Copenhagen likes to think of itself as ‘the happiest city’ in the world and it’s easy to see why. It’s a classy, affluent capital surrounded by water and with an amiable, easy-going atmosphere.
If you want to tour all the different sights of the city, it’s best to have your own vehicle. You can hire a car from us in convenient spots around Copenhagen, including the airports. We’ve got a great range of vehicles to choose from and we’ll aim to get you in your car and on the road as quickly and efficiently as possible.
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
It’s fun to explore the delightful Danish capital, not least as it stands on a collection of waterways and islands linked by bridges. Driving around the city via the bridges is all part of the adventure of visiting Copenhagen.
Across one of Copenhagen’s 18 bridges you’ll find the glorious Tivoli Gardens. This leafy city centre site houses one of the world’s oldest amusement parks, with a non-stop family-friendly mix of 19th-century period details and state-of-the-art white-knuckle rides. Around the trees and water features you’ll find live shows, floating restaurants and colourfully illuminated gardens, making it as enthralling for a relaxed stroll as it is for the thrill-seekers.
Cross some more bridges and you’ll enter the ‘freetown’ of Christiania. This ‘independent neighbourhood’ of squatters and hippies was established in 1971 and continues to defy the authorities. It has evolved to become a colourful and alternative attraction, with curious craft shops and cafés amid outrageous wall paintings, pretty gardens and a chance to spot some of the world’s funkiest hairstyles.
Copenhagen’s oldest waterfront district is known as Nyhavn. Here you can enjoy browsing galleries, shops and restaurants, all housed in brightly painted 17th-century harbourside buildings. The former home of famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, its pretty, cobbled quays are now the tourist heart of Copenhagen. Old wooden sailing ships are moored along the quayside and there are regular street markets, festivals and live music performances.
The Danish royals are a little different: you may spot them cycling around the city or shopping in a department store. Nevertheless, they do have a spectacular Royal palace for the rest of us to visit. Amalienborg is in the heart of the city next to yet another waterfront. You’ll see it comprises four identical 200-year-old mini-palaces around an octagonal piazza with a towering statue of King Frederik V on horseback at its centre. You can wander across this courtyard to take photos, while it forms a great backdrop to the impressive display seen during the Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place at 11.30am each day.
Cross a few more bridges and you’ll reach Langelinie, a waterfront park with a deep-water pier for cruise ships, a yacht marina and canalside walks with impressive views. On a rock just off the shore you’ll be able to spot one of Denmark’s best-known attractions. The Little Mermaid is a small bronze statue depicting the character from a Hans Christian Andersen’s famous story. It has been one of the must-see sights of the city for more thana century.
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.