If you're looking for things to do in Copenhagen and have time to go a little further afield, then head north along the Danish Riviera of North Zealand. It's the perfect place to venture out on day trips from Copenhagen, or to extend your holiday with a stay in North Zealand's hotels, inns or holiday homes.
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!
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.
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.
The Vikings were a seafaring people. Their well-designed, infamous longships caused terror across the world from Northern Europe to the Black Sea, - even North America! If you want to learn more about the notorious longships and the people who built them, here's some inspiration for you.
The Vikings were more than simply a raiding and pillaging people. They had highly developed social, religious and commercial structures and were just as adept at farming as raiding. Through on-going archaeological research, we're uncovering more and more about the lives behind the myths. Re-discovered jewellery, handicrafts, weapons, clothes and long-ships all help fill the gaps in our knowledge of the Norsemen.
There's a little bit of Viking in all of us. Young and old, we all share a fascination with the Vikings, their history and their way of life. So whether you want to try your hand at Viking life or immerse yourself in Viking history and culture, Denmark offers it all.
Copenhagen is rich in history. The Danish capital was officially founded in 1167 by Bishop Absalon, but research suggest that the location was inhabited already in the late Viking age. Copenhagen was a busy and strategically important merchant city throughout the medieval period where it controlled much of the lucrative trade and traffic to and from the Baltic Sea.
Jelling is located in East Jutland and boasts some of Europe’s most prominent Viking Age monuments, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. Jelling is a perfect place to learn about Viking royalty and Viking life.
The city of Aalborg offers something for everyone, regardless of interests and budget. The harbour is a buzzing new area of cultural attractions, including the Utzon Centre, and a great place to walk and take in views of the city. Venture just a short way outside the city and you can enjoy ancient historical sites like Lindholm Høje.