Travelling to Copenhagen


Academic exchanges and conceptual development in the form of conferences, symposiums and seminars are at the very core of what research is about. We are simply at our best when we interact and benefit from each others' points of view and insights and face-to-face interaction is an important part of this. In a global world, this requires international travel which as we know so very well has become part of the problem. As organizers of Chronic Living, we are asking many of you to cross time zones and international borders to join us.


Travel advice, as of 10 March 2020

We are aware that universities and workplaces around the world are now beginning to advise against (or even forbid) non-essential international travel to conferences for their staff members. We are currently in close dialogue with the University of Copenhagen’s task force on COVID-19 about the Chronic Living conference and we are of course following all advice from Danish health authorities. Danish Health Authorities are currently advising against and asking organizers to cancel larger gatherings of 1000+ people (approx. 400 participants registered with Chronic Living) and have asked organizers of smaller gatherings to assess potential transmission risk (which we are continuously doing). Danish authorities have now forbidden flights to Denmark from countries considered high-risk. See Danish Health Authorities' overview of high-risk countries and areas in Danish here. Moreover, health authorities are advising anyone with symptoms or anyone who has knowingly been in close contact with a person who has contracted COVID-19 not to travel and likewise asking all "individuals who are not employed in the health and eldercare sector, but who have been to [are coming from] a risk area and have returned to Denmark on the March 2 or later… to stay at home for two weeks”. We are in a dynamic situation which is changing on a daily basis, please continue to visit this website daily for up to date information. For the most up to date information in English from the Danish Board of Health see this site.



Transport in Copenhagen


How to get to Scandic Sluseholmen

The conference venue at Scandic Sluseholmen is located in an industrial area close to the city center. We recommend use of public transportation during your stay. Another option, if you are a skilled biker, is to rent a bike from the hotel you are staying at. There are also limited rooms available at the conference venue on a first come, first served basis.


Access to the venue is possible either by harbour ferry or taxi. The harbour ferry routes and time schedules can be accessed here. From the harbour ferry stop at Teglholmen to the conference venue is an approx. 10-minute walk. There are also bus stops nearby (route 34 and 4A). If you take the bus, get off at Bådehavnsgade and walk approx. 10 minutes to the venue



Getting around in Copenhagen

In Copenhagen, public transport is mostly by bus or metro. Please refer to this guide made by Visit Copenhagen for further information.


Bike or kick-scooters

Most hotels have bikes for rent. Also, a new trend in Copenhagen is kick-scooters. Remember that biking in Copenhagen can be quite a challenge, and it is very important that you just take a look at this quickguide on how to bike in Copenhagen, before you go. Kick-scooters are available randomly throughout the city. You need an app to book and buy time on a kick-scooter, information can be found on the front of any kick-scooter you find. You are allowed to use kick-scooters on bike-lanes.



It is fairly easy to get a taxi in Copenhagen. The hotel you are staying at can help you order a taxi or you can book one yourself through the various taxi companies in Copenhagen.


There are no Uber drivers in Copenhagen.


Chronic Living is the final conference of the research project “The Vitality of Disease – Quality of Life in the Making” funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement 63927 – VITAL).


ORGANIZER: University of Copenhagen, The Faculty of Social Science - Øster Farimagsgade 5 - Copenhagen K -