New Nordic Noir

Murders… Rain… Sinister struggles… More rain… It’s New Nordic Noir! Thanks to a run of massively successful dark Danish dramas, international audiences are getting to know Copenhagen's streets like the back of their hands. 
Following on from the Emmy-nominated series The Killing, featuring Danish actress Sophie Gråbøl and that sweater, Borgen is the latest hit TV series in a strong wave of new Nordic Noir. Here, you'll find fun facts, deadly new drama to look forward to and inspiration for a city break with a difference...

The Killing

The Killing (Forbrydelsen)

Sophie Gråbøl and the rest of The Killing's cast have gripped audiences worldwide since The Killing first hit the screen in 2007. Head behind the scenes here.

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The BAFTA-winning political drama that's getting rave reviews and an army of viewers across the world. Take a set-jetting tour of Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, the setting for Borgen.


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Crime dramas are something of a Danish speciality

The Bridge

The Bridge (Broen)

The Bridge is (another) award-winning nordic noir drama 

Copenhagen quick facts

Copenhagen                     (1,199,224)
Greater Copenhagen  (1,931,467)
Copenhagen                     88.25 km² (34 square miles)
Greater Copenhagen  3,030 km² (1,170 square miles)
Population density       6,200 people per km² (16,000 per square mile)