Girl’s Guide to Copenhagen


Flat, friendly, colorful and compact, Copenhagen is the perfect destination for a solo city traveller.

With its charming cobbled roads, scenic seaside streets, and with its reputation for design and architecture, you really can’t beat a city break to the Danish capital.

See the city from the sea

As the only European capital not found in its country’s mainland, Copenhagen straddles the two islands of Zealand and Amager. Add to this a large network of canals and you have a city that is perfect to see by boat.

Whether taking a panoramic harbor trip to see the whole of the city, or enjoying a tour up and down the narrow canals, you won’t regret a boat trip in Copenhagen.

Enjoy the food

While the city is well known for being home to the world’s finest restaurant, Noma, it’s culinary reputation doesn’t end there. With 15 different Michelin starred eateries in town, a trip to Copenhagen is a gastronome’s delight. Another place worth visiting is Restaurant Krebsegaarden, which should be top of your list if you are looking for modern local Scandinavian cuisine.

Get on your bike

Copenhagen is the world’s most bicycle friendly city, so there really is no better way to see the city. With a massive 390 kms of dedicated bike lanes, you can go just about everywhere via bike and city bike rentals abound. 

Bike rentals start around 75kr a day. 

Take advantage of the nightlife

Denmark might not spring to mind as the first destination you think about when it comes to nightlife, but in fact the country, and Copenhagen in particular, is well served with night-time fun. Nightclubs like Culture Box and Sigurdsgade that let you dance away into the morning. The city also has no shortage of quality pubs and cocktail bars such as the famous 1656 and the well-known Holmens Kanal.

Go shopping

Copenhagen is also a fantastic place to shop. Thanks to the city’s reputation for design, it is bursting at the seams with quality boutiques with fantastic products.

If you’re going on a shopping trip, visit Stilleben which offers a wealth of jewelry, textiles, and glassware.

Another top contender is Designer Zoo in Vesterbro.

This shop has a wide range of furniture and other products from all over Denmark. If you’re still in the spending mood then take a walk along Istedgade and you won’t want for quirky shops.



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Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, the Women's Travel Fest and Damesly. She's an optimist, an adventurer, an author and works to help women travel the world.

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