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The discerning traveller’s guide to Kastrup Copenhagen Airport

Where to stay, eat, shop and play at Kastrup Copenhagen Airport

Embark on an extraordinary journey at Kastrup Copenhagen Airport, Denmark’s bustling gateway to the world. With accolades aplenty and a constant stream of adventurous travellers, this vibrant hub is anything but ordinary. Step inside and be transported to a realm where architectural marvels and culinary delights await. From the moment you set foot in this dynamic terminal, you’ll feel the pulse of Copenhagen’s vibrant energy, igniting your senses and sparking your wanderlust. Join us as we uncover the hidden gems and unique experiences that make Kastrup Copenhagen Airport a destination in its own right.

Stay

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport Denmark hotel review
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport Denmark hotel review

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Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport

The Clairon Copenhagen Airport Hotel, redesigned by Semrén & Månsson, emanates luxury and comfort. The revamp has transformed the ground floor into cosy zones and features a lounge, breakfast restaurant and the Kitchen & Table restaurant by Marcus Samuelsson, alongside a turquoise bar. The top floor now houses five high-ceilinged, exclusive rooms, infusing extra atmosphere. The hotel’s interior, by Birgitte Mordt, harmonises various colours, materials and designs, creating an inviting ambiance. The design concept divides the space into thematic zones, making it a relaxed, modern meeting place for travelers.

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ellehammersvej 20
Kastrup
Denmark

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Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport Denmark hotel review
Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport Denmark hotel review

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Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport

The Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport, envisioned by architects Krook & Tjäder, embodies a unique design inspired by the aviation industry. Its architecture reflects elements of hangars, terminals and aircraft. The building, with a propeller-shaped structure, is clad in the same type of aluminium used in airplanes. Inside, the conference hall echoes the grandeur of a hangar, with its soft roof shapes reminiscent of an aircraft’s underwing. This hotel offers about 600 rooms, a conference facility, a restaurant and approximately 300 parking spaces. It provides an affordable stay near one of Northern Europe’s largest airports.

Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ellehammersvej 18
Kastrup
Denmark

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Scandic Cph Strandpark Kastrup Copenhagen Denmark hotel review

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Scandic Cph Strandpark

Scandic CPH Strandpark, located near Copenhagen Airport and Amager Beach, elegantly combines functionality with Scandinavian design. The hotel’s interior, adorned with sustainable materials, creates a harmonious environment in its kitchens, lounges and rooftop bar. It boasts four restaurants, a bar and a coffee shop, offering diverse culinary experiences. The highlight is its spa, opened in May 2021, featuring steam baths, a Finnish-style sauna, a heated pool and a snow bath, along with regular massage and sauna therapy sessions. The hotel’s 357 well-appointed rooms cater to both leisure and business guests.

Scandic Cph Strandpark
Amager Strandvej 401
Kastrup
Denmark

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Eat & drink

Cocks & Cows Copenhagen Denmark restaurant review

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Cocks & Cows

Offering a buzzing experience within Copenhagen Airport, Cocks & Cows boasts a diverse menu that centres around delicious burgers. Choices range from classic beef to inventive and vegetarian options, all served in organic brioche buns. The menu also features salads, kids’ meals and a variety of sides like homemade onion rings and fried sweet potatoes. For those with a sweet tooth, there are treats like dark chocolate brownies and an assortment of milkshakes. The extensive drink selection includes cocktails, beers, wines and soft drinks.

Cocks & Cows
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates A and B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Cocks & Cows

Copenhagen Coffee Lab Copenhagen Denmark café review
Copenhagen Coffee Lab Copenhagen Denmark café review

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Copenhagen Coffee Lab

Copenhagen Coffee Lab at Copenhagen Airport, offers top coffee experience. Renowned for its excellent coffee roasting and bakery, the chain serves a variety of high-quality, globally sourced coffees. Alongside coffee, the menu features home-baked bread and pastries, made by experienced master bakers using traditional methods. The café’s interior design blends industrial and cosy elements, creating a welcoming space perfect for relaxation or work. This spot is distinguished by its dedication to premium coffee, delicious baked goods, and a warm atmosphere for busy travellers in need of some down time.

Copenhagen Coffee Lab
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates A and B and close to gate B
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Copenhagen Coffee Lab
Gasoline Grill Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Gasoline Grill

Positioned between Gates B and C in Copenhagen Airport, Gasoline Grill stands out for its commitment to using fresh, organic ingredients in its culinary offerings. Since its inception, the establishment has carved a niche for itself with a menu that emphasises quality. Enjoy a range of options, from the breakfast sandwich tailored for early travellers to the acclaimed cheeseburger & hot chicken sandwich, if you happen to be dining later.

Gasonline Grill
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates B and C, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Gasoline Grill
Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark review
Gorm’s Kastrup Copenhagen Denmark restaurant review

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Gorm’s

Gorm’s at Copenhagen Airport offers a tasty experience with its original thin crust pizzas, known for their 48-hour fermented Danish sourdough. This innovative approach, a signature since their first restaurant opened in Copenhagen in 2008, features pizzas that are among the thinnest and crispiest in Denmark. The primary ingredients, including the base, special spicy tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella, are all 100% organic and locally sourced in Denmark. Gorm’s pizzas are designed to be delicate and digestible, providing a light, satisfying meal ideal for travellers.

Gorm’s
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates A and B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Gorm’s
Joe & the Juice Kastrup Copenhagen Denmark café review

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Joe & the Juice

Located near Gates B and C in Copenhagen Airport, Joe & The Juice offers a young. buzzing and dynamic setting for travellers. This outlet stands out for its selection of healthy and flavoursome options, including an array of freshly prepared juices, smoothies and sandwiches. Emphasizing nutritious ingredients, it caters to a range of dietary preferences, ensuring a quick meal. Known for its lively atmosphere, Joe & The Juice is an ideal spot for the young, or young at heart, airport visitors seeking a casual yet health-conscious dining experience.

Joe & the Juice
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Multiple spots, both before and after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Joe & the Juice

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Lagkagehuset

Lagkagehuset, with its multiple locations in at Copenhagen Airport, offers a quintessential Danish bakery experience. Known for its quality and tradition, this bakery is a highlight for travellers, perhaps mostly for those with a sweet tooth. Its menu features a wide range of freshly baked breads, pastries, and cakes, each embodying the flavour and authenticity of Danish baking. The interiors of Lagkagehuset create a welcoming atmosphere as well as providing a cosy retreat within the lively airport setting.

Lagkagehuset
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Multiple spots, both before and after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Lagkagehuset

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Mikkeller

Mikkeller at Copenhagen Airport, launched in June 2018 and has ever since been a go-to destination for beer enthusiasts. Located between Terminals A and B, it was recognised as the World’s Best Airport Bar within just a year of its opening. Mikkeller Copenhagen Airport distinguishes itself by offering an impressive selection of 20 beers on tap and more than 200 cans and bottles for take-away. Their range includes exclusive beers from renowned breweries like 3 Fonteinen, Hill Farmstead, Dark Lord and Cantillon. The bar also features unique merchandise such as gift boxes, tote bags and tees. Mikkeller’s commitment to providing a diverse range of high-quality beers makes it a perfect stop for travelers either departing from or arriving in Copenhagen.

Mikkeller
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates A and B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Mikkeller

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Ramen To Biiru

Ramen To Biiru at Copenhagen Airport presents a fusion of authentic Japanese ramen and Danish beer culture. Established in 2015 by Mikkel Bjergsø, Daisuke Uki and Takuro Otani, Ramen To Biiru two locations in the airport. It showcases chef Takuro Otani’s culinary expertise, offering travellers top-class ramen. The restaurant’s ambience merges the quick service of Japanese fast food with and Danish approach to beer, creating a unique dining experience. Ramen To Biiru provides a distinctive taste of Japan complemented by a selection of Mikkeller’s acclaimed craft beers.

Ramen To Biiru
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates A and B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Ramen To Biiru

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Steff’s Place

Steff’s Place, with several locations across Copenhagen Airport, offers a traditional Danish dining experience. Specializing in Danish hot dogs, Steff’s Place is known for serving classic hot dogs with standard Danish toppings, providing travelers with an authentic taste of Denmark. The hot dogs embody the essence of Danish street food. This establishment is a convenient choice for travelers looking for a quick, satisfying meal that captures the local flavor. Steff’s Place is a popular stop for those passing through Copenhagen Airport​​​​​​ in search of a quick bite.

Steff’s Place
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Multiple spots, both before after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Steff’s Place

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The Union Kitchen

The Union Kitchen at Copenhagen Airport is known for its vibrant brunch and popular dishes like burgers and meatballs. Along with a cocktail menu that features unique options like a bloody mary with bacon or a jalapeño cucumber margarita, this eatery offers a stress-free and approachable dining experience. Established by Paul Karkov Muldowney, The Union Kitchen is designed to provide a local touch to the traveler’s journey with its combination of delicious dishes and relaxed atmosphere.

The Union Kitchen
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Before security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of The Union Kitchen
Åben Copenhagen Denmark craft beer brewery

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Åben

Åben at Copenhagen Airport offers travelers a serene start to their journey with its bar located before the security check. Known for an extensive selection of craft beers, the bar boasts 30 taps with all beers brewed close to the airport. The bar’s design, created by the award-winning Spacon & X architects, enhances its ambiance. In addition to craft beers, Åben serves a range of drinks including soda and wine, complemented by various pizza slices and snack boards. Situated between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3, near the Arrival Hall, Åben is a perfect spot if you seek a quieter spot and some relaxation and quality drinks before your flight​​​​.

Åben
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between terminals 2 and 3, before security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Åben

Shop

A.C. Perch Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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A.C. Perch

Located within the bustling confines of Copenhagen Airport, A.C. Perch’s Thehandel offers an oasis for weary travellers and tea aficionados alike. Founded in 1835, this storied brand brings its heritage and exquisite selection of teas from around the globe directly to the international jet set. The store’s aesthetic harmoniously blends tradition with the sleek, modern lines of airport design, creating an inviting, space that beckons visitors to explore the world of tea. Signature offerings include the exclusive “Travel Tea” blend, tailored for the globetrotter, alongside classic favourites and bespoke blends.

A.C. Perch
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates B and C, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of A.C. Perch

Arket Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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Arket

Arket at Copenhagen Airport epitomises Scandinavian design and sustainability, offering a curated selection of clothing, homeware and a unique café experience within its first airport-based store. This modern-day marketplace champions quality, durability, and ethical production, presenting a serene escape in the travel hub’s dynamic atmosphere. Its interior, though details on designers are scarce, mirrors Arket’s minimalist yet warm aesthetic, inviting travellers into a calm, welcoming space. Signature to this location is the Sticky Love Bun, a twist on the Swedish cinnamon bun​​.

Arket
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Close to gates A, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Arket
Ganni Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review
Ganni Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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Ganni

Ganni’s outpost at Copenhagen Airport encapsulates the essence of Danish fashion flair, offering globe-trotters a slice of Copenhagen’s coveted style. Renowned for merging sustainability with playful designs, Ganni’s airport store serves as a gateway to its fashion-forward collections, showcasing the brand’s commitment to eco-conscious chic and Scandi-cool aesthetics. Signature offerings include statement dresses adorned with vibrant prints, high-quality leather accessories, and outerwear, making Ganni at Copenhagen Airport the perfect spot to infuse your wardrobe with Danish design’s effortless sophistication.

Ganni
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Close to gates B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Ganni
George Jensen Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen’s boutique at Copenhagen Airport is a portal to the realm of Danish design, boasting a legacy that spans over a century. The airport store offers an array of products from refined silverware to timeless jewellery. Envisioned by famed designers like Henning Koppel and Arne Jacobsen, the store’s interior mimics a Danish home, melding classic grace with contemporary flair to forge a peaceful shopping retreat amid travel’s chaos. Its standout items, from sleek silver creations to sculptural jewellery, capture Georg Jensen’s commitment to excellence and beauty.

Georg Jensen
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates B and C, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Georg Jensen
Illums Bolighus Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review
Illums Bolighus Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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Illums Bolighus

Illums Bolighus at Copenhagen Airport is a haven for those seeking to immerse themselves in the essence of Scandinavian design. Strategically placed between gates B and C, as well as close to gates B, this emblematic store, with its origins dating back to 1925, offers a vast selection of elegant lifestyle products ranging from sophisticated home decor to cutting-edge fashion. For those looking to carry a piece of Scandinavian refinement back home, the store offers an array of souvenirs such as iconic Royal Copenhagen porcelain, luxurious Georg Jensen silverware, and timeless Bang & Olufsen sound systems, each piece a testament to Nordic design and craftsmanship.

Illums Bolighus
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates B and C and close to gates B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Illums Bolighus
Lakrids by Bülow Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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Lakrids by Bülow

Lakrids by Bülow at Copenhagen Airport offers gourmet liquorice that transforms a traditional treat into a sophisticated experience. Founded in 2007 by Johan Bülow, the brand has become synonymous with innovation and quality, presenting a range of flavours from classic to inventive. The airport store embodies Danish simplicity and modern design, inviting travellers to explore its array of chocolate-coated liquorice balls, renowned for their exquisite taste and texture. Signature flavours like sweet, salty, and dark chocolate-coated liquorice exemplify the brand’s artistry.

Lakrids by Bülow
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Close to gates B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Lakrids by Bülow
Nordic Gastronomy Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review
Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark review

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Nordic Gastronomy

Nordic Gastronomy at Copenhagen Airport, situated beyond the security checkpoint near Gates B, is a showcase of Nordic culinary heritage. The location offers a curated selection of Nordic delicacies and international flavours, making it perfect for travellers looking to pick some Nordic treats or unique food items. The popular Summerbird Organic Chocolate is perfect as a last-minute gift or a personal treat.

Nordic Gastronomy
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Close to gates B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Nordic Gastronomy
Ole Lynggaard Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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Ole Lynggaard

Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen’s retail store at Kastrup Airport is a luxurious showcase of fine Danish jewellery, reflecting over half a century of craftsmanship and innovative design. Established in 1963 by goldsmith Ole Lynggaard, the brand has grown into a symbol of luxury under the creative direction of his family, with more than 45 goldsmiths crafting each piece in their Northern European workshop, making it one of the largest of its kind​​. The airport store offers travellers a chance to explore an array of exquisite collections, including the iconic Shooting Stars, Love Bands and the nature-inspired Snakes and Elephants, crafted from materials like gold, diamonds and gemstones​​.

Ole Lynggaard
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates B and C, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Ole Lynggaard
Royal Copenhagen Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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Royal Copenhagen

Over 240 years of Danish design and tradition encapsulate the Royal Copenhagen store at Kastrup Airport, presenting travellers with the brand’s exquisite porcelain offerings. Known for its iconic Blue Fluted Plain design, symbolising quality and hand-painted elegance since its founding in 1775, Royal Copenhagen continues to marry heritage with modernity, offering a wide range of tableware that enjoys global acclaim​​. The store’s exclusive collections provide a spectrum of Danish heritage for visitors to explore, ensuring a selection of timeless pieces perfect for gifting or personal keepsakes.

Royal Copenhagen
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Close to gates B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Royal Copenhagen

Wood Wood Souvenir Shop Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review
Wood Wood Souvenir Shop Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark shop review

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Wood Wood Souvenir Shop

Wood Wood Souvenir Shop is a curated retail experience of Copenhagen’s avant-garde style, featuring collaborations with brands like Champion, Adidas and Comme des Garçons. Wood Wood’s knack for blending minimalistic Danish design with urban streetwear sensibilities shines through in every piece, from exclusive apparel and scents to quirky, branded souvenirs like teddy bears and water bottles. A visit here offers travellers a chance to pick up not just a piece of clothing but a fragment of Copenhagen’s famed fashion scene. For those in transit, it presents an opportunity to grab edgy, designer collaborations that epitomise Scandinavian cool.

Wood Wood Souvenir Shop​​
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates A and B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Wood Wood

See & do

Carlsberg Aviator Lounge Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark review

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Carlsberg Aviator Lounge

The Carlsberg Aviator Lounge, cleverly styled with Danish minimalism and environmental consciousness, offers a nice pre-flight experience. With entry, guests enjoy complimentary snacks, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits. The lounge’s distinctive decor, featuring tables made from recycled beer kegs, embodies Carlsberg’s legacy – serving “probably the best beer in the world” – while providing a comfortable space. Despite its potential for overcrowding at peak times, the space might not be “the best lounge in the world” but does offer travellers in search of relaxation and a taste of Danish culture before their journey​​​​​​.

Carlsberg Aviator Lounge
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Between gates A and B, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Carlsberg Aviator Lounge

Silent Lounge Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark review

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Silent Lounge

Kastrup airport’s Silent Lounge is a tranquil oasis designed for reflection and relaxation before you embark on your journey. With a minimalist Nordic design, the lounge offers a peaceful environment with furniture carefully selected to promote quiet contemplation rather than sleeping or eating. It’s an inclusive space, free from specific religious symbols, welcoming all passengers regardless of faith or nationality.

Silent Lounge
Kastrup Copenhagen Airport
Close to gates A, after security
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Silent Lounge
Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark review
Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal Kastrup Copenhagen airport Denmark review

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Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal

The Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal, a jewel of Danish modernism crafted in 1939, is not just your average airport terminal. Created by Vilhelm Lauritzen, it showcases the zenith of functionalism, utilising Danish woods and materials to embody lightness and tranquillity. Relocated in 1999 for airport expansion, it now exclusively welcomes VIPs – foreign heads of state, not the average Joe. So, unless you’re a dignitary or brushing shoulders with celebrities, entry might just require a diplomatic passport or a cameo in a blockbuster hit. However, we thought we’d show you a glimpse of this masterpiece that only a lucky few get to experience first-hand.

Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Terminal
Vilhelm Lauritzens Alle 1
Kastrup
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Vilhelm Lauritzen’s Terminal

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