Where Copenhagen's retail and leisure facilities can be found under one roof

While it may be true that Copenhagen is full of cute streets with colorful shop fronts and fabulous basement finds, it's also true that the weather in Denmark is not always conducive to outdoor recreation. On cold winter days or rainy afternoons, indoor shopping centers located in or near Copenhagen offer shopping possibilities as well as cafes, bars, family activities and movie theaters.

If malls make you want to think big, big, big, head on over to Field's in Tårnby: Handy for both Metro and airport, it was the largest shopping center in Scandinavia when it opened in 2004. South of Copenhagen in the coastal suburb of Greve, Waves is similarly vast and ideally situated for the motorway.

Smaller, but more selective shopping can be done at Langelinie Outlet, located a stone's throw from the cruise port and a great place to find designer labels at trade prices. In downtown Copenhagen, Galleri K houses a number of exclusive, high street fashion stores, while Torvehallerne København is a gourmet food market with covered booths.

Not far from the Central Train Station and many of the city's hotels, including Copenhagen Island and Wakeup Copenhagen, Fisketorvet Center also has a multiplex movie theater. North of Copenhagen in Hellerup not far from the Experimentarium, Waterfront Shopping combines harbor views with good shopping possibilities.

For shopping further afield, check out Ro's Torv in Roskilde and last but not least, Emporia in Malmo, Sweden, which has garned much attention for its innovative and eco-friendly design.

Outside the city
Ro's Torv
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A rather stylish shopping center with a fresh, modern feel, Ro's Torv is located in the town of Roskilde, west of Copenhagen, approx. half a mile from the town's train station. It can offer its visitors 70 stores (including H&M, Noa Noa, Samsøe...  Read More

Outside the city


A huge out-of-town shopping center south of Copenhagen in the suburb of Greve, Waves can be reached by S-tog via Hundige Station (line A or E from central Copenhagen) or with a car on the Køge Bugt Motorway (E20/E47) - turn off at exit no. 27....  Read More

Frederiksberg Centret
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Conveniently located next to Frederiksberg Metro Station and just a short walk from the Radisson Blu Falconer Hotel and Conference Center, Frederiksberg's shopping center is handy for public transport as well as for combining some shopping with...  Read More

Waterfront Shopping
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A small but select shopping mall, Waterfront Shopping has an excellent location exactly where you'd expect - on the waterfront north of Copenhagen in the upscale Hellerup district, home to a fairly exclusive expat community. Retail chains...  Read More

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Fisketorvet is a spacious, centrally-located shopping mall situated on the waterfront in the Vesterbro district, across a footbridge from Dybbolsbro S-toget station. In addition to more than 120 stores and 15 cafes and restaurants, there is also...  Read More

Galleri K
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Formerly a rather tatty shopping mall known as City Arkaden, thorough renovation has witnessed the center reborn as Galleri K; a small but exclusive collection of shops in an internal square bordered by Ostergade, Pilestraede, Antonigade and...  Read More

Outside the city
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The vast but also architecturally innovative Emporia shopping center opened in the Malmo suburb of Hyllie in Sweden in fall 2012. It's easily reached from Copenhagen by train or car using the Øresund bridge: the journey time is approx. 30...  Read More

Nansensgade Quarter
Torvehallerne Kbh
Photo courtesy of Jane Graham


Copenhagen's covered food market on Israels Plads by Norreport Station is a must for foodie travelers. The purpose-built marketplace opened in September 2011 on the site of the city's old produce market, which moved out to the suburbs in the...  Read More



Ideally suited for visitors just docked on Langelinie Quay--as well as Copenhagen's other cruise terminals--the stores at Langelinie Outlet cater for those on the hunt for brand name clothing and footwear at discounted prices. So long as you...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Field's


If you thought malls were very un-Danish, take a visit to Field's, which opened with much fuss and ado in 2004. One of Scandinavia's largest indoor shopping centers, the Nordic take on the mall experience is a stylish, relaxed affair. You can...  Read More


Meet Jane Graham

After touring most of Europe in her twenties, Jane was charmed by Copenhagen's relaxed tempo and moved there from her native northern England in 1999. Four young children at home has meant...  More About Jane