Copenhagen is supposed to be “Scandinavia with Europe prices”, but I wasn’t so sure about that. Sure, it’s cheaper than a trip to Reykjavik, Oslo or Stockholm, but it’s on par with London price-wise, so it’s definitely on the high-end of the Europe pricing scale. Depending on where you come from, that could be a good or a bad thing. Luckily, there are ways to get around spending too much money in Copenhagen, if you follow these tips.Get a Copenhagen Card!
No seriously, guys, you need a Copenhagen card. One of these will get you into almost every museum for free and you can use public transport free of charge. This means a day trip to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art won’t cost you anything, and neither will getting into any of the classic Copenhagen attractions like the Round Tower, the Church of Our Saviour, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek or the Rosenborg Castle.Experience the free attractions.Visit the Black Diamond Library, Superkilen, the Little Mermaid, Freetown Christiana, Nyhavn, Assistens Cemetery or just walk around the streets and see the colourful houses by the canals for free activities to do in Copenhagen. Although it isn’t the smallest city, it’s walkable so you don’t need to worry about taking public transport to get from place to place, unless you’re straying far from the city centre. Or better yet, hire a bike for a reasonable price and cycle like the local Copenhageners.Know where to buy food.I have a full list of where to find vegan food in Copenhagen. If you want to find somewhere even cheaper to eat, I’d recommend visiting Paper Island for some street food. Don’t worry, they have plenty of vegan options as Copenhagen is an extremely vegan-friendly city. If you want to save money and not eat out, grab some snacks at a local supermarket or cook your own food at wherever you are staying.