Sonnenuntergang am Strand von Tisvildeleje an der Dänischen Riviera, nördlich von Kopenhagen

11 cool day trips from Copenhagen

Are you feeling adventurous and want to explore beyond the city limits of Copenhagen? Then this is the guide for you. We've handpicked some our favourite and coolest day trips from Copenhagen.

Schloss Kronborg in Helsingør an der Dänischen Ostsee

The popular one: Helsingør and Hamlet's castle

Enjoy the 45 minutes train ride along the coast of North Zealand to historic seaside town of Helsingør (Elsinore), where you can walk in the footsteps of Shakespeare's Hamlet at Kronborg Castle. Afterwards you can explore Denmark's maritime history at the M/S Maritime Museum which was designed by Bjarke Ingels, and wander through well preserved historical town center. 


The royal one: Frederiksborg Castle

If you're looking for razzle-dazzle extravaganza, Frederiksborg Castle is the place to go. This lavish castle is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerød, which is a short train ride from Copenhagen. Often referred to as the Nordic Versailles, you'll have more than enough to keep you entertained for the day - and be sure to stroll around in the stunning Baroque garden.

Find your inner Viking sailing a viking ship in Roskilde Fjord

The ancient one: Roskilde - city of kings and Vikings

The historic, cathedral city of Roskilde awaits you just 20 minutes from Copenhagen. Roskilde Cathedral is the last resting place of nearly 40 Danish kings and queens as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can also experience 1000 years of history at the Viking Ship Museum, which features real Viking long boats found at the bottom of Roskilde Fjord.

Bunte Strandhütten am Strand von Tisvildeleje

The relaxing one: Tour the seaside villages on the Danish Riviera

Take a trip through the quaint seaside villages of the Riviera. Holiday hot-spots like Hornbæk, Gilleleje and Tisvilde are old fishing villages with character, that have evolved into exclusive holiday destinations. At Gilleleje Museum, you can discover how Denmark's Jewish population escaped the Nazis during WWII, or you can visit the home of the late polar explorer, Knud Rasmussen, near Hundested.


The adventurous one: Camp Adventure Treetop Experience

Camp Adventure, an hour south of Copenhagen, is a great place to commune with the trees - and get active at the same time. Climb the tower from the forest floor through the treetops, and discover a 360° view of Zealand's hilly landscape stretching as far as Sweden. It's a real Instagram hot spot, so be sure to bring your camera and start snapping!