Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj

Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj

So this was our final day in Copenhagen (read part one and two here) and our flight was at about 7pm, so just enough time to squeeze in a few last things. We woke up to a pretty dusting of snow everywhere which I got very excited about – it also made the super cold weather worth it!

We took the bus over to the Botanical Gardens which was so worth doing. It’s free and was a welcome relief from the cold weather. You can climb up spiral staircases to walk along the roof which I found absolutely terrifying but it was an amazing view from above. There was also a conservatory full of cactuses which was closed (such a shame) but we managed to peer in through the windows.

Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj
Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj
Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj
Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj
Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj
Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj
Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj

After taking 2419 photos we walked back into town and had a burger at Friends & BRGRS. This is a pretty good spot if you want a cheap meal with no faff. It’s sort of like a Copenhagen version of Five Guys (but with nicer burgers IMO). Also since they do unlimited soft drinks it’s a good spot to have a rest and plan what you’re doing next. At this point we were trying to decide what we should squeeze in with the few hours we had left until our plane. 

We decided to get the metro over to Studio Arhoj. We’re big fans of them and had already bought quite a few of their amazing ceramics from HAY in Bath. Their products are all over Copenhagen too so we were wondering whether it was worth going over to their studio (especially as it isn’t really near anything else). I’m SO GLAD we went though and it was one of the highlights of the trip for me. It’s only a tiny shop next to their studio where they make everything, but we’d already come knowing we wanted to buy one of their ghosts, so it was fun deciding which one we should get. In the end we went for one we’d never seen anywhere else. They also had some lovely prints for sale so I bought one of those too.

Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj
Copenhagen – Botanical Gardens and Studio Arhoj

By this point it was time to pick our luggage up and get the plane home. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and felt that we’d seen everything we wanted to see (with the exception of those few places that were closed). I’m going to list a few of the places we’d try and see next time though in case anyone reading this is planning their trip. I’d love to go back when the weather is better as I’m sure it feels like a different city entirely. It would have been really nice to rent bikes and see the city that way, but with it being so cold it didn’t really appeal!

Things we would do next time:
Tivoli Gardens
Design Zoo
Louisiana Art Gallery
Normann
Copenhagen Zoo – I’ve seen on instagram that they have a walk through tunnel where polar bears swim OVER YOUR HEAD. Definitely one for next time.