Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

Danish Men - Hunky, Humble or Simply Stylish?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

The Danish summer has brought out the inner Cougar in me (yes I am a woman of a certain age!). The summer sunshine arrived this week and with it what seems like a new shipment of hunky Danish men.

Seven Super Places to Go in Copenhagen

Mette Poynton | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

If you have yet to visit Copenhagen, the beautiful capital of Denmark, you are in for a treat... do get yourself booked in for a trip to this wonderful city in the country where the happiest people in the world live, you will love it.

Seven Things to Do in Denmark (North Zealand)

Mette Poynton | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mette Poynton

Denmark might be one of the smallest countries in the World with only 5,6 million people living on the 42,915 km2 of country and islands, but it's far too big to explore in just a few days, so in this piece I have picked Seven Super Things to do in North Zealand, the area just north of the capital, Copenhagen.

This Is The Happiest Country In The World

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Denmark has been announced as the happiest country in the world, knocking Switzerland off the top spot in the UN's 2016 World Happiness Report. The r...

The Kindness of Everyday Danes

Melanie Haynes | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

I have lived here for eight years and I really believe that despite the Danes reputation as closed and unfriendly people, the reverse is true. Yes, Danes both respect and protect privacy but they are the first to step forward and help others when that help is needed.

Denmark Defies The UN - Votes To Seize Refugees' Assets

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

Danish MPs have passed a law that will allow the confiscation of refugees' valuables to help pay for their stay. The controversial legislation also...

Refugees Entering Denmark Could Be Forced To Hand Over Valuable Possessions

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

Refugees entering Denmark could be forced to hand over their valuables in order to pay for their stay in the country after the government backed contr...

Facebook Blocks Picture Of The Little Mermaid Statue Over Nudity

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

A politician who tried to post a picture of a statue of the Little Mermaid on Facebook found her image rejected by the site. Mette Gjerskov, an MP ...

Denmark Votes 'Nej' in Referendum on More EU

Alex Forrest | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

The Danes have done it before and now they've done it again. Just when Brussels was counting on Denmark to vote 'yes' in an EU referendum, the country has said 'no'. Or as one tabloid headline put it rather delicately this morning: "Løkke fik f***-fingeren" which loosely translates as Denmark gave their prime minister the finger.

Places to See in Denmark West of Copenhagen

Thomas Lamberth Sandbjerg | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Lamberth Sandbjerg

When it comes to sightseeing in Denmark, the capital city of Copenhagen tends to take all the glory. Of course, nothing is wrong with that. Without a doubt, this wondrous metropolis on the far eastern coast of Denmark is truly deserving of all the attention it receives.

Why the UK Should Be Watching Today's Danish Referendum

Alex Forrest | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

No-one can forget that Denmark has voted 'Nej' before - in the referendum on joining the euro. Eurosceptics across the continent will be delighted if voters in this small nation do so again, none more so than those in the UK. They may be very different votes, but if the Danes can do it twice, what's to stop the Brits from doing it just once? So today we watch, and wait.

Is the Scandi Love of Winter Swimming Crazy?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Last week I found myself in the well-to-do Copenhagen seaside suburb of Hellerup and I was drawn down one of the side roads leading to the front as the sun was actually shining and glittering off the sea. I was sitting looking out towards Sweden when I realised that I was sitting right by the Vinterbad or winter swimming area.

Denmark: Hunting Trolls and Happiness

Harvey Wilks | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

A little while ago I wrote a piece asking why you might want to live in Denmark, which more or less lauded the place - my new home - taking into account a spectrum of criteria, from important things like crime, safety and tolerance levels, to questionably less vital things like the fact there's a restaurant in Copenhagen called Munter.

Why Would You Want to Live in... Denmark?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

What did you do on Sunday afternoon? I cycled around the entire inner city. No Lycra and no gears even. The city is so small, flat and well planned that you can do this at a leisurely pace in about two hours, ticking off sights like the Little Mermaid, the Lakes, Strøget and Nyhavn while still having time to see the bottom of a couple of glasses of Mikkeller.

How to Bring Danish Hygge Into Your Home This Winter

Melanie Haynes | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

A soon as you move to Denmark you become aware of a word that the Danes use all the time and say there is no translation for - hygge (pronounced hooga). They say the best translation is cosy but that is so inadequate for what hygge truly means. I fell for hygge straightaway and it seems that others outside Denmark are starting to try and understand this lovely concept.

Bred to Die, the Real Tragedy of the Lion at Odense Zoo

Claire Bass | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK
Claire Bass

This was a perfectly healthy young lion, killed at nine months of age not because she was sick or injured, but simply because nobody wanted her. Just like Marius the giraffe shot with a bolt to the head at Copenhagen Zoo last year, she is one of an estimated 5,000 animals bred in captivity each year in European zoos but killed because they are considered surplus to requirements, genetically undesirable for the zoo's breeding programme.

Lion Dissected In Front Of Children In 'Macabre Spectacle' At Demark's Odense Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES A lion cub was dissected at a Danish zoo in front of horrified children on Thursday. The “macabre spectacle” sparked in...

Living in a Country That People Have Finally Heard of - How Denmark Stopped Being Holland

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Back in 2008 I moved to a country that seemingly no one had heard of. Conversations went a bit like this - Me: I am moving to Copenhagen in Denmark. Others: Wow Holland, it's a bit flat there isn't it? Me: No, Denmark. Others: Wow, I don't know anyone who has moved to Belgium before. Me: Argh!

Denmark: No Easy Answer to the Refugee Crisis

Alex Forrest | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

An equal society, a happy nation, the least corrupt country in the world. Denmark has a lot going for it, particularly when it comes to soft power. But just how welcoming is it to foreigners?

Hornbaek, Helsingor and Hamlet's Castle

Petra Shepherd | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Just up the road from Helsingor is Hornbaek where Denmark's young and beautiful take summer houses and look like something out of a Ralph Lauren ad on the beach. Not a tattoo or anyone who needed to miss a meal or two in site.

A Broke Girl's Guide to Copenhagen

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

True to form as one of the finer things in life, Copenhagen can be rather costly. However, like most worthwhile feats, where there is a will (and as it happened in my case, a very low bank balance - thank you, London) there is a wallet-friendly way.

The Murder of the Whales, Courtesy of the Royal Danish Navy

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Captain Paul Watson

142 pilot whales were slaughtered on the night of July 23 on the beach at Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. 1,100 people and more than a hundred boats participated, backed up by two Danish Navy warships the Triton and the Knut Rasmussen.

Seven Ways We Should All Try Living More Danishly

Helen Russell | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Russell

After some research, I found out that there was more to Denmark than endless winters, Nordic Noir and bacon. They also had a great work-life balance - something lacking in our fast-paced London existence - as well as a welfare state that looked after everyone. And pastries. And beer.

Shocking Footage Sees Circus Elephant Destroying Car After Beating From His Keeper

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

A day at the beach took a dark turn in the Danish town of Karrebæksminde for these three elephants. The trio - who are owned by a traveling circu...