Denmark is one of the (if not THE) cleanest countries I visited so far. No matter the size of the city, wether you visit Copenhagen or a small countryside town, littering is not in Danes’ genes.
But… Yes, there is always a “but”.
On weekend nights and holidays’ evenings, things suddenly change. Reserved and quiet Danes all over the country turn from Dr Jekyll to Mr Hyde, and the party begins. Viking roots kick in full blast, and you can find empty cans, left over drinks, and even unopened alcohol drink bottles on every other street corner. Skål (Danish for “cheers”) festival begins. Suddenly, throwing garbage around is no longer unacceptable.
Hey! Who wants to bother looking for a trashcan while having fun, right?
But worry not. Unless you weren’t invited to the party, or simply don’t appreciate the heavenly comfort of Danish duvets… You’ll never notice that punctual messiness. Because as soon as the sun rises, workers pop out of the blue to clean everything up.
And the streets will most likely be prestine when you walk out to get your morning tebirkes (poppy seeds covered pastries).