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Day Trips from Copenhagen

By Viator, October 2015

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With its laid-back café culture and easily walkable city center, it would be easy to spend your whole vacation hanging out in Copenhagen, but there are plenty of sights to explore outside of the city. To give you some ideas, here are some of the best day trips from Copenhagen.

Summertime is the most popular time to visit Roskilde, when Denmark’s biggest music festival takes over the town, but don’t miss a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Roskilde Cathedral, dating back to the 13th century, and the Viking Ships Museum, home to a striking array of original and reconstructed Viking vessels.

North Zealand
The scenic countryside north of Copenhagen has a long history of Royal occupation and the landscape is dotted with majestic palaces and medieval fortresses.  Pay a visit to the opulent Fredensborg Palace, the baroque style residence of the Crown Prince, and the 17th-century Renaissance style Frederiksborg Castle, built by King Christian IV and now housing a National History Museum. Most famous is Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, immortalized in Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, where open-air Shakespeare performances draw huge crowds throughout the summer months.

Malmo, Sweden
Hop on a ferry or take the train over the 10-mile long Oresund Bridge to the lively coastal city of Malmo in Sweden and check off two countries in one day. The soaring views along the way are enough of a reason to visit, but Malmo is also a key player in Sweden’s art scene, with a remarkable collection of art galleries and museums, including celebrated contemporary  galleries like the Malmö Konsthall and Moderna Museet Malmö.

Allegedly the sunniest place in Denmark, Bornholm is an unsurprising hit with holidaying Danes, blessed with 30km of sandy shoreline. The island is also famous for its hand-crafted glassware and ceramics, so pick up some elegant souvenirs in-between topping up your tan, cycling the scenic coastal roads and clambering to the cliff top fortress of Hammershus.

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Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle

4.5 star rating: Recommended 438 Reviews

If you love castles, Denmark has almost as many fairy tale castles as it does fairy tales! Visit the picturesque region of North Zealand just outside ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.07

Malmö Independent Day Trip from Copenhagen with Canal Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Cross Øresund Bridge to the cool city of Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, on this independent day trip from Copenhagen. A mere hop, skip ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $121.80

Trekroner Fort Entrance Ticket Including Round-Trip Ferry Ride from Copenhagen

Battle stories, sea views and a historical island fort to boot. This round-trip boat ride is the perfect ticket for a visit to Trekroner Fort, the oldest of ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $9.19

Odense Hans Christian Andersen Day Trip from Copenhagen

Get to know the father of fairy tales on a Hans Christian Andersen day trip from Copenhagen. With a guide at your side, travel to the writer’s birthplace, the ...  Read more

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $121.80

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