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Which neighbourhood would be best in Cop. for a single woman?

Hi:
I'm thinking about a trip to Copenhagen in early December(Great deal on IcelandAir with a stopover in Iceland included); and I wondered which neighbourhood of the city would be the safest for a single 63 year old woman, and be near easy transport to and from the airport? I know the city has great transport, buses, etc; but I like to be able to arrive and leave easily, without changing trains or buses. Thank you!
I would ideally like to stay in an apartment as I'll be there 8 days.
Are there sights which might be closed in winter?; or is everything gearing up for Christmas? markets, lights, etc?

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3392 posts

I'm 51 and just spent a week in Copenhagen by myself in September. I stayed in this apartment. It's a 5 minute walk to Nyhavn, two minute walk to the nearest metro station, and just a short block away from Stroget, the main pedestrian shopping street. Right around the corner from a great cafe called Cafe Norden...excellent place to people watch! The building was very secure and the management company was great - my flight was cancelled and I ended up arriving around midnight...they still had someone there to graciously meet me and show me the place. Amazing! The only downside is that it's on the 3rd floor with no elevator...that didn't bother me at all but for some it might be a deal breaker. Great little apartment though! Great art and books...light and bright.

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971 posts

All of Copenhagen is safe. For easy access to the Airport stay near a metro station.

Posted by
1315 posts

We stayed - back in May - at the Wake Up Copenhagen on Borgergade, which is handy for Nyhavn and Metro stops. The price - for Copenhagen - was reasonable. It's not an apartment but would be good as a fall back option if all else fails. We booked through booking.com. It's a long walk down Stroget to the railway station but one we enjoyed doing, although the metro stops are close to the hotel.

Copenhagen is wonderful and rewards a good walker! We took day trips to Helsingor (Elsinore) and Roskilde. The Viking longship museum at the latter, if open in December, is a 'must do'. The cathedral is worth a visit too.

Have a great trip!

Ian

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251 posts

I was in Copenhagen a few weeks ago and stayed in an apartment in the Norrebro area. I stayed in an AirBnB along the lake and it was beautiful! I rented a room through AirBnB but I know there are some apartments you can rent in that area as well. From the airport, I took the Metro to the Norreport stop, then walked for about 10 minutes to my AirBnB. It was super easy!

I traveled solo as well and absolutely loved every minute of it. Enjoy Copenhagen!

Posted by
3236 posts

Thank you.
Anita: that apartment is booked already...too bad as it looks lovely.
Were you happy with the agency you used to book it?

Posted by
3236 posts

Thank you.
Anita: that apartment is booked already...too bad as it looks lovely.
Were you happy with the agency you used to book it?

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3392 posts

I was very happy with the agency! They bent over backwards to accommodate me when I arrived in the city very late at night. The telephone number they gave me was always picked up by an English speaking representative who helped tremendously. The were very professional and responsive. The informational materials they gave me for the apartment left nothing unanswered. Highly recommend!