When I first visited Copenhagen, I confess, I wanted to be somewhere very different.

Istanbul had been my planned year abroad destination, but the option was swiftly removed by my university following a series of terror attacks in the city just before I was set to go. So, I arrived in Copenhagen, feeling wistful about a missed opportunity to be wandering around Istanbul’s chaotic Grand Bazaar, revelling in the market’s noisiness and overpowering smells and colours. I wondered if the slick, orderly nature of this Scandi utopia land might feel a little characterless in comparison.