Hygge Highlights

Hej! It’s been hard to keep up with my goal of blogging every week, but I wanted to make sure I posted something before leaving for my travel week this weekend. The semester is flying by, which is both exciting and nerve-wracking! Copenhagen has really begun to feel like home.

As I’m sure many of you know, Denmark is known for its “hygge,” which entails “a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment” (thanks, Wikipedia). I though I’d share with you all some hyggeligt experiences I’ve had here in Denmark:

Hygge Dinner

Last week, I helped my friend Amelia host a “hygge dinner” at her homestay. We live in the same homestay network, and DIS gave us money to purchase groceries and cook a meal for people in our network. The dinner was a success (we didn’t burn anything!) and I even had the opportunity to do an Instagram takeover on the DIS account, so check out @dis.copenhagen on Instagram to see more 🙂 (archived under “Housing” stories).


Last week, some members of my homestay network and I also went to Tivoli, which is an amusement park right in the middle of Copenhagen. Winter in Tivoli was magical (but cold!)–we rode rollercoasters, drank hot chocolate, and admired all the lights. I can’t wait to go back when it reopens in April!

Finally, I don’t know if this counts as hygge (can you have hygge by yourself? hm…), but I recently discovered that I live a short walk away from the sea. I went for a run there this morning, which provided beautiful views and a nice break from being indoors 🙂

Well that’s all for now – vi ses!

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