Gone Rogue Travel

How we saved £80 on our trip to Copenhagen

Mention you’re heading to Copenhagen, and people’s first words will be, “Oh, it’s so expensive.” We encountered this before our 3-day break and decided that a budget would be the best way to keep our spending to a minimum.

While building our budget, we left room for a little extra spending plus took into account the higher exchange rate between pounds sterling and Danish krone. We secured some freebies, including: two interesting museums to visit (as we’re not the type to choose to pay for museums), and breakfast everyday included in our Airbnb stay. Freebies aside, we knew our main expense would be food, with 3 lunches, and 3 dinners to find.

After 3 days of traveling, I totaled our costs, and managed to compare spending areas. Our top tips?

Below is an outline of our actual spending and the areas we managed to cut budget corners:

Though our trip was still over £200 per person, for Copenhagen (one of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world), we still managed to beat our budget. In fact, not including flights, we spent less than £52 per day… a good price for a backpacker in Scandinavia.

Have any budget tips for Copenhagen, Denmark, or beyond? I’d love to hear about them below!

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