Eventyr lounge in Copenhagen: very convenient for flights outside the Schengen area

The Eventyr lounge at Copenhagen airport offers a decent service without being exceptional, but has the advantage of being the only lounge at the airport in the non-Schengen zone.

I had over 5 hours to kill in Copenhagen before flying to Chicago, almost enough to hop on a train to the city center and only come back to board. But as I had a bit of work to do, I preferred to settle into a lounge and get as far ahead as possible to leave with a relaxed mind.

I’ll start with the SAS lounge, which I won’t talk about again because it’s been featured so much here, and because I was there as recently as the day before.

I’ll then be heading for a lounge we haven’t yet mentioned here: the Eventyr lounge, which has the distinction of being the only lounge at Copenhagen airport located in a non-Schengen zone.

You’ll find all the articles about this vacation in the USA at the bottom of the page.

Location of the lounge

It is therefore located in the non-Schengen zone at the C gates. Access is gained by passing through the police checkpoint almost opposite the SAS lounge, then straight on and taking the stairs or elevator into the lounge.

Perfect if you start from C or D gates.

If you start from the E gates, you’ll have to walk a little…a lot. The good news is that this new part of the terminal is connected to the C gates, so there’s no need to re-enter the Schengen zone and then go through immigration again. This may seem obvious, but when we asked, we couldn’t find any information saying that these two parts of the terminal were connected without having to return to the Schengen area.

Access to the lounge

The lounge is accessible with the Priority Pass card.

It also welcomes passengers from British Airways, Emirates, Delta Airlines and Norwegian, depending on their status and class of travel.

Please note: the Eventyr lounge is only accessible to passengers departing for non-Schengen destinations. If you are returning from a non-Schengen destination and Copenhagen is your final destination, or if you have a connection to a Schengen destination, you will not be able to access it.

It is also accessible to all for the price of 300 DKK (40 euros).

Put another way:

– If you are flying SAS or a partner airline and are not a Priority Pass member, you will only have access to the airline’s lounge, located in the Schengen zone, and you will have to pass immigration checks before reaching your gate. The good news is that at this level, Copenhagen is so fluid compared to the Roissy zoo that it’s not a constraint at all.

– If you are arriving from a non-Schengen destination and your connection to a Schengen destination is not on SAS or a partner airline, you have no lounge to wait in.

Lounge layout

The lounge is located on the terminal upper floor and offers a 360° panoramic view of the tarmac and runways.

It features a large single room.


There’s plenty of space but the tables are widely spaced, which is very pleasant but reduces capacity. Its 750 m2 can accommodate 170 passengers.

But given the small number of non-Schengen flights departing from Copenhagen every day, and a fortiori those not operated by SAS, it’s unlikely to be saturated.

A bright and pleasant lounge.


The cold buffet includes cold cuts, cheese and salads.


No better but not worse than the SAS lounge. But there is a “real” hot buffet.


There will be Thai beef, rice and chili. Nothing to get over excited about, but compared to the SAS, it’s Byzantium!

Drinks include tea, coffee, the usual soft drinks machine, wine and draught beer.


Nothing really exceptional, but compared with the SAS lounge, the hot offer really makes the difference.


The lounge has toilet and shower facilities.


Peaceful during my visit.

Bottom line

Not an exceptional lounge, but not unpleasant for a flight from Copenhagen to a non-Schengen destination.

Given the number of non-EU flights, it’s understandable that SAS doesn’t have a lounge in this part of the airport, even if it is surprising for a hub. For a passenger leaving from the C gates, it’s fine, but when you’re at the end of the E gates, it’s still a long way to go. It’s a good thing police checks here are a breeze.

In the end, although I prefer the design of the SAS lounge, I like the brightness, the view and, above all, the fact that it offers a hot buffet. For a future flight, I think I’ll opt for the Eventyr lounge. Had I known, I would have gone there on my latest trip to Malaysia.

The articles about this vacation in the United States

1DiaryPlanning summer vacation 2023 in the USA
2HotelFairfield Inn by Marriott, North Conway (New-Hampshire)
3HotelAC Hotel by Marriott, Portland (Maine)
4FlightParis-Copenhaguen – SAS – SAS plus
5LoungeSAS Gold Lounge Copenhagen
6FlightCopenhagen-Gothenburg – SAS – SAS Plus
7HotelAvalon Hotel – Gothenburg
8RestaurantCarbon, Gothenburg
9LoungeSAS Lounge – Gothenburg
10FlightGothenburg-Copenhagen – SAS – SAS plus
11LoungeAmerican Airlines Admirals Club lounge, Boston Logan
12FlightBoston – Chicago O’Hare – American Airlines – Domestic First
13LoungeEventyr lounge, Copenhagen
14FlightCopenhagen-Chicago – SAS (operated par Hifly) – Business Class
15HotelThe St. Regis, Chicago
16HotelW Chicago Lakeshore
17RestaurantSignature Room at the John Hancock Center, Chicago
18RestaurantThe Purple Pig, Chicago
19RestaurantObelix, Chicago
20RestaurantCabra, Chicago
21RestaurantMiru, Chicago
22DiaryVisiting Chicago
23LoungeAmerican Airlines Flagship Lounge, Chicago O’Hare
24FlightChicago O’Hare – Indianapolis – American Airlines Domestic First
25FlightIndianapolis – Boston – American Airlines Domestic First
26LoungeSAS Lounge – Chicago O’Hare
27FlightChicago O’Hare-Stockholm – SAS – Business Class
28LoungeSAS Gold Lounge, Stockholm
29FlightStockholm-Gothenburg – SAS – SAS Plus
30HotelScandic Rubinen – Gothenburg
31RestaurantProject, Gothenburg
32FlightGothenburg-Copenhagen – SAS – SAS Plus
33FlightCopenhagen-Paris – SAS (Operated by Jet Time) – SAS Plus
34DiaryDebriefing summer vacations in the USA
Today’s itinerary

Bertrand Duperrin
Bertrand Duperrinhttp://www.duperrin.com
Compulsive traveler, present in the French #avgeek community since the late 2000s and passionate about (long) travel since his youth, Bertrand Duperrin co-founded Travel Guys with Olivier Delestre in March 2015.

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