Ideas for your free time

Scandinavia is not known as budget-friendly location, but there is actually a lot to do that costs nothing or very little.

COPENHAGEN

Free: 

Here’s a list

Window-shop in Illums Bolighus and wander the Stroget

Ride to the Little Mermaid statue (and surrounding park)

Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket (free only on Tuesdays)

Find the sidewalk trampolines

Wander the meatpacking district

People-watching in any park or town square

Botanical Gardens

Get into a bike lane and just ride around. Best way to quickly feel like a local.

Not free:

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art with seaside sculpture garden

Boat rental

Go see a pro football (soccer) match

The best cinnamon bun (practically free on Weds)

Strawberry tarts

Torvehallerne food market (with the best tacos)

Cheap stuff at Flying Tiger

City views from the Round Tower or from this church

STOCKHOLM

Free:

Hornstull Market 

Hötorget Square’s daily outdoor market (with the Hötorgshallen food market nearby)

World’s largest art museum (a.k.a., the subway!)

Use the bathroom in the Grand Hotel

City library (especially for architecture buffs)

City viewpoints

Free walking tours (tips strongly encouraged)

Other ideas

And still more

Not free:

Icebar (book online ahead of time)

Vasa Museum (almost-intact 17th century ship)

Grona Lund (amusement park)

Abba Museum

Bike rental (ride around Djurgarden)

Have a drink/snack on a boat

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