After an underwhelming 7 hours in Oslo we boarded what we thought would be a ferry (and actually turned out to be a cruise ship) to Copenhagen. Aside from the odd child here and there, there was a significant age gap between us and the majority of the passengers on board. It was fairly evident that we had boarded the early bird special when we discovered the on board entertainment was a casino and a cheesy lounge-by-day come disco-by-night.
When we arrived in Copenhagen the next day we were blessed with a Scandinavian heat wave (25 degrees) so I relentlessly stowed my ‘tasteful’, 70 cent maroon beanie straight to the bottom of my pack.
So we had planned on hiring bikes…but while the idea of only having to deposit a 20 kroner coin into the bike to hire it seems like a great concept in theory, it proves rather impractical when everyone fails to return said bikes as they have scored themselves one for only 20 kroner. We also left that until our last day and developed a case of can’t be arsed after searching for the illusive city bikes.
Despite being too lazy to find a rental bike in one of the largest biking cities in the world,we had a great time slowing down for a while in Copenhagen. The Danish sure know how it is done – when you are given great weather, you flock to the nearest park with beer and a grill, laze about for most of the day, and if the next day is just as good you do it all again!