Smorrebrod: The Art of the Sandwich: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine

  • Port

    Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Cost


    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4½ Hours

  • Meals Included


When is a sandwich not just a sandwich? Discover the art of sandwich-making like you've never seen it before as you learn to create the smørrebrød. This delicious twist on the standard sandwich occupies a prominent place in Danish eating culture.

After a short transfer, you will arrive at the Copenhagen Cooking Class, where a team of instructors and chefs will greet you and introduce you to the joys of Denmark's legendary open sandwich, which Food & Wine magazine has dubbed Denmark's National Lunch.

First, you must learn how to make traditional Danish rye bread and find out just how important it is for the Danes -- this dark and delicious treat is the foundation for all good smørrebrød.

While your bread is baking, you will prepare a variety of seasonal and traditional toppings, and then pile them high on the sliced rye bread. The key to your success is following rules that simply cannot be broken -- there are many dos and don'ts associated with smørrebrød. There is a correct order and combination of toppings that must be adhered to.

Your class concludes with an introduction to another local tradition -- hygge -- which is a Scandinavian concept of coziness. Sitting at a communal dining table, you and the other participants will share stories to promote hygge and dine on the creations you just learned to make.

At the end of the class, you'll receive a copy of the recipe so you can impress friends and family back home with your mastery of the traditional Danish open sandwich .


Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair, scooters or walkers, or for those with mobility limitations. The venue is on the second floor and is reached by stairs. Tour not suitable for guests with food allergies. A vegetarian alternative can be offered. Minimum age to drink alcohol is 18 years; guests under the age of 18 will be served non-alcoholic beverages.