Follow in the footsteps of Sarah Lund and learn the art of hygge in Copenhagen

The final season of the cult TV drama The Killing is finally ready to air in the UK with the first two episodes premiering this forthcoming Saturday on BBC Four. Once again, the dark and tangled streets of Copenhagen will set the scene as the famous Faroese jumper and its owner, Sarah Lund, take on yet another crime investigation.
Friday, November 16, 2012

The drama continues…

The Killing has gripped UK audiences with a unique take on crime drama. Now, Detective Inspector Sarah Lund and her expert team return with more drama in the dismal and desolated streets of Copenhagen, proving once again, that Danish drama champions thoughtful plot and the build-up of tension and suspense.

For a tour around Denmark's crime drama capital, join Peter and Ping’s Killing-themed walking tour? If you prefer following in the footsteps of Sarah Lund on your own, VisitCopenhagen provides a list of main film locations on their website.

Copenhagen is thankfully not all gloom and doom as ruthlessly portrayed in ‘The Killing’. The city has just dressed up for Christmas, ready to embrace the high season of “hygge”.

Hygge in Copenhagen

Hygge is as Danish as pork roast and cold beer and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word hygge (sounds a bit like ‘hooga’) roughly translates to cosiness - a definition that hardly covers it if you ask any Dane.

In essence, hygge means creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Intimacy and conviviality among friends and family – that’s hygge too. And let’s not forget the eating and drinking – preferably sitting around the table for hours, discussing the big and small things in life. That is hygge in its greatest form!

Discover why hygge is the Danes’ finest weapon against the dark winter nights on a seasonal visit to the capital of cool where a stroll down the main pedestrian street or a visit to Tivoli’s Christmas Market will give you an idea of what Danes can do with festive decorations, thousands of white lights, mulled wine, blankets and oversized scarves.

Perhaps the Danish idea of hygge explains why the Danes are often considered the happiest people in the world? Decide for yourself on a seasonal break in the coolest capital of Scandinavia.

Getting there…

Flight time to Denmark is just 90 minutes from the UK. SAS flies to Copenhagen several times a day from London Heathrow as well as from Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen and Newscastle. EasyJet flies to Copenhagen everyday from Manchester, Stansted and Gatwick.

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Scandi Crime

If you loved The Killing, make sure to check out the BAFTA-winning political drama Borgen and Danish-Swedish co-production The Bridge, both part of the new strong wave of Scandi crime and sure to give you your fix of Nordic coolness and strong independent heroines.

For more information on Scandi Crime click here.

Circle Bridge Copenhagen

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