Sunday, May 26, 2024

Combining Iceland and Copenhagen into one journey

Image: Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark (Photo via Getty Images)

Travellers can combine the outstanding Danish cuisine, architecture, and culture with the extraordinary natural landscapes of Iceland. The new advertising campaign from Icelandair and VisitDenmark emphasises how simple it is to fly from Iceland to places in Denmark with Icelandair. An fascinating six-day itinerary between the two nations was developed in cooperation between the airline, VisitDenmark, and 50 Degrees North. There are several chances for tourists at these two locations.

The Cosiest Capital in Europe
The Danish “hygge” culture, which can be loosely translated as cosy, is well-known. Copenhagen is home to some of the top eateries in Scandinavia and serves as Northern Europe’s cosiest capital.

Christiania neighborhood in Copenhagen, Denmark

PHOTO: Christiania neighborhood in Copenhagen, Denmark. (photo via Yarygin/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

fifty degrees The entire list of must-see sights in Copenhagen is included in North’s itinerary. Visitors get the opportunity to explore Tivoli Gardens, the city’s most well-known attraction. The atmosphere is one of the reasons the amusement park attracts more than 4 million visitors annually. It’s open over big holidays like Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s, and the rides, restaurants, and concerts there are unmatched.

Nyhavn is a must-see location for travellers to Copenhagen. The city’s name derives from its historical prominence as a centre for ship traders. The location is now well-liked for dining al fresco, people-watching, and hosting a warm Christmas market.

Among other attractions in the city, tourists should see Amalienborg, the queen’s palace, Strget, Copenhagen’s shopping district, the Round Tower, a 17th-century observatory, and the vibrant and contentious Christiania neighbourhood.

Aerial view of the Copenhagen, Denmark skyline

PHOTO: Aerial view of the Copenhagen, Denmark skyline. (photo via SeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Copenhagen is a hotspot for architecture right now in particular. The area has been designated as the 2023 UNESCO World Capital of Architecture. The event’s focal point is the city’s DAC (Danish Architecture Centre), which is a terrific destination to visit and offers guided city tours.

Copenhagen has a fantastic food scene, and Geranium, the Best Restaurant in the World in 2022, is located there. It is situated on the eighth level above Parken, the home of Denmark’s national football team, and offers panoramic views of Faelledparken as well as dishes made by head chef and co-owner Rasmus Kofoed. Refshaleen, one of Copenhagen’s hippest neighbourhoods and a centre for both culinary and artistic culture, is home to the city’s vibrant food scene. Foods of Copenhagen offers culinary excursions that allow visitors to Copenhagen to experience the city’s cuisine.

There are numerous day tours available for people who desire to travel outside of the city. These include exploring North Zealand’s shoreline and the town of Helsingr, where guests can walk in Hamlet’s shoes at the Kronborg Castle. Just one hour from Copenhagen, tourists can visit Odense, the city where Hans Christian Andersen was born, and the brand-new Hans Christian Andersen Hus museum. The opulent Frederiksborg Castle is frequently referred to as the Nordic Versailles. The nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site Roskilde Cathedral is another attraction. The Viking Ship Museum is another location that showcases more than a thousand years of history.

A guided city tour of Copenhagen is part of the 50 Degrees North programme, as does a canal boat tour with Hey Captain and a foodie biking tour with Foods of Copenhagen.

Icelandic Wonders

Travellers from all over the world are fascinated by Iceland’s natural wonders, including its glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, and northern lights. Visitors flock to Iceland to take in its geothermal delights, experience its distinctive culture, and be in awe of spectacular locations like the Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss Waterfall, and ingvellir National Park. Visitors can be wild and free and escape the everyday in the country.


When creating your Iceland itinerary, there are many options to consider. Reykjavik, the nation’s capital, is a popular weekend getaway spot for tourists, or they can visit one of Iceland’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the summer, visitors can enjoy the midnight sun, while in the gloomier winter months, they can stay up late seeing the aurora borealis.

The special journey offered by 50 Degrees North to Iceland takes visitors to the Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa on the Reykjanes Peninsula, as well as the well-known Golden Circle.

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland. (photo via elkaphotos/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland. (photo via elkaphotos/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Travelling with Icelandair
Copenhagen is one of the more than 20 locations in Europe that Icelandair connects via its hub in Iceland. The airline offers daily, year-round service, and there is no additional airfare charge, making it easier than ever to visit these two amazing locations in one trip.

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