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Danish Road Trip

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

After we spent a few days in Billund visiting Legoland (which you can read more about here). We hired a car and drove to Odense, we stayed here overnight in a small central hotel.

This is a lovely city and the birth place of Hans Christian Andersen. We went to a museum about him and saw the place of his birth. It's a great place to potter around, a nice selection of shops and spaces for children to run around.

Driving both to and from here was amazing! As Billund is in Jutland and Odense is on the island of Funen, the journey is a very scenic one. The bridges and views were incredible! Very easy driving (said my husband 🤣). You drive over such long bridges, over great expanses of sea to get between the islands. From Odense we travelled to Copenhagen which straddles the islands of Zealand and Amager, so yet another journey with incredible sights.

In Copenhagen, we stayed in a gorgeous AirBnB in the Vesterbro area. It was reasonably priced and well stocked with toys for the children. So so stylish, we fell in love with it and could just imagine living the Danish lifestyle. Here is the link.

Highlights of Copenhagen for us:

* Tivoli gardens which is a central amusement park and pleasure gardens,

* Walk around Kastellet, a citadel, one of the most preserved in Northern Europe and great for the children to let off some steam.

* Boat tour- great way to see some sights and rest little legs.

* Visited the famous little mermaid statue.

* National Museum of Denmark, was fantastic! It has a really incredible Children's museum which was so interactive and only the adults pay!

* We did visit Freetown Christiania, a fascinating place, started in the 70’s by a group of hippies squatting on an old military base, now about 900 people live there with their own rules and regulations. Stalls, food and lots of people watching! Such an intriguing place!

* The last thing to mention about Copenhagen are the playgrounds! They are on another level! Complete with bikes, trikes… all free! My children were delighted by each one we came across.

I was heavily pregnant so we didn’t hire bikes but I was gutted as it's an extremely bikeable city, as you would imagine.

We would love to go back to Denmark now the children are a bit older. It is very pricey, espeically eating out/coffee stops etc but the place is so incredible it's worth the extra!

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