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What to do on a layover in Copenhagen, Denmark

What to do on a layover in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is a great layover to take on your to Morocco. This capital of Denmark’s airport is only 17 minutes to the city center by metro, making it a layover with ample time to explore and not one where travelers spend even more time in transit. Home of a thriving culture and culinary scene, Copenhagen is sure to afford plenty of opportunities to explore this gem of Danish culture on your way to Morocco. 

Copenhagen is a great layover to take on your to Morocco. This capital of Denmark’s airport is only 17 minutes to the city center by metro, making it a layover with ample time to explore and not one where travelers spend even more time in transit. Home of a thriving culture and culinary scene, Copenhagen is sure to afford plenty of opportunities to explore this gem of Danish culture on your way to Morocco. 

Staying in the Copenhagen Airport

If you’re planning on staying in Copenhagen Kastrup airport, consider purchasing a Priority Pass membership to gain access to the lounge. There, you can shower, get access to unlimited food and drinks, use the Wifi and relax in comfortable seating and comfortable surrounds away from the hustle and bustle of the steady stream of airport foot traffic. 

In an airport (and city for that matter) like Copenhagen where prices for food are high, the cost of accessing the lounge will usually pay for itself.

If you’re hoping to get in some time relaxing, why not consider a spa? Ni’mat Spa inside the closeby Clarion Hotel is connected to the airport via Terminal 3 and has a full menu of spa treatments and to top it off, they have a heated saltwater pool and an aromatherapy steam room. If you’d like a little relaxation but would prefer to stay completely in the airport, Physiotherapy CPH clinic offers acupuncture and massage for reasonable rates. 

Copenhagen by Boat

Where to Eat in Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen airport has plenty of places to eat whether it’s enjoying a leisurely meal or grabbing a bite. In fact some have even argued that the airport may have the best airport food in the world. If time is abundant, check out Le Sommelier or Caviar House & Prunier.

Local favorite Aamann’s has an airport outpost where they have high quality smorbrod (open faced Danish sandwiches). Other specialty restaurants focus on local heroes vs. chain offerings. They serve up food not only in a timely manner but using high quality ingredients and pay homage to Nordic cuisine.

If you don’t have much time before your next flight or your next activity Lagkagehuset, a Danish bakery serves up sandwiches, breads and coffee to help you re-fuel. Joe and the Juice is also a reliable go to for something filling and healthy.

Visit Copenhagen during your layover

If you don’t want to lug your bags around with you during your layover in Copenhagen, there are many ways to safely stow them. The first and most familiar for most travelers are baggage lockers placed by Parkeringshus 4 (P4) in the airport. Costs range depending on the length of time and the size of the locker. Copenhagen Central Station also has baggage lockers for pricing similar to the airport. 

LuggageHero is a handy service that allows you to safely store your luggage in one of their “certified” shops located all over the city while you explore the city center and beyond. VALiZO is a company that transports your luggage from Copenhagen Airport to your hotel in addition to bringing your luggage from the hotel to the airport when your layover in Copenhagen ends. 

Getting from the airport to the city center is simple and fast. A convenient metro line runs directly from the Copenhagen airport to Nyhavn and the ride only takes 15 minutes. As always there are taxis standing at the ready as well as a shuttle service by Shuttle Direct. 

Off the bat, Copenhagen’s recent claim to fame is definitely its culinary scene. The Michelen-starred restaurant, Noma, said to be the second best restaurant in the world, finds its home here in Copenhagen. Chef Rene Redzepi serves up a 20-cours dining experience filled with imaginative takes on Scandinavian classics. Icelandic seaweed, musk ox from Greenland, sorrl from Danish forests- everything at Noma is cured, smoked, pickled and prepared in-house. As expected, dining here is an expense and reservations must be made well in advance, but it is sure to be an experience you’d never forget.

Other extremely notable restaurants and cafes include Relæ, Kødbyens Fiskebar, Aamanns Deli & Take Away, and Royal Smushi Cafe. 

Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen

Want to take in some scenery? The Copenhagen canals are the height of charm. Copenhagen is a very bikeable and walkable city- a bike ride, stroll or boat ride through Strøget is a great way to spend your layover and usually at the top of many peoples lists. 

If you have an overnight layover and are traveling with kids (or happen to be an enthusiast yourself), Denmark is home to Lego Billund also known as LegoLand! Denmark is home to the iconic play brick and by car, it’s only a two hour drive from the airport. 

Another great attraction if you are traveling with the young or the young at heart is the Danish National Aquarium, Den Blå Planet. It’s conveniently quite close to the airport (less than a mile!) so if you have a shorter layover it’s a great option. 

If your looking to enjoy a stroll through nature, King’s Garden at Øster Voldgade is a sight to behold. The expansive flower beds that connect to the one of the palaces is especially gorgeous in the summer months. Tivoli Garden is another spot worth considering, especially if you have children along but it’s good for all ages!

Spending the night in Copenhagen Airport

There are several hotels that are either in or next to Copenhagen airport. Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Zleep Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport, and Copenhagen GO Hotel are close to the airport and readily available if you need to stay the night. 

Staying in the Copenhagen Airport

If you’re planning on staying in Copenhagen Kastrup airport, consider purchasing a Priority Pass membership to gain access to the lounge. There, you can shower, get access to unlimited food and drinks, use the Wifi and relax in comfortable seating and comfortable surrounds away from the hustle and bustle of the steady stream of airport foot traffic. 

In an airport (and city for that matter) like Copenhagen where prices for food are high, the cost of accessing the lounge will usually pay for itself.

If you’re hoping to get in some time relaxing, why not consider a spa? Ni’mat Spa inside the closeby Clarion Hotel is connected to the airport via Terminal 3 and has a full menu of spa treatments and to top it off, they have a heated saltwater pool and an aromatherapy steam room. If you’d like a little relaxation but would prefer to stay completely in the airport, Physiotherapy CPH clinic offers acupuncture and massage for reasonable rates. 

Where to Eat in Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen airport has plenty of places to eat whether it’s enjoying a leisurely meal or grabbing a bite. In fact some have even argued that the airport may have the best airport food in the world. If time is abundant, check out Le Sommelier or Caviar House & Prunier.

Local favorite Aamann’s has an airport outpost where they have high quality smorbrod (open faced Danish sandwiches). Other specialty restaurants focus on local heroes vs. chain offerings. They serve up food not only in a timely manner but using high quality ingredients and pay homage to Nordic cuisine.

If you don’t have much time before your next flight or your next activity Lagkagehuset, a Danish bakery serves up sandwiches, breads and coffee to help you re-fuel. Joe and the Juice is also a reliable go to for something filling and healthy.

Visit Copenhagen during your layover

If you don’t want to lug your bags around with you during your layover in Copenhagen, there are many ways to safely stow them. The first and most familiar for most travelers are baggage lockers placed by Parkeringshus 4 (P4) in the airport. Costs range depending on the length of time and the size of the locker. Copenhagen Central Station also has baggage lockers for pricing similar to the airport. 

LuggageHero is a handy service that allows you to safely store your luggage in one of their “certified” shops located all over the city while you explore the city center and beyond. VALiZO is a company that transports your luggage from Copenhagen Airport to your hotel in addition to bringing your luggage from the hotel to the airport when your layover in Copenhagen ends. 

Getting from the airport to the city center is simple and fast. A convenient metro line runs directly from the Copenhagen airport to Nyhavn and the ride only takes 15 minutes. As always there are taxis standing at the ready as well as a shuttle service by Shuttle Direct. 

Off the bat, Copenhagen’s recent claim to fame is definitely its culinary scene. The Michelen-starred restaurant, Noma, said to be the second best restaurant in the world, finds its home here in Copenhagen. Chef Rene Redzepi serves up a 20-cours dining experience filled with imaginative takes on Scandinavian classics. Icelandic seaweed, musk ox from Greenland, sorrl from Danish forests- everything at Noma is cured, smoked, pickled and prepared in-house. As expected, dining here is an expense and reservations must be made well in advance, but it is sure to be an experience you’d never forget.

Other extremely notable restaurants and cafes include Relæ, Kødbyens Fiskebar, Aamanns Deli & Take Away, and Royal Smushi Cafe. 

Want to take in some scenery? The Copenhagen canals are the height of charm. Copenhagen is a very bikeable and walkable city- a bike ride, stroll or boat ride through Strøget is a great way to spend your layover and usually at the top of many peoples lists. 

If you have an overnight layover and are traveling with kids (or happen to be an enthusiast yourself), Denmark is home to Lego Billund also known as LegoLand! Denmark is home to the iconic play brick and by car, it’s only a two hour drive from the airport. 

Another great attraction if you are traveling with the young or the young at heart is the Danish National Aquarium, Den Blå Planet. It’s conveniently quite close to the airport (less than a mile!) so if you have a shorter layover it’s a great option. 

If your looking to enjoy a stroll through nature, King’s Garden at Øster Voldgade is a sight to behold. The expansive flower beds that connect to the one of the palaces is especially gorgeous in the summer months. 

Spending the night in Copenhagen Airport

There are several hotels that are either in or next to Copenhagen airport. Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Zleep Hotel Copenhagen Airport, Park Inn by Radisson Copenhagen Airport, and Copenhagen GO Hotel are close to the airport and readily available if you need to stay the night. 

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