On Sunday morning, we woke up and headed out to breakfast in the area we were staying. Much like the area we had visited the night before, Norrebro is a cool and trendy area filled with boutiques, restaurants and cosy cafes. We chose a cute cafe called Mokkariet, where we had a traditional breakfast of boiled eggs and rye bread with a selection of jams and cheeses.
After breakfast, we hunted down a shop to rent bikes (easier said than done on a Sunday) and got given a couple of rusty bikes that weren’t the most glamorous around, but fitted our purpose perfectly. Cycling is a big deal in Copenhagen, with cycle lanes bigger than pavements in the UK, it’s a perfectly safe and incredibly pleasant way to get around, and as a result half of the people in Copenhagen commute to work by bike.
After Christiania, we headed to Nyhavn – a 17th century waterfront, canal and entertainment district for a tour of the canals. During the summer months, Nyhavn is notorious for being the perfect place to end a long day, as it’s full of cosy restaurants and bars which are perfect to relax in whilst resting your feet at the quayside. The houses along the waterfront are beautiful, and you can find the house that Hans Christian Anderson lived in amongst them.
Our trip to Copenhagen was simply brilliant. I loved cycling around the city so easily, it saved us a fortune on public transport costs and was a great way to see everything. People warned us about how expensive Copenhagen was before we went over, but we didn’t end up spending much at all (we were resourceful), but if you’re looking in the right areas it’s very reasonable. Our bikes cost us 100DKK each to rent for 24 hours (around £10) and the canal tour was around £4 per person. I will definitely be heading back there one day, as I feel theres so much still left to see.