Packed with cafes, shops and restaurants, Denmark’s capital has to be the cosiest of all the Scandinavian capitals. There is so much to see and do around the capital, you really will be spoiled for choice! *Travellers Tip: While travelling around the city we advise you get a Copenhagen Card, this will allow you free access to attractions and public transport for the duration of the cards validity. There is a section where you can calculate exactly how much you will save! So definitely worth checking out.

Tivoli Gardens is the world famous amusement park located in Copenhagen. Walt Disney himself credits the place for being his inspiration for his Disney Parks. Equally important, Fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen visited many times as well. Part of what makes Tivoli Gardens’ so unique is the scenery. It is beautiful with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. At night, the park is illuminated by thousands of lights creating a magical fairy tale atmosphere. It really does offer something for all ages.

If you fancy a more relaxing tour of the city why not get on one of the Canal Tours for a Grand Tour of Copenhagen along the Nyhavn or Gammel Strand. This one hour guided tour will let you see all the sights of the city while gently cruising along its canals.

Historical places to visit in Copenhagen

Amalienborg: The Queens Palace is a must for any Royal fan or history enthusiast. It is the current residence of Denmark’s Royal Family. Here you can experience royal history at the museum and sense the present of one of the world’s oldest monarchies. From the beautiful palace square where you can watch the changing of the guards. Located in the heart of the old town even its surrounding neighbours are a buzz with shops, cafes and restaurants. Therefore making it the perfect day out.

The Round Tower is a 17th century tower and observatory which is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. The walk up the tower is uniquely ramped, making to accessible for even the littlest of legs. Stops off are parts along the way to see art exhibitions or learn about astronomy. Once you get to the top you will be treated to uninterrupted 360 degree views of the city.

Travelling to Copenhagen by Ferry

From 29th September 2014, DFDS Seaways will no longer be running the passenger service between Harwich and Esbjerg in Denmark. There are currently no direct ferries operating between Britain and Scandinavia.

However, you can still reach Denmark by ferry using either our Newcastle to Amsterdam or Hull to Rotterdam routes and continue to enjoy safe and relaxing ferry travel to mainland Europe.

The Hull to Rotterdam route features overnight crossings similar to our Hull to Zeebrugge service. You’ll then disembark in Rotterdam which offers excellent road links to Germany and then onto Denmark.

From Amsterdam, you will follow a similar route as if arriving in Rotterdam. You will take a scenic drive through Holland, into Germany and onwards to Denmark.

Why not have a look at our Holland or Germany Destination Guides. Here you will find inspiration on places to see and do while making your road trip.