Great activities within three hours from Copenhagen

Day Trips from Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a doorway into Denmark, a jump-off point for the entire kingdom. Within three hours of Denmark's capital city is a wealth of royal castles and national parks, including Denmark's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Wadden Sea National Park.

Famous landmarks in two hours or less from Copenhagen

Top Attractions Near Copenhagen

Jump in a car, on the bus or catch the train to these unmissable attractions and famous landmarks in Denmark, all within two hours of Copenhagen. Perfect for day trips, you can walk along high white cliffs at Møns Klint or visit Hans Christian Andersen's childhood home in Odense and be back in Copenhagen for dinner!

Extend your Copenhagen adventure with nearby sights like Kronborg Castle

Top Things To Do Within An Hour of Copenhagen

Wondering what Danish sights to see or looking for things to do in Copenhagen? We've gathered together top attractions in and around Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, into one guide to help you plan a holiday in Copenhagen and the surrounding island of Sealand.

Find out more firsthand about the famous Danish fairytale writer

Get to Know Hans Christian Andersen's Denmark

Hans Christian Andersen - you know the name and love many of his timeless characters, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling. But what about the man himself? As the father of fairy tales, Hans Christian Andersen was a famous man in his time, courted by royalty and recognised for his greatness whilst living. Follow in the footsteps of Hans Christian Andersen and delve deeper into fairy-tale Denmark at these fastinating sites.

Cycling holidays in Denmark

Panorama cycle routes: West Denmark

Take a West Coast tour of Denmark by bike, with any or all of these 16 scenic Panorama cycle routes. Each individual cycle route is a loop on the national West Coast Cycle Route that runs the length of Jutland's coast, from Rudbøl in the south, to Skagen in the north.

Panorama Cycle Routes: East Denmark

Enjoy East Denmark's best sights and attractions by bike, with the help of these 9 new cycle routes, covering Møn Island, Stevns Cliffs, Falster Island and Prestø Island. The 9 easy-to-follow Panorama cycle routes take you on delightful sightseeing detours from the national Berlin-Copenhagen Cycle Route, so you can choose a route which fits your holiday plans or cycle the whole thing!

Find yourself a bit of wellness and serenity in Denmark

Spa Hotels and Day Spas in Denmark

It's easy to feel fabulous in Denmark! Get inspiration for a spa weekend or spa retreat with our guide to some of Denmark's best luxury spas, spa hotels and traditional seaside hotels (badehoteller). Gilleleje Badehotel and Hotel Vejlefjord are classic examples of Denmark's badehoteller, where old-world Danish charm meets luxury spa and wellness facilities.

Explore Copenhagen neighborhoods beyond the usual tourist sights

Copenhagen neighborhoods you should explore

Get to know one of the world's cosiest capital cities, where top sights and attractions are within walking or cycling distance. Explore parts of the city less traveled by visitors, such as the calm and chic Frederiksberg or architectural Amager. Take in sights like Hans Christian Andersen's grave in Nørrebro or The Little Mermaid on her rock near Østerbro, both close to cool local streets.

Immerse yourself in Danish design at Denmark's boutique hotels

Danish Design and Boutique Hotels

Boutique hotels are all about individuality and relaxation in style. As one of the world’s most renowned design nations, you’ll find Denmark full of design hotels where everything, from the wallpaper down to the rug beneath your feet, is handpicked to create a certain aesthetic. From luxury boutique hotels furnished with classic Danish design to smaller hotels with eye-catching interiors and unique character, you can truly treat yourself to a hotel stay to remember in Denmark.

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Stay in one of Denmark's spectacular castle and manor house hotels!

Danish castle and manor house hotels

If you’re looking for a place to stay on a grander scale, then a Danish castle or manor house hotel is just for you. There are many spectacular castle and manor house hotels around Denmark. Treat yourself like royalty and stay in a prestigious and historic setting, with state-of-the-art amenities. Staying in a castle or manor house is the best of old and new Denmark in one holiday experience.

Where to carve it up al fresco around Denmark

Outdoor ice skating in Denmark

Get your skates on and zoom around one of Denmark's atmospheric outdoor ice rinks. Found only in the winter months, Denmark's outdoor rinks are as popular with locals as tourists. Hire skates at most of these outdoor ice rinks or bring your own and don't forget to wrap up! Ice skating outside is healthy, fantastic fun and an uplifting way to enjoy the Danish outdoors in winter!

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Sports events in Denmark this autumn

Denmark is full of exciting national and international sports events throughout the year, as well as popular events which you can take part in yourself! Windsurfing, marathons and mountain biking are but some of the sports events you can enjoy in Denmark this time of year. Here's VisitDenmark's guide to autumn sports events in Denmark.

Nature events in Denmark this autumn

Nature events this autumn in Denmark

Danish nature is spectacular in the autumn months. The leaves turn a golden yellow and everything in nature gets an autumnal hue. Why not go hiking in beautiful and dramatic countryside? Endless sand dunes, heathland and cliff walks; Denmark is at its bracing best in the autumn. Head out with this guide to things to do outdoors in Denmark this autumn.

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Art exhibitions

Engross yourself in art in Denmark! This time of year offers a great selection of art exhibitions from both famous artists and Danish names. Here's a guide to some of the best art exhibitions in Denmark this autumn.