Danish winters, as you might know, can be very long and cold. Now that the holiday season is over, you're likely looking forward to warmer weather and longer days. However, spring hasn't yet arrived. The good news is, there's a solution! Escape the winter darkness in Denmark and travel to Colombia!
Here are our top travel tips and some of the most popular airlines that fly to Colombia from Copenhagen.
Travel from Denmark to Colombia: Why You Should Go
What makes Colombia the best holiday destination? Well, it’s one of the world's most diverse countries, with two different oceans, a rich culture, vibrant cities, gorgeous beaches, and amazing things to do, like hiking, surfing, and lots of dancing!
And finally, the most important and biggest reason of all: there is plenty of sunshine!
Flights From Denmark to Colombia
The main international airport in Colombia is El Dorado, Bogotá’s airport. This city is Colombia's capital, and it is one of the most incredible cities in South America. It has so much to offer, from diverse cuisine, art, and history, to a vibrant and remarkable nightlife. In addition, there is also an abundance of museums and parks. In short, it’s a great place to start your trip to Colombia!
While there are no direct flights from Copenhagen to Bogotá, there are good ways to get there with a short stopover. The fastest flights take just over 14 hours to get to Colombia.
Here are some of the best and cheapest airlines that can take you from Denmark to Colombia:
- KLM with a stopover in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Iberia with a stopover in Madrid, Spain
- Air France with a stopover in Paris, France
The best things to do and see in Colombia
Colombia offers travelers plenty of options when it comes to things to do. Here are just a few of the best things to put on your Colombia itinerary.
1. Visit Colombia’s Coffee Region
Colombia is the world’s third-largest producer of coffee in the world. Therefore, visiting Quindío, the country’s coffee hub, is a must! Learn about the harvesting of coffee berries, removal of pulp, drying, and roasting of the beans. Of course, you will also be able to sample the freshest cup of coffee you've ever had.
2. Explore the Streets of Old Town Cartagena
The city of Cartagena is Colombia's second-oldest city, and it was an important trading center for the Spanish colonial period for centuries. It offers a labyrinth of streets to explore, lined with colorful, old colonial houses interrupted only by grand plazas and churches.
3. Hike the Cocora Valley
The Cocora Valley is a unique place where some of the tallest wax palms (up to 68m tall) in the world grow. You can hike the valley on a day trip, with a pause at the lovely Hummingbird House, a café where you can spot these tiny birds up close.
4. Spot Wildlife at Tayrona National Park
Spend a day exploring the Colombian Caribbean coast at Tayrona National Park. The first part includes a hike through a tropical forest, where you might find monkeys. Once you reach the beach, you’ll have the opportunity to relax on some of the most beautiful coasts Colombia has to offer, so you can have a nice time before hiking back.
5. Discover the Lost City
This tough five-day round-trip hike to Ciudad Perdida, an incredible pre-Columbian city, is one of the greatest things to do on a trip to Colombia. This lost city dates back more than 1,000 years and is definitely worth the trek through the lush vegetation and muddy trails of Colombia’s jungle.
Colombia Travel Requirements for Danish Nationals
Before getting on that flight to Colombia, make sure to check all the travel requirements and COVID-19 regulations. For example, all visitors must fill out the [Colombia Check-MIG Form], a health declaration that helps the Colombian government pre-screen all travelers upon arrival. [iVisa] is a trusted company that can help you fill out this form online in just a few clicks.
Other travel requirements:
- Present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, taken within 72 hours before departure, or a negative antigen test-result taken within 48 hours before departure.
- Those that are fully vaccinated do not have to present a PCR or antigen test result.