If you are taking a Baltic cruise or tour, chances are you will be visiting the so-called “happiest city in the world”, Copenhagen. Situated on two tiny islands, Zealand and Amager, Copenhagen is both the capital city and most populous city in Denmark with well over a half million citizens in the city proper alone. It’s a hop, skip and jump to Malmö, Sweden from nearby with the Oresund Bridge/Tunnel finished in 2000. This is the longest rail and motor bridge in Europe so you might want to cross it or at least take a photo..
Arriving by plane? The airport is less then thirty minutes to downtown. You don’t need to rent a vehicle as the city is flat, and compact so you can walk or bike from your hotel to most activities if you want to blend in like a local. The transport system is also great with buses and subways.* Because the city is built on islands there are many canals and waterways. Be sure to take a cruise tour to acquaint yourself with the “lay of the land” – and where all the attractions are from your hotel. Visit anytime of the year but the weather is best from April to September as it can be rather cold and dark during the winter season.