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


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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Explore Copenhagen by Boat

See another side of the Danish Capital from the water

See another side of the Danish capital from the water

It’s midsummer here in Scandinavia. The light lingers late into the evening, fragrant with blossoming hyldeblomst, climbing roses and salt air. Sunrise peeks in our windows a bit too early with the chirping sing-song of birds reminding us how long these Danish summer days are for exploring. When the sun is shining and the weather warm, the whole Copenhagen harbor will be heaving with people enjoying the clean, clear water along the canals. While you can (and should) take a dip from the shore or at one of the beautiful area beaches, this year, may I suggest you see a different side of the city and captain a customizable canal cruise. Even if you don’t have your own boat, there are plenty of ways to experience this pretty city from the water. Continue reading “Explore Copenhagen by Boat”

Day Out in Denmark | Canoeing Outside Copenhagen

Spend a Day Paddling Through Serene Green Spaces

Plan ahead for a perfect day out paddling with your people. Rent a canoe to travel beneath the lush and green canopy that lines an old millstream near the suburb of Lyngby, just outside the Danish capital of Copenhagen. We spent two serene hours toodling along the Mølleå canal that links local lakes like the Furesø and Lyngby Sø. Sail along and get a sense of what you’ll see. Tips on how to secure your own vessel for your own delightful day out in Denmark. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | Canoeing Outside Copenhagen”

Denmark Reopens Art Museums | What’s it Like Inside

What Danish Museums are Doing Post Lockdown

A few weeks ago, another wave of reopenings was revealed here in Denmark.  This one gave a specific shout out to Denmark’s myriad cultural institutions. Effective from the very next day – May 22nd – museums, theaters, art galleries, cinemas, zoos/aquariums, and botanical gardens could once again welcome visitors if they complied with the latest recommendations from the Danish health authority.

So what does that mean for you and me? What has changed and what do you need to know if you want to go. This week I stepped inside two iconic halls of modern art on this side of Denmark. Come along to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk and Arken Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, both just outside the capital Copenhagen. Continue reading “Denmark Reopens Art Museums | What’s it Like Inside”