What is "hygge"?

Hygge is hard to explain and even harder to pronounce. It translates roughly to "coziness", but it means so much more than that. Hygge is more than a cosy room full of candles, company and good food.

Hygge is about people's behavior towards each other. It is the art of creating intimacy.

Hygge is a philosophy; a way of life that has helped Danes understand the importance of simplicity, time to unwind and slowing down the pace of life.

In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people.

"Hygge was never meant to be translated - it was meant to be felt",
ToveMaren Stakkestad