Denmark is linked by dozens of airlines, but there are some scandinavian budget airlines that you might not know of, so i thought i would just put their websites here.
Norwegian is a norwegian budget airline that links Denmark to Many parts of Europe too aswell as some spots in the Middle East and North Africa.
Easyjet also has several routes to Copenhagen airport and have some very good deals.
Ryanair flies to sme of the smaller regional airports in western Denmark and is good if you plan to visit the western part of the country.
Vueling has many cheap flights from spain to Copenhagen.
Pegasus airlines has cheap flights to Copenhagen from Istanbul.
The biggest and most luxurious ferry I've ever been on--not that I've been on many.
From Sweden to Jutland it took four hours, long enough for a wonderful meal in the huge dining room. I ordered Plaice--a delicious fish that I've never had before, potatoes and red peppers and a salad. There was no rush in the elegant dinning room and the service was effecient.
Later we shopped in the Duty Free store on the ship, where I found out that even without the high VAT the items were still more expensive than I'd pay at home. We took a walked on deck, were almost blown off by the strong winds and had cocktails in the bar. The Lion Queen is the next best thing to a full ocean voyage. Maybe even better because it is a shorter time spent contained on a boat.
The access to Bornholm, somewhat distant from Copenhagen is made by plane or ferry.
The funny thing is that the Danish ferry leaves from... Sweden.
You will have to reach Ystad, in Sewden to pick the ferry, and you may do it by car, using the strange Oresund tunnel-bridge, or by bus or train from their stations in Copenhagen.
It is quite easy to get to Tranekær in your own car, BUT you should be aware that you are driving only through side-roads and lots of villages with reduced speed and "fart-controll"
It makes sense to combine a visit to Tranekær with Egeskov and Valdemar's Slot in Svendborg and when you come here in summertime with daylight untill 10.00pm you can leave this castle for the evening and go there after the closingtime of Egeskov.
There is a large car-parking for visitors there at the castle
and it is free of charge.
This link gets you to a map of Denmark
showing all currant roads with construction-works going on !
There is also a public bus to Tranekaer, I could see the signposts and its station next to the Slot.
It is Bus No. 913 of the company called Fynbus from Lohals and I counted a total of 14 times that the bus is going there on an ordinary weekday between ca. 06.00am and 11.00pm and only 12 times on Saturdays and Sundays. Check the details in the web-link below !
Not so many years ago there was just a ferry-service between Danmark and Sweden and waiting-times were quite usual. In the year 2000 the Øresund-bridge to Sweden was opened by Queen Margarethe II and now it is really easy and fast to drive to Sweden.
Toll for the bridge is for Cars up to 6 metres: EUR34
Cars with trailer/caravan, mobile homes over 6 metres EUR68
Vans, minibus 6-9 metres EUR80
Coaches over 9 metres EUR146
The combination of Øresund Bridge & Great Belt Bridge :
cars up to 6 meters :Single EUR62 / Return EUR124
If you want to go to Denmark by car from southern Europe you have to use the ferry or come from Northern Germany on the mainland.
There are several routes and lines.
Most frequent is Puttgarden in Germany and Rödby.
Scandlines has most routes others are possible.
Bus is cheaper than rail but on the major train routes you won't find bus service. The major money saving route is between Copenhagen and Aarhus and (to Aalborg / Ebeltoft once a day) The fare is nearly DKr. 60 cheaper each way.. no advance booking is necessary. And with an ISIC card you can avail another DKr. 130 student discout each way (except fridays and holidays) paying only DKr. 110. In Aarhus bus departs from central bus station but in copenhagen from Valby which connects to central staion by S-train.
A bicycle is perfect for cruising around Denmark. Your itineraries are as varied as your imagination and your maps. Remember that the prevailing winds will come out of the south and west, though when you are riding there always seems to be a headwind and there never seems to be a tailwind;-\
The websight below is a good starting point for planning a cycling tour through and around Denmark
Copenhagen's Kastrup airport is the biggest Scandinavian airport so very often, you have good transatlantic and Asian connections and there are plenty of flights to all over Europe both by traditional and budget airlines. Of the latter, I can especially name EasyJet to Berlin and various English cities. The Danish budget airlines Maersk and Sterling have just joined forces so their itineraries might change but is so far quite extensive too. Of the more traditional airlines, SAS Scandinavian airlines is of course the best bet when it comes to itineraries since it has its world hub here and these days also sell its cheap Europe and Snowflake tickets. But as for prices, your own national carrier could be just as good.
From inside Scandinavia, there are also the following from Stockholm and Oslo:
http://www.flynordic.com/showIndexPage.do (also flies from Tallinn)
Finally, Malm? Sturup airport in Sweden is just across the bridge and definately an alternative if you fly Ryanair from London or Wizz Air from Polish cities or Budapest.
Denmark is one of the countries in the world where the bicycle is most coomonly used.
About a quater of the population commute to work by bicycle every day and because of that you have good bicycle paths in most of the country and apart from the freeways then it´s easy to bike everywhere and it´s common.
Denmark is also flat as a pancake and that makes cycling a quite easy persuit aswell.
You can rent bikes in most towns that sees tourists and this is one way to see Denmark while using the mode of transportation the danes use themselves.
And you might just lose a few pounds while sightseeing too :O).
Canal boat tour is an excellent and wonderful way to see the city of Copenhagen from different angle, i.e. from the water - canal and the harbour. It is a very popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen! There are several operators to choose from and the most popular and major one is DFDS which departs from Nyhavn near Kongens Nytorv in the heart of the city of Copenhagen. Guided tours cost between DKK 40.00 and 60.00 per adult and approximately half price for a child. Operating hours are usually between 9.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. during the summer months. Hop-on hop-off water bus without tour guide is another excellent choice to see Copenhagen from the water.
The guided boat tour usually lasts approximately one hour. Attractions along the way include architectural buildings of Nyhavn, Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, Holmen, the Stock Exchange building, the Royal Library, Trekroner Fortress and Cristianborg. Don't miss the canal boat tour when you visit Copenhagen on your vacation!
in the airport there can be a humungous queue to get through
security,to the left around the corner on the ground level (helpful
staff knew..) is a security check that was empty with staff ready
to pass us through...
Legoland is a BIG park, so besides walking around (and you will do this a lot) you can take the train or the monorail. The train takes you basically throughout the whole park, and I think you should take it before you start exploring - so that you get a taste of what's coming. The train has some lego bits like shapes and it's a winner among the children I saw.
The monorail gives a different perspective of the park as it rides 4 m above the premises (see picture #2).
Sandormen, or the sand worm, will take you from the kiosk to Grenen, where you can see Kattegat and Skagerrak (read my separate tip about it). It rides every 15 minutes and you can get off at their stop close to the ocean and walk around, etc. and go back with the next sand worm.
A found this a great Hilton property to use with early flights out of Copenhagen. It is an easy...more
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