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.

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Christmas in Copenhagen

It's December, and the holiday spirit is sweeping through Copenhagen! Here is a small selection of the many events you can experience this month during the city's festival, Copenhagen Christmas.

NorthSide, Roskilde, and other unique Danish events worth travelling for in 2017

Top Events in Denmark 2017

No matter what month it is, you'll find captivating events to entertain and thrill you in 2017, including world-famous Roskilde Festival and unique events like the Skagen Winter Swimming Festival. The winter and autumn months are a perfect time to check out Denmark's world-class museums. During the spring and summer, there are a wealth of outdoor festivals and music events. Immerse yourself in Danish culture at Denmark's top events in 2017. (Photo: Christina Sørensen)

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A different side of #Copenhagen 

Celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare at Hamlet's Castle in Denmark

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Introducing Jason Hort, @serialtourist

The travel bug bit Jason Hort at an early age.

"I had an ambition to travel and see the world when I was a kid, and it's never gone away," says the financial manager from the UK, who goes by the tag @serialtourist on Instagram.

When Jason is not working his day job in Kent, England, he's planning his next journey.

Plenty of room off the beaten path in Rømø

According to Jason Hort, Denmark's charm lies in its variety of sights and experiences. The financial manager from the UK has visited Denmark about a dozen times over the years.

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.

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Understated #70s cool

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Nørrebro dining at #Relae

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.

Zoos, safaris and amusement parks

Lions, tigers and bears! Oh, my! Denmark has a number of world-class safari parks and zoos that let you get up close and personal with your favourite animals. If you're an adrenaline junkie, check out the rollercoasters, go-carts and water slides that can be found at amusement parks in pretty much every part of the country.

Where to find culinary adventure and genuine Danish atmosphere

Explore The Danish Lakelands Culinary Scene

The Danish Lakelands is a truly extraordinary place where impressive forests, inviting lakes, wild coasts, charming towns and lots of warm-heartedness takes you in to a world of good old Danish values, where intimacy, natural resources and creativity together set the frames for exciting culinary experiences.

The garden of Denmark

Culinary Fyn – the garden of Denmark

The island of Fyn and its rich soil is the foundation for excellent foods. On Fyn, we celebrate the delicious locally produced delicacies with food festival. From May through October, there is plenty of opportunity to get a taste of Fyn – whether they are composed of vegetables, cheese, fruit, beer, or chocolate. The island of Fyn is filled with local producers and farm shops where the specialty items are endless and tasty, and all represent quality products from Fyn.