What to Do in Copenhagen on a Layover
Best ways to make the most of your layover in Copenhagen
If a layover keeps you in Copenhagen for a few hours, why not take the opportunity to explore the capital of Denmark? After all, it only takes 17 minutes to get to the city center by metro or take advantage of a comfortable private tour to explore the capital of the happiest country in the world.
Aside its´ charming architecture, innovative design and clean waters, only a short drive from the airport to the city center makes Copenhagen a sublime layover destination.
Book your Copenhagen layover tour here: CPH-017 – Copenhagen Private Layover City Tour
4 hours include:
4h private guide service
4h private tour vehicle
Pick-up and return transfer to airport
The Little Mermaid
King´s New Square
Four hours may not sound like a lot of time, but for a small city like Copenhagen it is quite enough for a fully entertaining and enjoyable guided stroll around the city center. We will take you on a short walk around Strøget, the city’s shopping street, and get a glimpse of Scandinavian fashion, design and atmosphere. We will also walk down towards the canals and see some of the city’s most important historic buildings,the Børsen and Christiansborg Palace ensemble.
Four hours is enough time to get a real taste of Copenhagen, especially if you taken around by an expert local guide full of passion for their city. We will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing drive past Kongens Nytorv square and the Nyhavn waterfront district. If you feel like taking a short break or grabbing a bite, Nyhavn’s restaurants serve the most delicious and decadent traditional Danish open-top sandwiches known as smørrebrød.
Invariably based on rye bread, the smørrebrød can have an almost limitless number of different toppings, from herring, to raw beef, seafood and eggs.
Getting an understanding of the Danish culture and history must include also a visit to the Amalienborg Palace and Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen. Both represent well the true identity and love by the Danes towards their royal family and inarguable most famous fairy-tale master, Hans Christian Andersen himself.
Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal family. Over the years various monarchs and their families have resided in the four different palaces located on this regal square.
The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. A sculpture made of bronze and granite was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land.
Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince. Carl Jacobsen fell in love with the character after watching a ballet performance based on the fairy tale at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen.
The brewer was so captivated by both the fairy tale and the ballet that he commissioned the sculptor Edvard Eriksen to create a sculpture of the mermaid.
Read more about exploring Copenhagen here: VisitCopenhagen