Direct flights to Copenhagen
As Copenhagen is the busiest airport in Scandinavia, it should be reasonably easy to find flights there, but this isn't always the case. Low-cost airlines in particular have often complained about the high costs of using Copenhagen airport, and with local carriers Maersk, Sterling and Cimber now off the scene through a series of mergers and withdrawals, the only budget airline offering a network of low-cost flights to Copenhagen from the UK is easyJet. If you happen to live near Gatwick airport or Edinburgh, you also have the option of cheap flights to Copenhagen with Norwegian Air Shuttle (direct, not via Norway!).
However, you should have no problem getting flights to Copenhagen from most of the U.K.'s major airports as Copenhagen is the main hub for SAS Scandinavian airlines. They have feeder flights from various UK airports in to Copenhagen, and some of these have been operated by BMI regional. Following the BMI takeover, these routes still look likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Connecting flights to Copenhagen
Copenhagen is a classic case of what we call hub direct syndrome -- namely, even if direct flights to Copenhagen are available from your local airport with SAS, they often seem to be more interested in using those flights as feeders for more lucrative long haul connections than they are in providing a point to point service. This means that it may well be a lot cheaper to take a connecting flight via a hub such as Amsterdam or Paris Charles de Gaulle, even if that means a much longer route.
Flights to Amsterdam or Paris are available from most UK airports, so you should still have no problem getting a connecting flight onward to Copenhagen.
Naturally, as with any flights, if you book well in advance or at a time when there is less demand, then you should have no problem finding a reasonably priced direct flight.
You might also find connecting flights through London or Frankfurt, but whichever option you take, your journey is going to look much more like a dog's leg than a short hop across the North Sea - especially if you are looking for flights from Newcastle or anywhere in Scotland.
Unlike neighbouring Scandinavian capitals Oslo and Stockholm, Copenhagen only has one airport, and that has kept it, for better or worse, a Ryanair free zone. However, it should always be remembered that because Ryanair offer flights to Oslo Torp and Rygge and also to Stockholm Skavsta and Vasteras, airlines offering flights to the main airports still often have to reduce prices to compete.
The alternative airport to Copenhagen isn't actually in Denmark, but is just across the Oresund straight in neighbouring Sweden. Ryanair recently restarted flights to Malmo from Stansted, and you can easily transfer from Malmo airport to central Copenhagen in just over an hour.
I would always advise visiting Malmo anyway if you are doing a Copenhagen city break as you can take in two superb feats of architecture and engineering -- the Oresund crossing between Denmark and Sweden and the Turning Torso tower in Malmo itself.
Sometimes you might find it easier or cheaper to fly into Malmo and then to head home from Copenhagen, or vice versa, depending on the prices that are available at the time.
Copenhagen v Flights to Billund
If you're travelling to and from western Denmark, then remember that there is a reasonable range of cheap flights to Billund, and that flights to Aalborg and Aarhus are also available from London.
See Carornocar.com for ideas and advice on whether or not to hire a car in Billund or Copenhagen to get around Denmark.
Note that if you are planning on travelling around Denmark by train, don't be deceived by thinking Denmark is a small country, a journey up to the top of the Jutland peninsular will take a good five hours. As with trains in the UK, you will pay extortionate prices if you just turn up on the day, so book any long-distance train journeys at the same time as you book your flight.
Copenhagen has a lot going for it; it has the highest standard of living of any capital in the world, and is the largest, most dynamic, and cosmopolitan city in Scandinavia .
Copenhagen is also one of the most attractive and well planned cities in Europe, unspoilt by high-rise buildings, only pretty church spires make any kind of mark on the skyline.
The colourful Danish capital is a wonderful place to stroll around and there is a fantastic range of things to see and do, including top quality museums, galleries and palaces.
The Danes cherish good design, and this is not only evident in the stylish clothes shops and furniture stores of Copenhagen , but right down to seemingly mundane objects like playground equipment. Cyclists will feel very much at home here too, not only is it uniformly flat, but there is also a superb cycleway network stretching across the whole city. Copenhagen offers some of the best bars and clubs in Europe.
The city comes alive at night as revellers descend on the Stroget, a group of pedestrianised streets that cut through the city centre. During the summer crowds flock to Tivoli Gardens , an amusement park in the heart of the city, famed for its spectacular late-night fireworks displays.
For those looking for something a bit different, head over to the 'Freetown ' of Chris tiania ; an autonomous alternative community set up on an abandoned barracks in the early 1970s.
The best time to visit Copenhagen is either side of the summer peak (July and August) when the weather is generally pleasant but it is not too crowded. Copenhagen offers a broad range or accommodation, but you are advised to book ahead during the busy summer months.