Denmark is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe, and includes constituent states of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The mainland is bordered to the south by Germany, to the east by the Baltic Sea, and the west the North Sea. The country consists of a large peninsula, Jutland (Jylland) and many islands, most notably Zealand (Sjælland), Funen ( ...Fyn), Vendsyssel-Thy, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm as well as hundreds of minor islands often referred to as the Danish Archipelago. Denmark has long controlled the approach to the Baltic Sea, and these waters are also known as the Danish straits. Denmark is the second-most visited destination in Scandinavia, after Sweden, with 4.7 million visitors in 2007. The capital is Copenhagen, a major regional center of culture, business, media, and science.Show More
American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 90 days beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart the country. Tourists must also provide proof of return or onward travel. Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure.
Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.
A visa is not required for citizens of the U.S. and Canada for trips of up to 90 days. Citizens from other countries may require a valid visa. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Danish Embassy for the most up-to-date visa information.
Cancellation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Medical facilities are comparable to North American facilities. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill. Insurance can be purchased through us.
We always recommend that you see a doctor or health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. They will best determine your vaccination and medication needs based on your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, planned activities and up-to-the-minute requirement changes. For all vaccinations and health requirements, we also recommend that you consult the World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov.
If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items, so it is highly recommended to bring any necessary medication with you.
Denmark has a temperate climate, characterised by mild winters and cool summers. Winter temperatures are generally around 0 degrees Celsius, while summers are 15 degrees Celsius. The wettest season is autumn, and the driest is spring, with an average total of 712 millimetres of precipitation per year. Due to its northern location, there are large seasonal variations in daylight. In the winter the days are quite short, and in the summer they are considerably longer.
For up-to-date forecasts, check weather.com.
Electricity in Denmark is supplied at 230 volts. Circular, two-pronged sockets are standard. A multi-adaptor with different plug configurations can be very useful. We advise not to bring a hair dryer as it could blow a fuse.
Phone: Roaming charges vary between carriers, but tend to be quite costly. Consult your phone provider prior to departure to discuss overseas rates and international package options. It is also possible to purchase a SIM card locally to avoid international charges when calling numbers within Denmark. (You should check to see that your cell phone is SIM card compatible.)
Internet: Internet cafés and wireless access is available in most urban areas, airports and hotels.
Remember to pack sufficient memory cards, zoom lens, a spare camera battery and charger, and dust-resistant case.
Generally speaking, we advise bringing DKK 500-750 per day, per person, for spending money. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction). Danish paper money comes in different colors and denominations; DKK 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 notes. There are also coins: 25 øre, 50 øre, 1 krone, 2 kroner, 5 kroner, 10 kroner, and 20 kroner. We recommend that you bring approximately 700 kroner of spare cash in small denominations to have ready for tips and expenses when you first arrive.
We recommend that you get local currency from your bank before you leave home or from a bank machine in-country which is much cheaper than an exchange service at the airport or in tourist areas. Your bank card may work, but Visa or MasterCard are more widely accepted. You will need a 4-digit PIN to be able to use your cards in Europe.
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
Time Zone: UTC +1
Electricity: 230 volts/50Hz
Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Denmark is +45
Calling North America: Dial 001 and your 10 digit number.
Emergency numbers in Denmark: 112 for any type of emergency. Dial 114 for the nearest police (non-urgent)