Hygge: The Danish Art of Cosiness

Hygge is as Danish as æbleskiver and it goes far in illuminating the Danish soul. In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Cosying up with a loved one for a movie – that’s hygge, too. And there's nothing more hygge than sitting around with friends and family, discussing the big and small things in life. Perhaps hygge explains why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world.

Hygge 101

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Hygge + UNESCO

Danes are pushing for "hygge" to be given World Heritage status by UNESCO!

Know an Especially Hygge Dane?

We're forming a "Hygge Council" of the most hygge people on the planet. Know someone who might qualify? Send them here. 

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Switching Off

Here are some tips for how you can unplug from your phone, social media, and daily digital distractions to find your inner hygge. 

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Everything is Hyggelig

Take a tip from us here in Denmark: You can find hygge almost anywhere if you know how to look for it.

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