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.
Taste & Experience Danish Christmas
Great for Merrymaking!!
- Public Tour
- Adults Ages 12+
- Children Child 6-11
- Children Child 0-5
Explore Danish Christmas with a local
Christmas (which is called Jul) in Denmark is a magical time full of traditions. Unfortunately, our Christmas markets don’t really do Danish Christmas justice, so join us on our Christmas walking tour instead and discover the meaning behind Danish holiday traditions – both the new and the ancient ones dating all the way back to the Yuletide traditions of Viking times.
- Discover Danish merry-making with a Copenhagen local and get a better understanding of Danish Christmas traditions – both past and present
- Indulge in a Nordic feast like the Vikings and taste Danish æbleskiver (kind of Christmas dougnuts), the best Gløgg (which is nothing like mulled wine) in town awarded by locals, gingerbread hearts and a Julebryg (Christmas beer) with a notorious reputation that awakes strong emotions in Danes
- Make it festive by hearing about or even dancing around a Christmas tree to one of the hottest Danish Christmas jams, play pakke-spil (a typical Danish Christmas game) and experience some of Copenhagen’s most charming and illustrative places of that elusive Danish Christmas hygge.
- Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, one-on-one recomendations for further exploring the city, æbleskiver (kind of Christmas dougnuts), gingerbread hearts, Copenhagen’s best Gløgg awarded by locals and a a Julebryg (Christmas beer) with a notorious reputation that awakes strong emotions in Danes
- Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for your guide and gifts for the Christmas game. We recommend to buy 2 gifts for a total of DKK20 per person from Flying Tiger of Copenhagen or Søstrene Grene.
- Local English-speaking guide.
- Æbleskiver (think Christmassy doughnuts).
- Gingerbread hearts.
- Copenhagen’s best Gløgg according to locals.
- A Julebryg (Christmas beer) with a notorious reputation that awakes strong emotions in Danes.
- Additional food and drinks.
- Souvenirs and items of a personal nature.
- Tips/gratuities for your guide.
- Gifts for the Christmas game. We recommend to buy 2 gifts for a total of DKK20 per person from Flying Tiger of Copenhagen or Søstrene Grene.
Ms. Aleksandra J. from Canada traveled on 22 Dec. 2021:
Such an amazing tour! We had a wonderful time visiting the city and getting to know all the aspects of it. But it was only because of very charismatic and reliable local guide which showed us not only the most popular sighs but also less known, yet still adorable places. As a group of 9 we really recommend this tour to all who want to see the real face of Christmas time Copenhagen.
Ms. Kate L. from the United States of America traveled on 22 Dec. 2021:
Kristian was amazing. He was both knowledgeable and passionate about Danish Christmas traditions. He made us all feel very welcome and comfortable. The food and drink we tried were delicious. We met other fun people on the tour as well. Great experience if you want to see some of Copenhagen by foot.
Mrs. Kristine B. from Canada traveled on 20 Dec. 2021:
Kristian was so enthusiastic and passionate about the traditions and his own personal experience as a Dane at Christmas. From the market, so the walking tour, to our gifts at the end, he was so fun to hang with! When we sat for a Christmas beer, we had such a great time connecting with the groups we toured with, that was wonderful. We made great connections with the other women on the tour and Kristian held the space for us to share and enjoy in the traditions he and his friends and colleagues enjoy this time of year!!
Mrs. Anne B. from the United Kingdom traveled on 19 Dec. 2022:
My girlfriend and I had a lovely Christmassy experience with Kristian. It was a perfect combination of food, drinks, stories and laughter. We didn’t end at the expected location for a final drink due to a scheduling error, but Kristian ran around to fix it and we ended up having a really nice time anyways. The group sat and drank and talked for way after the end of the tour, so this is a great way to make new friends. Kristian even tried to help us with our evening plans, so the experience lasts way longer than the 3 hours if you want it to.
Ms. Eileen P. from the United States of America traveled on 19 Dec. 2021:
Highly recommend this fun and interesting tour. Kristian was a great tour guide to our group of 8. Loved the special tastings and personal stories. And grabbing a Christmas beer with the group at the end and playing the Christmas game was a lot of fun.
Ms. Noy S. from France traveled on 17 Dec. 2022:
I couldn’t recommend more about having whatever kind of tour with Mie & Friends (especially with Sandra!). The Christmas tour made our trip, it was wonderful and magical. When we’ll come back to Copenhagen, I’m sure we’ll book another tour with them!
Ms. Alexa B. from United States of America traveled on 15 Dec. 2021:
What an incredible, intimate look inside Danish Christmas traditions. We really enjoyed learning fun facts and the incredible treats: gloog, Christmas beer, chocolates and more. We played a fun Christmas game at the end which was a blast. Highly recommend!
Ms. Ziqi L. from the United Kingdom traveled on 14 Dec. 2021:
Sandra is super nice and the trip is so much fun!!! We had the best gløgg, the best honey cake, and the best Æbleskiver together. We talked about Christmas and everything!!! We become friends after the tour!! I like that I’m actually making connections and it’s definitely not just a Christmas market tour. Will definitely go back to Mie and her friends!!! Recommend!!!!
Ms. Beth C. from United States of America traveled on 10 Dec. 2021:
I met Kristian for my experience…he spotted me first and came right up and introduced himself. I happened to be the only person signed up for this day’s holiday tour, so it ended up being more of a cultural/social chat with him as we strolled around Copenhagen’s Old Town. As a Danish native, Kristian was super knowledgeable in the local sights and holiday traditions. He also shared personal stories about what it’s like to be Scandinavian. This tour was a great way to kick off my short stay in Copenhagen!!
Ms. Rachel S. from United States of America traveled on 7 Dec. 2021:It’s a nice walk and you get to learn about Danish Christmas and taste different drinks & food. Sandra is really lovely and shared her family’s Christmas traditions and stories with us.
Mrs. Maria G. from Canada traveled on 3 Dec. 2021:
Great and fun afternoon out. Highlight was definitely gift exchange at the end for a bit of fun even though it was a little bothersome having to hunt for gifts upon an arrival to a new country 🙂 in the end it was worth it! Personal stories shared gave a good insight in to how locals see this festive time. Overall, would recommend
Ms. Helene T. from the United States of America traveled on 30 Nov. 2021:
What a great experience! We had a very friendly time with Sandra. She is an amazing person with strong knowledge. She shared her personal memories. We had a lot of fun during this tour.
Mr. Oleksandr B. from Ukraine traveled on 24 Nov. 2021:
This was an amazing experience in Copenhagen. Sandra is a very interesting woman, with a lot of personal stories, a lot of knowledges. I had a wonderful moment with her. I am now an expert when it comes to Danish Christmas! Thank you! Let’s dance around the Juletræ one more time!
Mrs. John S. from United States of America traveled on 21 Nov. 2021:
Really enjoyed this tour! Warm, fuzzy Christmas feelings (must have been the glogg!). Enjoyed the Christmas stories and snacks and we loved the visit to the pub at the end and the game we played. This will be a regular Christmas game at home now! Thank you for making our trip to Copenhagen unforgettable!
Ms. Natalie O. from United States of America traveled on 22 Dec. 2019:This tour helped us settle into Copenhagen and learn more about the local Christmas traditions. We loved Kristian’s stories about his own Christmas childhood memories and traditions. We enjoyed the interaction with the other guests too eg playing the Christmas present game at the end.
Mr. Scott J. from Canada traveled on 19 Dec. 2019:
Kristian truly is made for this job. He’s energetic, genuine, friendly and got this Scrooge filled with the Christmas spirit. (This is significant since I’m a horrible person with such a dark outlook; my kids actually throw things at my head this time of year cause they get tired looking at my scowl. Good work, Kristian!)
I loved all the stories about his family holidays and felt I really got a taste of Danish Christmas and Hygge. Plus, we got many personal insights (translate-culture and history) as we walked through the city to the different (and quality) stops. The gift exchange game is truly worth the time and Flying Tigers really has quality fun and cheap gifts to buy. We enjoyed every minute and wished it was longer than the three hours. If we make it to Kobenhavn again we will look Kristian up for another one of his tours.
Mr. Ginny H. from Germany traveled on 17 Dec. 2019:We loved this tour! We felt Kristian’s enthusiasm for Christmas through and through. He was full of stories and Danish Christmas culture. The song and dance around the tree was a treat. The best part was playing the present game. Be sure to bring 2 WRAPPED gifts worth under $3 each or 20 Kroner.
Ms. Keisha N. from United States of America traveled on 14 Dec. 2019:
Amazing winter experience full interesting facts about Danish Christmas. I highly recommend this small, private tour full of traditional Christmas snacks, drinks and stories! I would definitely do it all over again!
Mrs. Jennie S. from the United Kingdom traveled on 6 Dec. 2019:
Loved this experience!! By far one of the best things we did on our trip to Copenhagen! Definitely felt like we got to experience the true spirit of a Danish Christmas. 🙂
Mr. Brian T. from The United States of America traveled on 2 Dec. 2019:
Sandra was so sweet and warm and made us feel very welcome the moment we met to begin the tour. She was very knowledgeable about Danish culture and Christmas—as we are now also thanks to this wonderful tour and her willingness to share In such a friendly manner. She was so inviting and we truly hit it off. We laughed and shared a good bit about our Christmas traditions—and the uniqueness of Copenhagen. If you’re coming to Copenhagen to learn more about Christmas (Danish style) in order to embrace the “happy” living Hygge mindset—then do take this tour and immerse yourself in it. Sandra is a phenomenal host and a New friend! She followed up this awesome tour with giving us a list of Danish Christmas key points to follow up on later because we enjoyed them so much. Aebleskiver is now a Christmas tradition with family. :-). We really enjoyed this tour with Sandra and have commented on it often in the past few days quite fondly. We have recommended Sandra and this tour to other travel groups because we liked it so much.
Mrs. Michelle V. from the United States of America traveled on 28 Nov. 2019:
Absolutly amazing. These guys are genuine good people who know there way around the city. These tours made our trip to Denmark a truly once in a lifetime experience.
Ms. Jessica P. from the United States of America traveled on 27 Nov. 2019:
This Christmas tour is so charming and hyggeligt. We loved walking around Copenhagen learning about the history of Jul in Denmark and some of the traditions! Fun, cozy, relaxed and just the right amount of time. Thank you Sandra! 🇩🇰❤️
Ms. Emilie S. from Canada traveled on 24 Nov. 2019:
Our host Sandra made our day! We felt Danish for one afternoon, she was very funny as interesting and we really enjoyed the Christmas game with the group at the end, and the Glugg and danish pastries 😉 You should definitely go for it