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 | Get to Know Little Gilleleje on the Danish Riviera

Head to the gorgeous Danish coast of North Zealand 

Get thee to Gilleleje, a sweet little Danish fishing village an hour’s drive north of the capital Copenhagen. Or take the train to experience a little slice of summer life along the Danish Riviera. Pack the swimsuits and towels and a healthy appetite. With a safe and clean Blue Flag awarded beach nearby, it’s time to swim in the cool waters of the Kattegat offshore. Then find your fill of fresh seafood plucked daily from the cute harbor full of fishing boats with names like Mette and Thor. It was from right here in this quiet harbor, on vessels similar to the ones you see today, that the last group of Danish Jews was shepherded to Sweden and safety during WWII. Now a calm and cozy spot to get out of the city, come see what cute little Gilleleje has got going on. Continue reading “Day Out in Denmark | Get to Know Little Gilleleje on the Danish Riviera”

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”

It Will be Good Again | Det Bliver Godt Igen

Denmark Begins the Second Phase of Reopening

Hej from here. That’s Danish for Hi. Sounds a lot like… “hi.” At least to an American. Even after living in Denmark for over five and a half years with my family. Last week, I was contacted and interviewed by a prominent American news source wanting insight as to why we didn’t consider returning to the States during this ever-evolving worldwide pandemic crisis. Simple answer? We live here. In Denmark. We have jobs here and our kids go to school. Here. But in reflection, it was more than that. Do you want to know? Why? Did we decide to stay? First a little timeline of what’s gone down. Over here. In Denmark. Continue reading “It Will be Good Again | Det Bliver Godt Igen”