Copenhagen Layover Guide

How to get around?

Many Danes get around by bicycles or take the metro. Taxis are expensive and ride-sharing  services are prohibited in Denmark. You can take the metro from the airport to the city center. It is a 20-minute ride and costs 23.10DKK.

If you are planning to do a lot of sightseeing, consider getting either a City Pass (includes public  transportation) or a Copenhagen Card (includes public transportation and admission to a range of attractions in the city).


Where to eat?

Breakfast & Lunch:

Mad & Kaffe: Great place for small plate brunch

Ipsen & Co: Trendy Frederiksberg hangout

Polly: Popular for brunch

Wulff & Konstali: Hip Amager brunch spot/bakery

Grød: All kinds of porridge




Vækst: Modern Nordic cuisine at an affordable price

Høst: Modern Nordic cuisine at an affordable price

Nyboders Køkken, traditional Danish. A good place to try Stegt Flæsk, Denmark’s national dish



Danish food you should try:

Stegt flæsk: Sliced pork belly (should be either panfried or oven-baked for the best flavor) 

Smørrebrød: Open-face charcuterie sandwiches 

Ristet hotdog: Hotdog with a grilled sausage, topped with remoulade, mustard, ketchup, raw onion, roasted onion and pickled cucumber. Best with a bottle of chocolate milk.

Rundstykker & Wienerbrød: Rundstykker are traditional Danish breakfast rolls. Get up early and get them straight from the oven at one of the many bake shops in the city. Wienerbrød is Danish pastry and comes in many shapes and flavors. Troubles deciding which one to try?  A Snegl or a Spandauer are always safe bets.