- Our Signature Tour
If you want to understand Denmark, you need to understand hygge. Take a peek into Copenhagen’s local life and find your own happy place on the hygge and happiness tour.
Venture off the Beaten Path!
This tour screams Copenhagen! Experience the true essence of this colorful and progressive city with a trip to the trendy neighborhood of Nørrebro. Formerly a working-class district, the area has now blossomed into a multi-cultural smorgasbord of funky design shops, diverse restaurants, and achingly cool dive bars. Come with us to check out one of Europe’s most exciting and innovative parks and get a flavor of what to see, do, and buy in the hippest district in the city.
Lovingly nicknamed ‘NørreBronx’ because of its past reputation as a rough district, Nørrebro is now one of the coolest and most densely populated areas in Denmark. Home to artists, foodies, and a host of quirky start-ups, alternative culture thrives here amongst the 55 nationalities that call Nørrebro home.
After meeting you, we head over to the bus stop to jump on the legendary Nørrebro ’5C’ bus and make our way to one of the most diverse parks in the world.
Resembling a mini ’World Expo,’ the park does a cracking job of celebrating the diversity of the local population, displaying artwork and artifacts inspired by countries around the world. Inspiringly, many of the items on display were chosen by the community of Nørrebro as symbols of their heritage.
We take time to explore a crashed airplane and have a go on the famous Japanese octopus slide as we traverse playgrounds, green spaces, and plenty of cycle paths to get a taste of how the Danes like to have fun!
Copenhageners love to cycle and why not? The city is built for cyclists, with hundreds of kilometres of cycle lanes and a traffic light system that favours two wheels. Nørrebro is blissfully traffic-free and we get a feel for the city’s proud cycling culture as we pound the pedestrianised streets of the district.
No tour in Copenhagen is complete without a nod to its gloriously exciting and progressive food scene. We don’t want to spoil the surprise but we make a stop for a very special treat (hint: it is prepared using nitrogen!), to keep those energy levels high.
In short, make sure you bring your appetite for adventure as we indulge in this cultural exploration. We promise there are plenty of opportunities to see and find the hip, the quaint, and the unusual. Whether you’re buying a souvenir in one of the many quirky concept stores or you’re looking to discover inspiring and iconic works of art amongst the urban sprawl, Nørrebro has it covered.
After admiring the cool innovation and versatile resourcefulness of the Danes, our tour ends on a historic note at the attractive Assistens Cemetery, home to one of Denmark’s most famous sons, Hans Christian Andersen, writer of your favourite fairytales.
Copenhagen is a city of contrasts; experience them through the eyes of a local and get the most out of your stay in this exciting city.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, bus fare, plenty of recommendations for further exploring the city, and a surprise iced treat from an innovative local entrepreneur.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips and gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear suitable footwear for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain.
Your Trip: For your tour, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 10 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of six and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of six are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of six. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Ms. Rebecca L. from the United Kingdom traveled on 25 Oct. 2019:
It’s always so enriching to see a place I would’ve otherwise overlooked through the perspective of a proud resident. Such a cool experience in the Copenhagen most people probably don’t get to see!
Ms. Sofia G. from Bulgaria traveled on 16 Oct. 2019:
Sandra was incredibly knowledgeable, she really shows how much she loves her city and how well she knows it. Lovely to talk and walk around with.
Mrs. Maria C. from Australia traveled on 8 Oct. 2019:
I had an opportunity to get to know a new area and a different view of Copenhagen from young creative people. Though it was my 4th visit, this tour contributed a lot to my perspective. Thank you, guys!
Ms. Sara L. from the United Kingdom traveled on 28 Sep. 2019:
Norrebro is a fascinating area of Copenhagen rich with recent and current history. The tour was made exceptionally interesting by my guide Kristian, who is both a long time resident and had an active role in a part of its history. I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in urban development and history.
Mr. Kevin T. from United States of America traveled on 17 Sep. 2019:
Great tour of a less travelled area of Copenhagen. Really enjoyed it and found some areas I likely would have glossed over. Recommended!
Mr. Jan H. from Germany traveled on 5 Sep. 2019:
An interesting and informative tour of a cool area of the city that I would be less likely to have found without this tour on a short visit to the city. Jens, my guide, was very knowledgable, friendly and interesting to spend the time with. I would definitely recommend
Ms. Lily T. from Canada traveled on 28 Aug. 2019:
Kristian was a wonderful tour guide, engaged, invested and passionate. His knowledge of the neighbourhood was that of an insider’s, with the addition of a sympathetic social history which provided insight into Danish life and politics. I believe it changed the way we enjoyed and engaged with Copenhagen. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour. Thank you!
Mr. Ryan K. from The United States of America traveled on 12 Aug. 2019:
Kristian was amazing. Not only did we get to hear a lot about the culture and history about the neighborhood, we got to try a dessert from a local store. I went on a different city tour the following day and was disappointed that it wasn’t a personal or informational as this one. If I ever go back I might just hire Kristian to take me all over Copenhagen!
Ms. Dominique H. from France traveled on 29 Jul. 2019:
I really enjoyed this guided tour where I discovered, among other things, the magnificent cemetery and a pretty little street lined with shops, cafes and restaurants. I particularly loved the ice cream offered by the guide. I highly recommend this tour.
Mr. Dan O. from United States of America traveled on 21 Jun. 2019:
This was a fun walking tour. Mie knows the neighborhood well and she had some fascinating stories about how it has changed in the last 10 years. Thanks for a fun afternoon!
Ms. Yuri K. from Japan traveled on 1 Jun. 2019:
Mie was a friendly and professional tour guide. Not only about the tour, but also she explained a lot about life in Copenhagen in response to our questions. Thank you, Mie for the pleasant walk together.
Mrs. Janine L. from United States of America traveled on 15 May. 2019:
I loved the tour. Jacob was a terrific guide, he was knowledgeable of the area and Copenhagen from politics to culture and more. We had a small group of 4 so it felt intimate and friendly. Jacob made us immediately feel at ease and we all contributed with questions and our own insights and opinions. It was a great day and I felt I learned a lot about the different diversities in Copenhagen. I would definately recommended to visitors who are looking for a tour that’s unique and off the beaten track.
Ms. Mona M. from Australia traveled on 28 Apr. 2019:
A+++++++++ exceptional experience! I really enjoyed this tour very much. I learnt a lot about the history, culture and things to do. Highly recommended! He went above and beyond and took me to the metro station and provided me with recommendations for things to do A+.
Mrs. Meghan R. from Canada traveled on 15 Apr. 2019:
This was a great way to see a neighborhood in Copenhagen that I maybe wouldn’t have explored on my own. I learned interesting facts and history about the area, and got exposure to more of the city. It was my second tour with Copenhagen Urban Adventures and both were exceptional with great guides!
Ms. Sarah K. from the United Kingdom traveled on 26 Mar. 2019:
This tour was the highlight of our trip! Jamshed gave us a great description of Nørrebro’s history and what it’s like to live there now. This tour showed us a lot of the diversity of modern Copenhagen, along with some great shop and restaurant recommendations. This is a great option to get out of the city center and learn about this wonderful neighborhood.
Mrs. Tracy C. from Australia traveled on 8 Mar 2019:
Jens was friendly and personable. He obviously had a connection with the area we toured and had great depth of knowledge and insight. We enjoyed his company and the view of Copenhagen he presented.
Mr. Fungai L. from Canada traveled on 25 Feb 2019:
Many thanks to Mie for guiding us through! This tour was better than expected and it felt like exploring with a friend. Would definitely recommend if you want to know this cool area and get some insider tips!
Mr. Joseph M. from United States of America traveled on 18 Feb 2019:
It was just me and my wife on the tour so we we were lucky to get a private tour from Jens. Jens grew up in Norrebro and therefore gave us a unique viewpoint of his neighborhood. He was flexible with focusing his discussion on anything we wanted to talk about. The coffeeshop stop gave us a good time to speak freely about more general questions about Copenhagen and how Denmark does life compared to the world.
Ms. Lexi K. from Canada traveled on 28 Jan 2019:
Jeppe was a wonderful and knowledgeable host! He was kind and funny and I felt like I was just walking town with a friend, I definitely recommend this!
Mr. Dylan W. from England traveled on 13 Jan 2019:
Took this tour on first evening in the city. It went ahead even though I was the only person booked on. Other compaines would have cancelled – so thank you. So I enjoyed the tour around the city centre with the slightly crazy Jamshed (happily bonding over a mutual liking of Bristol bands!). Got taken to lots of cool places that I wouldn’t have gone to alone, or wouldn’t have known about. Learnt about the city, contemporary and historic stuff. I’d definitely reecommend to friends.
Mrs. Brittany W. from United States of America traveled on 22 Dec 2018:
Had an absolute blast on this tour and learned a bunch of super interesting history about Nørrebro. Our group was fairly small, just me (solo) and an adorable family of four (two parents, two kids). Søren did a wonderful job balancing the right amount of history and engagement for the adults and fun/play for the kiddos. Would definitely recommend for anyone who wants some insight into a different part of Copenhagen that’s culturally rich and super diverse.
Ms. Therese S. from USA traveled on 3 Nov 2018:
The tour was wonderful. Jam was very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the culture. I felt like I was going for a walk with a member of my family. It showed a different side of the city that I would never have seen on my own. I highly recommend it.
Mr. Brock K. from USA traveled on 21 Oct 2018:
Walking the Nørrebro neighborhood with Mie was a wonderful experience. She is so knowledgeable of its history and community. She knows all the good places to eat and have coffee. And she’s so nice! I would highly recommend this experience if you are wanting to get a more intimate feel of Copenhagen’s best neighborhood.
Mrs. Maureen M. from the United Kingdom traveled on 7 Oct 2018:
Mie’s tour was awesome! She is very knowledgeable and personable, giving insight to local Danish culture and urban form. We very much appreciated her variety of locations in her tour and the background stories she shared. Also the surprise treat was awesome! My only wish is that we did this tour sooner in our trip! Would highly recommend – thank you Mie and all the best!
Ms. Hannah R. from Canada traveled on 28 Aug 2018:
I took my better half on this tour during his second visit to Copenhagen and it was awesome. We’d already done the main tourist things last time, so this this time we wanted of the beaten track. Jam was a great guide, who created a friendly and intimate atmosphere. I almost forgot that we were on a tour and not walking with a pal. We went to some interesting places, many of which we would have never stumbled across. Definitely worth it!
Mrs. Denise K. from USA traveled on 14 May 2018:
We were in Copenhagen June of 2018 and had a 2 hour walking tour of the Norrebro neighborhood. She was very knowledgeable and easy going. We walked and talked and saw a lot of local culture that we would not have been able to see on another tour. I would highly recommend Urban Adventure tours to anyone. They are local people giving you a walking tour, information, and customize the tour to your likes and interests. My husband is disabled, she took that into account and the tour was easy for him to keep up with. Thanks again Mie!!
Mr. Atle S. from Australia traveled on 2 May 2018:
Mie does a great job of showing you a great part of the city that is outside the main tourist spots. Cool sites, shops, and restaurants! Very knowledgeable about her city and overall just a great person to get insight about the places on the tour and the city as a whole.