Can you teach an American how to "hygge"? Ribe Bike Tours reports

The last couple of weeks we had a real "Indian summer" here in Ribe, with Tuesday 13th September reaching a record 29.7 degrees C, becoming the hottest September day in 69 years! We also had the start of the Black Sun phenomenon, when millions of migratory starling birds swarm over the fields at sunset in a crazy magical dance...

The beginning of the season's "Sort Sol" is the perfect opportunity to to jump on the bikes with Ribe Bike Tours and go look for the show in the skies of Ribe

In Search of Hygge-ness with Leela Cyd herself

Ribe Bike Tours finished up the summer season with a very special ride focused on hygge - the kind of hard to translate and uniquely Danish concept of cosyness, good vibes and hanging out. Leela Cyd, a talented photographer and author based in USA's sunny Southern California visited Ribe in search of hygge-ness.

Leela Cyd is a food, lifestyle and travel photographer and storyteller based in Santa Barbara, California. Check her site here.  

Leela Cyd is a food, lifestyle and travel photographer and storyteller based in Santa Barbara, California. Check her site here.

 

Leela is researching the concept of true Danish hygge for her newest book, how awesome is that? We were super excited to show off the most charming and arguably most "hyggelige" town in the world. And we're positive that Leela will learn how to "hygge" - can't wait to read that book of hers!

What a perfect day to finish the season. Scratch an "Indian Summer", we're calling it a "Californian summer"!

Now that's hygge: Picnic with local Frem Æblemost "apple drink" at Kammerslusen by the Wadden Sea National Park

Summer of 2016: Tourists poured into Ribe

The town was really humming this summer as people poured in to check out Ribe's hyggeness. Now it's official: the local newspaper reported visitor numbers have been really strong this year. People just love the place! Read more here.

'Till next time, skål!