The Paris of the North, the Best City in Scandinavia…Copenhagen surprises visitors with its combination of historical riches and thriving young culture. A population that radiates health and good spirits, polite to a fault and speaking flawless English; clean; safe cities; a lovely flat countryside of lush forests and clear waterways; a modern culture as rich as its historical heritage: Denmark is as close as it gets to perfection. Travel back to the time of Viking sagas at the 1000-year-old ruins of Telleborg or through the Jelling runestones commissioned by legendary king Harald Bluetooth. Travel forward in time at Charlottenborg Palace, former home of the Royal family and now housing the excellent modern exhibits of Det Kongelige Kunstakademi. Venture into the once-poor Norrebro neighbourhood, where young artists and designers have renovated 19th century tenement houses and Assistens churchyard contains the graves of Soren Kierkegaard and Hans Christian Andersen. Discover the charm of Christianshavn’s canals or dine on elegantly prepared local products at one of the city’s outstanding restaurants. Without fanfare, Denmark has become a leader in architecture, design, and fashion, without losing the charm inherent to a country where bicycles are the preferred form of transportation and friendliness is a national virtue.