The Danes are the happiest people on Earth. That’s what the latest World Happiness Report is telling us. And who are we to argue?
After all, Danish fashion is all the rage; the world’s most-loved company, Lego, is Danish; the Danes made Carlsberg; and so many of us are still watching those Danish crime shows on telly. Denmark’s stock has never been higher.
My wife Taffeta and I can be pretty miserable, so we think a trip to Aarhus, Denmark’s second-largest city and 2017’s joint European Capital of Culture, will cheer us.
Time capsule: Aarhus’s open-air museum, Den Gamle By, preserves buildings from Denmark’s past
Clip clop: Visitors can take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Den Gamle By’s cobbled streets
Aarhus doesn’t have the grandeur of Copenhagen. But, like lots of number two cities in Europe, it can be more fun than the capital and has a thriving food and drink scene.
After a quick Ryanair flight from Luton and a short bus ride from the airport, we soon find our hotel, the Oasia, a neat little place which has all the clean lines and minimalist decor you associate with Scandinavian peace of mind…