The flight from Reykjavic to Copenhagen is a super short one – our flight left bright and early from Iceland, so we could make sure to maximize our time in Copenhagen. Once we got to the airport, we didn’t even have to fuss with customs – hello EU rules. So we breezed right on through the airport, got our luggage and caught the metro. FYI – buy the 72 hour Metro pass for the four zones while you’re in the airport. It gets you on the metro, bus and train – as long as you don’t stray from the four zones. We only did so we could go to Sweden, but more on that later. FYI the Danes have this Metro thing figured out. It was pretty much the easiest and fastest way to get anywhere in Copenhagen.
After we got settled into our Airrbnb, we walked about 50 feet to find lunch at Kitchenette. It was this cute little pub place that had burgers and what not – B and I were a little more adventurous – I had the beef tenderloin and B had some fish with caviar. We celebrated making it to Denmark with a toast. It really was a cute little place.
After lunch, B, my sister and I headed into Freetown Christiania. Christiania is pretty much a hippie commune. They are left alone by the Denmark government – have their own water and power source – and also have an open cannabis market. Do not take pictures in the Green Zone – it is not allowed. You can drink and smoke freely throughout the commune, though. They’ve got food, their own flag, and is pedestrian – completely free of cars. Definitely swing through this amazing community if you hit up Copenhagen.
Once we returned back to the flat, we decided to go to Stroget Street – the walking street, where cars are prohibited, and there are tons and tons of shops and restaurants. Most of the stores close pretty early, so make sure you get there before 7pm if you want to do some shopping – the restaurants, of course, are open longer, but we were in search of the French hot dogs from the cart. I don’t remember much about living in Denmark when I was little, but I do remember these hot dogs. We did end up finding them toward the end of the street, and they were just as delicious as I remember. They even sell the hot dog sauce at grocery stores, and we definitely stocked up.
We didn’t stay out too late, and were exhausted from all the traveling, so we hit the hay pretty early. My sister had a jam-packed schedule for the second day so we had to get our rest! Day 1 of Denmark in the books – 2 more to go!