Denmark Travel Guide

Continent: Europe
Region: Scandinavia

Denmark Travel Essentials

Ideal Duration: 5-7 days for exploring Copenhagen and nearby attractions; 10-14 days for a broader exploration

Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)

Best Time: May to September (Summer) Read More

Budget: Budget: $15-30
Mid-range: $40-70

Accommodation Cost (per night in USD): Dorm bed: $20-40
Budget: $60-100
Mid-range: $120-200
Luxury: $250 and abo

Visa Policy for Indians: Schengen Visa

Visa Policy for Other Nationals: Schengen Visa for many countries

Getting In Denmark: Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Billund Airport (BLL) Read More

Getting Around Denmark: Trains, buses, bicycles, and ferries for inter-city travel Read More

"The Scandinavian gem"

Denmark Tourism

Danish pastry is synonymous to the country of Denmark. Other major attractions being fairy tales, football matches and the statue of the bronze mermaid sitting on a rock that looks over the city. With a long and interesting historical background, Denmark is rich in culture and heritage. Now, it is one of the most modern and developed nations in Europe and holds in store for you the best itineraries for travel lovers.

Best time to visit Denmark

This is the best time to visit Denmark as it has the most comfortable weather across the entire year. The days are long and the major attractions are the A-list concerts that happen throughout this season. Rainfall is generally constant throughout the year, thus it is never a problem while travelling.

Holidify's opinion on Travel to Denmark

What's Great about Travelling to Denmark?

Danish pastries, amazing architecture, reasonable and delicious food, various kinds of souvenirs, numerous festivals and events

What's Not So Great about Travelling to Denmark?

People do not interact much, the unpredictable weather, conservative mentality, too little sunshine.

Who should Travel to Denmark?

Family, couples, young people

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Exchanging Money in Denmark

There are many options in Denmark for exchanging money. The easiest and the cheapest option is to go to a bank to change the notes. Other than that, airports and hotels also have the facility of exchanging money. There are many exchange bureaus as well where they charge a bit higher commission rate.

Nightlife in Denmark

The weekends are the most happening time in the entire week where the clubs are filled with activity and people party till dawn. Copenhagen and Odense are the best places to experience the nightlife of Denmark. A bodega is a really good way to get the hang of old Denmark and they are cosy places where locals go in their freetime. There are numerous bars in and around the major towns in Denmark. Being a sport loving country, there are numerous sports bars where people can catch all the live action with a nice beer.

Shopping in Denmark

Denmark is one of the best shopping areas in Europe. From latest fashion to homewear, one can get anything here. The common items one can buy from there are designer eyewear by Lindberg, Skagen designer watches, Royal Copenhagen porcelain, Banf and Olufsen electronics, Kay Bojesen silverware, LEGO toys and Danish cheese. The designers also have a wide array of furniture, glassware, light fittings and other household items. Prices are pretty high in Denmark, yet one can try a little bit of bargaining.

Festivals of Denmark

Denmark is known for its famous music festivals. The most important ones are the Skive festival, Roskilde festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Langelands Festival, Skanderorg Festival, Tonder Festival and Aarhus Festuge. Most of them are held during the summer months when the weather is pleasant and there are a lot of tourists. The oldest celebration here is the Fire Festival Regatta which is held in Silkeborg during early August.

Hygiene in Denmark

Denmark is a clean and hygienic country and most part of the country is well-maintained. The health facilities are also very good but there might be some issues due to over crowding sometimes. They also have the option of free emergency care. Citizens from other EU countries are entitled to basic medical services while they are in Denmark. Tap water is potable hence drinkable, and it is a common sight to see waiters filling their cans from the sink water. The restaurants and stalls are often visited by health inspectors to keep a check on them.

Customs of Denmark

  • People are expected to dress modestly when travelling in public places. There are no strict dress codes as such other than that.
  • One must never call the other by their first name until they are invited to do so.
  • A firm handshake and a greeting is must when meeting something. One should also shake hands while parting.
  • It is considered generous to bring gifts like wine or chocolates while visiting someone's place.
  • Tipping is not necessary here as most places have service charges included in their bills.

Tips for visiting Denmark

  • Compared to other European countries Denmark has lesser risks of crime and other troubles. A few areas in the major cities should be avoided at night. In case of emergencies one can contact 112.
  • While packing, it is better to bring your own medicines if you are on a special medication.
  • An umbrella or a raincoat is a must because the rains are not predictable.
  • Copenhagen is a brilliant city to explore, but Denmark is much more than just its capital. Allocate time to visit regional Denmark if you can.
  • While Denmark is quite an expensive country, budget options like eating at foodhalls are a viable option.

Food of Denmark

Dining in Denmark is an expensive affair apart from the local kebab shops and pizza stands. Traditional Danish dishes include pickled herring, fried plaice, liver pate sandwich and other seafood items. Most Danish people are meat lovers and they gorge on dishes like frikadeller and stegt flaesk og persillesovs. The most popular Danish items are smorrebrod , hvid labskovs and gravadlax. Danish pastries are popular all over the world. The most popular drink there is beer and Danish aquavit is another popular one.

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FAQs on Denmark

How to reach Denmark from India?

There are direct flights from Indian cities like Mumbai and Delhi to Copenhagen. The major airline carriers are Thai, Air France, Aeroflot Russia, Air India and SAS- Scandinavian.


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