With a world-class restaurant scene, great nightlife and a plethora of cultural attractions, it is easy to see why Copenhagen is on so many travellers’ bucket lists. Whether you stay for week or you are in Copenhagen just for weekend break, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do!
On average, a flight from London to Copenhagen will take around 1 hour and 40 minutes and a return flight will cost between £50 and £70 depending on what time of year you fly. Flights to Copenhagen are their most expensive during the popular summer months and some great savings can be made if you visit during the autumn or winter. A number of airlines offer flights from the UK to Copenhagen, some of the most popular include: British Airways, SAS and Easyjet.
Fun things to do in Copenhagen
Found in the centre of Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is a popular destination for holidaymakers. Tivoli Gardens is a pleasure garden and amusement park which dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, making it the second oldest in the world! Tivoli has a number of rides; one of the most famous rides is Rutschebanen or Bjergbanen which is one of the oldest wooden rollercoasters in the world. As well as rides, Tivoli has a number of landscaped gardens and is a popular venue for performing arts.
Copenhagen has a varied collection of museums and galleries to visit. Two of the best ones are Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Statens Museum for Kunst. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is home to a collection of classical art and a nineteenth century French and Danish art collection. Statens Museum for Kunst is the largest art museum in the country and has a varied collection which ranges from modern work through to medieval pieces.
One of the most popular attractions in Copenhagen is Den Bla Planet or the Blue Planet in English. This is the largest aquarium in Europe and is just a metro stop away from the airport. There are more than 20,000 fish here and other creatures including birds and butterflies. Highlights of the aquarium include performing sea lions and piranha feeding time.
No trip to Copenhagen is complete without visiting the iconic Amalienborg Slot. This complex consists of four rococo palaces and has been the winter retreat for Danish monarchs since the late eighteenth century. Highlights of the palace include the changing of the guard which takes place at midday and the museum which showcases some of royal treasures which the palace has accumulated.