6 Copenhagen Photo Spots For Instagram That Are Swoon-worthy

Looking for some beautiful Copenhagen photo spots? It’s not a secret one of the top places to visit in Denmark is Copenhagen. The scenery here will have you swooning over its European charm. I have listed some of the prettiest places in Copenhagen for you to capture beautiful pictures.

Also, you may need some Copenhagen Instagram captions I have some fabulous ones for your photos.

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Keep all these Copenhagen photo spots handy in your Google Maps app. You can have all these beautiful locations handy with you on your phone.

6 Pretty Copenhagen Photo Spots

Let’s being with these Instagrammable places in Copenhagen. So grab your camera and let’s get started.

1| Nyhavn River

One of the best places to take pictures in Copenhagen is Nyhavn Canal, a beautiful waterfront aligned with multicolored Danish homes occupied with adorable shops, restaurants, and cafes. It is one of the most popular Copenhagen photo spots. 

The scenery is absolutely stunning and makes the ultimate backdrop for any Instagram photo.

Due to its popularity, you can expect tourists everywhere, but don’t let that stop you from taking your photos. Everyone seemed pretty respectful.

  • Hours: The best time to arrive would be early morning at sunrise.
  • Admission: Nyhavn is free and is open all day so no need to press for time to get there.
  • How to get there: Take the metro lines M1, M2, M3, or M4 and exit Kongens Nytrov. Right when you step out of the metro station just walk straight ahead and you will see the canal.

2| The Round Tower

Another one of the top photo spots in Copenhagen, in my opinion, of course, is The Round Tower. You can also catch a breathtaking panoramic view of Copenhagen.

The Round Tower is one of the oldest observatories still working in Europe. The minimalistic interior, white walls, and pale wooden floors are simply astonishing.

To reach the final ascent to the tower you will walk around the ramp 7 1/2 times before reaching the stairs to catch a bird’s eye view of Copenhagen.

The observatory can get congested due to its popularity. Try arriving before doors open to snap uninterrupted photos.

  • Hours: The Round Tower is open from 10 AM-6 PM. Tuesday and Wednesday the tower stays open until 9 PM. But, arrive during the day when there is light so your pictures can truly capture the crispness of the inside. If you arrive in Copenhagen during winter the sunset is around 3 PM so watch your time.
  • Admission: The entrance fee to the tower is around  20DKK (3-USD).
  • How to get there: You can reach the tower by taking the M1 or M2  lines and exiting at the Nørreport stop. From there it is a 5-minute walk to reach the tower. 

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3| Strøget

Posing near Strøget Street

Not too far off from Nyhavn is one of the other popular Copenhagen photo spots, Strøget Street. Strøget is a pedestrian-only road filled with lots of shopping and one of the longest streets all over Europe! 

Besides all the shopping and dining there are beautiful streets off the beaten path. 

Purposefully take a wrong turn and there are a lot of charming alleys with cobblestone paths and buildings splashed with pale blues, yellows, and even neon pinks!

Take your pick on the many side roads from Strøget to snap a photo for your Instagram.

Strøget pretty much stays crowded, but if you take a stroll away from the action you can take pictures without interruptions.

  • Hours: 24/7
  • Admission: Free!
  • How to get there: To arrive you can take a quick walk from the Nyhavn or take the M1 or M2 and exit at Gammel Strand. 

4| Copenhagen’s Botanical Gardens

One of the prettiest places in Copenhagen to take pictures is Copenhagen’s Botanical Gardens.

Sadly during my visit, the garden inside was closed due to the holiday.

However, if you find yourself with my luck, the outside is still worth visiting. You can still capture beautiful pictures of Copenhagen, Denmark with the mansion and waterfront on the landscape.

If you are fortunate enough to see the inside there is a Butterfly House built in the Summer of 2018. Supposedly you can catch butterflies fluttering all around the garden, which sounds amazing for the gram.

  • Hours: Copenhagen’s Botanical Gardens is open daily from 8:30 AM-4 PM. It was pretty quiet when I arrived around 10 AM, maybe because of the Christmas holiday. I would assume like any location, arriving early is key to avoiding long lines and people photobombing your snaps! 
  • Admission: Admission to enter is 60-DKK, which is less than 9-USD. 
  • How to get there: Take lines M1 or M3 and exit Nørreport to arrive at the botanical garden.

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5| Superkilen Park

Superkilen Park one of the top Copenhagen photo spots.
Posing at Superkilen Park

Superkilen Park is one of the most unique Copenhagen photo spots. It is a funky hip skate park that expands half a mile long and is one of the best places to take pictures in Copenhagen.  

Superkilen is located in the Nørrebro District, more of the urban side of Copenhagen. This public park quickly became a major tourist attraction in Copenhagen.

It’s the perfect Copenhagen Instagram spot to get creative on the monkey bars, slides, skateboard ramps, and swings.

  • Hours: 24/7, but arrive early to avoid the crowds.
  • Admission: Free!
  • How to get there: To reach Superkilen Park by metro, take line M3 and exit Nørrebro. Take a right when you leave the station and it is about a 5-minute walk from there.

6| Freetown Christiania

Me standing outside of a colorfully painted house in Christiania a Copenhagen Instagram spot.
House in Freetown Christiania

One of the places to visit in Denmark is Freetown Christiania also referred to as “The Green Light District.” Christiania is its own city from the colorful and quaint Copenhagen you have been snapping photos of all day. You won’t find that here, but it is one of the most interesting Copenhagen photo spots.

The first settlers in Freetown Christiania date back to 1971. Locals conform to the beliefs of collectivism, anarchy, squatter beliefs, and the hippy movement. Residents don’t consider themselves part of the country or even the continent.

If you want to take some photos of the unique street art inside the community, be cautious. Most of the places inside indicate photos are not permitted and taking pictures on Pusher Street is banned. 

Basically, you can capture an Instagram photo of the colorful green house that greets you at the gate.

  • Hours: 24/7, BUT, I suggest going during daylight hours.
  • Admission: Free!
  • How to get there: Freetown Christiania can be reached on the metro lines M1 or M2 and get off at the Christianshavn stop. You will have to walk down about a quarter of a mile to reach this unique ‘city.’

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Copenhagen Photo Spots Final Thoughts

You are bound to stumble across more picturesque gems along your route. However, in my opinion, these were some of the prettiest places in Copenhagen I discovered. Don’t forget to add these Copenhagen photo spots you your Google Maps trip planner.

Also, if you are looking for a witty quote for your photos, use my Copenhagen Instagram captions. Also, besides snapping photos be sure to explore the city with my Copenhagen travel guide.

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  1. Margarida Vasconcelos

    Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sarah | Travel for a Living

    Great places. Copenhagen has been on my bucket list for so long, hope to finally make it there this year

    1. jetlaggedroamer@gmail.com

      I hope you make it there too soon. It is one amazing city!

  3. Francesca

    Love Copenhagen, it’s such a beautiful city!

  4. Maggie

    Copenhagen looks so beautiful! I love how many fun places you found to take pics. Round Tower is so neat inside!! And that Freetown painted building is awesome.

    1. jetlaggedroamer@gmail.com

      Copenhagen is one beautiful city. The Round Tower is stunning on the inside!

  5. Josy A

    Fab post! You look so happy posing in Copenhagen’s prettiest places!! I LOVE you in that red hat. 😀

    1. jetlaggedroamer@gmail.com

      Thanks so much girl. Copenhagen can definitely make you happy!

  6. Albi

    Awesome places, I live in Denmark so I know all those places in detail. Glad you like Copenhagen

    1. jetlaggedroamer@gmail.com

      I fell in love with this city!

  7. Menty

    Interesting, I like that park, it’s somehow a bit weird to me, but still they’ve got some traditional elements! BTW, like your red hat 😀

    1. jetlaggedroamer@gmail.com

      It is a park to visit if you find yourself in Copenhagen. Thanks for the compliment on my hat!

  8. cosmofeel

    Wow! have no words to express how beautifully you have described the beauty of Copenhegan. It’s wonderful and I’m already in love with the place.


    1. Chrissy

      Thank you so much for reading. It is such a beautiful place and I honestly felt I didn’t have the words to describe it’s beauty. I hope you get to visit one day soon. It quickly became one of my favorite cities!

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