London Stansted to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport
Capital of Denmark for the past 600 years, Copenhagen is notable for its many period houses and lack of high-rise development. Easyjet operates up to 3 flights daily each way between London Stansted and Copenhagen. Kastrup Airport has 3 terminals; easyJet fly to terminal 3 and out via terminal 2. Situated just 9km (6 miles) from the city centre, Copenhagen has good transport links. There is a regular train service to Central Station that takes only 12 minutes. See the website at s-tog.dk for the latest information. You can take a taxi to the centre from outside the terminal. Journeys take around 20 minutes and cost about 150DKK. Buses operate from terminal 3 to Central Station. The journey takes about 30
minutes and costs 25.50DKK.
Copenhagen is a fairly compact city so all the major attractions are within easy reach. The best time to visit is between May and September. Average temperatures in January and February are just above freezing.
Places of interest in Copenhagen include:
- Tivoli. One of Europe's most famous amusement parks, Tivoli has been entertaining visitors since the 1840s. There are rides, theatres, gardens, an open-air stage and a museum. The park holds many concerts and events during the summer months, and there is a Christmas market in December. Although Tivoli is quite expensive it is worth visiting. Another amusement park in Copenhagen is Bakken – the world’s oldest - situated in the forest of Klampenborg.
- Round Tower (Rundetaarn). This structure, built in the 17th century by Christian IV, is Europe's oldest observatory. A ramp spirals its way to the top of the tower from where you can admire splendid views over the old city. National Museum (Nationalmuseet). Denmark’s most important museum houses antiquities from ancient Egypt and Greece, as well as pieces tracing the history of the country.
- Waterfront. The most popular attraction on the waterfront is the statue of the Little Mermaid. Unveiled in 1913, the statue of Hans Christian Anderson’s literary creation looking out to sea has become a symbol of the city. New Harbour is situated in an inlet near King’s New Square and is surrounded by colourful 17th century houses. There are many small cafes and restaurants here offering traditional Danish food.
- Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot). Built in the early part of the 17th century, Rosenborg Castle was the main royal palace of Christian IV. The crown jewels are on display on the ground floor of this red-brick palace, while the gardens, dating back to 1606, are an attractive open space.
Looking for hotel accommodation near Copenhagen Airport
Copenhagen Airport has a range of hotel accommodation located nearby.