Denmark, for the uninitiated, isn’t exactly a backpacker-friendly destination. Despite that, Copenhagen is usually on the list of most travellers – After all, it has earned the reputation of apparently being the happiest city in the world! So, can you take a trip to Copenhagen in budget? We say yes! Here’s a list of tips that may come in handy.
- Take a cycle. Not many may know, Copenhagen is among the best cycle-friendly destinations in Europe. You will see a lot of people on their bikes and often without a helmet. Rentals are easily available, and yes, you can also get a bike with GPS enabled. Taking a cycle along is the ideal way to explore the nooks and corners, to find the hidden gems, and you would be encouraged by locals too, because it’s a good choice for the environment.
- Understand the transportation system. Even if you don’t have the time to take a cycle, you can get around Copenhagen using the transportation system that’s pretty reliable. Metro runs for 24 hours, trains are available till 00.30am, and if you are trying to save some money, get a Citypass, which is valid for 24 hours. There’s also a card available for a week.
- Go for a hotel apartment. Hotels can be expensive in this city, especially if you are traveling with a group. You can opt for apartment Copenhagen holiday short term, which are located all over the city, the best ones being in Østerbro. Apartment rentals are extremely well-maintained, and while the price might seem higher than a standard hotel room, you will still save while traveling with more than two people.
- Save on your food. Unless you are in mood to spend on high-end restaurants, you don’t have to shell a lot to enjoy Nordic dining. There are some amazing street food options, especially in and around Paper Island, and even craft beers and world cuisines are extremely affordable. Of course, people in Scandinavian countries love their hot dogs, which can be found in most areas of the city.
- Make a note of your travel plans. If you don’t hop around and travel in an unplanned manner, you can save a lot of money. Make sure that you have a day’s plan in hand, included what’s close by, and that way, you can also cover the nearby destinations on your cycle. Drinks in Copenhagen aren’t exactly cheap, so maybe it’s a better idea to check the supermarket and get your stock.
Copenhagen is a unique experience by all means, and we recommend that you try and spread your budget a bit. Denmark is expensive, but if you are smart enough, you can actually save a whole lot of money. A good idea is to book your flights in advance, and if you try and contact the hotel apartments ahead of arrival, you can get a special price. Why wait? The Danish capital deserves your attention and a visit by all means – pack your bags now!