Guided tour

Copenhagen: Small-Group Hygge and Happiness Culture Tour

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60 reviews

Activity provider: Copenhagen By Mie

Copenhagen: Small-Group Hygge and Happiness Culture Tour

Activity provider: Copenhagen By Mie
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From US$ 65.74 per person

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Explore Copenhagen by foot on a small-group tour, seeing charming neighborhoods, and tasting your way through traditional foods. Enjoy living out the concept of “hygge,” emblematic of the Danish culture.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Find out what makes Danes tick and why hygge is so important
  • Admire this beautiful city and that special Danish vibe
  • Discover the history of Denmark and its local culture
  • Savor Danish treats
Full description
Embark on a 3.5-hour walking tour of Copenhagen. Get to the root of hygge, and get to know Danish culture. The concept of hygge is hard to describe, but easy to experience. See why Danes are some of the world’s happiest people, and experience hygge for yourself. “Hygge” is a concept that is an all-encompassing ingredient for the Danish way of life. Set out on a slow-paced walking tour with a born-and-raised local to appreciate this unique Copenhagen vibe. Glimpse this concept from a local perspective, and recognize why hygge is so important in today’s society. Begin the tour in the charming neighborhood of Nyboder, a local gem beloved by residents for its irresistible calmness. Here, start with introductions, and get close with those of whom you’ll experience hygge. Afterwards, amble through the small, picturesque streets of Nyboder, one of the oldest parts of Copenhagen, filled to the brim with cobblestone streets, timber-framed houses, and green spaces amongst the urban sprawl. Take your time to wander through, as that is a great way to kick off the hygge experience. Engage your taste buds along the way with bites of world-renowned pastries, delicious traditional Danish flødeboller, and a cup of liquid joy. Learn how these play into the Danish traditional way of life through historical accounts from your knowledgeable guide. Escape the urban sprawl with stops in green spaces or hidden alleys, only known to the locals. Settle in for a bit of relaxation, and hear the history of how Copenhagen came to be. Take Instagram worthy photos with the stunning backdrops of this city, as well as miniature and grand castles with great views. Discover the secrets of why some people say Denmark is a utopia and fairytale-like, consistently being ranked amongst the happiest people in the world year after year. Conclude the tour with a sit-down with your group at a local café in Copenhagen to enjoy a cup of coffee. Want to explore further? Feel free to ask your local guide for personal recommendations.
  • Walking tour with native guide
  • Coffee, a local pastry, and a traditional Danish chocolate treat
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance to castles not included, all sights will be experienced from the outside
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for your guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

In front of the statue in Nyboder in front of Krokodillegade 21. At the intersection between Øster Voldgade and Kronprinsessegade.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Face mask or protective covering
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  •  This tour will take place rain or shine, so dress for the weather and bring an umbrella, if need be
  • You will be required to wear a mask when entering stores. When sitting down, the mask can be removed
  •  Everyone aged 15 and above must present a COVID-19 passport/certificate or similar to document that they have been vaccinated against/infected with COVID-19, or have a recent negative test (within 48 hours of the time the tour ends), in order to enter restaurants, nightlife, and cultural venues
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 60 reviews

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I had such a great day wandering around with this tour group. The places we stopped to have pastry and floderboller and hot chocolate was really cool plus we saw some sights that I would never have seen wandering around in my own. Thank you for entertaining this Danish/Australian. Would recommend you experience this tour. Thank you!

December 29, 2022

I did the Hygge tour yesterday with Christian and it was a great experience! The tour was intimate with only 3 people and we started off the day with pastries - what better way to start a tour. The tour itself was a good mix of historical context, societal context, and Danish culture. It’s also great value for your money as it is a longer walking tour and a few snack stops in between. Overall, great experience and highly recommend!

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November 19, 2022

I thought the tour was absolutely fantastic! We were a bit off the beaten tourist path, but still saw many of the city's highlights, but also other things that I found very interesting, such as typical residential buildings. Our guide Sara and us told a lot about the culture and life in Denmark, brought it closer, showed it and also let us taste it, because there were also 3 culinary stops. It was really a great tour to learn more about the Danish attitude towards life. I highly recommend this tour!

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November 10, 2022

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