• Running Copenhagen have partnered with the Absalon & Andersen Hotels to provide sightrunning tours around the city
• Nordic Noir Tours offer tours of the famous locations featured across popular Danish TV series
Copenhagen is Europe's cycling capital but running and walking are also ideal ways to explore this wonderful city. Two unique companies offer tours that showcase the most famous Danish sights.
Running Copenhagen offers running sightseeing tours in Copenhagen with a local guide. Tours allow visitors to the city to interact with locals who showcase insights into the city and introduce the city's attractions. Special tours include Architecture Tours, Family Tours, Urban Tours, Sunrise Tours and Deer Garden Tours. The Absalon and Andersen hotels have partnered with Running Copenhagen who meet guests at the hotels for a bespoke sightrunning tour of the city. Runs are across 5, 8, 10, 15 and 20 km.
Follow in the footsteps of Sarah Lund, Birgitte Nyborg or Saga Norén from the popular crime TV series The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge around Copenhagen with Nordic Noir Tours. Discover the dark side of Copenhagen and the film locations used in The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge. Hear stories about the TV series and explore some hidden and interesting spots in the Danish capital. You can go on the open 'The Killing/The Bridge' tour every Saturday. No pre-booking is necessary for the open tour, which starts from Vesterport Station at 16:00 an costs DKK 150. The tours are always in English and last about an hour and a half to two hours.
Vesterbro is on the way up, Copenhagen's meatpacking district is now an art and foodie hub with plenty to explore on foot and two wheels. The leading hotels in the area are the boutique Andersen Hotel and larger sister Absalon Hotel. These are family-run by Karen Nedergaard. The Andersen is named after her grandmother Erna Andersen who founded the Absalon Hotel Group 80 years ago. This family has seen Vesterbro transform into one of Copenhagen's coolest areas. The Absalon Hotel is home to 161 suites and bedrooms and a hip bar. The Andersen Hotel is home to 69 bedrooms and suites. Both hotels feature unique designs including wallpapers and fabrics by the UK's Designers Guild. Both hotels have their own courtyards and offer bicycles for guests to hire. A CONCEPT24 package allows a late departure at no extra cost, when booked directly and in advance, meaning the guest keeps the room for 24 hours, no matter what the time of arrival.
In 2017, British tourists in Denmark had 892,257 overnight stays across the country and of these 649,520 in Copenhagen . With a flight time of just 1 hour 30 minutes and served by five airlines from the UK, Copenhagen is easier than ever to reach. In just over 15 minutes from boarding the train from Copenhagen airport, visitors are in the heart of Copenhagen.
Head outside with a Copenhagen local to explore the city from two very different perspectives.
www.andersen-hotel.dk Helgolandsgade 12, DK-1653 Copenhagen +45 33 31 43 44
B&B is priced from 1145 DKK (around £135) to 1925 DKK per room, per night
www.absalon-hotel.dk Helgolandsgade 15, DK-1653 Copenhagen +45 33 24 22 11
B&B is priced from 1125 DKK to 3240 DKK per room, per night
Main photo credit: Colourful houses in Nyhavn by Jacob Schjørring & Simon Lau