Travel Information

Getting to Copenhagen City Centre from the Airport

The easiest way to get the City Centre is to take a train from Platform 2 located in the arrival area (Terminal 3). The train leaves every 10 minutes and stops at the two main city stations, Copenhagen Central Station and Nørreport Station (which is closest to the conference venue). Travel time to Nørreport Station is approximately 15 minutes. For further information about the train, see http://www.cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/Parking+and+Transport/By+Train/. An alternative from the Airport is the Metro train, located at the end of the arrival area (Terminal 3). The Metro operates at 4-6 minutes’ intervals during the day and evening hours and at 15-20 minutes' intervals during the night. Taxi: Going by taxi from the Airport to the City Centre will cost you approximately $35 / 25 euros and takes around 20 minutes outside peak hours. Rental Cars from Copenhagen Airport: Eight rental car companies operate from the Copenhagen Airport. For more specific information see http://www.cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/Parking+and+Transport/Car+Rental.htm

Local transportation

If you want to find your way to any destination in Denmark, simply use this guide: http://www.rejseplanen.dk/bin/query.exe/en?HWAI=&ml=m&

Power

Depending on your home country, you may need a plug adapter to use your electrical appliances in Denmark. Denmark has continental European type C/E/F two pin sockets.

Mains voltage in Denmark is 220-240V 50Hz. Travellers from most nations in Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage as Denmark. Notable exceptions to this are Japan, USA and Canada, which uses 100-120V 50/60Hz. However, since most current appliances are multi- or dual-voltage, you will most likely only need a plug adapter. Otherwise, you will need to purchase a voltage converter.

About Copenhagen

With a population of 1.9 million, Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia: a city that combines old and new, preserving its 1,000-year history yet looking to the future. Safety, tolerance, green initiatives, international connectivity, creative environment, a relaxed lifestyle and cycle culture are key characteristics of Copenhagen, the world’s most liveable city according to Monocle magazine.

Usually the weather is warm, with daytime averages around 20°C (68°F) – but it becomes really hot as well. In other words, it should be perfect for a stroll through the historic city centre where you can browse Copenhagen's unique shops or enjoy a guided boat tour of the city's 17th century canals. You can also visit one of its many art museums; the historic amusement park Tivoli Gardens; or the contemporary Opera House, just to mention a few of the pleasures in a city, which is also home to the world’s oldest monarchy. Try to find the time for a day trip to the countryside North of Copenhagen to see Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art and perhaps Hamlet’s castle, Kronborg, in the city of Elsinore. Finally, do like the Copenhageners: hop on a bike to get some exercise, or simply to get around easily, in this welcoming and open city.

For more information about Copenhagen, this is the place to start: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen-tourist.

Tipping

As a rule, tipping is not expected in Denmark.