Carve a New Autumn Ritual in Copenhagen at the Pumpkin Patch | Kildebrønde Frugtplantage

Carve a New Autumn Ritual in Copenhagen at the Pumpkin Patch

Fall fun for everyone at the Kildebrønde Frugtplantage in Greve, Denmark

Creating fall traditions in a foreign country

When we first moved abroad, we embraced the local holidays and traditions and didn’t make much effort to impart ours on this place. It isn’t hard to do in Denmark, the ritual and relishing of special days is something easy to adopt. Especially around Christmas.

But autumn in Denmark never really filled my bucket. Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautiful here in fall, but the autumnal activities we associated with the season weren’t as well known here. We’ve made Halloween work and taken days off for our Thanksgiving to share with Danish and international friends.

So in a year that has been the opposite of traditional and thwarted our trips to homelands, it has been especially important to create our own sense of ritual. And this weekend, we found as close as they come to our favorite fall outing. Right here in Denmark.

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8 Unique Autumn Outings Around Copenhagen

Off the beaten track fun for your fall break exploring

FIND SEASONAL FLAVORS, COLORFUL ART AND WILD ANIMALS

It’s almost week 42 here in Denmark. Don’t work in weeks? Neither did I until I moved to Copenhagen, but the Danes definitely do. And week 42 is always fall break – or efterårsferie in Danish. Historically, this was a scheduled time off from school, so the kids could go home and help with the annual harvest. Nowadays, not as many families working on farms, but we still get the autumn pause.

For many living here, fall break is a brilliant time to travel abroad – when prices are off-peak and places less crowded. But this year, exploring looks decidedly different with ever evolving safe travel recommendations and changing border restrictions. With lots of us locals staying in Denmark for most of this year, maybe you’ve run out of creative ideas about what to do around here.

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Steer Your Norwegian Road Trip to the Scenic Sognefjellet

Drive one of 18 National Tourist Routes around Norway

SWOON OVER LANDSCAPES BETWEEN GORGEOUS GAUPNE AND LOM

Looking for one of the most beautiful drives in northern Europe? The stunning Sognefjellet is one of Norway’s 18 national scenic routes and affords beautiful landscapes with gasp-inducing views around every bend. But this mountain pass is not for the faint of heart. There are switchbacks and hairpins along a roller-coaster-like road that brings you between fjells and fjords. So if you have a brave driver and an adventurous heart, you must travel the Sognefjellet route. Continue reading “Steer Your Norwegian Road Trip to the Scenic Sognefjellet”

Get up Close to the Jostedalsbreen Glacier in Norway

See mainland Europe’s largest glacier in the beautiful Jostedalen Valley

WALK, BOAT, PADDLE OR HIKE ON THE ICE AT THE NIGARDSBREEN GLACIER BRANCH

Spend a half-day or more in the scenic Jostedalen Valley, home of Norway’s Jostedalsbreen National Park. The star here is the pretty blue ice of the Nigardsbreen glacier, an arm of the larger Jostedalsbreen. Breen means glacier in Norwegian and this is the largest on the European mainland. There are many ways to explore and enjoy this gorgeous area. We boarded a little boat and were shuttled across a grey-green glacial lake to get a closer peek at the ice. Continue reading “Get up Close to the Jostedalsbreen Glacier in Norway”

Kayak Fjord Norway

Take a guided kayak tour of the gorgeous Lustrafjord

FAMILY FUN ON A HALF DAY TOUR WITH FJORDSEAL KAYAK | MARIFJØRA

It’s hard to describe the feeling of sitting atop the serene blue-green Lustrafjord just inches above the water. Slipping your paddle into the cool Norwegian inland sea as you glide by in a kayak is an amazing experience, especially when the sun is shining overhead. Spend a half-day touring this gorgeous branch of the larger Sognefjord – the longest and deepest of all the fjords in Norway. Continue reading “Kayak Fjord Norway”