48 Hours in Denmark: A captivating journey

ByAndrea Thompson

May 30, 2024

Denmark, a country that seamlessly blends history with modernity, invites travellers to explore its vibrant cities, lush landscapes, and resilient spirit. In just 48 hours, you can immerse yourself in Danish culture, savour culinary delights, and discover the hidden gems that make this Scandinavian gem truly unforgettable.

Day 1: History and Modernity


  • Arrive at Copenhagen Airport and hop on the efficient driverless Metro to the city centre.
  • Drop your bags at your hotel and recharge with a coffee from Coffee Collective or Prolog Coffee Bar.
  • Dive into Danish cuisine at Aamanns 1921, where smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) reign supreme.
  • Alternatively, join a foodie walking or biking tour with Foods of Copenhagen to explore local flavours.


  • Set sail on a harbour boat tour to see the renowned “Little Mermaid” statue.
  • Visit Hans Christian Andersen house.
  • Explore museums or wander through Tivoli Gardens for an enchanting adventure.

Day 2: Cultural Richness and Culinary Delights


  • Rent a bike—the best way to navigate Copenhagen’s neighbourhoods.
  • Explore the cobblestoned city centre, authentic Vesterbro, and sophisticated Frederiksberg.
  • Cycle along the Harbour Circle, passing historical attractions, green areas, and houseboats.


Copenhagen’s food scene is diverse, so whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds

  • Smørrebrød: These open-faced sandwiches are a Danish classic. Topped with various ingredients like herring, liver pâté, or roast beef, they’re a flavourful and satisfying choice.
  • Danish Hot Dog: Don’t miss out on the original Danish street food! Grab a hot dog from a street vendor and enjoy the simple yet delicious combination of a juicy sausage, crispy onions, and tangy remoulade.
  • Frikadeller (Danish Meatballs): These savoury meatballs are often served with potatoes and gravy. They’re a comforting and hearty lunch option.
  • Flæskesteg: If you’re craving roast pork, try flæskesteg. It’s juicy pork with crispy crackling, served alongside potatoes and red cabbage.

Denmark’s commitment to sustainability, its bicycle-friendly infrastructure, and its vibrant cultural scene reflect a nation that embraces both tradition and progress. In just 48 hours whether you are strolling along the canals, savouring Danish pastries, or admiring architectural gems, Denmark’s charm will leave an indelible mark on your heart.