As a frequent flyer from Milano to Stavanger (and back), I am usually stopping at the airport in Copenhagen on the way because there are no direct flights. It is simply my favorite airport and a great excuse to get a bit of shopping done or grab one last cinnamon bun before I head back home. On my last trip, I was very happy to discover that this September ARKET opened an edited version of their store & cafe in terminal 2, so suddenly my pit stops in Cph got a whole lot better! I can confirm that it is the perfect spot to relax in the midst of what can be quite a chaotic place.
This is actually the first ARKET store located inside an airport, and the first time I got to visit one. The Swedish chain is a modern-day market offering essential products for men, women, children and the home. Their mission is to democratize quality through widely accessible, well-made, durable products, designed to be used and loved for a long time.
I loved the atmopshere there. An airport can be quite a noisy and stressful place to be, but stepping inside ARKET made me feel calm. The soothing music, the super friendly staff and the look of the place gave it a relaxing vibe and made me forget where I was. If you are a bit of a nervous traveler and need somewhere to escape while you are at Copenhagen airport, or simply want a cozy place to wait, I recommend heading to this little hidden gem. It might, however, end up with you wanting to purchase everything you see, so be warned.
I decided to try their own variation of the classic Swedish cinnamon bun: the Sticky Love Bun along with an oat milk cappuccino. The bun was simply heavenly, a sticky and salty treat baked from organic wheat flour, topped with salt-roasted almonds and homemade salty-caramel sauce. Worth trying next time you visit.
The ARKET café offers quality ingredients and healthy living, with q focus on purity, freshness, simplicity and ethics naturally associated with the Nordic region that reflects the changing seasons. The food available looked delicious, so on my next trip I will stop by again to try more of it. (Watch this space…)
Where >> Copenhagen airport, Kastrup, terminal 2, Denmark
Opening hours >> Monday to Sunday: 06:00 – 22:00
// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad