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Hygge & Happiness

Highlights / General details

The concept can be difficult to explain, but is easy to experience — and once you have it in you, you’ll know why Danes are some of the happiest people in the world! Take a peek into Copenhagen’s local life and find your own happy hygge place.


Get a better understanding of Danish culture and why the concept of hygge is so important

Visit city sites that ooze hygge and find out how you can bring some of that vibe back home with you.

Learn why some people say Denmark is utopian, and how the local culture contributes to Danes being among the happiest people in the world.

Learn about Copenhagen’s community-enhancing projects and public spaces.

Meet local residents and chat with them about life in Denmark.


Local English-speaking guide; Coffee and cake; Ticket for the harbor bus.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Additional food and beverages; Souvenirs and items of a personal nature; Gratuities for your local guide.

Hours of operation

Available: Tuesday - Thursday, and Saturday; Start time at 9:00am.


Approximately 4 hours.


Meeting Point: At the corner of Øster Voldgade and Hjertensfrydsgade.

Ending Point: Islands Brygge.


If you’re going to get to the heart of hygge, you need to go back in time. Your Copenhagen tour will start at Kongens Have (the King’s Garden), where you’ll hear the story of how the king gave the land to the people and turned it into the world’s first public park. From there, we’ll head to Nyboder, the first public housing project in the world, dating back to the 17th century. We’ll also pass by more recent social housing, and discuss how such developments are a symbol of the changes Denmark went through after World War II.

As we search for more hygge, we’ll continue to wander some of Copenhagen’s oldest streets, before reaching Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in the world. We’ll pause at the Stork Fountain, where you will hear about the anti-establishment cultures the city has hosted over the years.

Next up, we’ll make a snack stop at a local café — a great example of hygge culture — and settle in for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.

From there, we’ll pass by the castles that house government offices and parliament and talk about both the formal and informal ways that Denmark is governed — and how the country has succeed in creating a system with a very high degree of trust and confidence. You’ll get to see the lovely and hidden library garden, where Copenhageners visit when they need a quiet moment in the middle of the city. We’ll also pass by the impressive Royal Library, before boarding the harbor bus to Islands Brygge.

During the crossing, we’ll chat about the green systems in Danish society, and on Islands Brygge, you will see an area that has been transformed from industry into a highly livable urban area.

Additional Information

Please wear suitable footwear for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain.

Participant restrictions

Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.


Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

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