As the days roll on late into the night, make the most of the Scandinavian sunshine and head to the coast for some fresh Nordic sea air and an architectural feast for the eyes.
Just south of Copenhagen, situated offshore in the Sound straight between Denmark and Sweden, you’ll find the Kastrup sea baths. Perhaps Copenhagen’s most beautiful outdoor swimming construction, with its shell-like structure protruding peacefully from the sea. Built in 2005 entirely out of robust azobe wood, it’s the perfect spot for swimming and sunbathing, and offers stunning views of Saltholm island and Sweden beyond. Locals call it The Snail, and the 750-square-metre structure even has diving platforms, so you can bomb into the sea to your heart’s content.
From one architectural stunner to another…. This time, hop on a train just 25 miles north of Copenhagen to Humlebæk, to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Sculpture Park. This museum boasts architectural prowess married with the force and beauty of nature. The museum is home to the likes of Yves Klein and David Hockney, with American Pop Art from Warhol and Lichtenstein, and sculptures from Louise Bourgeois and Giacometti. The artwork is ever-rotating and the layout ever-changing, add some temporary exhibitions to the mix and this makes for a rather dynamic museum experience. The artistic adventure continues outside in the sculpture park, for more panoramic views of the Sound, and sculptures that teasingly interact with nature, blending into their serene background and emitting a calming aura. So get lost in the dual beauty of art and nature.
Visit our complete City Guide on Copenhagen here. Book your trip to Copenhagen here.