Visit Denmark ( Info ranges from the practical to the inspirational.

Visit Copenhagen ( All the capital’s highlights, from culture to dining, shopping and day trips.

Rejseplanen ( Great journey planner. ( Hugely informative on diverse subjects.

Lonely Planet ( Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.

Top Tips

  • Copenhagen is a brilliant city to explore, but Denmark is much more than just its capital. Allocate time to visit regional Denmark if you can.
  • Get on a bike for the classic Danish mode of sightseeing and transport.
  • Expect varied weather. And remember: there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.
  • Yes, it can be expensive, but there are easy ways to save money – eat at food halls and bakeries, and look for fixed-price menus and daily specials. Stay at hostels or private rooms (ask at tourist offices).
  • The website is your best friend for planning travel and transport options.

What to Take

  • Clothing you can layer (the weather is nothing if not changeable).
  • A waterproof coat and umbrella, year-round.
  • Comfy walking shoes.
  • An appetite.
  • Extra room in your bags for great design purchases.
  • An eye mask for sleeping in the long summer light.

What to Wear

The Danes are an effortlessly stylish bunch. In general, casual jeans, trousers, and shirts or T-shirts for guys; dresses, skirts, jeans or trousers for women (plus a great scarf) will serve you well. For evening wear, smart casual is the norm. Shorts are fine in summer, but warm weather is never guaranteed, so pack layers. Year-round, a waterproof coat and comfy walking shoes are a must. As you'll hear quite a bit in this part of the world: there's no bad weather, just bad clothing.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Check your passport's validity and any visa requirements. Arrange travel insurance.
  • Book your car hire and accommodation; research festivals and seasonal activities.
  • Make reservations at top restaurants.
  • Prepurchase tickets to big attractions like Legoland and Lego House (to avoid queues or disappointment).
  • Research the likely weather conditions you will encounter and plan/pack accordingly.