I had a quick mid-week work trip to Copenhagen and Kelley was able to tag along. We did not have a lot of time to explore the city but I am not sure we could have tolerated much more time there due to the polar vortex that caused crushingly cold temperatures (~-15C with a wicked wind chill) throughout most of Europe and the snowstorm that shutdown Ireland. I have never experienced a wind that gave me an instant brain freeze!
Denmark is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries but in the 16th century it was one of the largest, ruling all of Norway and most of Sweden. Before that, Denmark, along with Norway and Sweden, was home to those pesky Vikings. The Danish Vikings were even responsible for the founding of Dublin! Copenhagen is Denmark’s beautiful capital city and is home to some fabulous architecture, gardens, palaces, museums, and urban spaces. Despite the frigid temperatures it was lovely to walk around and explore and I bet it would be especially lovely on a warm summer day!
To cap off our stay in Copenhagen we did a canal tour to get a unique view of the city and experience a new level of cold as we busted through the sea ice.
And that was our trip to Copenhagen! Like I said it was quick trip but there is lots more to explore, especially in warmer weather!
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Thanks for showing us a different Copenhagen: frozen yet still very beautiful 🙂 I think you did a great job. Although it was icy cold, you still walked outside and made such wonderful photos. Thumb up!
May have been a short trip, but great pics!
These are absolutely incredible pictures. I would not have survived the cold and admire the two of you for your adventuresome spirits….always wiling to enjoy the experience!