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Books inspired by Denmark

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel

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The Almost Nearly Perfect People

Michael Booth

A well-written and humorous book giving an insight into Scandinavia, its people and the enviably simpler Nordic ways and culture. It covers five countries including Iceland and will have you wanting to move to one of them!

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The Year of Living Danishly

Helen Russell

The author gives herself a year to uncover the formula behind why Denmark is considered "the happiest place on earth." She explores all things Danish to see where and how they're getting it right. Travelscoop's Paul read this book before a trip to Copenhagen and loved it.

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Gone Viking

Helen Russell

Frazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she’s on top everything. But after spectacularly embarrassing herself at work, she finally gives in to her sister’s pleas to take a much needed break. However, this is not the luxury spa holiday Alice hoped for – instead, she finds herself in Denmark, in the middle of nowhere, on a ‘How to be a Viking’ getaway.

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The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well

Meik Wiking

The magic ingredient to the Danes' reputation for being the world's happiest nation? Who knows? But the idea behind hygge is a lovely one: and it's all about a feeling that encompasses "the art of creating intimacy", "cosiness of the soul", "taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things", "cosy togetherness" and "the pursuit of everyday pleasures." This lovely little book helps with the understanding and creation of hygge.

Denmark Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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28th October 2019 by Budget Traveller

A UNESCO World Heritage roadtrip through Denmark’s Riveira, North Zealand

It was a Sunday morning in August like no other. After waking up at the crack of dawn and after only a few hours of sleep, we drift into Copenhagen airport with minimal fuss. It always feels good to return to this part of the world. Maybe I have a sentimental attachment due to the fact I started my Interrail adventure here, back in 2012. I’ve been a frequent visitor to Copenhagen since. This trip was going to be slightly different. I was keen to see what lied beyond Copenhagen and stumbled...

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3rd May 2020 by PommieTravels

Unique luxury experiences in Scandinavia

Scandinavia is a group of countries located in the northern part of Europe. Travellers can often overlook Finland, Norway, and Sweden because they think there’s nothing more than snow and ice up there. Though that’s true in the winter, the summer months are just as hot as most of the rest of Europe. And, anyway, what’s wrong with a little winter getaway?...

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18th June 2019 by Budget Traveller

10 best budget hostels and hotels in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most liveable and also one of its most expensive cities. The Danish capital benefits from unparalleled urban planning and is one of the world’s greenest and tidiest cities- commuting is a breeze here. The Danes also excel at superior architecture and building. Therefore, it is not surprising that the city is home to some of the most stylish and coolest hostels and hotels out there. Here is our 10 best cheap hostels and hotels in Copenhagen that you should...

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28th August 2018 by Stuart

The Scoop: Copenhagen

Denmark and its capital hold the dubious honour of being touted as the happiest places on the planet. A 3-night break is a perfect amount of time to get to grips with the city and work out whether you agree. When to go? Pretty much any time from sunny, breezy spring through to hygge-inducing autumn and twinkly, tasteful Christmas. The largest crowds and the best festivals are in July and August, but this also brings the highest costs/rates. Temperatures rarely reach the mid-20s and so the...

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5th December 2017 by John

Win a night in the LEGO house with Airbnb

As prizes go, this one truly rocks. Airbnb and LEGO have teamed up to offer one family the trip of a lifetime. An entire LEGO house has been built in Billund, Denmark and is filled with 25 million bricks. Normally it’s open to the public, but the winners of the competition will be given private access for a day. The winners will get to create their own LEGO lunch (which will then be cooked by chefs using real food!), will have a private guided tour by master builder Jamie Berard, and will...