This is 'hygge'

Many are saying that 'hygge' could be the new trend in 2017, a centuries-old lifestyle concept coming from the Nordic countries.

A good example of the feeling of  'hygge' is, if you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and is surrounded by tasteful soft furnishings and perhaps even a candle or you are sitting by the fire wearing a woolly jumper while drinking mulled wine and stroking a dog. 

This lifestyle and way of thinking are widely used in many of the Nordic countries, where you are featuring warm interiors or take a winter cottage getaways.


What is 'hygge'?

Broadly it means a positive approach to living and where you enjoy the everyday experience with a focus on togetherness and prioritising the people in your life with a focus on warm interiors, handmade bunting and winter cottage getaways. The idea is to relax and feels as at home as possible and forget life's worries.

In the Nordic countries, it is said to be the concepts of attitude to life. The word itself is coming from Norway, but today Denmark is most famous for this 'hygge' and a way of living and how to do things, often used in daily conversation. 


How is 'hygge' pronounced?"

It can be pronounced variously as 'hoog-jar', 'hyue-gar' or 'hoo-gah', and usually, it is translated into English as 'cosiness'. The adjectival form of 'hygge' is 'hyggeligt'. This is often used as a compliment to a host after a pleasant evening at their home.

Cosy Denmark

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

Take a walk through historic Nyhavn with the many beautiful historic houses. Hans Christian Andersen, the famous Danish author, lived here and got inspiration to write many of his famous fairy tales. Today Nyhavn has enjoyable cozy restaurants and cafes, and especially in the summer Nyhavn is a hit for both locals and many tourists.

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The King's Garden

The King's Garden

Take a break from your sightseeings in Copenhagen, and do like the locals, just enjoy this amazing garden, sometimes also called Rosenborg Garden.

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The Deer Park

The Deer Park

The Deer Park is situated just north of Copenhagen and is a very beautiful old royal park with and old castle in the centre of the park.

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Kerteminde

Kerteminde

Kerteminde is an old small town around half a hour drive from Odense.

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Ribe

Ribe

Ribe is the oldest town in Denmark and one of the oldest in the Nordic countries and is more than 1000 years old.

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The Funen Village Museum

The Funen Village Museum

The Funen Village is a Danish open-air museum located Odense. Here you can see 25 buildings most of which date to the 18th and 19th century.

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Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the world with amusements, green oases, gourmet food, events, concerts and much more

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Ebeltoft

Ebeltoft

The town of Ebeltoft is known for its quaint narrow cobble stoned streets with half-timbered houses which make it a very picturesque town.
Romantic surroundings The old town hall, from 1576, is very special. Many couples come to Ebeltoft to be married here as it offers the perfect romantic setting. A number of other very old and well-preserved buildings are situated along the following streets, Adelgade, Overgade and Nedergade.
"Fregatten Jutland" The historic Ebeltoft is surrounded by beautiful scenery, attractive beaches, and a really cosy and maritime harbour environment ...

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The Old Town Museum

The Old Town Museum

The old city of Aarhus is a National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture.

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Why Visit Denmark

The Happy Danes

The Happy Danes

The Danes was awarded as the most happy people in the World in 2013, 2014 and 2016 by The United Nations World Happiness Report.

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Unique Architecture

Unique Architecture

Danish design products are the essence of high quality, creativity, simplicity and comfort.

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Natural Adventures

Natural Adventures

Denmark is unique related to beautiful wide sandy beaches, but also for cliffs with great views.

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Fairy Tale Castles

Fairy Tale Castles

Enjoy and be captivated by the Danish fairy tale castles

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The Brave Vikings

The Brave Vikings

In Denmark, you can find traces of the Vikings many places. Visit an attraction, event or landmark to get inspired.

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H.C. Andersen`s Fairy Tales

H.C. Andersen`s Fairy Tales

Find out about the world famous writer and his life

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Distinctive Attractions

Distinctive Attractions

Find out about Danish distinctive attractions

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Popular City Breaks

Popular City Breaks

Be amused and enjoy a stay in Danish popular cities

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Funen Travel

Funen Travel

At Funen you find many fairytale castles and beautiful nature.

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