Travel and Accommodation

IRC-2019 will be held at the Department of Education of Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become increasingly integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö, forming the Øresund Region. With a number of bridges connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades and waterfronts. Copenhagen's landmarks, such as Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle Gardens, Frederik's Church, and many museums, restaurants and nightclubs are significant tourist attractions.

Our hosts, the Danish School of Education (DPU), are Denmark's largest and strongest university environment for basic and applied research within the field of education and educational theory. The school offers a number of postgraduate programs in the fields of preschool, compulsory schooling and lifelong learning.

Local accommodation

Participants are responsible for their own travel and arranging their own local accommodation. Conference participants will be offered preferential codes at many hotels, with options to suit a wide range of budgets. As June is peak season in Copenhagen, delegates are advised to book early - preferential rates and availability of rooms cannot be guaranteed. 

Travel tips and visa information

The Little Mermaid

Arriving at Copenhagen Airport

It takes less than 15 minutes to go from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre by train or metro. Both metro and train run from terminal 3. If you want to go to Copenhagen Central Station, the train is your best option.

If you want to go to central stations like Kongens Nytorv or Nørreport, you should get on the metro.

The bus line 5C will take you directly to Copenhagen Central Station, City Hall Square, Nørreport and other stations. By bus it takes about 30-35 minutes from the airport to the Central Station.

Find more information about Tickets and Prices

Taxis at terminal 1 and 3 will get you to downtown Copenhagen in about 20 minutes (depending on traffic).

Getting around Copenhagen and the Danish School of Education

The easiest way to find the best route and means of transport around Copenhagen is to use Journeyplanner

Copenhagen has two Metro lines, M1 and M2. The Metro runs underground and is an efficient means of transport. You can find ticket prices and a map of the stops on the Metro website.

The S-train runs in the Greater Copenhagen area. These trains run frequently and stop at many stations. The train routes are assigned letters (for example line A, line B, line H, etc.) and you can recognize the trains by their red colour. Big red S signs indicate the locations of train stations. You can work out your best route and the cost at DSB's website or at Journeyplanner. The nearest S-station to the Danish School of Education is Emdrup station

In addition, Copenhagen also has the ‘Bycyklen’ service. Bycyklen are e-bikes that you can rent from any Bycyklen docking station; bicycles can be returned to a different station. Find more information see the website of Bycyklen.

Visa information

There is visa‐free entry for citizens of all EU countries, and most non‐EU European countries, Australia, Canada and the United States. Denmark is a member of the European Union's Schengen zone. Further information on which nationalities require a visa can be found here and a list of the embassies and consulates in Denmark may be consulted here.

If you require an official invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact the IRC organizing committee at irc [at] iea.nl as early as possible. 

Travel tips

The weather in Denmark is similar to the weather across Europe, with a warm spring and summer. The Danish currency is called "Kroner", with the international abbreviation DKK. 100 DKK is approximately 13.40 EUR/15.60 USD. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs, banks, and exchange offices are widely available. The electricity network in Denmark has a voltage of 230 V, 50 Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. 

The following links may provide practical information for those traveling to and around Denmark:

  • The Danish tourism website: official tourist information, including information on accommodation, dining, and local activities.
  • The official Copenhagen city website: provides comprehensive tourist information, specifically tailored for visitors to the city.
  • The Scandinavia website: a source of all useful website in Copenhagen, including weather, food, cheap flights, shopping, transport and more.