Five Easy Day Trips Just Outside of Copenhagen

Take Some Time to Explore More of Denmark
EXTEND YOUR DANISH EXPERIENCE

You don’t have to go far beyond the Danish capital to see what else this country has on offer. See a different side of what Denmark has to offer on one of these five easy day trips outside Copenhagen. There is something here for all interests and inclinations. Just take your pick. Continue reading “Five Easy Day Trips Just Outside of Copenhagen”

Day out in Denmark | Take a Tour Inside the Private Residence and Gardens of the Danish Royal Family | Fredensborg Palace Castle Slot | Via Oregon Girl Around the World

Day Out in Denmark | Tour the Danish Royal Residence at Fredensborg Palace

You Can See Inside Where the Danish Royalty Reside For One Month Each Summer
Take a guided tour of the Peace Palace north of Copenhagen

As an American, I will admit that I still find the idea of a real Royal Family reigning over a country or commonwealth difficult to understand. But living in Denmark, I have come to accept the fairy-tale charm of this little country full of castles, home to Princes and Princesses. And I have happily attended more than one procession to get a chance to wave at the Danish Queen. Elbow, elbow, wrist, wrist. But what if you could see inside the rooms where they live? Last summer, we took a guided tour of one the Royal residences. Read on and see why you might want to too. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | Tour the Danish Royal Residence at Fredensborg Palace”

Day Out in Denmark | Explore the Historic White Cliffs at Stevns Klint | UNESCO World Heritage Site | via Oregon Girl Around the World

Day Out in Denmark | Explore the Historic White Cliffs at Stevns Klint

Why You Should Seek Out This UNESCO World Heritage Site

Nature, history and culture collide at Stevns Klint south of Copenhagen

Just an hour south of the city sits one of Denmark’s ten designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stevns Klint is a natural area of white chalk and limestone cliffs that span sixteen kilometers along the eastern edge of Sjælland (or Zealand). Millions and millions and millions of years of the earth’s history are exposed here on this rocky swath of beach. It’s a geologist’s wet dream. I just think it’s really, really pretty. And a perfect place to pack in a picnic for a day out in Denmark. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | Explore the Historic White Cliffs at Stevns Klint”

Pencil Me In | Making Friends in Denmark

How to Make Friends in Denmark When it Feels Like Every Danes’ Dance Card is Full

Happiness rankings do not always equal friendliness rankings

You’ve probably heard. Seen the news. Read the reports. Denmark, and the rest of the Scandinavia siblings often take top ranks on World Happiness Reports year after year. We could debate all day about what happiness means to you, while the Nordics just keep winning. No matter what. 2018 saw Denmark’s Nordic neighbor, Finland, atop the charts while Denmark came in at number three behind Norway. But really, what does make a country “happy?” Ask a Dane and it quickly becomes quite clear. In addition to a prevalence of personal freedoms – those social democratic benefits like universal free healthcare and free higher education are big when it comes to feeling satisfied, comfortable and content with where you live. Continue reading “Pencil Me In | Making Friends in Denmark”

Copenhagen has the Best New Year's Eve in the World

Copenhagen has the Best New Year’s Eve in the World

Danes Blow the Old Year Away With a Bang

YOU’VE NEVER SEEN FIREWORKS LIKE THIS BEFORE

Godt Nytår! That’s Danish for Happy New Year! And dang it, Danes celebrate the turning of the calendar like nowhere I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen New Year’s Eve in a few places around the planet. But here, in Denmark, it’s difficult to describe. It’s different and delightful and downright LOUD. These normally rule-following, structured and peaceful peeps throw a no-holds-barred kind of colorful chaotic cacophony of a welcome to the brand new baby new year.

If you’ve been here on December 31st, you know. If you’re Danish, you know. This year we celebrated our fourth New Year’s Eve in Denmark. And by now, I think we know! Any and all future end of year celebrations will pale in comparison to Copenhagen’s. Come see why and how to usher in the new year like a Dane. This is a little louder than your average hygge. But if fireworks are your thing, I reckon you’ll be happy.Copenhagen has the Best New Year's Eve in the World | Oregon Girl Around the World

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