Hygge is all about the simple joys in life, when you’re at your most safe, cosy, happy, and warm. It’s meals with friends and picnics in the park. And because Denmark invented the philosophy of Hygge, it’s the best country to experience it in. Strolling through the quiet streets of Odense or drinking white wine in the sun outside a pub in Nyhavn, Copenhagen with friends and family. That’s all hygge, and we love it.
All the fairy tale towns
While Copenhagen might be the capital and most famous city of Denmark, it doesn’t quite have that fairy tale charm found in other towns around Denmark. If you head to Ribe, Ebeltoft, Æreskøbing or even Aarhus’ Old Town, you’ll find that fairy tale atmosphere that feels like it was pulled right out of a Hans Christian Andersen story. This, in case you were wondering, is also hygge.
Wonderful Danish food
Liquorice may prove divisive amongst most people, but if you’re someone who likes it (like yours truly), you’ll love the Danish food. Even the chocolate from supermarkets is full of liquorice! Beyond that, there are the pastries, such as morgensnegle (or cinnamon buns), which are to die for. Then there’s Noma, the world’s greatest restaurant, which you can find in Copenhagen.
Skagen – where two seas meet
Denmark divides the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, and at Skagen you’ll find that divide. Not literally, but it’s there. Skagen itself is also a peaceful port town of beaches, a sandbar, a reef, and some lovely museums.