Top 5 Summer Spots in Copenhagen

I’ve officially been living in Copenhagen for over a month and am becoming more and more comfortable and familiar with the area. Summer is in full swing and the weather is finally starting to resemble what I would consider typical summer weather. The sun is shining and it isn’t raining 24/7 for once!

Islands Brygge

I’ve made innumerable trips to Islands Brygge in the past week with all of the gorgeous weather we’ve been having in Copenhagen. It’s my favorite place to stop after class to sit and read or take a dip in the harbor with my friends. It consists of 3 pools and a high diving block that’s super fun (and slightly terrifying) to jump off of. It’s also on the bike ride home to my Kollegium from DIS, so it has been great to cool off and reset after class!

My friends and I in the harbor!

Reffen Street Food

Another place I’ve been frequenting religiously this summer is Reffen! Reffen is the perfect place for the foodie in everyone and is especially convenient for groups of people with varying tastes in food. It consists of several (fairly affordable) food stalls with every type of cuisine imaginable, and the overall environment really encourages the Danish spirit of Hygge, with music, dancing, conversation, good food, and bonfires.

Frederiksberg Palace

While it’s a bit out of the way, Frederiksberg Palace is a must-see in Copenhagen. It is my favorite place for an afternoon picnic and to catch up with friends after class. I highly recommend picnicking on the lawn with all the very interestingly shaped trees. You can also play lawn games or buy ice cream to enjoy!

Picnic on the lawn
The trees!


If you’re an amusement park person, or if you enjoy the ambiance terrified screams provide, you should spend a day at Tivoli! You can go in just to walk around or buy a pass to ride a few rides! However, if it’s especially warm that day, I would suggest waiting until the evening to make your experience less sweaty.

Botanical Gardens

The lawn of the Botanical Gardens is probably my favorite place to journal, read, and decompress after class. It’s free to enter and picnic/read on the lawn, and in the case of rain there are three museums (The Museum of Natural History, Zoological Museum, and Botanical Garden) that you can get discounted admission for being a student!

View of the gardens

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