Recipe for Hygge

(91 reviews)
Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
30 mins

About the tour

Hygge (pronounced "hoo-gah") requires fat, sugar, alcohol, candles and friends. Hygge is to the Danes what chic is to the French. It's the coming together over a flickering candlelight with some frikadeller (meatballs) and cake. It's so much part of the national psyche that the Danes are Europe's biggest consumers of candles, burning their way through about 6 kgs (13 lbs) per person every year. You can 'hygge' all year round too - minus the candles in summer Your storytelling and gourmet guide, Heather, will lead you on a quest to find some locked down hygge; pondering the whys and wherefores of this global phenomenon, and the perfect antidote to all the current woes of the world. She'll also explore the origins of Danish food, drink and New Nordic Cuisine. You’ll be surprised, amused and probably very hungry by the end of the tour, so get the coffee brewed and watch out Heather's best Danish cake recipe on her @WWWCopenhagen Facebook page. You'll need something to savour as you wander through the cobbled streets of olde Copenhagen, over the ‘Kissing Bridge’, and into the Instagrammable heart of Copenhagen – Nyhavn. This picturesque canal side area, once home to Hans Christian Andersen is still full of nautical charm, and oozing oodles of authentic hygge vibes.

Meet your local guide


We call Heather a guide but she has so many skills it feels like a single label isn't enough. It’d be more accurate to call her a guide, storyteller, journalist, artist, historian and novelist. But then that would be a long title… Packing her personality and the colourful history of Denmark all into one live-stream can only mean a boatful of fun and entertainment. Join her as she shares her love of Copenhagen and her infectious humour with you!

Heather has been guiding since Jul 2012

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Copenhagen with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Copenhagen. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Maria L.

05 February 2021

Enjoyable tour. Not as much substance as some tours but very pleasant.

Sonja M.

05 February 2021

Love the route we took, well paced, such a beautiful city with delicious food!

Cynthia W.

01 February 2021

Awesome tour. She left me hungry and needing an in-person trip to Copenhagen. Heather is so much fun. The information, sites, and history are awesome. You have to take a tour with Heather.

Tariq K.

01 February 2021

fabulous tour with a fabulous guide

Sabine S.

01 February 2021

This was my 2nd tour with Heather and it won't be my last!

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