Copenhagen oozes Scandi cool from every corner, with top notch food, stylish design and an always hip atmosphere. Basically, it’s one of Europe’s most enjoyable cities to visit. But if you want to explore a little more of the country, there’s also some amazing day trips from Copenhagen you can enjoy.
From seaside fishing villages to a Swedish city just a short train ride away, this city is perfectly located.
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1. West Zealand
Home to passionate winemakers and producers of some of Denmark’s finest food, this lush countryside region is just an hour and a half drive from Copenhagen. For a fun local and maritime experience, hop onboard the ferry taking you from harbour towns Rørvig to Hundested.
Right across the sound from Copenhagen, a 38 minutes train ride away you’ll find the charming Swedish city of Malmö. A forward thinking big city with a charming small town feeling. Seamless connections with Copenhagen makes it an ideal day trip.
Once the capital of Denmark, Roskilde oozes of history and is a must for anyone with an interest in the history of the Vikings. Roskilde is a perfect day trip from Copenhagen only 30 minutes away. You can travel back a thousand years and conquer the waters aboard a replica viking ship.
4. Kronborg Castle
One of the best day trips from Copenhagen is a visit to Denmark’s most famous castle, immortalised by Shakespeare back in the 1600s. Kronborg Castle is the actual castle that Shakespeare set Hamlet in!
Each summer, you can enjoy live performances of Shakespeare’s greatest plays from Danish and international companies, including the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Life in Hornabaek, a low-key surf town, revolves around the beach and the relaxed vibe that it brings. Grab a surfboard, ride your bike or stroll the beach in the sunset. Hornbæk is the ideal spot for relaxing and fun activities with family and friends.
You have to visit the idyllic fishing village Dragør, only 30 minutes from Copenhagen, for a perfectly relaxed day trip. You can stroll through the cute cobblestoned streets of colourful houses and enjoy the genuine harbourside “hygge”.
The village is home to several small shops and a picturesque harbour, as well as restaurants and cafés with great, local atmosphere.
Just a 20 minute trip outside of Copenhagen will take you to Dyrehaven, a wonderful woodland that seems far from city lights and traffic noise. Dyrehaven is home to more than 2,000 free range deer that live in the the park, so you’ll surely come across a herd of grazing deer as you wander around.
Its green hills are popular spots for picnics, jogging, biking and horseback riding.