Small but spacious, the Danish capital Copenhagen is a place where you can immediately feel at home. Ordered and friendly, but never too busy, there is a distinct sense that the city was built for a much larger population than resides here. Home to lazy coffee houses, trendy bars and a laid-back atmosphere, it is a top spot for a relaxing weekend getaway.
While Copenhagen is a year-round destination, it offers distinct flavours for different seasons. The most popular time to visit is usually spring and summer, due to the warmer weather and relaxed outdoor coffee culture. However, if you’re hoping to clinch cheap flights to Copenhagen, the best time to visit is probably during winter, the city’s off-season. The exception is at Christmas, when the bright lights and outdoor markets attract tourists from all around Europe.
The best way to find cheap Copenhagen flights is usually to book as far in advance as possible. Being flexible on dates is also beneficial, particularly if you are planning to visit during the summer months.
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Copenhagen Airport, located on the island of Amager, is Denmark's largest airport and the main destination for international flights. Many well-known airlines operate here.
Copenhagen Airport is situated about five miles south of the city. It is well connected to the Copenhagen centre by bus, rail and road. Located at Terminal 3, you will find a direct rail route connecting the airport to the city centre. In addition, regular bus shuttles and a comprehensive Metro service provide clean and comfortable forms of transport.
Once in Copenhagen, the majority of tourist attractions, such as Tivoli Garden and the Ny Carslberg Glypotek museum, are within comfortable walking distance.
Those looking to explore the region could also rent a car. Car hire is affordable and offers the chance to visit the highly recommended Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, as well as a day trip to Malmo in Sweden.
Copenhagen is a city packed with history, but it sacrifices nothing when it comes to fun. The Tivoli Gardens amusement park is a fairy-tale land with its own wooden roller coaster and the world's tallest carousel. Tivoli truly comes into its own at Christmas time, with an illumination show to rival any in Europe.
The city is also known for its cellar bars and restaurants, where you can sample local liquors and some fantastically fresh shellfish.
Finally, be sure to enjoy an idle walk along Copenhagen’s portside where you’ll meet the famous Little Mermaid statue, inspired by the Hans Christian Anderson story of the same name.
The main thing to be aware of when visiting Denmark is that it can be a little expensive. However, with a range of cheap flights available through Expedia, you should be able to save a few pennies for spending money.
During winter, you should also be sure to bring enough layers to stay warm, as the country can experience heavy snowfall, even in coastal areas.
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