Day trip experiences beyond Copenhagen

The laid back Copenhagen lifestyle stretches far beyond the city limits. Do like the locals and head for the coast or country to experience, relax and grow.

Go west, south or north? Get to know the regions

There are plenty of memorable moments waiting for you in Copenhagen's many-sided hinterland. But where in the surrounding regions should you go and how do you get around? These guides will help you find the answers and kickstart your wanderlust.

Royal history in North Zealand and the cultural city of Elsinore

Like the rest of the North Zealand region, the harbour city of Elsinore is a winning combination of culture, nature and royal heritage. From here you're not far from the many sandy beaches and cozy towns of North Zealand.

West Zealand - among Vikings and winemakers

The beautiful nature in the coastal region of West Zealand was once home to the Vikings and now inhabited by passionate winemakers and producers of some of Denmark's finest produce.

Natural wonders in South Zealand and the island of Møn

Beautiful coastline, jet black starry skies and the steep, chalky cliff known as Møns Klint are some of South Zealand and Møn’s claims to fame, and reasons to go south.

15 reasons to explore beyond the city limit

Photo: Daniel Rasmussen

History and modern culture in Copenhagen's backyard

Viking history and modern world-class architecture and a lot of beautiful coastline. It's your call just what you want to bring back from a day out in Copenhagen's countryside.   

Malmö: 1 trip, 2 countries

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.

Guide to the Vikings' Roskilde

Once the capital of Denmark, Roskilde oozes of history and is a must for anyone with a knack for Vikings. Roskilde is a perfect day trip from Copenhagen only 30 minutes away.

Beachy vibes and summery charm in these coastal towns

The vast nature with the sandy beaches and endless rolling landscapes is a contrast to the buzzing life in the city and makes these coastal pearls the perfect places to wind down.

Experiences in Odsherred and Hundested

Explore dunes and beaches and fine coastland by bike, have a seafood treat, and a touch of raw slow life at the coast.

Old school summer charm abounds in Hornbæk

Former fishing village gone posh summer retreat for cool Copenhageners turned low-key surf town. Hornbæk has always seen people flocking there from afar to enjoy the relaxing beach life, and more so than ever is the tiny coastal village worth a visit.


The idyllic fishing village Dragør, only 30 minutes from Copenhagen, is a perfect, relaxed day-trip destination. In Dragør, you can stroll through the cute cobblestoned streets of colourful houses and enjoy the genuine harbourside “hygge”. Dragør was originally founded by fishermen ...

Wait! There is even more to see out there

For instance some idyllic villages and popular summer destinations. Or maybe you're in for som world-class contemporary art by the coast, an ancient Viking fortress or perhaps a treasure hunt to find the wooden giants lurking in the woods of Copenhagen's suburbs?

Rørvig: Old harbour town and beloved summer destination

In the old town of Rørvig, neat, timbered houses with thatched roof, lies shoulder to shoulder.

Lyngby-Taarbæk: Nature experiences and little gems in the outskirts of Copenhagen

Within 20 minutes by train from Copenhagen Central Station, you’re on a green and cultural daytrip to Lyngby-Taarbæk – a 39 km2 municipality in beauti...

Hans Christian Andersen's hometown Odense

charming, walkable, full of culture and is an ideal day trip destination 1.5 hours from Copenhagen by train.

Lejre Land of Legends

The Lejre Land of Legends is a unique and stunningly beautiful open-air museum, which offers its visitors to embark on a journey through time and spac...

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, south of Copenhagen, boasts exhibitions with the greatest Modernist artists alongside exhibitions of contemporary...

The Six Forgotten Giants

Go hunting for the six wooden giants lurking in the woods of Copenhagen’s suburbs. Scattered around lush forests, meadows and by calm waters in su...

Frederiksborg Castle | Museum of National History

Frederiksborg - a unique Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. Picturesquely located in the centre of the castle lake in Hillerød lies Frederiksborg Cast...

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a leading international art museum and an absolute top attraction in Denmark. Art, nature and architecture combi...