The capital city of Denmark is the entrance to Scandinavia and officially one of the happiest cities in the world. Famous for its cycling, canals and architecture, grab a bike and tour the city at your own pace. As well as such cheap flights and great accessibility from the UK and most of Europe, Copenhagen is definitely worth a visit, and if you are anything like me, you will find yourself going back time and time again.
Plane tickets to Copenhagen are some of the cheapest tickets in Europe, plane tickets with Ryanair through ixploring.com can be purchased for as cheap as £20.00 return. From there, the train and bus stations are attached to the airport, so with a little bit of pre-planning, getting to any part of the city will be a breeze.
Hotels aren’t the cheapest in Copenhagen, but we have suggested two that are in a great location, have everything you will need and will not break the bank. Prices are based on a long weekend of 3 nights for two people. Our first pick is;
There are many great Wakeup Copenhagen hotels throughout the city, but we have picked the one closest to the centre for you, for 3 nights in December, this would cost £214.00 for two people which is a great price compared to many others.
Our second pick is;
Our second pick is an apartment right in the centre, within walking distance of everything you will need and many tourist attractions, for 3 nights in December, this will cost approximately £260.00.
Top 5 things to do…
- Tivoli Gardens (Around xmas time, this looks fantastic and has a great xmas market inside) – Tivoli, also known as Tivoli Gardens, is an amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg, also in Denmark. With 4.6 million visitors in 2017, Tivoli is the second-most popular seasonal theme park in the world after Europa-Park. Tivoli is the fifth-most visited theme park in Europe, behind Disneyland Park, Europa-Park, Walt Disney Studios Park and Efteling. It is located directly in downtown Copenhagen, next to the Central rail station for the city. Wikipedia
- Nyhavn – When you think of Copenhagen, you think of the multi-coloured houses and the canal, this is Nyhavn. Here you will find amazing architecture, museums, great walks by the harbour and great restaurants. Definitly worth a visit for photographers and tourists alike.
- Rosenborg Castle – Rosenborg Castle is a renaissance castle located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV’s many architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624. Architects Bertel Lange and Hans van Steenwinckel the Younger are associated with the structural planning of the castle. Wikipedia
- The Little Mermaid – We have included the little mermaid although only a statue because it must be one of the most famous statues in the world. Great to say you have seen it and part of Copenhagen’s history.
- The Royal Library – The Royal Library in Copenhagen is the national library of Denmark and the university library of the University of Copenhagen. It is among the largest libraries in the world and the largest in the Nordic countries. In 2017 it merged with the State and University Library in Aarhus to form a combined national library. The combined library organisation is known as the Royal Danish Library. It contains numerous historical treasures, and a copy of all works printed in Denmark since the 17th century are deposited there. Thanks to extensive donations in the past, the library holds nearly all known Danish printed works back to and including the first Danish books, printed in 1482 by Johann Snell. Wikipedia
There are so many other places to see and things to do that we could not list them all! For a great way to see many attractions (including entry to Tivoli) and for cheap use of the public transport, grab your Copenhagen City Card HERE. Also, if you have chance, while you are there go and watch a football game at Telia Parken, electric atmosphere and Carlsberg on tap!
Travel Insurance can be purchased for three nights for two people in December for as little as £6.00 including enhanced COVID cover.
Current COVID travel restrictions
There are no travel barriers between the UK and Denmark or no quarantine periods which is great. However, you must document your stay with Danish officials before you travel, you can do that HERE.
Based on two people (4th – 7th December 2020)
Flights – £36.00 Return Per Person (via ixploring.com with Ryanair from London)
Hotel – £214.00 (via the link above with WakeUp Copenhagen, Borgergade)
Copenhagen City Card – £149.81 (Includes free travel and entry to tourist attractions) Purchase today by clicking HERE
Travel Insurance – £6.00
Total Trip Cost
£220.91 Per Person
Our ixploring.com rating…
For £220.91, which includes access to all great tourist spots and with how easy it is to get around this beautiful city, we rate the price and location;
References – Feature Photo (Copenhagen) – commons.wikimedia.org, In-text photo (Copenhagen) – maxpixel.net