The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is renowned for its historic rococo neighborhood, Frederiksstaden, the Christiansborg Palace, and the iconic Little Mermaid statue by the promenade. But there’s more to Copenhagen than just a couple of interesting landmarks. It’s also a great shopping destination, where visitors can purchase many quality items. Museums Kopi Smykker stocks some amazing replica Viking jewelry, Freetown Christiania is a cool bohemian destination where you can get unique handmade items, and Henrik Vibskov Boutique sells high fashion and premium knitwear. Check out our comprehensive list of what to buy in Copenhagen, Denmark and plan your trip accordingly!
1. Toms Chocolates
Toms is not just chocolate, it is a piece of Danish history. Its humble beginnings are traced back to 1924 when its chemist founders, Hans Trojel and Victor Meyer, expanded their business by producing and selling chocolates. You know what they say, the rest is history. Today, Toms is a world-renowned chocolate and sweets producer with a diverse variety of products in many shapes and sizes.
Its range includes chocolate, licorice sweets, wine gums, and cream-filled chocolates. Toms continuously releases new exciting products but the all-time popular classics include gold bars, golden toffee, Yankie bar, giant chocolate turtle, and candy sticks. For those with sweet tooths, where there is Toms, there is joy.
Address: Ballerup, Denmark (Headquarters)
Website: Toms Chocolates
Price: 6.71-49.93 DKK (1.48-7.44 USD)
2. ECCO Shoes
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
ECCO must have been warned during its early years that it has big shoes to fill for it to strive and become a famous shoe brand. This world-class manufacturer and retailer has been in the shoemaking industry since 1963. It produces high-quality and stylish footwear for formal, golf, outdoor, and casual setting.
Through its innovative in-house designers, the brand continues to develop and produce modern yet comfortable shoe collections. ECCO is a leader in a wide range of dress shoes, sneakers, boots, sandals, and athleisure options that cater to men, women, and children. It is a proud Danish brand that has conquered the world wearing the perfect pair of shoes.
Address: Frederiksberggade 15, 1459 Copenhagen 33 14 90 15
Website: ECCO Shoes
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Price: 276.3-1,312.2 DKK (41.1-195.5 USD)
3. Danish Butter Cookies
Life is short. Eat cookies—Danish butter cookies, for that matter. These specialty pastries are made of butter, flour, and sugar that have the perfect balance of richness and crispiness. Denmark has been a popular producer and exporter of butter cookies for many years.
One of the leading manufacturers of the renowned pastry is Royal Dansk whose products are easily identifiable with royal blue tin can packaging. The company has five iconic buttery, crisp cookie styles in its assortment namely coconut, Finnish, country, pretzel, and vanilla ring. Each of Royal Dansk’s cookie styles provides something for everyone and sparks joy in every bite.
Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies
Address: Helsingor, Denmark (Headquarters)
Website: Royal Dansk Danish Butter Cookies
Price: 54.7-369.1 DKK (8-55 USD)
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4. Viking jewelry
If you’re fascinated with Vikings and want to own an item that displays your passion for these ancient and fearsome warriors, then you should consider some replica Viking jewelry. Museums Kopi Smykker is a Danish workshop that makes authentic-looking replicas of jewelry from the Viking Age in bronze, sterling silver, or 8 and 14-carat gold by hand. The workshop collaborates with local and international museums to accurately develop their master molds, and give their customers an accurate reconstruction of Viking jewelry.
Museums Kopi Smykker
Address: Broenserudvaenget 3, 5492 Vissenbjerg, Denmark
Website: Museums Kopi Smykker
Opening hours: 10 AM - 7 PM from Monday to Friday, and 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday
Prices: 198-2,359 DKK (30.40-360 USD)
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Are you looking for a comfortable, stylish, and warm scarf? Then, Elvang Denmark, a textile manufacturer that utilizes alpaca yarn from Peru will impress you with their eye-catching Scandinavian designed scarves. Their Copenhagen scarves come in curry, green, navy, and rusty, and made from alpaca and wool, while their Paris scarves come in brown and light grey, and made from baby alpaca and merino wool. Elvang also stocks accessories, cushions, towels, and tablecloths with equally impressive designs and materials.
Address: Banevej 7, 4180 Sorø, Denmark
Website: Elvang Denmark
Opening hours: 24 Hours / 7 Days a week
Prices: 739-1,112.20 DKK (169.80-112.80 USD)
6. Freetown Christiania souvenirs
Perhaps you want to take a break from buying branded goods, and instead, purchase a souvenir that truly comes from the heart. Copenhagen has its own anarchist district known as Freetown Christiania that’s renowned for its cool bohemian atmosphere and interesting establishments. Here, you’ll come across stands and stores run by independent dealers that sell clothing, handcrafted goods, jewelry, tobacco pipes, T-shirts, and street art. After that shopping spree, there’s plenty of awesome coffee shops, food stalls, and restaurants in the area to satisfy your taste buds.
Address: Prinsessegade,1422 København K
Opening hours: 24 Hours / 7 Days a week
Prices: 2 USD and above
7. Danish elf: Nisse
A nisse or a Danish elf is a mythological character based in Nordic folklore and closely resembles a garden gnome. The nisse’s physical characteristics often feature a white beard while wearing a conical red cap, and associated with the winter solstice making it a good Christmas decoration. The Danish Art and Christmas shop stocks a variety of nisses and plenty of distinctive decorations for the festive season.
Danish Art and Christmas Shop
Address: Knabrostræde 3, 1210 Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Danish Art and Christmas Shop
Opening hours: 10 AM - 6 PM from Monday to Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday, and 11 AM - 4 PM on Sunday
Prices: 155-445 DKK (68-23.70 USD)
8. Sømods Bolcher Bonbons
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Do you want to taste the very best candy in Copenhagen? Of course, you do, that’s why we’ve tracked down this independent candy maker that specializes in handmade delicacies. Sømods Bolcher Bonbons has been in business for 127 years, and also the supplier of the Royal Danish Court since 1991. Furthermore, their candy consists strictly of natural coloring and flavoring without any preservatives and manufactured the exact same way for over a century. They produce many types of candy such as fruit flavors, jawbreakers, licorice, lollipops, traditional, sweet, and sour.
Sømods Bolcher Bonbons
Address: Nørregade 36, 1165 Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Sømods Bolcher Bonbons
Opening hours: 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM from Monday to Thursday, 9:15 AM - 6 PM on Friday, 10 AM - 3:30 PM on Saturday, and 11 AM - 3 PM on Sunday
Prices: 30-469.50 DKK (4.60-71.80 USD)
9. Kähler ceramics
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Kähler Ceramics was founded 179 years ago by the potter, Joachim Christian Herman Kähler. The company has undergone plenty of changes since then, but renowned for its premium kitchenware and household products featuring that quintessential Nordic design sense. Whether you’re looking for a coffee mug, a dinner set, or a vase for your flowers, you’re bound to find items brimming with quality from the Kähler range.
Address: Kähler Design A/S, Slotsmarken 1, 2790 Hørsholm, Denmark
Website: Kähler Design
Opening hours: 10 AM - 5:30 PM from Monday to Thursday, 10 AM - 6 PM on Friday, and 10 AM - 2 PM on Saturday
Prices: 99.95-799.95 DKK (15.30-122.30 USD)
10. Hay toys and accessories
If you love collecting and using designer items, then Hay will impress you with its offerings. This Danish manufacturer and retailer of accessories, furniture, lighting, kitchenware, and toys, strives to deliver stylish and minimalist products. Their handcrafted Twister Toy is a unique take on the jumping jack, and available as a navy blue skeleton or a yellow tiger. Also, it’s an item with a dual purpose, meaning that it functions as a toy or as a decoration.
Address: Østergade 61, 2, 1100 København, Denmark
Opening hours: 10 AM - 6 PM from Monday to Friday, and 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday
Prices: 40 DKK (6 USD)
11. The Little Mermaid
Some of Denmark’s most notable cultural exports include Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, particularly - The Little Mermaid. This character is also a popular sculpture and landmark found at Copenhagen’s Langelinie promenade. If you’re fascinated by this mythical figure, then head over to the Copenhagen Souvenir and Design store and check out their amazing range of souvenirs. Perhaps, you’ll feel compelled to take home with you a coffee mug, a freezer magnet, or a statue depicting The Little Mermaid.
Copenhagen Souvenir and Design
Address: Østergade 11, 1100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: Copenhagen Souvenir and Design
Opening hours: 10 AM - 6 PM from Monday to Thursday, 10 AM - 7 PM on Friday, and 10 AM - 4 PM on Saturday
Prices: 29-298 DKK (4.40-45.50 USD)
12. Danish knitwear
It would be a shame to visit Copenhagen and not purchase knitwear from one of the city’s leading clothing brands, namely Henrik Vibskov Boutique. The brand is defined by a youthful and playful style combining color and folk themes in unique ways. Henrik Vibskov caters to both men and woman, and their knitwear often features bold graphics, interesting patterns, and unique details that won’t go unnoticed. Expect to pay 1,940 DKK (298 USD) for a Walter Van Beirendonck block knit sweater, 3,612 DKK (554 USD) for a multicolor Philomene knit sweater, and 5,558 DKK (856 USD) for the eye-catching Facetasm knit sweater.
Henrik Vibskov Boutique
Website: Henrik Vibskov Boutique
Opening hours: 11 AM - 6 PM from Monday to Thursday, 11 AM - 7 PM on Friday, and 11 AM - 5 PM on Saturday
Prices: 1,940-5,558 DKK (298-856 USD)
13. Glerups open-heel slippers
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Glerups started life as a hobby business, back in the early ‘90s, and today it’s a renowned shoe brand. The brand’s low boots and open heels have struck a chord with the public, due to their use of 100% natural wool and calfskin, and convenient slipper design making them easy to put on and take off. A pair of open-heel slippers will set you back 620 DKK (95 USD), while the rubber sole variant goes for 1,008 DKK (135 USD).
Opening hours: 24 Hours / 7 Days a week
Prices: 620-1,009 DKK (95-135 USD)
Many unique and quality products
Copenhagen is a great place to visit for all the landmarks and rich culture. But you’ll also find many unique and quality products, which have that distinctive Nordic design sensibility. Some products such as the sweets made by Sømods Bolcher Bonbons are very traditional, yet Hay and Henrik Vibskov Boutique are trailblazing brands. Whatever the product, you will definitely not run out of options to shop. So happy shopping in Copenhagen!
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