If you are one of those who don't mind sailing across the seven seas for the love of good food, then fasten your seat belts as we take you through a deliciously action-packed trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, where stands the iconic restaurant, Noma.
Located in Christianshavn, Central Copenhagen, this Michelin-star restaurant was recently crowned the world's best place to eat. And, if your taste buds are already tickling with the mere thought of Nordic delicacies, read on for everything you need to know to grab a table there, for a mouthful!
How to reach Noma
Metro departs every five minutes from Copenhagen Airport Metro station (Lufthavnen Station) on the M2 line, and takes about 12 minutes to reach the Christianshavn station. Noma restaurant is a stone's throw away from here. "The cheapest mode of transportation in Copenhagen is the Metro trains and buses. Opt for cabs only if you are ready to splurge as they are quite expensive," warns Neeraj Dev, head of outbound products, Yatra.com.
What else to do
Apart from catching that magic meal at Noma, you can do a lot more, when in Copenhagen. "From churches, castles and plush green parks, to museums and vibrant markets, the city can keep you engaged all day," says Mohit Gupta, chief business officer, Holidays, MakeMyTrip. "In the scenic locales, you can engage in fun activities such as cross-country skiing. Do not miss a trip to the Stroke (longest shopping walkway in Europe), Rosenborg Castle Gardens, National Museum of Denmark, Tivoli Gardens
and the National Gallery," adds Dev.
Where: 93 Strandgade, 1401 Copenhagen K, Copenhagen
Tel: +45 3296 3297
Getting a table at Noma is like winning a lottery, so make sure you have a prior booking, preferably months in advance. The interiors -- made of smoked oak, stone and glass -- are as good as its food. You will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling champagne, made from hand-harvested grapes. Here onwards, get ready to be wooed by a string of soul stirring Nordic delicacies crafted by resident chef and
co-founder Rene Redzepi. Price for the tasting menus begins from 700 Kr (Rs 6,600), while the mains start from 295 Kr (R2782).
Things to know
Currency: Danish Krone (1DKK=R9)
Flying down: Lufthansa, Swiss Air, KLM, Air France and Turkish Airlines have daily flights operating from India to Copenhagen Airport, while Qatar Airways operates four times in a week. "For European carriers like Lufthansa, Swiss Air, KLM and Air France, the price range for tickets varies between Rs 46,000 to Rs 55,000, while for Qatar Airways, prices start from Rs 42000," says Gupta.
Visa matters: Visa processing is regular and simple. "The passport should have been issued in the last 10 years with a validity of three months beyond the date of return. Applications can be filed three months prior to the date of travel, with a minimum gap of 15 days before travel date," says Madhav Pai, chief operating officer, Leisure Travel (Outbound), Thomas Cook.
Accommodation: Some of the hotels in affordable style in the Christianshavn neighbourhood, close to Noma, are Copenhagen Admiral Hotel, Clarion Collection Hotel Neptun and Hotel Opera. Room rates vary between Rs 5,000 to Rs 14,000 per day. For more info on hotels, you can log on to Copenhagen Tourism's official website: www.visitcopenhagen.com