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Copenhagen highlights

Considered one of the most sustainable cities in the world, Copenhagen has in total 546 km of bicycle paths, a fleet of electric harbour ferries and a majority of the hotel rooms around town are eco-certified.


Green initiatives in Copenhagen include offshore wind turbines in the Øresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden, an increasing number of electric busses, waste-removing initiatives and ‘green wave’ traffic lights for cyclists - with digital countdowns and footrests at junction


Spectacular and innovative in the true sense of the words, is an artificial ski slope and recreational hiking area, built on top of a new waste management centre in the centre of the city.  We have a guided tour of the centre to learn about the project in general, the architecture, challenges and thoughts behind the project before spending free time to enjoy the activities. 

Sustainability by bike

On this amazing bike tour, you will get inspiration on how to lower your climate footprint while experiencing green transformation in the city of the future. On this 3-hour bike ride we learn about what contributes most to CO2 emissions: food waste, the fashion industry, and the cities. The tour focuses on the connection between the individual’s climate footprint and how an entire city lowers its climate footprint. We cycle through Vesterbro, Islands brygge, past Christiania, out on Refshaleøen and back to Nørreport station.


The former industrial district has become one of Copenhagen’s hippest areas and a hub for creativity, alternative urban development, festivals and great foods of very different kinds. Easily reached by bike, bus or even harbour bus, the island is an integral part of the city but with its very own identity. All of the stalls in the organic street food market have to follow the sustainable dogmas "Reduce and Reuse": Use compostable food service, reduce food waste, use organic, free-range and local ingredients wherever possible. They also have to sort their waste so it can be reused as far as possible. You'll find more than 50 start-ups in the form of food stalls from all over, bars and creative workshops.

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Itinerary 3 nights/4 days

Departures April, May, Sept, Oct 2024

Day 1

Arrive at Copenhagen airport

Copenhagen transport pass
Train to Copenhagen and to Hostel

Dinner at hostel

Day 2

Breakfast at hostel 

Guided sustainability cycle tour

Cycle to Vesterbro, Islands Brygge and Christiania

Free time or optional visit to Tivoli Gardens

Dinner at local restaurant

Day 3

Breakfast at the hostel 

Electric public bus to Visit to Copenhill 

Guided tour of Copenhill centre 

Free time to enjoy activities

Walk to Refshaleøen

Visit street market and urban farm

Harbour bus back to Islands Brygge

Dinner at hostel

Day 4

Breakfast at the hostel 

Train transfer to the airport for return flights 

Optional activities

• Visit to Tivoli Gardens Entrance only  - 155DKK
• Visit to Tivoli entrance and unlimited ride pass  - 258DKK

a&o hostels

a&o Hotels and Hostels is our choice for budget-conscious student travellers to Copenhagen. The combination of hotel and hostel under one roof offers a large variety of different room options.  a&o hostels has been working for many years to be sustainable and aims to be the first European hostel chain to be CO2 neutral by 2025

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What’s included



3 nights in an a&o hostel based on a multiple occupancy basis,

Bed, breakfast and 3 course dinner included daily 

Packed lunch from the hostel 



Copenhagen public transport travel pass

Guided sustainability bike tour 

Harbour bus from Refshaleøen to Islands Brygge

Entrance and guided tour of Copenhill

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