Fly with SAS to Denmark and take advantage of the chance to explore and enjoy the beautiful city of Copenhagen, even if you only have a couple of days to spare. If you are looking for a new weekend destination, Copenhagen’s rich cultural heritage, beautiful harbour location and friendly people make the Danish capital a perfect choice. Copenhagen is extremely attractive to the British traveller, with castles, gardens, galleries and its very own brewery among its many charms.
Things to see and do
Cheap flights to Copenhagen from London with SAS offer you access to one of Europe’s most beautiful, varied and tourist-friendly cities. A relaxing, worry-free break is closer than you think. The first stop has to be the iconic Little Mermaid. Perched on her rock in the harbour, this world-famous Copenhagener features on every tour of the city both from water and land.
Culture vultures should not miss the National Gallery, housing masterpieces stretching from the 15th century to the present day, and the National Museum of Denmark, which is one of the best in northern Europe. If your taste is a little more modern, make a stop at the Louisiana, Copenhagen’s museum of modern art. Don’t miss out on the hugely impressive Royal Library, which recently added a concert hall. Housed in an imposing Zimbabwean granite edifice known as the Black Diamond, this really is a modern architectural must-see.
Romantics looking for inspiration have a choice of castles and gardens to visit, including Kronborg Castle, made famous by Shakespeare's Hamlet. Explore the underground casements where Ogier the Dane's (Holger Danske) statue sleeps, awaiting any call for help from his beloved country. Other highlights include the rococo Amalienborg Palace, winter home of the royal family, and Frederiksberg Palace and Gardens, a masterpiece of Danish landscape gardening.
Food, shopping and entertainment
Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park that will seduce even the least brave visitor to enjoy a ride or two in beautiful surroundings. For the shopaholic, there is Strøget, the world’s longest pedestrian shopping street, while beer lovers must not miss the Carlsberg brewery tour, complete with sampling opportunities. If you need to relax after all the excitement, head to one of Copenhagen's book cafés such as Underwood Ink, where you can browse English books, eat, drink and even enjoy live music until 2am.