My 3 Day Copenhagen City Guide: Where to Stay and What to See


Last weekend we went on a small city break to Copenhagen, which is only about an hour and a half flight from Edinburgh. Even though it didn’t feel like it at the time, we managed to do quite a lot (and eat a lot too hehe). Copenhagen is very similar to Stockholm the sense that architecture looks almost the same, people dress in the same minimal/cool style and obviously the language is kind of similar- which made it easier for me to understand things since I speak Swedish. But I feel like Copenhagen was a lot more relaxed and laid back than Stockholm.

I tried to write this in one post but it took up waaaay too much space so I have split it into two. This post is on where to stay in Copenhagen and what things to check out in the city. The second post is more food related: where to eat and drink in Copenhagen.

(WARNING! VERY picture heavy post)

Where to stay



I was torn whether to book an Airbnb in Nørrebro or Vesterbro after reading about both areas but decided on Nørrebro, not because I thought the area would have been “better” for us but because I found a nice small flat for a good price and just decided to go for it. I absolutely loved this area. There are a ton of cafes, wine bars and restaurants on every corner and everyone is super friendly and laid-back. It was perfect for the weekend, when you wake up semi-late and want to wander around before going out to do proper sightseeing. We actually ended up spending most of our time in Nørrebro since the cafes and bars were so nice.

Next time we visit Copenhagen (and there will most definitely be a next time) I want to stay in Vesterbro. This was like a younger, cooler version of Nørrebro.

What to see




Yes, super touristy but still worth a visit. The houses are just so pretty and colorful, so in other words perfect for Instagramming 😉 We were only here for about 15 minutes since the crowds were annoying but if you’re on a bike it’s easy to whizz through quickly.

Find on Google Maps here


Honestly, I think spending time in Nørrebro was really nice. If you’re not on a shopping trip, Nørrebro is the perfect place to wander around.

The Botanical Garden


I love myself some plants so I made sure we went to the Botanical Garden, which is a part of the university. Plus, if it’s raining it’s a nice place to stop in because it hawt as shit in there 😝


Find on Google Maps here

Assistens Cemetery 


I don’t often wander through cemeteries, but this cemetery is almost a park slash cemetery. It’s a pretty famous place since even Hans Christian Andersen is buried here. There’s a nice path that cuts through it with trees lined along it (see pic of  Sir Gingerbeard above).

Find on Google Maps here


How to get around



Duh. I was really excited to rent a bike and ride around the city since the last time I had properly been on a bike was like 10 years ago. When I was small I fell off a bike and ended up getting stitches on my chin so I’ve always been a bit sceptical of biking but it was time to get back on the horse (bike). This was perfect for avoiding crowds and getting to places faster. Plus the City Bikes are electric so it’s great for lazy people like myself who don’t like to pedal he he he. There are tons of bike stations around the city that you can pick up and drop off the bikes at.

Public transport

The metro and train systems are fantastic in Copenhagen. It took us all of 30 minutes to get from the airport to our Airbnb. Never have I had a smoother and quicker ride from an airport into a city 👍




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