The Skandinavisk Guide to Copenhagen

All the best bits of the city, as chosen by the Skandinavisk team.

Marble Statue by Glyptoteket


Danish Architecture Center - the epicentre of this year’s World Architecture Year.

Glyptoteket - an oasis of art and culture with a wonderful Winter Garden at its centre.

DesignMuseum Danmark - a celebration of design in Denmark, past, present and future.

The Cisterns - a dazzling art gallery in the former water reservoirs under a city park.

Copenhagen Contemporary - an edgy modern art gallery in Refshaleøen, focused on installation art.

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - inspiration, views, food. An unforgettable day trip.

Woman Shopping by Malin Poppy Darcy Mörner


Gammel Kongevej - Frederiksberg’s leafy shopping street of vintage stores, cafés and fashion spots.

Skandinavisk Flagship Shop - discover the delights of our courtyard studio

Studio X - living, interior design and a calming life.

Studio Arhoj a little bit of colour never hurt anyone, especially not in ceramics.

Jaegersborggade - a vibrant hub of independent shops and buzzy cafés.

Bye Bye Vintage - a curated treasure trove of vintage fashion.

New Mags - design bookstore stocking inspiring books on life and culture.

Kafeteria by Daniel Rasmussen

Eating & drinking

POPL burger - a taste of noma without the waitlist.

Kafeteria SMK - sourdough bread, natural wine and stunning art.

Ramen To Biiru - your friendly neighbourhood Japanse ramen bar in Copenhagen.

Folkehuset Absalon - legendary community house serving long table dinners.

Kappo Ando - the atmosphere of a downtown Tokyo bar, plus exquisite food and the best sake in town.

Duck & Cover - supremely relaxing cocktail bar with a retro lounge vibe.

La Banchina - intimate waterfront restaurant with cult appeal.

Round bridge by ASTRIDKBH

Wellbeing & green living

Copenhot - hot tub and sauna experience on the quay at Refshaleøen, overlooking the harbour.

Valby Park - Copenhagen’s biggest park is off the tourist trail and full of hidden delights.

Cycling - live life in the bike lane. It's how we locals do it.

Kastrup Sea Bath - an architectural delight on the beach a short metro ride away.

Banegaarden - a green oasis behind the railway tracks in Vesterbro.

Dyrehaven - deer park a short train ride from the city once hunted by kings.

Copenhill - our urban ski slope on top of a power plant, ideal for an easy hike.

Image credits all by VisitCopenhagen media library: Marble statue - Glyptoteket; Round bridge - ASTRIDKBH; Kafeteria SMK - Daniel Rasmussen; Jægersborggade - Malin Poppy Darcy Mörner.

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