The Danish capital city of Copenhagen attracts many thousands of visitors each year, and one area that some people like to stay in is Amager. The reason for this is that whilst still providing close and easy access to the heart of the city on an excellent public transport system, it is a quieter area, with the added bonus that it also has several beaches. There is a full range of accommodation that can be chosen from, with a holiday rental apartment in Amager appealing to those people that like to be surrounded by all the mod-cons and would also like the use of a fully fitted kitchen.
All manner of leisure activities can be enjoyed during a holiday in Amager, and throughout the summer months, windsurfing, water skiing, diving and sea kayaking are favourites with the locals and visitors alike. For those people that are staying in a holiday rental apartment in Amager during the winter months, the bravest among them might like to try a winter bath on the New Helgoland Pier!
A number of places can be visited from the self catering accommodation in Amager on a series of day trips. History buffs might like to visit the sea forts that were designed to ring Copenhagen before the first world war. The three that stand out the most are Flakfortet, Middelgrundsfortet and Salthom. Copenhagen also has a number of museums and art galleries that should be visited during a holiday in Amager, and the most important of these are the Danish national Gallery, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the Geological Museum. The Copenhagen Zoo is also worth visiting, especially if on holiday with children.
Similar to the UK, Copenhagen enjoys four distinct seasons, with the warmest and most popular season with tourists being summer. During this period, an average temperature of 20 degrees Celsius is experienced, and 18 hours of sunlight can be enjoyed per day through June. Winter, by contrast, sees average daily highs of 2 degrees and lows of -2 degrees. Sunlight hours are shorter during this time as well. Rainfall throughout the year measures less than 80mm per month.
Most people choosing a holiday in Amager will decide to arrive by air. Copenhagen has an international airport (CPH) which connects with many major cities within Europe and beyond. For travellers from the United Kingdom, British Airways operates services from London Heathrow (LHR). Due to the nature of the wonderfully well integrated public transport system, a hire car is not needed in order to get to the self catering accommodation in Amager. It might come in useful, however, if there was an intention to visit some of the stunning surrounding countryside of Denmark.