For my third and final day in Copenhagen, I decided to venture a little further afield and took an hour bus ride to the National Aquarium Denmark. I enjoyed my bus ride because I felt a lot less like a tourist – driving through the more local areas of Copenhagen.
The stunning aquarium was more than worth the hour’s journey – although it was overpacked with kids. However, it was nice. It was large and divided into four sections, including a giant glass wall to see into a large tank (where I watched a feeding show) and a transparent tunnel, to help get up and close with all the fish.
There was also a small outside jungle like area which reminded me of the Eden Project – here, there were another underground tunnel, small waterfalls and even piranha!
After this, I took a bus back into the town centre to just enjoy the scenery. I also ended up shopping…
My flight was really early in the morning (meaning I had to get up and leave my hostel by 4:30 am), so after shopping I took a final (slow) stroll to a local newsagents in the area and enjoyed seeing all the nice bars and graffiti -I’d definitely stay in the area of Nørrebro again – and probably the same hostel too!
So I grabbed some food and got an early night. I do wish I’d been able to make some friends whilst there to go to a few of the bars with, but there’s always next time of course.
What really surprised me was how settled I felt even by my second day. Two girls I was sharing a dorm with spent one day on their laptops and ringing around to book rooms for their next adventure…and I just looked at them thinking how easily I could do that!
Once upon a time, the thought of travelling scared me so much, especaially travelling alone. But now that I have more experience, I could very easily vision myself sitting there, making bookings for wherever I was going next..not panicking because I wouldn’t yet have a room. Eating at budget places or hitting up a place’s equivalent of ALDI…I can do it!
Maybe some long-term travel will be my next adventure.
Overall though, Copenhagen was really lovely. It was slightly expensive – but easily done on a budget – and I’d love to return one day for Christmas.
Have you ever been to Copenhagen? Let me know!