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Copenhagen Layover

| February 5, 2014

Stuck on a Copenhagen layover at the Copenhagen Airport, CPN, (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup)? The airport is a hub for Scandinavian Airlines. Located just five miles south of city center, Copenhagen is an accessible destination for those stuck on long layovers (preferably over 5 hours for International flights, but always plan with extra time for immigration, customs, and security.) If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Copenhagen layover, click here for useful tips.
Layover in Copenhagen DenmarkIf you’re stuck in the airport during your Copenhagen Layover, looking to pass some time, you can learn about wireless access to get online at the airport, here. To find airport more information and location of lounges, banks, children locations, travel agencies and ticket offices, click here.

For those who arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, the Hilton Copenhagen Airport is onsite at the airport. For a full list of Copenhagen hotels at varying price points, click here and for hotels specifically near the airport, click here.

If you are looking to drop off luggage, and explore the city, there are lockers for a maximum of 72 hours in car park 4 and a place called Left Luggage (in the Arcade between Terminals 2 and 3) that you can leave your luggage for up to four weeks. Click here for Left Luggage information.

For transportation, you can pick up a taxi outside the arrival areas at Terminal 1 and 3. Another great option is the Metro, which is located at the end of Terminal 3. The travel time from Nørreport Station in central Copenhagen to the airport is 15 minutes. For a map of the metro and more information on traveling from the airport, click here.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do During A Copenhagen Layover:

Copenhagen Tours

With guides who speak English, Danish and German, you can hop on a canal tour. Most tours are two hours, and it takes you through the new and old Copenhagen. It’s a great way to get to see the city by sea. There are also dozens of other tours including bus, walking and bike tours, including these.

Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle is an impressive historic building, and also a museum that contains some of Denmark’s greatest cultural treasures, including the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia. If you’re interested in the history of the Danish kings over 300 years, from Frederik II in the late 16th century to Frederik VII in the 19th century, this can’t be missed. Check here for times and dates that the museum is open.

Tivoli Gardens

Not only an impressive garden, the Tivoli Gardens is the world’s oldest amusement park. Best known for its wooden rollercoaster, it also has band performing, restaurants and cafés, flower gardens, and rides including a merry-go-round. On select evenings, fireworks are set off over Tivoli’s lake.

The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

A well known landmark in Copenhagen, The Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor in Churchill Park. It’s worth taking a look at, as well as a photo. The Little Mermaid statue is in honor of the fairy tale by Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen, that was based on the Disney movie.

Shopping in Norrebro

A couple hundred years ago it used to be farmlands but now Norrebro is a today it is a popular are for shopping in the trendy stores with up and coming designers. There are many cafes, restaurants and it’s a great place for people watching. There are also many flea markets during the warmer months. You can check out the different flea markets here.

You can find a good city map of Copenhagen here.

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  1. Olga says:

    What can we do when our layover is 10 hours AFTER 10:00 PM? What kind of tours?

  2. Timmy Mac says:

    Thanks for the information. We scheduled 7 hour layover in Copenhagen while flying Norwegian Air from Rome to New York. Everything was super easy from airport to “downtown” Copenhagen. Highly recommended.

  3. birman says:

    what can i do when m layover is 12 hours after 10:00 pm?what kind of tours?