Copenhagen Airport Car Hire
The historic city of Copenhagen has many attractions and is easily accessed by public transport. But renting a car will allow you to discover the "real" Denmark and, since the opening of the Øresund Bridge in 2000, southern Sweden is also within easy reach.
At Copenhagen Airport, there is a designated Car Rental Centre to the west of the terminal building which is served by the free shuttle bus.
Whether you want to rent a car for a day or two or your entire visit, it is advisable to book in advance online. This will give you the opportunity to compare prices for the best deal and ensure that the type of vehicle you want is available.
Comparison sites will offer you a wide range of prices, but if a deal looks too good to be true, it probably is. Before booking, check the small print of the rental company for any extra charges.
Look for a fuel option that provides a full tank and you return the car with the same. That way you don't end up paying a high price for fuel you haven't used.
If you want full insurance instead of the basic cover usually included in the price, you can purchase it at the time of booking for a better price than at the rental desk. Another option is to buy a rental car excess insurance policy which can be for the period of the single rental or annual. This covers you for all the eventualities not covered by the basic insurance.
At the Car Rental Centre, you will be asked for your driving licence, passport, credit card (if you booked online, the same card you secured the booking with) and booking confirmation. UK licence holders will also need a code enabling your driving record to be checked. Details of why and how to obtain a code are on the gov.uk website.
To avoid being charged for any pre-existing damage on your rental car, check thoroughly inside and out for any stains, scratches and dents. Particular attention should be paid to the tyres, wheels, glass and lights. If possible, point them out to a representative of the company and, in any case, mark them on the rental form and take pictures.
When you start the car, make sure no warning lights stay on. Set the seats and mirrors so that you are comfortable with them. Unless you have a GPS, check the map so you know where you're going when you leave the airport.
The Kingdom of Denmark is made up of a peninsula and many islands. There is scenic countryside and beautiful beaches, ancient cities and historic architecture to be explored. No visit to Denmark would be complete without a visit Kronborg Castle, the home of Hamlet. Located in Helsingør (Elsinore) north of Copenhagen, the castle in which Shakespeare set his famous play has been in existence since 1420.
If you have kids they would never forgive you if you didn't take them to the original Legoland at Billund. Opened in 1968, the park has been built from around sixty million bricks and consists of nine zones, from the Knights' Kingdom to Pirate Land.
In the geographical centre of Denmark is Aarhus, the country's second-biggest city. Within the city is the historic Old Town. There is an admission fee, but it is worth paying to step back in time among the ancient houses and small shops along the winding cobbled streets.
The road and rail link between Denmark and Sweden is the Øresund Bridge and is itself a sight to behold. The tunnel and bridge link is around 16km of which the cable-stayed bridge is approximately 8km. The road runs on the top deck while the trains go underneath.