There's a special saying in Denmark known as hygge, which roughly means a feeling of contentment and cosiness shared with good friends. The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, embodies the spirit of hygge. It's a welcoming place with ornate buildings like Amalienborg Palace, along with rich museums and world-renowned galleries home to artistic masterpieces. Explore the iconic harbour of Nyhavn, a plush hangout spot laced with a few Michelin-starred restaurants. At nearby Helsingor, also known as Elsinore, you'll find more of that hygge magic. Wander the quaint cobblestone streets and immerse yourself in the port city's medieval character. Learn more about Denmark's seafaring past at the M/S Maritime Museum and see the mighty stronghold of Kronborg. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kronborg Castle is the setting for William Shakespeare's Hamlet and the fortress is as impressive as the play itself. A short drive north of Copenhagen, the town of Hillerod is a gateway to north Zealand with good transport links to the northern coastline, where you'll find rugged green hills and lots of beaches with gold and white sands. Hillerod is also known for Frederiksborg Castle, a palace complex built in the 17th century. It's a beautifully restored building that contains period furnishings, immaculately manicured gardens and the Museum of National History.