Things to do


Are you a fan of the Nordic Noir atmosphere of melancholic and bleak landscapes, dark light and industrial buildings? Uncover the hidden parts of Copenhagen on two wheels with an urban planning professional.

It’s the urban geographer Francois ( himself an expat) who will take you to explore old industrial and abandoned buildings,tunnels, areas with masterpieces of graffiti, and other hidden parts of the city for a different vision of the Danish capital.  Francois has significant experience setting up and monitoring operations in planning, construction and renovation in Denmark and in France. and he spends his free time exploring Copenhagen and its surroundings in order to discover the city’s most unusual corners.

Be fit for it though – its a 20 kilometre ride – where you’ll also wind through the back trails of a more peaceful Christiania, and see some of the city’s most stunning street art.

Who are they the Urban Explorers?

The people, behind the whole idea of  enabling tourists, expats and local alike feel the essence of another Copenhagen, are a diverse group. Consisting mainly of the travel agency NORDIC INSITE, based in Copenhagen as well as Island Dynamics, Kulturhavn, Løs Market, Donkey Republic, Skabelonloftet, Bike and Bake, Urban Ranger Camp as well as the municipality of Copenhagen.

WHEN: The next available tour starts at Bolsjefabrikken (Ragnhildgade 1, 2100 KØBENHAVN Ø) at 14:00, November 13.

For more information contact Francois with Urban Explorers +45 28 87 75 51 or mail  More info here

Another of our favourite bike rides takes you along the four lakes of Copenhagen to the meatpacking district, across the harbour to Islands Brygge and along the harbour canal to Christianshavn. An easy ride for the whole family – read our full guide here