Books inspired by Copenhagen
Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel
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!
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.
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.
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.
Copenhagen Blog posts
From the UK's most popular travel bloggers
18th June 2019 by Budget Traveller10 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...
12th September 2018 by StuartBooking a Christmas market trip
It's Chriiiiiiiiiiistmmaaaaaaaaasss!! Well, no actually, it isn't. But if you could see my inbox - full up with countless snowy and festive wintery travel deals - you'd definitely think it was close. September is clearly the month for change: hazy sunshiney memories begin to take a backseat, superseded by thoughts of wintery getaways.With all this in mind, and added to the fact it's often more advantageous to beat the rush and book your Chrimbo break early, we're celebrating with a whole...
28th August 2018 by StuartThe 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...
27th November 2018 by PaulCopenhagen travel guide
Holiday Extras are doing a good series of YouTube destination guides. This one covers Copenhagen. I travelled to the Danish capital during the summer and loved every minute. From the Danish pastries that erm, aren't actually from Denmark. To the stunning Tivoli Gardens, The iconic Little Mermaid statue, and the colourful street of Nyhavn. Copenhagen is a mini-adventure for anyone who loves the land of Scandi, and the Hygge concept that us Brits can't get enough of!...
5th December 2017 by JohnWin 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...