There is a multitude of shops, eateries and places where you can watch planes landing and taking off: Copenhagen Airport offers many options to the throngs of happy holiday travellers it sees during the summer period. Altogether, more than seven million people will travel through Copenhagen Airport during the peak summer season. This means a busy airport filled with people on their way to their flights and often wanting to pick up a cup of coffee, shop for a new bikini, buy some sun lotion, find a toilet, or just need some way to pass the time with their kids.
Copenhagen Airport has gathered together recommendations and some inspiration for these many different types of travellers: ideas that might make it easier for them to experience their time at the airport as part of their holiday, help them focus on enjoying their trip and put them in a holiday mood.
New app helps you find your way at the airport
First open the free CPH Airport app on your mobile phone: it will locate your position using the hundreds of WiFi points in the terminals and give you a good overview of your many options at Copenhagen Airport. Good eateries
Relaxing in a holiday mood with your better half
If you're on a romantic trip with your loved one, you can relax and get into a holiday mood as early as the car park. Copenhagen Airport's "We park – You fly" service helps rid you of the stress of parking. Hand your car keys to the staff at the Direct P6 car park, and all you have to remember are your bags. Just take the lift directly to the terminal, and your car will be ready for pickup when you return. This way, you can start your holiday as soon as you arrive at the airport, perhaps with a visit to Caviar House & Prunier for some caviar and smoked salmon of the very best quality – and a glass of champagne, too, if you like. And if you have a sweet tooth, you might want to visit to Peter Beier for a tasty bite of chocolate. You can continue pampering yourselves at the CPH Lounge, where you can relax quiet surroundings and enjoy fresh fruit, snacks, newspapers, free WiFi, various beverages, and a fantastic view of the busy airport tarmac outside: a relaxed and pleasant start to your holidays.
Holiday fun for the airport's youngest passengers
For families travelling with children, the fun starts right after security screening, where children are offered a beach ball and a very special children's ticket. The ticket can be used for a treasure hunt at a number of the airport's shops offering gifts, entertainment and fun events, making time at the airport just fly by. And if, after the treasure hunt, blood sugar levels are a little low, some time can be spent at the Lagkagehuset bakery, where there is a good range of easy food for the young ones, including raisin buns and pastries, and perhaps a cup of coffee for the parents, who may have had an alarm clock that rang a little earlier than usual that morning. On your way to your gate, you may run into the rag dolls Lalaloopsy or Ragdoll, giving warm hugs to everyone.
High spirits and fun with friends
Summer holidays with friends are all about high spirits and lots of fun. If you're on a trip with the boys, we recommend a first stop at the airport's large duty- and tax-free store to find a good vintage rum to bring along. And if you have bought a lot of rum, you might also need to make a stop at WH Smith, where you can buy headache pills for the next day. When you've finished shopping, a visit to O’Learys is always a good bet. O’Learys is the airport's American sports bar with football, burgers and a guy-friendly environment. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed, and a wide selection of domestic and foreign beers is available.
A trip with the girls should also start at the main duty- and tax-free shop, where there is a plethora of perfumes, lotions and make-up from all the major brands, along with certain products sold exclusively at the airport. The wheel of fortune also spins at the duty- and tax-free store: at Clarasonics, where lucky passengers can win a gift or two. You might then want to go to Nytorv, where a couple of shops were added this spring: both Max Mara and Hugo Boss moved in with a range of accessories and clothing for women. An intense shopping spree could end with a delicious salad from Vietnamese Lelé at the newly opened 7-Eleven Deli in the non-Schengen area.
- Prepare for your trip from home and check in online, and be sure to arrive early at the airport, i.e. at the time recommended by your airline http://www.cph.dk/afrejse/
- Alternatively, you can check in at one of the self-service kiosks at the airport. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzIrRmDhggk
- You can also use one of the self-service bag drops. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQby9cM7XWA
- How to get through security easily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0v7T94B7Ws
- Between 20 June and 18 August, 50,000 beach balls and 15,000 children's tickets will be handed out on a first-come first-served basis.
- For the first three weeks of the summer holidays, child-friendly costumed figures will at times be walking about to entertain the children at the airport.
- Read more about "We park – You fly" here.
- Get our "CPH Airport" app and start your tour of the airport with our wayfinding guide. The wayfinding guide is available in four languages: Danish, Swedish, English and Chinese. You can download the app in advance – see how here.