This page is intended for fans going to the 2018 IIHF WM with information ranging from transportation, fan zone, venue guides and accommodation.
Below we provide helpful information to fully enjoy the fan experience in Denmark.
Public transport CPH
The public transportation in Copenhagen is very reliable, punctual, and it takes you everywhere. In Copenhagen the trains, Metro and busses (including waterbuses) can be accessed with the same ticket. All you need to know is how many zones you will pass on your journey. The Metro will take you from central Copenhagen to Royal Arena in only 10 minutes and the airport in 20 minutes.
Getting to Royal Arena is easy, as there are two Metro stations within walking distance of the venue (Ørestad and Vestamager), as well as the Ørestad Station regional train station, which also runs directly to the airport within a few minutes. In addition, there is access via the nearby E20 motorway. Finally, there are good bicycle parking facilities near to the arena.
Public transport HER
It is easy to get to and from Herning with public transport. Every hour there are trains to Copenhagen and there are very frequent trains to Silkeborg, Aarhus and Skjern. During the IIHF WM, there will be free bus-shuttle-service daily between Herning city and Jyske Bank Boxen (10.00-00.00).
The designated busses, marked “Free Shuttle” or “Jyske Bank Boxen” will stop at three locations: Herning Station, the Venue (Jyske Bank Boxen) and HerningCentret (shopping center).
If you plan on travelling by train the Herning Messecenter Station (unmanned train-stop) is located 700 metres from Jyske Bank Boxen. From here you can easily get to the city centre and Herning Station.
Fan zone CPH
When the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship takes place in Copenhagen, the outdoor area across from Royal Arena on Hannemanns Allé will be transformed into a giant mecca of food, fun and drinks. There will be activities for both children and adults, a large and varied music and entertainment program and many cozy ‘hang out’ areas.
At the 2018 Fanzone everyone can join the fun and experience the atmosphere at one of the largest sport events in the world. It is completely free of charge to enter the Fanzone – also if you are yet to purchase a ticket for the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.
The 10.000 m2 (5.000 m2 covered) Fanzone contains a large variety of activities; you can beat your friends in games like air hockey and on the stage, you will experience a program packed with live music, competitions, entertainment and dance shows. You can also meet some of the many sponsors and partners behind the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Denmark. If you are missing a team jersey, cap or scarf you can purchase the latest 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship merchandise from NeH in the large outdoor tent in the middle of the Fanzone.
If you find yourself getting thirsty or hungry, don’t despair, as the Fanzone offers more than 20 different outlets with food and beverages including, the famous Danish hot dog, traditional Danish sandwiches as well as cocktails, coffee, wine etc. and of course different kind of beers.
After each game Royal Arena will be emptied in order to prepare the arena for the following game. With the Fanzone right next door to the arena, you get plenty of opportunity to experience the ice hockey atmosphere and sense of ‘togetherness’ with all the many fans as you wait for the next game. It is the perfect opportunity to experience the friendly atmosphere that makes the ice hockey fans the best in the world!
The Fanzone is open from May the 4th – 20th 2018 and it opens 2 hours prior to the first game (10.15 or 12.15) of the day and will close at midnight. The Fanzone is closed on May 16th and 18th.
Fan zone HER
During the 2018 IIHF WM one of the MCH exhibition halls and outdoor area will be transformed into a giant mecca of food and beverages, activities for both children and adults, a large and varied music and entertainment program and many cosy ‘hang out’ areas.
The Fan Zone offers more than 20 different outlets with food and beverages including Thai food, sushi, pizza, the famous Danish hot dogs, as well as cocktails, coffee, wine etc. and of course lots of beer.
Most of the 10.000 m2 combined indoor and outdoor Fan Zone contain a large variety of activities. You can beat your friends in air hockey or football pool, play floorball, try the new and cool asphalt curling and test your own capabilities on the artificial ice rink. On the stage, you will experience a program packed with live music, competitions, entertainment and dance shows. You can also meet some of the many sponsors and partners behind the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Denmark. For instance, you can purchase the latest 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship merchandise in the large outdoor tent in the middle of the Fan zone.
In the Fan Zone everyone can join the fun and experience the atmosphere at one of the largest sport events in the world.
The Fan Zone is open from the 4th – 17th May 2018 and it opens 2 hours prior to the first game of the day and will close around midnight daily (00.00). The Fan Zone is closed on 16th May.