The capital of Denmark, and maybe of Scandinavia.
The capital of Denmark, and maybe of Scandinavia, Copenhagen lies in the east coast of Zealand (Sjælland) looking over to southern Sweden. Copenhagen is cosmopolitan and charming, and hosts some of the best restaurants in the Nordic region. As recent as in 2014, Restaurant Noma was awarded the World’s Best Restaurant Award.
In the centre of town you can find Tivoli, a fun park that caters well for both adults and children, and is a nice half day activity. An evening beer at the pier in Nyhavn (New Haven) is not to be missed. Buy a few beers in a nearby shop and sit amongst the locals watching life go by with the backdrop of beautiful old wooden boats. For those with more sophisticated tastes, they can enjoy a meal at one of the many excellent seafood restaurants along the pier.
Our secret place to visit in Copenhagen and close to where the director of 50 Degrees North lived in the late 90’s is Christiania. Christiania is a self-governing community that has been squatting on an old naval area since the seventies. Their inventive, brightly coloured, home built houses are spectacular, as is the relaxed atmosphere — this is truly one of Copenhagen's most unique and best attractions. Be sure to check out the markets and handmade crafts in the area.