Curated Travel Itinerary - Denmark
The ocean is never more than 50kms away from you if you're in Denmark - what a dream place to be in if you're a beach bum! What's more, is that the Copenhagen harbor is clean enough to swim in. I guess this, and that most people prefer to cycle to work, is what makes Denmark one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world. Denmark is also one of the least corrupt countries in the world with one of the oldest monarchies.
A food lovers' paradise, Danish cuisine has been ranked with 3 Michelin stars! 'Hygge', a unique Danish word is used to describe the relaxed, cozy feeling one enjoys in the company of friends or family - I would say Denmark is your destination if you're looking to spend some quality family time and bond over Danish pastries.
Step back in time at the ancient Viking fort at Hobro, and watch the extravagant Viking plays at Frederikssund, or, visit the oldest monarchy in the world in style at the Royal Reception Rooms in Copenhagen. If that's not your style, you could see the scenery from a different perspective, by canoeing down the Gudenå river or going snorkeling in the Kerteminde Fjord. If you’re on a family break, Denmark is well catered for children, with many theme parks including Legoland, or visit the birthplace of fairytale creator Hans Christian Anderson in Odense.
HiO Recommends - like we always say; pick the hotel, and then the destination!
1. Nimb Hotel, Copenhagen - A place where fairytales come true
Standing out with a palatial facade, the Nimb Hotel is conveniently located in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens. Its Moorish arches, towers, and minarets point the way to impeccable interiors with clean lines of Danish design enhanced by crystal chandeliers, candles, lanterns, and flamboyant flower arrangements. All 38 rooms are unique with a harmonious blend of Nordic design, art and antiques, and the best in-room tech. We expect nothing less as Denmark is a pioneer in digitization! Guests can enjoy the rooftop pool along with various food and drink options from a brasserie, an open sandwich restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant, a cake shop, to a cocktail bar.
2. Hotel Foroyar, Faroe Islands - Where you become one with nature
Hotel Foroyar is tucked away in the valley, overlooking Torshavn (the smallest capital city in the world) and the surrounding landscape. Staying here is the best way to discover the Faroe Islands, with a secret path leading into the city.
The concept of the hotel is to let you soak in the crisp air and enjoy nature. The architecture of the building allows you to disappear into the expanse of the Faroe Islands and provide a feeling of openness and oneness. Each room is conceptually designed and kept to minimal with artwork by leading Danish artists. Guests can enjoy the spa and wellbeing programs, along with the outstanding restaurant.
3. Dragsholm Slot Hotel, Horve - Live life king size at this caste
The hotel is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Denmark, built in 1215 as a castle. It was soon taken over by the Crown to be turned into a prison for nobility, before its ruin during the War. Today, thanks to many modernizations and restorations, its baroque style remained intact. Romantic saloons, furniture, and bedrooms have a distinct charm, and the hotel is known as one of the most romantic hotels in the area. The Michelin star restaurant has won many accolades and the hotel is touted to be a 'cool hangout spot' by many guests. The only disclaimer is that there are reports of three ghosts of nobility past, haunting the hallways!
HiO Top Tips - travel to Denmark like a pro!
Early summer is a great time to travel to Denmark, the days are long and there are fewer crowds.
There is no word for 'please' in the Danish language!
Denmark is a safe place to backpack and travel – even if you’re traveling solo.
I don't know about you, but I'm certainly wanting to visit Denmark after writing this blog!
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Until next time,