If you’ll be strapped for cash after the holiday season, don’t worry: You could still score an amazing vacation — for free.
From now through December 24, Visit Denmark and Scandinavian Airlines are offering travelers chances to win a free trip to Denmark to experience the cozy comfort of the Danish practice of “hygge” (that’s “hoo-gah”).
To enter, visit FindingHygge.dk, and click on the site’s advent calendar. You can enter once a day to win a new prize.
Each trip or prize only lasts for 24 hours, however, so unfortunately you can't enter to win any previous days’ promotions. Start now, and you'll have a week and a half to try your luck at a Danish getaway.
Each competition includes two round-trip flights to Denmark on Scandinavian Airlines, as well as a unique, traditional experience like a three-day Danish spa getaway, a trip to the northernmost part of the country, or a beer tasting in Carlsberg cellars.
But if you don’t win, every door in the advent calendar has a helpful tip to infuse a little hygge into your life, so you winter is the coziest ever.
The competition is also in conjunction with the Danish documentary “Finding Hygge,” which explores the concept and how it applies to Danish culture — and why the Danish are considered among the happiest people in the world. (Although they did recently get edged out by Norway as the absolute happiest.)