Whether you’re a devoted foodie or simply interested in revisiting the Scandinavian food scene, join this tour to learn more about how food can be an important agent of social change.

In recent years, Copenhagen has been transformed in the eyes of the gastronomic world from a culinary wasteland to a
top dining destination for tourists and locals alike. Join DIS faculty member Anders Larsen, as he guides you through Copenhagen neighborhoods to explore how these changes have impacted local communities and changed the
city’s culinary culture.

As you taste your way through the city, you will engage in conversations with local chefs, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to explore the impact of these changes on the city’s economy, urban life, and Danish collective identity.  

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Meet the Faculty

Anders Larsen, Master of Arts in History and English Literature & Language, University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2007.

At DIS, Anders teaches a number of courses that deal with lifestyle and cultural history, including Meaning of Style, Copenhagen History: Structure, Plan, and Design; Tasting Culture, an interdisciplinary exploration of European food culture; and Anthropology of Food, which explores cultural food dilemmas, food trends, human behavior, and practices around food.

Anders also spends much of his free time outside the classroom cooking and eating.


ReDIScover Copenhagen Tours

ReDIScover tours run for three days (Monday – Wednesday), allowing you to extend your stay either before or after if you want to visit Scandinavia or Europe for a longer period.  

Tour Itinerary

Monday, September 4

We’ll begin the tour with a networking breakfast, where you can reconnect with old friends and make new connections with fellow alumni. During an Opening Plenary, Malene Torp, Executive Director of DIS, will welcome the group back to Copenhagen and DIS.

Then it will be time to dive into the tour’s theme, with an introductory workshop on the history of food in Denmark and a group lunch. You’ll then have a chance to take a guided tour of DIS to see current student hangouts and study spaces while also reminiscing about your own time as a student.


Option One: Time on own

Explore the city on your own, do some shopping, or simply sit on a bench along the canal and take in the city!

Option Two: Rediscover Copenhagen on the water!

Join fellow alumni on a canal boat ride through the city to see the historic buildings you remember and the many new developments along the city’s waterfront. Sit back and relax while an expert DIS faculty guides your rediscovery of this great city!

This activity is included in the tour price.


Option One: Time on own

Explore one of the local restaurants or meet with your former host family, kollegium mates, or alumni friends!

Option Two: Hygge Dinner with locals

Enjoy the evening with a small group dinner with local DIS Alumni, staff, faculty or homestay hosts! Reexperience first-hand what Scandinavian hygge is all about over a meal during a DIS Hygge Dinner.

This activity is included in the tour price.
Tuesday, September 5

On day two, enjoy the morning on your own or join us for a guided walking tour.

Option One: Time on own

Explore the city on your own, do some shopping, or simply sit on a bench along the canal and take in the city!

Option Two: Rediscover the streets of Copenhagen

Join fellow alumni and an expert DIS faculty member as they guide you through the old and new parts of the city while sharing fun stories about the city that continues to evolve.

This activity is included in the tour price.

Afternoon & Evening

Then at noon, meet the tour group in Vesterbro for lunch and spend the afternoon exploring various sites in the neighborhood before ending the day with an innovative food workshop in the famous Meat Packing district.
Wednesday, September 6

On day three, you’ll hit the ground running and explore another neighborhood of Copenhagen with engaging site visits and group discussions.


After wrapping up the tour and enjoying lunch with your group, you’ll have a few hours of time on your own to do more exploring, shopping, or relaxing.

In the later afternoon, join current and former DIS faculty, staff, homestay hosts, and fellow alumni for a celebratory reception! Here you’ll have a chance to rekindle old memories and make new connections with the DIS community.


The tour will conclude with a dinner in the famous Tivoli Gardens. Enjoy a memorable evening with fellow alumni as well as some DIS faculty and staff.

Tour Details

Tour Costs: 700 USD per participant

Included in the cost:

Items not included and therefore the responsibility of tour participants:

Sign Up Today

DIS ReDIScover Tours are available to any DIS alumni & 1 guest (+18 years old).
If you’re interested in joining us for this tour, sign-up today! If the tour is full, we’ll put you on a waitlist and be in touch as soon as a spot becomes available.



After signing up, you will receive a payment invoice from the Alumni Team within five business days with instructions on how to make the wire transfer payment to DIS. Once your payment is received, your tour registration will be confirmed and finalized.

General Terms & Conditions

The full tour price (700 USD per participant) must be paid shortly after signup. 

Failure to pay will result in the cancellation of your tour registration. 

DIS understands that plans can change unexpectedly. That is why participants may choose to cancel their trip registration at any time. Please send the alumni team an email informing us of your changed plans as soon as possible, so we can offer the tour to other alumni. DIS will only cancel a tour due to unforeseen force majeure circumstances. Full refunds are given for cancellations made up to 90 days prior to the tour or in force majeure situations in which DIS cancels the tour. To cover any non-refundable costs associated with planning the tour, a 50% refund will be given for cancellations made between 90 and 30 days prior to the tour. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the tour will in general not be granted refunds.

A DIS ReDIScover Tour ticket purchase is not eligible as a tax-deduction in US, as the purchase is not a donation and payment is to a foreign entity (DIS Fonden).  

Participants are responsible for their own travel, medical, and liability insurance.