Copenhagen, 2019

As part of their Overseas Delivery program, Volvo is paying for round trip flights between Boston and Gothenburg, Sweden for Anne and me. SAS had a connection through Copenhagen, so we arranged to have a layover for a few days. We were in Premium Economy with extra legroom, wifi, upgraded meals and free booze. The only downside was that the flight left early, at 5:30. By the time I finished messing with the blog and decided to try to rest it was getting close to 11 Boston time. I had barely closed my eyes when they turned up the lights to serve breakfast! We were on the ground in Copenhagen before 6:30 am local time. We took the Metro into the city and had a fairly short walk to the Hotel Bethel. (It’s lucky the walk was fairly short, since pulling our suitcases over the cobblestone sidewalks was no fun.)


Our room wasn’t ready, so we had a cup of coffee, stored our bags and headed out to explore. We were staying in Nyhavn (“New Harbor”). We walked a half mile or so to the meeting place for a walking tour we wanted to take. We grabbed breakfast in the square, then met our guide Christian for an interesting time exploring Hans Christian Andersen’s Copenhagen. After the tour we headed back to the hotel. Our room was ready! We showered and rested for an hour, then headed out for a late lunch and Mass. Then back to the hotel for a bit, dinner and, after 34 hours without sleep, bed!

Here’s an outline of the rest of our Copenhagen stay. I’ll try to come back and fill it in later.


  • Bike tour
  • Rosenborg Castle


  • Christiania
  • Church of Our Savior tower
  • Fly to Gothenburg
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