Where to eat: Storms Pakhus
This is Odense's urban street food venue. A beautiful building with plenty of food trucks all serving high quality food and drinks in a sustainable setting. Another place is Arkaden Food Hall, where locals meet for “hygge”, bingo, quiz, music or to enjoy authentic food from around the world.
Where to explore: Odense Harbour and the islands of Ærø and Langeland
Odense Harbour has it all: food, swimming spots, cultural experiences and markets. Langeland offers wild nature, where you feel the buzz of the island’s history, and at the same time feel at ease. Ærø is almost perfect. Indescribable, spacious and a real adventure. It should be on everyone’s bucket list!
Where to hygge: Odense city
The whole island of Fyn is an attraction, but if I must choose a favourite place it would be Odense city which oozes true Danish “hygge”. The city centre offers a great atmosphere with shopping, cafes, Munke Mose Gardens, the King’s Garden and brims with the city’s magnificent history. Despite its size Odense has a local vibe, where people greet and smile at each other, regardless of who you are.
My best travel advice
Remember to bring a good pair of sneakers, an open heart and your smile. My best tip is not to plan too much. Let yourself be led by narrow roads and paths, and when you see a small sign that says farm shop, beach or nature attraction, follow them. No matter where you go you will find small hidden gems such as Nybro Fruit Plantation just north of Odense or the beautiful and unique nature by Assens.