A day of shopping in Copenhagen is something to experience, although it can become merely a spectator sport for those without large amounts of money to spend.

The most notable place to browse and spend is the Stroget, which comprises five streets and two miles (3.2km) of pedestrian shopping heaven. Copenhagen's main stores can be found along here as well as cafés for weary shoppers to stop and refuel. At the top end of the Stroget, shoppers with a penchant for designer labels can splurge at Prada, Chanel and Versace among others. Magasin du Nord, Scandinavia's largest department store, can be found in this area too.

Nørrebro Flea Market on Nørrebrogade, and the market on Israels Plads, are the biggest and oldest flea markets in Copenhagen. They run from April to October, and stock a wild variety of items, from souvenirs and antiques to complete junk. There is, of course, the obligatory souvenir shopping one must do when in Copenhagen, and Lego can be scooped up for a song here while Scandinavian Crystal and Royal Copenhagen porcelain are not to be forgotten.

Shops in Copenhagen are mostly open from 9:30am to 5pm, or 6pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 4pm on Saturdays.

Become our Copenhagen Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Copenhagen travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Copenhagen or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.