Happy Fri-yay! I’m super excited to launch this new blog segment called 5 Friday Finds—a weekly post with 5 things to do/see/eat in Copenhagen for your weekend. My aim is to provide you with mini-guides that are curated towards each specific weekend and will highlight events going on as well as local favorites!
This week I’m focusing on outdoor activities since it’s been an unusally hot April. Today is supposed to be almost 75 and no wind!
Bike along the water to Kongens Have
It’s no secret Danes are known for biking–Copenhagen is one of the bike capitals in the world. It truly is one of my favorite ways to see the city. You are able to cover a lot more distance than walking but you’re still out in the fresh air. Plus you’re able to stop anytime something catches your eye.
Check out the new food market: Bolten
Just around the corner from both Kongens Nytorv + Kongens Have (The Royal Gardens) is the new Bolten food market. It is tucked away in an old Danish courtyard, making it the perfect place to escape the cities hustle + bustle for a quick bite and cold Jacobsen beer. There’s over 19 different food options from all over the world–Morrocan, Thai, Greek, Columbian, and more. Our favorite so far was the Fish + Chips from the Fish Project.
A Day Trip to Helsingør + Helsingborg
Spend the day visiting the home of Hamlet’s castle: Kronborg. Not only is it a quaint and picturesque little town around Hamlet’s castle, it’s also very easy to get to. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, I highly recommend taking the ferry across the water to Helsingborg in Sweden–another cute coastal town. Just remember your passport!
An Early Evening Fish
This week the garfish have swum into the Danish harbors. Don’t forget if you’re going to fish you need a fishing license —it’s super easy and possible to get a 1-day pass for 40kr. Our favorite fishing spot right now is down at the Slusen in Sydhavn. After you’re done fishing, grab a glass of wine at the end of the bridge at the local cafe/wine bar: Cafe Slusen
Grab an ice cream
That’s right, it’s ice cream season now in Copenhagen. (Can you hear my excitement??) As a California girl, I’m still a bit confused why you can’t get ice cream all year round from most of the ice cream shops. My all time favorite place is Isobar (Havnegade 51). They have freshly made organic ice cream every day. My favorite flavors are grapefruit, elderflower, + lemon sorbet. It’s also situated on the harbor so you can’t beat the view either.
Bonus : Celebrate with your friends.
I’m a huge believer in celebrating all things big or small and it’s very much apart of my weekly routine. This week is special since it’s one of my best friends champagne birthday so we will be celebrating her all weekend long.
Hope you have a great weekend! Let me know what fun activities you got to do in the comments.