There’s no better place in the world to get a good dose of hygge happiness than Denmark. Now the Danes are attempting to make it official, inviting travelers to experience the transformational effects of hygge for themselves. So what is Hygge?
Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish word described in the Cambridge dictionary as a feeling of warmth, comfort, safety and cosiness. Sounds good doesn’t it? The Danes think so and have submitted an application to UNESCO for hygge to officially be recognized as part of Danish intangible, cultural heritage. The Danish population is classified as one of the happiest peoples in the world. Hygge has long been held up as the key to Danish happiness. Hygge’s emphasis on togetherness and equality has tangible benefits, not just to the Danish people but to anyone that visits Denmark and practices this unique remedy for modern stress.
Blue Danube Holidays Scandinavian tour packages originate in Copenhagen, Denmark where you can experience and embrace Hygge for yourself. The Scenic Scandinavia tour includes 3 days in pedestrian friendly Copenhagen with plenty of free time to discover the perfect hygge café. Our favourite is The Living Room, Larsbjornsstraede 17, 1454 Kobenhavn K. Imagine yourself enjoying a hot drink (or a beer) whilst sinking into a candle lit, cushioned corner with a book or your favourite travel companion. Hygge! The open fire is crackling and a mirror above the fireplace is reflecting the candle-lit ambiance. Cosy, comfortable, hygge bliss!
Blue Danube Holidays Scenic Scandanavia tour departs on selected Saturday dates Jun-Aug. Find out more here, and get yourself some hygee!2