hygge pictures from Copenhagen

How to capture hygge

How do you experience Danish 'hygge', when you don't actually live in Denmark? Some of the UK's top instagrammers went to Copenhagen, where they got a sense of what hygge is, and how to find it. And so can you. Read on for their guide on how to join and capture the distinct Danish feeling of warmth and togetherness.

Capture Danish Hygge: 

Joe Pickard partly describes 'hygge' as:

"...the art of building sanctuary and community, of paying attention to what makes us feel alive." 

Hygge meet-ups with friends - remember to light a candle!

Hygge is about creating cosy social gatherings and intimate get-togethers with family and friends. It's the feeling of wellbeing and warm atmospheres. And what better way to achieve this than pooring a delicious cup of steaming hot tea by candlelight.  

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Your Danish hygge phrase book

Tak for sidst, det var hyggeligt (Good to see you again, it was 'hyggeligt')

Lad os lave noget hyggeligt (Let's do something nice together)

Hyggeligt at møde dig (A pleasure to meet you)

Det er ren hygge (I am truly having such a nice time)