Best time to visit Denmark is… NOW!

apple flowers by kirsten bukager

Apple, plum, rhododendron, lilac, hawthorn flowering – Denmark is covered in colors and scents at this time of year. After a week in Japan in April, where I had been shooting nearly every little blossoming cherry tree, I landed in Copenhagen and saw blossoming fruit trees everywhere! I couldn’t help feeling a tiny bit ridiculous about taking part in the Japanese hype, because in my view, Denmark is just as beautiful in spring.

rododendrun by kirsten bukager

If you are in Copenhagen, enjoy spring blossom by taking a stroll in the parks Kongens Have or Frederiksberg Have. Or, get out of the city: Take a 20 minutes train ride north to Kongens Lyngby. Here, you can rent a canoe on Lyngby Sø and go down Mølleåen. Mølleåen is a river with watermills from the Danish 17th century industrialisation, running through the forest and out into the sea (Øresund).

kayak on mølleåen by kirsten bukager

I am fortunate to live next to Mølleåen, and today I jumped into my kayak and sucked in some of all the green, pink, purple yellow, and white nuances as I went down the river. The other day I went running along the river and met two fox cubs playing on the shore. Does it get more idyllic?

plants along mølleåen by kirsten bukager

By Kirsten Bukager

I am a Danish writer and visual artist. After several years in The Netherlands, I am back in my home country. M.Sc. in International Business Administration and Modern Languages fra Copenhagen Business School, Communication and Online Journalism studies at Webster University and London School of Journalism. Bachelor in Education. I have worked with communications and marketing for many years, and recently changed path to teaching (Danish language, Art, Social Studies). I have always had a creative mind and filled many drawing blocks and canvases. I write for pleasure. Most of my stories are about places and people I encounter on journeys around the world. I have an eye for cultural and social subtleties, and I am especially interested in travel and the arts. Drop me a line if you are interested in my art, my teaching, or if you have a question or comment. And feel free to follow me on Instagram.