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ARKEN in Ishøj is one of many experiences on a day trip out of Copenhagen

Ishøj: Coast and culture right outside the city

Photo: Daniel Rasmussen

The city of Ishøj is a 17 minutes train ride away from Copenhagen Central Station. The main attraction in the city by the southcoast, is ARKEN museum of contemporary art. But other great things are awaiting your visit if you want to explore a bit beyond the beaten track.

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ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
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Photo: Henrik Jauert

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

Discover works by Damien Hirst and Ai Weiwei at this stunning modern art gallery on the beach at Ishøj.

The Forgotten Giants
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Photo: © Thomas Dambo. Photo: Martin Heiberg

The Forgotten Giants

Go hunting for the six wooden giants (© Thomas Dambo) lurking in the woods of Copenhagen’s suburbs.

Scattered around lush forests, meadows, and by calm waters in suburbia Copenhagen, you'll meet the ...

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Beachcafé Ka'nalu
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Photo: Ishøj Turistbureau

Beachcafé Ka'nalu

At this Hawaiian beach cafe you can rent paddle boards and be temted by sweet treats and ice cream.

Ka'nalu on the beach in Ishøj just south of Copenhagen is a small nice beach cafe with really good ...

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Ishøj Marina
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Photo: Ishøj Kommune

Ishøj Marina

Ishøj harbour is a typical, Danish yacht harbour where sailors and strollers flock in the summer, especially, to soak up the maritime atmosphere.

Besides the good facilities for people docking their ...

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Tangloppen Camping
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Tangloppen Camping

Tangloppen Campsite is situated on a peninsula, only 500m from a lovely beach with dunes in Køge Bugt Strandpark (Køge Bay Beach Park), which is an integrated part of Ishøj Habour and only 500m from t...

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Danhostel Ishøj Strand and Ishøj Strand Camping

Hostel and camping in a big nature reserve and beatiful beach just outside of Copenhagen.

Danhostel Ishøj Strand offers 190 beds in 40 rooms, and shares reception and other facilities with the campin...

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More ideas for great daytrips and culture in and around Copenhagen

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark in Elsinore, north of Copenhagen
Museums fit for a day trip
Møns Klint in the beautiful region of South Sealand
Day trips
Glyptoteket | Daniel Rasmussen
History museums in Copenhagen
SMK Statens Museum for Kunst | Pr Photo
Copenhagen's top museums

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