See the highlights of the Danish Riviera

Top Things to Do in Northern Zealand

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.

Try something a little different at these unusual events in Denmark

22 Unique Things to Do in Denmark

So, you've seen the Little Mermaid, taken a Hans Christian Andersen tour and now you're looking for something a little different? Try any of these weird and wonderful things to do in Denmark and see Scandinavia's smallest kingdom from a whole new perspective!

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.

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.

Where in Denmark to see viking boats firsthand

Viking Longships and Legends

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.

Take a look at some of Denmark's best viking sites

Discover Denmark's Viking Heritage

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.

Take a journey with the Vikings

Which Viking are you?

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.

Viking play

Walk through the history of Copenhagen

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.

Runestones, Royalty, and more!

Viking Jelling

 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.

48 hour Copenhagen guide

Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.

Aalborg's new and historical sights to help you plan a short break

Top Attractions in Aalborg

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.

Denmark's Charming Third Largest City

Odense

Denmark’s third largest city, Odense, is often overlooked for its larger siblings Copenhagen and Aarhus, but this cozy city of almost 200,000 is home to great museums like Brandts, an award-winning zoo, and an acclaimed film festival.

History of Copenhagen

A brief history of Copenhagen

1000s – The first settlement.