Essential Do’s and Don’ts for an Unforgettable Copenhagen Trip

Updated on 12 Aug 2023

Hey there, it’s your travel-loving buddy, Lizzy! I’m getting ready to hit the road and head to the beautiful city of Copenhagen. Honestly, planning this trip was a bit overwhelming at first – there’s so much to see and do! But don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. We’re gonna start with the basics, like what you should do and what you should avoid while you’re there. Later on, I’ll share all the best places to visit, shop, eat, and drink, plus a cool side trip to Helsingør and even a hop over to Helsingborg, Sweden. And after that, we’re off to Belgium! So stick around for travel tips, useful info, and some myth-busting facts. Plus, I’ll share some handy Google maps to help you plan your own trip. Let’s get this show on the road!

Unwrapping Copenhagen: Lizzy’s Handy List of Dos and Don’ts

Copenhagen Do's and Don'ts

Now, let’s get to the juicy bits – my personal guide on what to do (and not do!) in Copenhagen.

  1. Worried about not speaking Danish? Don’t be. Danish is hard, I know. But don’t sweat it – lots of Danes are practically fluent in English. Just throw a friendly “hej” (pronounced “hey”) and they’ll switch to English without a hitch. So, keep your smile and language worries at bay.
  1. Leave your cash at home, your credit card is all you need. Yep, even the street hot dog vendors accept it!
  1. Forget what you’ve heard about needing a PIN for your card. I’ve been there, and even if you don’t have one, they’ll print a receipt for you to sign. No stress!
  1. Expect to see babies napping outside, with no parents in sight. It might seem strange, but it’s totally normal. Parents believe that fresh air is great for their little ones. Don’t worry, it’s a safe place.
  1. Take bike lanes seriously! They’re as busy as car lanes during peak hours. Always look before crossing.
  1. Stick to the crosswalk rules. It’s a big deal here, and you should respect that.
  1. Stay connected with a local SIM card. I got mine from Lebara, right at the airport. Really helped me get around.
  1. Hop on the Metro. It’s a fast, easy and clean way to zip around the city. But remember, they operate on the honor system, so don’t try to sneak a ride!
  1. Grab some Danish pastries and coffee. It’s breakfast elevated to a whole new level of yum.
  1. Try the salted licorice. It’s a unique taste that’s worth a try.
  1. Slip into the sneaker culture. Danes love their snazzy sneakers and you will too. Pack a comfy pair for your trip.
  1. Dress in layers. Don’t be fooled, that Scandinavian wind can get pretty cool, even in summer.
  1. Get ready to shell out some cash. Copenhagen isn’t cheap, but it’s worth every penny for the amazing experiences.
  1. Try Airbnb for accommodation. It was a great way to save money and live like a local.
  1. Consider getting a Copenhagen Card. It gets you into 73 attractions and covers public transport. Totally worth it if you plan to see a lot.
  1. Fly SAS if you can. I had a good experience with them, just watch out for schedule changes.
  1. Finally, don’t believe the rumors – the Danes are way friendlier than you’ve heard. They were nothing but warm and helpful during my trip.

So, there you have it! My first-hand guide to making the most of your trip to Copenhagen. Safe travels!

Wrapping up the Copenhagen Adventure

Do's and Don'ts in Copenhagen

As our Copenhagen journey wraps up, remember these are just my personal experiences and your trip might be different. Use this list as a handy guide, but don’t let it limit your exploration. Dive into Danish culture, mingle with locals, and discover the city in your own way. There’s fun and adventure waiting at every turn. So here’s to fantastic travels in Denmark’s heart. Happy travels, adventurers!

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