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Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word 'hygge' (pronounced 'hooga') translates roughly to 'cosiness'. It may be hard to say, but that hasn't stopped people finding out that hygge might be a recipe for a happier life. Oxford Dictionaries even shortlisted hygge as one of their Words of the Year 2016! But what is hygge really? Are candles hygge? Woolly socks? As our guide Anna discovers, there's much more to the unique Danish concept of hygge...

The art of Danish hygge

The art of Danish hygge (clone)

Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word 'hygge' (pronounced 'hooga') translates roughly to 'cosiness'. It may be hard to say, but that hasn't stopped people finding out that hygge might be a recipe for a happier life. Oxford Dictionaries even shortlisted hygge as one of their Words of the Year 2016! But what is hygge really? Are candles hygge? Woolly socks? As our guide Anna discovers, there's much more to the unique Danish concept of hygge...

Sun, cuisine, sea, and more

Bornholm Island Highlights

Denmark's easternmost island in the Baltic sea is a sight to behold. The island receives many hours of sunshine and its extraordinary light has a long history of attracting artists. This slow-paced, friendly place is the only place in Denmark where you can walk craggy, granite coastline. Known for pure, white beaches, you can enjoy a unique island culture of round churches, regional delecacies, and quaint fishing villages, all among postcard-perfect scenery.

Highlights of Denmark's Garden Island

Fyn Highlights

Fyn often gets overlooked for the bright lights of Copenhagen and Aarhus, but it shouldn't be that way. The island is home to Denmark's vibrant third largest city, Odense, is the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, and offers farm fresh cuisine and laid back countryside living. Continue below to get a closer look at this Danish hidden gem. 

Find Your Next Favorite Island

12 Danish Island Getaways

Denmark is a top destination for island hopping. Here you’ll find more than 400 named islands (72 of them inhabited) and tons of beautiful harbors and quiet beaches to escape to. Most of the small islands can be reached by ferryboat any time of the year. Below you’ll find 12 of our small favorites. 

Frederiksborg Castle Instagrammed

Denmark's Favorite Castle

World's Happiest Country? 12 ways you can get happy in Denmark

If you head to one of the world's happiest countries, will some of that happiness rub off on you? You’ll have to come to Denmark to find out! The World Happiness Report has repeatedly named Denmark as the happiest country on Earth. Some researchers claim that Danes are born a bit happier than other people. Whether or not Danes have a built-in happiness gene, their contentment grows out of a number of things which you too can experience when you visit Denmark.

If you travel to Europe, you don't want to miss out on Denmark!

10 reasons why your European vacation should include Denmark

Are you planning a visit to Denmark or maybe just looking for some travel inspiration before you decide where to go? Whether you wish to expand your vacation in Denmark with a Scandinavian tour or to combine Denmark with some other European countries, here are ten reasons why you should definitely include Denmark in your European vacation.

Denmark Instagrammed: Aarhus

#Aarhus2017, European Capital of Culture!

ARoS Art Museum, the Queen's summer home and more famous sights in Aarhus!

15 Things To Do in and Around Aarhus

Thinking of a short break in Aarhus? We're here to help you plan a few days in Aarhus, packed with some of Scandinavia's most unique tourist attractions and Danish events you shouldn't miss. Aarhus is the perfect city break destination. It's small and easy to get to know, it's full of photo-worthy sights, like the Iceberg building and Your Rainbow Panorama at the ARos Art Museum.

How to find a little bit of coziness at the most hygge time of year

Top Christmas Hygge Experiences in Copenhagen

One of the most commonly-used words in Denmark has no English translation. Hygge, pronounced hoo-ga, is often translated as coziness. But to the Danes, hygge means a lot more than that. Deeply rooted in the Danish culture, hygge is about living in the moment and spending quality time with friends and family. Enjoying delicious food or a great cup of coffee, having a good time with loved ones or creating a cozy atmosphere, usually by lighting candles. That's hygge.

Skjoldungernes Land National Park

Located just a 30-minute train ride from Copenhagen, Skjoldungernes Land was created to preserve the rich natural areas that border Roskilde Fjord.

Copenhagen opens Olafur Eliasson's new Circle Bridge

Some are jogging across the new Circle Bridge designed by Olafur Eliasson. Others are biking it. Latte-drinking parents push their prams across, and stock traders take a break on it.

Faaborg

Meander through Faaborg's small streets, enjoy the city's relaxed atmosphere, or visit the historic city centre which includes half-timbered houses and a monastery church dating from 1477.

In the summer time, head to harbour which teams with life as schooners and yachts lay anchor. The harbour baths also offer a cool place to refresh and take in the sun.