Food & Drink

Where to Get the Best Ice Cream in Copenhagen

When the weather is fine, there’s not one thing in the world better than taking a leisurely walk through a favorite neighborhood or by the water with an ice cream cone in hand. Though you can find a “soft is” (soft-serve ice cream) stand almost anywhere in the city, there are a few places dotted around where locals head when they want something both cool and expertly-made.

Here’s where to get the best ice cream in Copenhagen, from gourmet flavors to classic soft serve:

List Marker: Number 1Ismageriet

The. Best. That’s really all there is to say about this beloved ice cream shop. It can get extremely busy during summer evenings and on the weekends (how many ice cream shops require you to take a number?!), but you’ll be glad you stuck it out. The ice cream is the perfect blend of creamy and flavorful. If they have the Jordnød-Karamel-Chokolade, get that.

Best Icecream Ismageriet Copenhagen | Scandianvia Standard


Rued Langgaards Vej 6E
2300 København

Opening Hours:
Mon- Fri 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm



List Marker: Number 2Østerberg Ice Cream

The crazy aunt of ice cream stores, Østerberg has made a name for itself by serving interesting, quirky flavors like aloe vera/pomegranate and red dragonfruit. Don’t worry, they still have traditional offerings like vanilla, cookie dough and chocolate brownie made with gooey chunks of real brownies.


Østerberg Ice Cream Østerbro

Rosenvængets Allé 7C
2100 København Ø

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun 1:00 – 9:00 pm

Østerberg Ice Cream Vesterbro

Tullinsgade 25
1618 København V

Opening Hours: Closed every day in winter



List Marker: Number 3Istid

It would be easy to write off liquid nitrogen ice cream a fun gimmick, but the founders of Istid have made their shop so much more than that by producing consistently delicious, creative flavors in their pastel-colored KitchenAid mixers. They often have great vegan flavors and the menu changes often. Try the sundae, if it’s available!

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Istid Nørrebro

Jægersborggade 13
2200 København N

Opening Hours:
Mon Closed
Tues- Thurs 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Fri 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Sat 12:00 – 7:00 pm
Sun 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Istid Hellerup

Waterfront Shopping
Philip Heymanns Alle 17
2900 Hellerup

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am – 4:00 pm



List Marker: Number 4Oswalds Isbar

No-nonsense old fashioned ice cream on one of the coolest streets in Copenhagen. Take a shopping break from Playtype and Shop Dora and treat yourself to a cone.

Oswalds Isbar - Best Icecream in Copenhagen | Scandinavia Standard

→ Oswalds Isbar

Værnedamsvej 3
2000 Frederiksberg C

Opening Hours:
Mon – Sun 10:00 am – 10:00 pm



List Marker: Number 5Siciliansk Is

With multiple locations in the city, Siciliansk Is is your local, dependable gelateria. They serve high-quality gelato in both classic and more complex flavors (try the blood orange!).

Siciliansk Is

Skydebanegade 3
1719 København V

Christianshavns Kanal 2
1406 København K

Rantzausgade 56
2200 København N

Opening Hours for all locations:
Mon – Sun 12:00 – 9:00 pm



List Marker: Number 6Hansens Flødeis

Hansens Is deserves all the praise that gets heaped on them. Creamy, homemade ice cream that comes from ethically-kept, organically-fed cows right here in Denmark. Their sweet little shop on Store Kongensgade is the perfect place to stop in for a treat before heading to whatever serious business you have ahead of you.

717a Hansens Is

→Hansens Flødeis

Store Kongensgade 93
1264 København

Opening Hours:
Mon- Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm



Honorable Mention:

→ Vaffelhuset
→ ParadIs
→ Olufs Is

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Rebecca Thandi Norman

Rebecca Thandi Norman is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at Scandinavia Standard.