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College Trips to Copenhagen, Denmark for Art & Design Students

As home to some of Europe's greatest fine art collections and museums, Copenhagen has a thriving art and design scene. A study trip will allow your art and design students to build on their knowledge of contemporary fine art and will provide a wealth of inspiration for their portfolio of work.

The capital city of Denmark plays host to a range of attractions and there’s a wealth of architectural treasures, showcasing both historic and contemporary design, for great sightseeing opportunities. This vibrant city is sure to appeal to students from all subjects who are visiting Denmark, but particularly those with an interest in art and design.

Sample itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation Copenhagen walking tour Free time. Evening meal in a local restaurant.
2 Visit the Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art Visit to the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art Evening meal
3 Tivoli Gardens Evening meal
4 Visit to SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark Transfer to airport for return flight to London
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Morning Morning flight from London & transfer to accommodation
Afternoon Copenhagen walking tour
Evening Free time. Evening meal in a local restaurant.
Morning Visit the Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art
Afternoon Visit to the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
Evening Evening meal
Morning Tivoli Gardens
Evening Evening meal
Morning Visit to SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to London

Price Shown includes

  • 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation 
  • Return flights and overseas airport transfers
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.

Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

  • Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices
  • Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
  • Services of a Local Guide

Top visits for college groups in Copenhagen

ARKEN Museum of Modern Art

ARKEN’s exhibitions present Danish, Nordic and international art – from new, young talents to established names. The museum in the Danish capital houses, among other things one of Europe's most important collections of the British artist Damian Hirst. The museum has its own collection of more than 400 pieces of modern artwork, but its temporary exhibitions are the main attractions.

Copenhagen Contemporary

Copenhagen Contemporary is an international art centre showcasing installation art created by internationally-renowned artists and new emerging talents. Housed in 7,000m2 of industrial halls, the venue has ample space to show the technical and large formats in which many contemporary artists work: total installations, performance art, and monumental video works.

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

Den Frie was founded by artists in 1898 and is one of the oldest venues for contemporary art in Denmark. Den Frie’s main aim is to present the very latest in contemporary art. Hosting exhibitions by national and international artists, it is particularly focussed on artistic communities, collective exhibitions, artists associations and experimental groups and networks making it a go-to attraction for art students on their college or university trip to Copenhagen.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is situated just north of Copenhagen and is home to more than 3500 works of art, with up to 10 special exhibitions each year. The grounds feature a host of sculptures from the likes of Henry Moore, Alexander Serra and Alexander Calder.


SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark

SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark is Denmark’s largest art museum, featuring outstanding collections of Danish and international art from the past seven centuries. At the SMK your students can see artwork from the masters of art history, along with cutting-edge contemporary artists and up-and-coming stars of the art scene. The museum is home to special exhibitions, performances and royal collections; with customised talks and workshops available on request.  

Copenhagen Walking Tour

On a walking tour, your students will get to see the top attractions of Copenhagen, including the Royal Palace, and the picturesque area of Nyhavn (New Harbour). They will also get to see top landmarks such as the Little Mermaid, Rosenborg Place and Kastellet.

Tivoli Gardens

The Tivoli Gardens amusement park was founded in 1843 and is a national treasure in Denmark and a major international attraction for visitors to the city. Rumoured to have provided inspiration to Hans Christian Anderson and Walt Disney, the gardens are filled with stunning architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens; along with rollercoasters and rides.

Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest Amusement Park in the World. Despite the multitude of exciting rides for the visitors, Tivoli is still a green and relaxing venue, committed to acting responsible, respecting Tivoli’s visitors, employees and environment.

Study themes

  • Fine art
  • Graphic communication