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Traveling to Denmark

To travel is to live... that's according to the Danish fairy-tale writer, Hans Christian Andersen. In addition, if you want to make life easier when you travel, Copenhagen is the destination for you.

Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia. With non-stop flights from around 140 international destinations, the city is easy to access from all continents. All the major European cities are within a one or two hour flight.

Once you land, you will experience an airport, which has won numerous awards for quality, design, customer satisfaction and efficiency – including Northern Europe’s Best Airport (SkyTrax 2011).

The city centre is only 13 minutes away by metro or train. This is the fastest transfer time from airport to city centre among major European cities. It is one of the most affordable too – a full fare ticket costs only between €3.50-€5.

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SAVE UP TO 20% ON TRAVEL WITH THE STAR ALLIANCE NETWORK

For bookings made before 31 July 2017.

Registered Event participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the Event qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.

The participating airlines for ICOM-CC 2017 are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United. Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Star Alliance Round the World fares.

The following Star Alliance airlines are offering special discounts for travel to/ from Japan:

  • Turkish Airlines
  • Air India

To obtain these discounts for travel to/from Japan please contact the respective Star Alliance member airlines’ booking office.

For booking please follow: http://conventionsplusbookings.staralliance.com/trips/StarHome.aspx?meetingcode=SK02S17

Danish visa rules:

If you travel to Denmark, you should inquire whether you will need a visa. If you do, make sure to file an application in due time. A visa is issued for the purpose of a short stay (less than 3 months) in Denmark and other Schengen countries. Foreign citizens who are exempted from basic visa requirements can stay, but not work, in the Schengen region up to 3 months.

For more details please see the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark:

um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/danish-visa-rules/

Letter of invitation:

A letter of invitation to assist with visa applications will only be available to fully registered and paid delegates.

Please contact The Meeting Planners – Local conference organizer mb@meetingplanners.dk for assistance.

Currency

The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK). One krone is divided into 100 Øre. Coins are circulated in the following denominations: 50 Øre (copper) 1 Krone, 2 Kroner, 5 Kroner (silver, each with a hole in the centre) 10 and 20 Kroner (both brass).

  • €10 converts to approximately 75 Danish Kroner
  • $10 converts to approximately 65 Danish Kroner
  • £10 converts to approximately 95 Danish Kroner

Credit cards

The most common credit card in Copenhagen is VISA, but you should have no problem finding ATMs/cash machines that accept Eurocard / Mastercard, Diners and American Express as well. Bring your PIN code.

Electricity

Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. If you visit from the UK and Ireland, you will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer in order to use their 110/125V appliances.

Medical Care and Emergency Contacts

In case of an emergency while you are in Copenhagen, always dial 112. It is a free call which will connect you to the police, fire brigade or emergency medical services. For medical advice or referral to an emergency department call the four digit number 1813 and get connected to a health care professional. If you have a foreign telephone remember to add +45 before, +45 1813

Embassies

If you need to contact the authorities of your home country, here is a list of foreign embassies and consulates in Copenhagen: www.thecopenhagenbook.dk.

Weather

The climate in Copenhagen follows the four seasons of the northern hemisphere, but temperatures can vary considerably during the year.

September is normally mild with an average temperature of 15-23 degrees Celsius. Find the current weather forecast at: www.dmi.dk/en/vejr/til-lands/byvejr/.

Language

In Copenhagen, the mother tongue is Danish, which is closely related to both Swedish and Norwegian. In general most Danes speak English very well, and some even German and French.

The official language of the conference is English. All proceeding submissions and presentations should be in English.

Airport Transportation

Transportation is not included from the airport but the venue is located only 15 minutes by taxi.

Standard taxis and private car service

Standard taxis cost about USD45 from either airport to the Venue (Tivoli Congress Centre), and taking taxis from the airport is rather straight forward. Bilingual attendants service the taxi line to ensure that the drivers (who are mostly not English speakers) know where you want to go before they send you off. The taxi lines usually move quickly, but like in most major cities, there can be periods when people have to wait for quite a while.

If you prefer, our conference organizer can also offer a private car service for between USD120 - USD150, depending on the type of car you choose. Please contact Ms. Sara Winsløw at sw@meetingplanners.dk to arrange private transfer.

Public transportation in Copenhagen

The Oresund train will take you directly to Copenhagen Central Station (Københavns Hovedbanegård) from the airport.

The meeting venue (Tivoli Congress Centre) is situated within walking distance from Copenhagen Central Station (Københavns Hovedbanegård).

Tickets: The same ticket can be used in the metro, bus, train and harbor bus. More information about tickets and prices can be found by clicking here.

Always have your ticket with you in case a conductor wants to see it. Traveling without a valid ticket will result in a fine.

Taxi: All taxis run on meter and they all take credit cards.

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