Denmark Day 8: Sampling Smørrebrød & Go Boating the Copenhagen Harbour

Today we met up with all the Americans at Jeff & Nadja’s apartment to eat smørrebrød, rent Go Boats and grab dinner in the Meat Packing District.

Smørrebrød, traditional Danish open-face sandwiches

On the top floor of the building, their apartment is light and airy, with a loft, skylights and cross beams that give a nod to the industrial feel of Copenhagen.

#1Toddler and Nadja play “princess cups”

After enjoying smørrebrød and beers, we took the bus to the Harbour to board our Go Boats, small electric-powered boats with picnic tables designed for drinking, sightseeing and maybe eating.

Our fearless Capthalmologist (Captain + Ophthalmologist)

we rented the boats for two hours which was the perfect length of time. The boat operators will provide maps with suggested routes if you just tell them how much time you want to take.

The boat was very relaxing for some

As you float the canals, there are many pedestrian and bicycle bridges you float beneath. There’s not much clearance left, right or up.

We passed by Christiania which we’d explored by family bicycle on Friday.

Christiania house boats with the ski slope power plant in the distance

Each boat fits about eight people, so with a group our size we rented two. Jeff narrated on one boat while Nadja provided a guided tour on the other. They switched half way through our trip to spend time with everyone.

On our way back in, we passed under yet another pedestrian bridge, this one designed to mimic the sails of a ship. Design is everywhere in Denmark.

After the Go Boats, we stopped for ice cream. I’m quite convinced the United States would be a more civil place if everyone ate as much ice cream and gelato as the Europeans.

After ice cream, we walked along the Harbour to another pedestrian bridge where we crossed over and headed to the Meatpacking District.

A public swimming area in the Harbour

Amir and I enjoyed food from the Indian stall while many others in our group tackled “meat stacks” which were essentially oversized burgers with gravy poured over top.

Evening strawberries enjoyed on our balcony
Strawberry torte for breakfast

Tomorrow is our last day here, and we’re going to Tivoli Gardens, the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world.

Day 8 Odds & Ends

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