Copenhagen is the perfect gateway to Greenland. So why not spend a few days in our charming capital while preparing for your Greenland adventure? We at Arctic Friend have our office in the Arctic House, which for 250 years has been the keystone for all contact and trade between Greenland and the outside world. Come visit the old trade quarter in the cozy harbor area where we offer a historical guided tour. In this central part of town you also find a permanent exhibition about Greenland at the National Museum. We highly recommend you take a short stopover on your travel to Greenland for the perfect introduction to Greenland with us. Copenhagen is not only an obvious link to Greenland it is also a city that invite you to enjoy its fairy tale atmosphere in both winter and summer time. It is a living mix of harmonious old world charm and innovative progressive vibe of a cosmopolitan city. Copenhagen is small enough to stroll around in on foot or bicycle from end to end for feeling the urban pulse, the design stores, restaurants and galleries, the cobbled streets, the parks – or kayak through the canals and watch the city life go by from the seaside. So much is possible and we encourage you to take it all in with your senses of taste, touch, sight and sound.
The Copenhagen Gateway Package includes:
- 2 nights in a nice hotel. Choose between below options (1 night before and 1 night after your Greenland trip)
- 2 breakfast buffet
- our guided Greenland city walk in historical Copenhagen
Hotel Nyhavn 71
This charming old hotel is placed in the picturesque and central part of Copenhagen in the old harbour. It is also placed just opposite the offices of your friends in the Arctic Friend office who can be found just across the waterside of the harbour. For 2 nights including breakfast and historical guided walk linking Arctic Greenland and Copenhagen, see description below.
Price per person, double room: from DKK 1900,- (€257)
Price per person in single room from DKK 2750,- (€372)
Add an extra night: Double room DKK 1450,- (€196)/Single room DKK 1175,- (€159)
If you want to stay more budget style but still at a central location, Wake Up offers modern and small rooms. Wake Up is placed on two locations close to public transport and within the old part of town. For 2 nights including breakfast and historical guided walk linking Arctic Greenland and Copenhagen, see description below.
Price per person, Double room: from DKK 1350,- (€182)
Price per person in Single room from DKK 1850,- (€250)
Add an extra night: Double room DKK 810,- (€109)/ Single room DKK 690,- (€93)
Park Inn Hotel
This conveniently located hotel is right at the Copenhagen beach park and the metro stop “femøren”. It has a very short distance to the airport (5 minutes in metro) and city centre (10 minutes in metro). Park Inn is also located just opposite the Aquarium “The Blue Planet”. For 2 nights including breakfast and historical guided walk linking Arctic Greenland and Copenhagen, see description below.
Price per person, Double room: from DKK 1500,- (€203)
Price per person in Single room from DKK 2200,- (€297)
Add an extra night: Double room DKK 1020,- (€138)/ Single room DKK 900,- (€122)
Included you have our guided historical city tour:
Imagine going to Greenland 200 years ago: You would arrive in Copenhagen to get the papers in order, Greenland being a closed off colony, and then walking on board a large ship with several masts. The smell of fish, boiling whale blubber and the sea is in the air. Your journey to Greenland, which back then could last a few months, starts here. Today, on our guided tour in Copenhagen, you will walk along the harbor front of the beautiful maritime district of Christianshavn in Copenhagen. Here numerous old warehouses, that used to store the goods from the different colonies of the Kingdom of Denmark, still stand. Large ships belonging to different trading companies journeyed from Christianshavn to The Far East, to the West Coast of Africa and then to the Caribbean, and to the North Atlantic and Greenland. The ships from Greenland brought back narwhale tusks, skin from arctic foxes and polar bears, and whale blubber, and in return, sailed away loaded with various tools and goods to sell. Today the warehouses holds a North Atlantic Culture House, a shop with Greenlandic food and goods, an Arctic archive, your own traveling agency Arctic Friend and much more. We will visit some of these old warehouses while discussing the historic relationship between Denmark and Greenland and soaking up the history of the place. Welcome to Copenhagen – and welcome to a guided tour of your gateway to Greenland!