An Instagram photo journey through Copenhagen

Last week I was in Copenhagen for Wondercool winter festival and I just wanted to show you a quick peek at what I was up to. Despite the cold, Copenhagen turned out to be one of my favourite cities in Europe (bold statement I know!) and Wondercool was incredible so I’ll be writing all about that soon.

Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words and I hope you enjoy this photo journey through Copenhagen…

Feeling the chill in Copenhagen

Ice Copenhagen

Ice in Copenhagen

Ice in Copenhagen

Icy weather in Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid Copenhagen

The Streets of Copenhagen

The oldest street in Copenhagen

Bikes in Copenhagen

Bikes in Copenhagen

Pretty streets in Copenhagen

Eating and drinking in Copenhagen

Eating and drinking in Copenhagen

1. Fashion blogger, Kjetil, approves of the oysters at Restaurant KUL.

2. Plenty of coffee and cake stops were needed to warm up!

3. Stone age food served at Palaeo in Torvehallerne food market.

4. This was a ‘healthy hot dog’ from Copenhagen’s street stall DOP where you can find healthy, organic junk food. Winner winner.

5 & 6. The traditional open sandwich is still a firm lunchtime favourite in Copenhagen. Cafes, restaurants and bars line the counters with open sandwiches with a huge variety of tasting toppings.

7. Sipping hot chocolate while watching the world pass by.

Dinner in the meat packing districtMeeting the chef at the super stylish Restaurant KUL in the meat packing district.

Beer tasting in CopengahenBeer tasting at Mikkeller, an award winning Danish brewer in the red light district of Vesterbro.

Visiting the Carlsberg Museum and Brewery

beer tasting in copenhagen

Inside the Carlsberg brewery musuemEvery member of staff who works for Carlsberg for 50 years has their portrait on the wall of the Carlsberg Glyptotek, a beautiful building filled art.

Carlsberg logo used to be a swastica

The Carlsberg logo has changed a few times through the years but did you know that the second Carlsberg logo was a Swastika? This was long before it became a Nazi symbol and was originally an Indian symbol which literally means ‘good’ and represents wealth and prosperity.

A horse ride in Copenhagen

A horse and cart takes us on a tour of the brewery.

Wondercool Festival

Copenhagen Wondercool Festival

The Snow Queen


The Snow Queen. This was the highlight of the festival for me!Copenhagen The Snow Queen during Wondercool festival

Eggs laid by Tigers in CopenhagenWatching the super cool band, Eggs Laid by Tigers, in a private performance in the loft of the Kong Arthur Hotel.

All images were taken using a Nokia 1020 and some were edited using Camera+


Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of affordable luxury travel experiences.Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!

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  1. Amazing post! I’ve always wanted to visit Copenhagen (I’ve heard the people there are some of the happiest on earth), and your beautiful pictures confirmed that I should do so soon. Despite the crust of ice apparently coating the city.

    1. Ha, yes that crust of ice was everywhere but it made everything even prettier. And I asked a lot of people about them being the happiest people in the world and they mostly agreed. I have a blog post coming about that soon!

  2. Love your photos. I don’t know why I’ve never made to Copenhagen, it’s so close to Germany. Hopefully I visit it soon, it looks like a lovely place.

  3. Gorgeous city. It has the style you love, though the budget not quite as much. Thanks for sharing your pictures. The pictures of every staff person on the wall is a great story. Thanks!

    1. Aw thanks lovely. All pics taken with my phone! I usually travel with a DSLR but when it’s cold I really can’t be arsed with the faff of getting cold hands and putting it away every time it rains.

  4. I was in Copenhagen in early January and who has the weather changed! There was no sign of ice and looking back at my pictures I feel like I visited in Fall rather than winter! 🙂 But I do love the look of the ice at Nyhavn – it looks really mystical! 🙂

    1. I think the weather all over Europe suddenly changed in February. Here in the UK it was pretty mild until a few weeks ago and suddenly it’s like winter has hit! Brrr. Bring on the spring.

  5. Beautiful photos! The first one is my favorite as that seems to be a popular picture to take in the summertime with the sun shining and the boats lined up against the colorful buildings. Love the winter perspective with the ice!

  6. I love the photo of the water frozen over. We went to Copenhagen in November for a friend’s birthday and I fell in love with the place – amazing food and Danish people are so friendly and warm!

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