The beach in Tisvildeleje, north of Copenhagen, is the perfect sunset spot

11 cool day trips from Copenhagen

Are you feeling adventurous and want to explore beyond the city limits of Copenhagen? Then this is the guide for you. We've handpicked some our favourite and coolest day trips from Copenhagen.


The royal one: Frederiksborg Castle

If you're looking for razzle-dazzle extravaganza, Frederiksborg Castle is the place to go. This lavish castle is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerød, which is a short train ride from Copenhagen. Often referred to as the Nordic Versailles, you'll have more than enough to keep you entertained for the day - and be sure to stroll around in the stunning Baroque garden.

Find your inner Viking sailing a viking ship in Roskilde Fjord

The ancient one: Roskilde - city of kings and Vikings

The historic, cathedral city of Roskilde awaits you just 20 minutes from Copenhagen. Roskilde Cathedral is the last resting place of nearly 40 Danish kings and queens as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can also experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum, which features real Viking long boats found at the bottom of Roskilde Fjord.

Tisvildeleje beach huts

The relaxing one: Tour the seaside villages on the Danish Riviera

Take a trip through the quaint seaside villages of the Riviera. Holiday hot-spots like Hornbæk, Gilleleje and Tisvilde are old fishing villages with character, that have evolved into exclusive holiday destinations. At Gilleleje Museum, you can discover how Denmark's Jewish population escaped the Nazis during WWII, or you can visit the home of the late polar explorer, Knud Rasmussen, near Hundested.


The newest one: Camp Adventure Treetop Experience

Do you consider yourself quite the trendsetter? Then a day trip to Camp Adventure simply must go on your list of things to do! The newly opened Treetop Experience takes visitors from the forest floor through the treetops, culminating in an amazing 360° view of Zealand's hilly landscape. It's a real Instagram hot spot, so be sure to bring your camera and start snapping!

The white cliffs of Møn are located south of Copenhagen

The gorgegous one: The white cliffs of Møn

The southern coast of Zealand island is dominated by Møns Klint, the highest cliffs in the country and a fantastic place to get out walking. Take in views of the Baltic Sea and rolling landscape of South Zealand, and while you're south of Copenhagen, make sure to visit Stevns Klint, one of Denmark's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well.


The literary one: Odense - birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen

Did you know that you can get from Copenhagen's Central Station to Denmark's third biggest city, Odense, by train in just one hour? It's so close, some might even say it's a suburb to Copenhagen! Spend the day visiting the home of the famous fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Andersen, grabbing a bite to eat with the locals at Storms Pakhus, and wandering about in the cobbled streets.