Visit Denmark and experience a mix of exciting opportunities. The Scandinavian country is home to a vibrant and dynamic urban culture, historical buildings and sites, such as one of the world’s oldest kingdoms, and picturesque natural surroundings. Book your flight to Denmark today for the chance to see of all this excitement up close and personal!
Fly to Denmark with SAS
SAS flies to Denmark directly or via Stockholm and Oslo (depending on route) from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. With daily departures from multiple locations, you can easily find a departure to suit your travel plans. Book early to save on airfare and when you choose SAS, enjoy a 24-hour right of revocation on your flight tickets and online check-in 22 hours prior to departure. Passengers on intercontinental flights can enjoy food and drinks on board. In addition, WiFi is available for a small fee. We look forward to welcoming you on board!
If you are travelling with children under 2 years (without own seat) they fly either free of charge or with a 90% discount on the flight portion of the ticket price, depending on the destination. Children from 2–11 years get a 25% discount. The discounts do not apply to taxes and fees.
Copenhagen – a modern city with plenty of history
The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, offers pulsating city atmosphere, an abundance of shopping opportunities and a diverse selection of cultural experiences. Within the city itself, there is a number of popular touristic spots to visit, including the most famous such as Tivoli, more than 100 year old amusement park located right in the heart of the city, The Little Mermaid, a statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale by the same name, and the town of Christiana, an alternative, autonomous neighborhood of the city with more than 850 residents.
With a history dating all the way back to 1043, Copenhagen also offers plenty of historical landmarks, important buildings and museums. Visit the home of the Royal Family, Amalienborg Palace, made up of four identical palaces around an octagonal courtyard constructed in the 1700s. Don’t miss out on the Changing of the Royal Guard, which takes place as 12:00 pm each day. Or, on the tiny island of Slotsholmen in the center of the city you’ll find the Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Ministry of State. Portions of the palace are still used by the Royal Family for functions and events, which you can visit today.
If you enjoy art, the State Museum of Art, also known as SMK, is a must see. It houses the largest collection of art in Denmark, from a variety of genres and countries dating back to the 14th century. Also on the list should be the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, featuring a collection of thought-evoking collections that seamlessly blend art, architecture and nature, located just a short distance north of the city. Located near the harbor entrance, you’ll also find the 100-year old figure known as The Little Mermaid, Denmark’s most photographed statue.
Shopping lovers will be happy to hear Copenhagen is also home to the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe, known as Strøget. Here, you can find something for everyone with a mix of high-end luxury shops, commercial brands, fast food eateries and cafes side by side. Here, you will also find the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory.
Additionally, if you visit Copenhagen don’t leave the city without tasting the local favorite food of the Danes, “Smørrebrød” (open sandwiches) or a red sausage washed down with a cold Carlsberg beer.
Visit H.C. Andersen's town of birth
Luckily for visitors, Denmark is a small country and the distances between attractions are short and you could very easily reach a variety of places on one trip. One such trip should definitely be a visit to the birthplace of the Danish poet and writer (Hans Christian) H.C. Andersen in Odense on the island Fyn, a mere two hour drive from Copenhagen. There, you can delve deeper into the life of the famed writer, who is most famous for his fairy-tales, including “The Emperors New Clothes”, “The Little Mermaid”, "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", and many more. At the H.C. Andersen's House, the acclaimed writer’s life story is exhibited. Additionally, Odense is a lively market town with music venues, theatres, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
Skagen – unique art and fantastic nature in one spot
The charming coastal village of Skagen (pronounced Skain) is the sunniest place in Denmark, and a popular summer destination with both tourists and locals. The old fishing village, attracted artists in the 19th century and is particularly famous for its Skagen Painters, who settled on the northern tip of Jutland and created a number of masterpieces that can be seen as the Museum of Skagen. Today, the beautiful natural surroundings, long stretches of white sandy beach, fresh local seafood and photographic neighborhoods make it the perfect stop on any trip the Denmark – and if you are lucky, you will get to see wild seals on the way!
Bornholm – Denmark's number 1 holiday island
The island of Bornholm is a fantastic vacation destination for the entire family and a hugely popular spot for visitor each summer season. A visit to Bornholm brings with it a plethora of possible experiences – the island has plenty of hills and lush green forests and is the only place in Denmark where you will find natural deposits of beautiful granite rocks. Additionally, Bornholm features broad stretches of white sandy beaches with some of Denmark’s finest sand.
Party and nightlife in Aalborg
Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth largest city, teeming with a vibrant cultural life. The charming streets with a variety of specialty shops makes are a popular option for a relaxing stroll through the city. The city is particularly well-known for its festive night life with more than enough opportunities to get the full experience of the Danish party life. The most famous is the Jomfru Ane Gade or “The Street” (“Gaden”), packed with bars and clubs booming late into the night.
Additionally, if you visit Aalborg in May don’t miss out on the largest carnival in Scandinavia with multiple music stages, a street parade, Carnival Beer and a place for children to play, known as Kildeparken. Each year there are approximately 60,000 participants and 100,00 spectators that join in on the fun!