Canada traveled 12 Oct. 2018:
This tour was a must-do in Copenhagen! You got to see the main attractions while also finding the local hot spots. I’m the type of person who wants to travel to a city and really learn the history and culture of it like a native would see it. Touring with Søren was just that! He showed us all the best spots, answered all our questions, and gave us lots of great advice for the rest of our trip. Thank you for a great day!
Mr. Andrew K. from USA traveled on 16 Aug 2018:
What a fun way to learn about a new city and gain insight into Danish culture. Jacob our guide was great. The time flew by. A little history, a little geography, a little culture a lot of cozy. Great tour.
Ms. Lucia C. from Brazil traveled on 12 Aug 2018:
This walking tour was fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Copenhagen. I had been in the city for several days before I took the tour so I had seen a few of the sights and thought that maybe the tour would show me the same things. It didn’t and I learnt A LOT about the history of the city and the Danish people. Jens was our guide and he was simply wonderful. Having grown up in Copenhagen he was full of knowledge and his love for his city and culture came shining through. We ate several tasty treats including a Danish pastry, and delicate chocolates from a cool chocolate shop. I left the tour with a solid sense of hygge and happiness and will take it home with me to share. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Ms. Ramona H. from Canada traveled on 1 Aug:
My first time in Denmark and I’m in love, I booked the Hygge tour and my guide Jens was informative and very helpful. Explained things normally people wouldn’t know and took us to a garden most locals have never been. The bonus was he even walked with me to the train station to buy a ticket (since I’m a tourist and I get lost easily) so I can visit Arken museum after the tour was done!
Mr. Darren R. from Australia travelled on 29 Jul 2018:
Jam was awesome as our tour guide. It is absolutely worth the price. He made us all feel cosy and at ease, interacted with all of us as a group and individually. He taught us political, economical, social aspects and day to day life of Copenhagen and Denmark interspersed with some fun folklore. We also stopped at some tasty local food and drink places, which we later went back to on our own time (yum!). We toured the beautiful streets and parks of Copenhagen. He also gave us some restaurant recommendations based on what we like. Finishing the tour at a hygge coffee shop on the pedestrian street in the heart of Copenhagen. (p.s. An added bonus is that you are with like minded people, with makes for a great group dynamic)
Ms. Kathy H. from USA traveled on 12 Jul 2018:
We did this with a group of work colleague and Jacob was just a champion. Brilliant knowledge of Danish history, a lovely walk around this gorgeous city, and somehow managed to explain to us so we understood and embraced that unique concept of hygge. Highly recommended.
Mr. Matthew H. from USA traveled on 2 Jul 2018:
We had a great time on the Hygge & Happiness tour, getting a first impression of Copenhagen in a really fun way and learning some interesting facts about the city and Denkmarks history as well. Our guide Jamshed was super nice and also gave us some really good tips on what else to see during our weekend visit. Definitely recommend it, if you want something a little different from your average standard city tour. And if we come back to Copenhagen again, I would love to experience one of their other tours too! (also, the promised treats did NOT disappoint… nomnomnom.)
Mrs. Vera R. from United Kingdom travelled on 11 Jun 2018:
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. Nicole D. from USA travelled on 29 March 2018:
After aimlessly wandering a couple other European cities (Brussels, Brugge, Amsterdam) – I was in desperate need of some structure and more intimate knowledge! Jens was an AWESOME guide — full of facts about Copenhagen and what makes Danish people so happy. We got delicious pastries, chocolate and coffee — good sustenance for the ample walking and exploring we did. It was very informal yet very informative! I highly recommend doing this early in your trip, because Jens also provided lots of other recommendations!