Things to do in Copenhagen

Denmark’s capital captures the essence of Scandinavian style, with beautiful monuments and history to match.

Our most recommended things to do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Admission Ticket

1. Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Admission Ticket

Skip the ticket-purchasing line and enjoy faster access into Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens with your pre-booked ticket. Choose from weekday, weekend, and early bird ticket options.   Founded in 1843 by the multi-talented and well-traveled Georg Carstensen, Tivoli is the second-oldest amusement park in the world. Enjoy the lovely flowers and gardens, restaurants and cafés, and maybe take a ride on one of the park’s roller coasters. Whether you’re visiting Copenhagen on your own, as a couple, or with your family, Tivoli Gardens has so much to offer. You could easily spend the entire day simply walking around and taking in the sights. Have a cup of coffee in the sun or enjoy the Tivoli Youth Guard playing their instruments. Located in the heart of Copenhagen, this is truly an oasis in the city and one that you don’t want to miss.

Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens and Unlimited Rides Combo Pass

2. Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens and Unlimited Rides Combo Pass

Save your time with skip-the-line access to the Tivoli Gardens and enjoy a day of exciting rides with this attraction ticket to the Tivoli theme park in Copenhagen. Take advantage of your access to unlimited rides to explore the Villa Vendetta haunted house ride. Get an adrenaline rush as you ride the roller coaster, the Flying Trunk, the Mine, or the Demon ride. Have fun on the Vintage Cars and the Milky Way Express roller coaster. See the exhibits at the aquarium. Take a spin on the Hyggehjulet for a taste of something sweet or place a bet at the Grand Prix game.

Copenhagen: Canal Cruise from Nyhavn

3. Copenhagen: Canal Cruise from Nyhavn

Experience Copenhagen from the water on a canal cruise and see how the past and present merge as you travel along idyllic canals, passing many of the city’s most famous landmarks, old and new. Depart from Nyhavn before navigating some of the city’s many waterways. Admire the palaces of Christiansborg and Amalienborg, see the sights of the Nyhavn waterfront, and marvel at the financial centers, such as the Central Bank and the former Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Cruise past the Little Mermaid statue in Langelinie as your tour guide tells the history of the statue and other landmarks and buildings you pass. Afterward, return to Nyhavn. Commentaries are available in Danish and English, as well as an additional 3rd language on request.

Copenhagen Card: Access 80+ Attractions and Transportation

4. Copenhagen Card: Access 80+ Attractions and Transportation

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the Copenhagen Card and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens • Canal Tours (Grand Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • The Round Tower • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo In the coming season, April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023, there are 80+ attractions included in the card. Seven new or returning attractions are also now included: • Casino Marienlyst• Casino Vesterport• The Cisterns • Design Museum Denmark • ENIGMA • The Museum of Danish Resistance • Elsinore Museum

Lund & Malmö: Guided Tour of 2 Countries in One Day

5. Lund & Malmö: Guided Tour of 2 Countries in One Day

Take a guided day trip from Copenhagen to the historic cities of Malmo and Lund in neighboring Sweden. Visit Hamlet's Castle, enjoy free time in Helsingør, take a boat ride across the Øresund, and explore the Lund Cathedral, before shopping in Malmo. Start your day of adventure by meeting your local guide in front of the Grand Hotel. After a short meet and greet, hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and set off on your day trip. Start your tour with a visit to Hamlet's Castle. Shortly after, take a scenic drive down the coastal road of Strandvejen and arrive in the charming old town of Helsingør, also known as Elsinor. Enjoy free time to stroll the streets of this beautiful city before boarding a boat to Sweden.  Set sail across the Øresund, traveling to the shores of Sweden. Upon arrival in Sweden, drive down the picturesque country roads to the ancient city of Lund. Visit the Lund Cathedral. Behind the Cathedral there is a chance to explore the tiny streets with houses that date back to the 1700s. Continue with a trip to Malmö with free time to do some shopping. With Sweden's lower purchase taxes this a great place to get bargains on goods to take home with you. End your tour back in Copenhagen, passing by the impressive Øresund Bridge on the return journey.

Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

6. Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

Explore Copenhagen at your own pace with a 48-hour pass to the city’s double-decker sightseeing bus and complimentary access to a boat tour of the canals. You can hop off at up to 25 city center stops, including the Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Royal Palace and the legendary commune of Freetown Christiania. Hop off at the zoo, explore Frederiksberg Castle, marvel at the Liberty Monument, or stop off at the Carlsberg Brewery. Copenhagen's palaces and museums are laid out for you as the bus cruises through the graceful Danish capital’s streets. On warm days, take to the open-top deck and relax on comfortable seats. You can hop on and hop off as many times as you like, for as long as your ticket is valid. On cold days, buses are heated to keep you warm during the great experience. Go down to the harbor side and catch the cool breeze and breathe in the fresh air. See the famous Little Mermaid and the stunning Black Diamond building, home to the Royal Library, Denmark’s national library. Then hop onto a boat tour from either Nyhavn or Ved Stranden to see the city from the water. here you will see some of the major attractions, such as Christiansborg Palace, the striking new Opera House* A small selection of the bus stops:  The Little Mermaid Amalienborg Palace Nyhavn Christianshavn Christiansborg Palace Carlsberg Christiania The Opera* Planetariet* and Langelinie (Cruise Terminals) Audio guides and headphones are provided with pre-recorded commentary in various languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, and Polish. Boat stops:  Ved Stranden Nyhavn

Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Unlimited Ride Pass

7. Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens Unlimited Ride Pass

Tivoli is the most visited theme park in Scandinavia, and the third most visited theme park in Europe. This 1-day, unlimited pass makes it easier than ever to take advantage of all the thrilling rides. Release your inner child and try more than 30 roller coasters as many times as you’d like. Book your wristband before you travel to avoid any hassle, and enjoy unlimited access to Tivoli Gardens’ roller coasters and other rides with this wristband. Explore the highlights of this top Copenhagen attraction. Whether you’re visiting Copenhagen on your own or with your family, Tivoli Gardens has so much to offer. You could easily spend the entire day simply walking around, taking in the sights. Please note that this ticket does not include the entrance fee, which has to be purchased separately.

Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens & Aquarium Skip-the-Line Ticket

8. Copenhagen: Tivoli Gardens & Aquarium Skip-the-Line Ticket

Skip the lines to Copenhagen's Tivoli Gardens with your pre-booked ticket and explore the second-oldest amusement park in the world, founded in 1843. Enjoy attractions for all ages and upgrade your ticket for fun extras, such as access to the aquarium and the Choco Wheel of Fortune. After entering, let your inner child guide you through the many fun and crazy options. Discover a large number of rides catering to all age groups, as well as stalls and games to be enjoyed together with friends or family. Make sure to take in the seasonally themed flowers and gardens, too. This Ultimate Package Deal includes a rides pass with access to the aquarium, Villa Vendetta, the Choco Wheel of Fortune, and Mobile Ride photos. Freshen up during the day with 1 included small soft drink and 1 cotton candy or popcorn from the Vaffelbageriet or Tivoligrillen. For Children aged 3–7, the deal includes skip the ticket line entrance and the regular Rides Pass. They will also be able to enjoy 1 small soft drink, 1 pancake, and a small surprise gift to be collected at Rasmus Klump's Pancake House.

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

9. Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of North Sealand on an 8.5-hour excursion from Copenhagen, and visit the royal monuments of Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and the World Heritage site of Roskilde Cathedral. Ideal for those who want to explore further than the city center to see as much as possible of historic Denmark, but are short of time, you will travel in a small group for a more personalized experience. The tour includes time to explore the imposing exteriors and interiors of Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles, the latter set on the banks of the Sund between Denmark and Sweden, and most notable as the site of Elsinore in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens. The guide will take you to Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, the burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens, including Ingrid of Sweden, spouse of Denmark’s Frederick IX, father of the current Queen Margrethe II. The last stop on your tour will be the Viking Ship Museum to see rebuilt models and excavated ships from the days when the Vikings rampaged their way - and conquered - much of Western Europe and the North Atlantic. Please note, that between November and March and most of April, the tour does not include a visit to the Cathedral's interior but rather a walk around the impressive structure and an introduction to the Cathedral's place in history.

Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

10. Copenhagen: 3 Hour Bike Tour with Guide

Once everyone has been partnered with a bike that suits them, the tour will begin. You will visit such sights as the New Houses, the Little Mermaid, Gefion Fountain, the English Church, Amalienborg Castle, the Marble Church, the Opera house, and many more. In between, there will be the opportunity to rest your legs and grab a snack as you take a short lunch or coffee break at Torvehallerne, a local food market. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you all the history of the places we see, along with a lot of fun stories surrounding them and Danish culture in general. Once the tour is over, your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on where to go next or perhaps revisit sights that you saw along the tour.

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What people are saying about Copenhagen

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The tour was fantastic! Libby was such a great tour guide and ensured everyone in the tour was included. We even got lucky and saw the queen’s horses. We also explored lanes and places that we would’ve otherwise missed if travelling without a guide. Overall really recommend if you’re one to enjoy tours that immerse you into local culture instead of exploring tourist spots.

The guide was very friendly and excellent at explaining Denmark's history. He made pleasant conversations with all of us and made sure we were all comfortable. I really enjoyed myself and found it very easy to absorb what he was telling us, so I learned a lot from this experience. It was an amazing introduction to Denmark. Thank you

Lucy was an excellent tour guide. She contacted us the night before to make sure we were all set and gave us a very detailed explanation as to where we would meet. Her knowledge was exceptional and we had a fabulous walk with her. She is quite the royal expert! She is very lovely and wonderful to chat with. Highly recommend.

Such a great way to see Copenhagen! Really enthusiastic and knowledgable tour guide. Loved seeing the ‘Freetown’ part and just generally cycling round Copenhagen was brilliant. Highly recommend!

Very relaxed and informative. Excellent staff who really care