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Copenhagen Denmark Cruise Port Guide


How to get there:
From the airport taxis go direct to your ship. The airport is at only 11 km from the cruise port.
Alternatively you can use the excellent public transportation.

Copenhagen has three cruise terminals:

1. Oceankaj - c331 Terminal 1, c332 Terminal 2, c333/c334 Terminal 3 & Terminal 4

Most (turnaround) cruise ships dock here. With 4 terminal buildings it is the busiest pier.

To get there from the Airport:walk 2 minutes to Metro Line M2. Go 8 stops to Kongens Nytorv and change to Metro Line M4 line to Orientkaj. Walk across the parking lot and board the Free Cruise bus to Oceankaj. Ticket machine has English choice. Pay by credit card.

First free port shuttle bus to metro station leaves the ship at 8am.

1 Oceankaj in Ydre Nordhavn and capable of handling more than 5,000 passengers per call. 7 km from city center.

2. Langelinie: c190 to c199 Most used by smaller visiting ships. 3 km from city center.

3. Nordre Toldbod. Smaller ships, luxury megayachts, and ferries normally dock here. Quay 177 2km from city center.

Take the Metro from Copenhagen Airport to Nørreport Station. Change to S-train A, B, C or E-line and take the train 1 stop to Østerport Station. From here there are 15 minutes walk to Langelinie or to Nordre Toldbod. From the pier of Langelinie (as shown on the map below), it is only a pleasant 30-minute walk to the city center. You can take a short walk from Langelinie Pier to see the Little Mermaid statue or Amalienborg Palace. Langelinie's promenade is lined with plenty of shops, casual cafes and more.

Cruise schedule and which dock will be used. Or download the whole year in Excel.

Map of the different cruise terminals.

The Hop on/off buses of CitySightseeing are always present at all cruise terminals and offer 3 tours in and around Copenhagen.

Hotels near the Cruise Terminal

Printable map to take along.

Check here for festivals and events in Copenhagen when you are in port.

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Live Nautical Chart with Wikipedia Markers of Freeport - Orientkaj (c252, c254) Levantkaj (C266) and Port Location on Google Maps

Live Nautical Chart with Wikipedia Markers of Nordhavn - Oceankaj Pier (c330-c334) and Port Location on Google Maps

Live Nautical Chart with Wikipedia Markers of Langelinge Pier (c190-c199) and Port Location on Google Maps

Monthly Climate Averages for Copenhagen



Copenhagen is a charming city of 17th- and 18th-century buildings, beautiful parks and gardens, pretty promenades along canals, and ancient winding streets made for walking and biking. Add to that the longer days and warmer weather in the summer.

Highlights include: The Little Mermaid, a smaller statue than you think. Nyhavn, it's full of cafes, bars, and restaurants, Tivoli Garden, is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Christiansborg Palace, Amalienborg Palace.

The city's architecture soars from medieval to rococo, and style varies from eclecticism to the cool designs of Arne Jacobsen. The impact Danes have had on the world of contemporary interiors is second only to their expertise in fairy tales.

On forehand you may purchase online via the tourist office the Copenhagen Card which entitles you to free entry to 60 museums and attractions as well as free transport by train, bus and Metro (also to and from the airport), discounts on restaurants, car hire, and many attractions and includes a comprehensive guide.

Note: Some museums have free admission anyway and most don't charge entry fees on Wednesdays.


Tours Excursions Transportation:

One way to make sure that you do not miss any of Copenhagen's major sights and landmarks are to take one of the numerous organized tours of the city, either by bus, bike or boat. Caution: Most canal tours are on open-air vessels, and therefore are not recommended for inclement weather.`

In a hurry: Take the harbor water bus (901/902) from either The Royal Library also called the black diamond for its sun/water reflections to Nordre Tloldbod, close to the Little Mermaid or vice versa for the price of a regular bus ticket. Every 20 minutes: a 15-minute tour of all waterfront highlights!

The Hop on/off buses of CitySightseeing are always present at all cruise terminals and offer 3 tours in and around Copenhagen.

Rent a City Bike for free: just deposit a coin of 20 Kroner, take your bike, and drop it off after you are finished at any point and get your money back.

Public transportation is very good.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

Nearby Places:

Just to the north, along the Øresund coast, stretch a series of well-heeled suburbs: a visit to their attractions – the Danish Aquarium, Experimentarium and Bakken amusement park among them – can be followed up by lazing on the adjacent beaches.

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is situated 35 km north of Copenhagen on the North Zealand coast in a spacious, old park with a fine view across the sound of Sweden.

Malmo Sweden: Take a 35 minute train trip over the spectacular Oresund Brige.

Shopping and Food

In the old center the Strøget area is actually a collection of pedestrian streets, filled with shops, cafes and restaurants, that spread out from this central thoroughfare. These streets are between the large squares, east in Kogens Nytorv and west in Radhuspladsen (The City Hall Square). You won't find the name Stroget on the street signs or on city maps, but if you ask a Copenhagener where to find Stroget, you will probably get a clear answer.

Eating and drinking out is quite expensive, but the possibilities are endless: from red hot Thai curries to traditional 'frikadeller' (Danish meatballs), from sushi to the typical smørrebrød, which are served at lunch: these open sandwiches have all kinds of savory toppings, typically including boiled egg and dill, beetroot, mackerel, roast onions, cold meats and goose or pork dripping. There are also takeaway smørredbrød kiosks throughout the city center.

For shopping mall addicts, there is Fields. Fields has its own Metro Station: Take the Metro in the direction of Vestamager and get off at the station Ørestad, then you are right at the main entrance to Field's.

Denmark has the highest Tax (VAT) rate in Europe: 25% on everything!


Denmark is not part of the EURO-monetary system, but major shops will probably give prices both in Danish kroner and in EURO (€). Most major international credit cards are accepted in Denmark. But be aware that a surcharge of 2 to 4 percent is often added, which is legal outside the USA.

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Danish, english is widely spoken.

Emergency number: 112

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Mon-Fri: 10 am-7 pm, Sat: 10 am-4 pm. On Sundays shops are normally closed but during the cruise season some department stores and malls are open.

Shops are allowed to open on the first Sunday of every month, as well as on all Sundays in December, preceding Christmas Eve. However, if the first Sunday in a month falls on a holiday or on Constitution Day, shops will stay closed.

Please note that ordinary shops are closed on public holidays including Constitution Day, 5 June, and Christmas Eve, December 24. Kiosks, bakeries, station shops etc. are usually open on Saturdays after 5 p.m. and Sundays.

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