Copenhagen Airport Mini Guide
The Song Says ‘Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen’, is it True?
Definitely, there are few European capitals with so much for the tourist to see and do than the capital of Denmark. The city’s name means ‘merchants harbour’ and it was from those merchants selling salted fish that the city’s highlights developed. To protect all that is good there, the city became the most fortified capital in Europe in the 19th century, protecting such delights as the iconic Round Tower, Amalienborg’s royal palaces and Frederikskirken, a huge church with one of northern Europe’s largest domes. Then you mustn’t forget the statue everyone goes to see, ‘The Little Mermaid’ which honours the city’s most famous son, Hans Christian Anderson. Round Tower,
How do I get to Copenhagen?
The biggest airport in Scandinavia, Copenhagen Airport is five miles south of the city and a major transport hub for northern Europe. Many airlines fly seasonal and year round scheduled flights there including budget carriers easyJet and Cimber Sterling who fly from London
. There are quick and easy transport links to the city once you land.
What’s the Airport Like?
It’s large and it’s busy, handling over twenty three million passengers last year. Thankfully it never seems crowded or chaotic as there’s plenty of space in the three terminals.
What do I do When I Land?
There are air bridges to the terminals so there’s no getting wet or cold when you arrive. After a little walk to passport control and baggage reclaim you’ll find yourself in the arrivals hall. There, all the different areas are clearly signed in English and in Danish but if you’re still lost, head for the airport information desk which is on your left just before you enter the arrivals hall in Terminal 2.
En route there you will have passed one of the several banks in the airport but there are also a number of ATMs too. If you’re hoping to collect a hire car, the company desks are in Terminal 1 which is about five minutes’ walk away. There’s effective public transport from the airport with trains, a metro stop, shuttles and buses as well as taxis into the city. Be aware that the ticket machines only accept cards or coins, not notes.
And What About on the day of my Departure?
First, make sure you know which terminal you are going to depart from, then, after checking in, you have plenty of time to enjoy the airport’s facilities. You wouldn’t believe the number and range of shops you can visit. Over a hundred can be found spread between the three terminals including many high street names as WH Smith and Accessorize and designers such as Burberry, Gant and Ralph Lauren. If you have enough time left after shopping then there’s either fast food from dozens of outlets serving pizza, burgers, hot dogs or sandwiches or for more refined surroundings there are a la carte restaurants such as Hereford Beefstouw or the Eyecon restaurant. After your meal you can then surf the net with the airport’s chargeable Wi-Fi access.