Copenhagen…in the winter. There are definitely disadvantages to traveling during the off season – weather doesn’t always play nice and kids missing school. However, there are clear advantages – no lines, no crowds, cheaper hotels, and (depending on perspective) missing school.
On our recent trip to Copenhagen, Denmark in December, however, we did encounter one slightly unexpected disadvantage – only 7 hours of daylight.
I mean, we knew to only expect barely 7 hours of light, but the reality didn’t really hit home until our first day at breakfast. There we were, at 7:00 am,
unable to sleep past 4 am due to jet lag time adjustment up and raring to start our first day in a new city, awaiting sunrise…7:30 am…7:45 am…8:00 am…8:15 am…8:30 am…8:45 am…and finally the light began to peak through the darkness! We knew we only had until about 3:40 pm until darkness descended again – so the race was on!
We started in beautiful Nyhavn:
Enjoyed all the beautiful canals and waterways!
We were tempted to make use of some of the alternate transportation to speed our tour along!
Jumped on the city trampolines to keep warm!
And finally made it back across the last bridge as night was falling on our first day…at 3:30 pm!
It was a good day. Some might say, magical.
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