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

  • Port

    Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • 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 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 -- a new and innovative cooking spot invented by young, forward-thinking people who share a passion for good food.

A team of instructors and chefs greet you and introduce you to the joys of Denmark's legendary open sandwich, which Food & Wine magazine has dubbed Denmark's National Lunch.

A chef teaches you the rules of the Danish open sandwich -- the serious art of combining the ingredients, and the many dos and don'ts. You'll quickly learn that nothing happens in the smørrebrød world without traditional Danish rye bread. The chef and team provide you with this and all the ingredients. They guide you through the process, so that you can prepare a sandwich with a variety of seasonal and traditional toppings, piling them high on the sliced rye bread.

Your class concludes with an introduction to another local tradition -- hygge -- which is a Scandinavian concept of coziness. Enjoy your sandwiches with your fellow travelers in the amazing dining room of the cooking class facility, along with a cold beer and a taste of Aquavit (the water of life).

Walk back to the ship with a local guide who takes you past the colorful canal district of Nyhavn, through the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Amalienborg (residence of the Queen and her family). You will also see the Little Mermaid -- perhaps the most famous landmark in Copenhagen.


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