In the mythical land of the Vikings.
Much more than just a journey awaits you on a holiday in Denmark. Starting from Copenhagen, its splendid and fascinating Capital.
A modern and efficient country, where everything works perfectly. Among spectacular landscapes and truly magnificent places.
HOW TO GET TO DENMARK
The plane represents the best solution to reach the country. The airport of Kastrup, the main one in Denmark, is less than 10 km from the capital and is well connected, with direct flights, to the main European destinations.
Billund airport is an equally valid solution. It is located in the town of the same name, and offers numerous daily connections with numerous cities and European capitals. From here, buses leave for the main Danish destinations such as Vejle, Esbjerg, Odense.
Aarhus and Aalborg are less busy airports than the previous ones, but still well connected.
The bus is an economic solution, mainly used for medium-range distances. The busiest routes are from Hamburg, Berlin, Oslo and Stockholm, with several daily connections, even during the night.
Similar speech for those wishing to reach Denmark with their car, or motorcycle. The higher costs of a journey with your own vehicle, are offset by the charm of travel on the road and total autonomy.
The company Abildskou, offers bus connections between the capital and numerous Danish destinations, at significantly reduced prices compared to the train. Often, booking a little in advance, you can get great deals.
Trains are particularly modern and efficient, but rather expensive. The railway network is managed by Danish State Railways (DSB). By train, you can reach the main Danish cities. Almost always, you will have to pay the supplement for the seat.
By train you can transport (with supplement) a bike; element not to be underestimated, because the two-wheeler is particularly loved throughout the country. There are numerous bike paths next to the roads.
The roads in Denmark are modern and efficient and almost all free. Moving by car, therefore, is ideal for complete autonomy in travel.
By ferry, on the other hand, you can reach the small Danish islands.
DOCUMENTS AND CUSTOMS
Denmark has joined the Schenghen Agreements; therefore, for citizens of European countries adhering to this Agreement, there is no obligation to produce documents at the border; you are always required to bring an Identity Card or passport with you. It is recommended, above all, to bring the CI of their minor children, even if you travel by car or train. See our special section, about that.
Except for the citizens of Canada, South Korea, Japan, Israel, and the United States, a visa called VISA is required to enter.
Dogs and cats enter freely, provided they have a health certificate and a recent certificate from the veterinarian of the ASL of residence, attesting to good health. Dogs must be vaccinated against rabies for at least 21 days.
Please note that the appropriate microchip must be applied to the animals.
To fly with animals, please refer to the individual section Airline companies.
CURRENCY AND CHANGE
The official currency is the DANSK KRÓNA (kr), referred to as DKK. The Øre are fractions of crowns; 100 øre equals to 1kr.
In circulation you will find coins from 50 øre, and 1, 2 5, 10 and 20 kr. Banknotes circulate in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kr. In October 2018, 1zl equals around 0.23€ and American 0.26$.
Almost everywhere, you can pay directly by credit card and withdraw cash at ATMs. Keep in mind, however, that in some small cities, and less touristy places, you may find it difficult to make credit card payments. A cash reserve is always recommended.
Who needs to enter Bank, keep in mind that, as a rule, it is open from Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 16:00, with closure at 18:00 on Thursday. Almost everywhere, banks are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
In Denmark, the hands of the clock are placed one hour ahead of the Greenwich meridian (UTC/GMT + 1). Daylight saving time begins on the last Sunday of March and ends on the last Sunday of October, with the hands forward an additional hour compared to Greenwich (UTC/GMT + 2).
The electrical outlets are of the type C and alternatively K (photo above). The first is the European standard 2 poles socket. The second, however, is the Danish socket, similar to the German one, with the difference of having a grounding pin. In any case, it is advisable to always use a special adapter. To the most prudent, we recommend taking a look at this link.
Post Danmark is the company that manages the Danish national mail. Generally, it is identified, on the outside, by the color red, and written
The company offers all common shipping services throughout the country.
Post offices, with some exceptions, are open Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 17:00, and Saturday mornings. Almost everywhere, they are closed on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and public holidays. Times vary depending on the area and offices.
The shops are open from Monday to Thursday, from 09:00 to 17:30, and on Friday and Saturday, from 09:00 to 20:00
Normally they are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
PHARMACIES AND HOSPITALS
Pharmacies are identified on the outside by the sign APOTEK. Sometimes, especially for exhibitors in historic buildings, the writing is the only distinctive sign.
Generally, they observe the same shop hours, and are closed on Sundays and holidays. These days, some pharmacies observe rotation opening.
Remember to always travel with your health card; each traveler must have his own. In this way, you will be covered by the excellent public health service. Our advice, however, is to take out medical insurance, which includes total health coverage. We invite you to read the information folder to learn about costs and coverage.
In the country, the frequencies Gsm 800 / 1800 Mhz and W-CDMA 2100 are used, the same as in the main European countries. So you can easily use your smartphone.
To call phones in Denmark, you must enter the international prefix 0045, followed by the telephone number.
The main danish telephone operators are 3, TDC Mobil, Telenor and Telia.
With the reduction of roaming costs, you can easily call from Danish territory, taking advantage of your national rate. Alternatively, you can use the classic VoIP calls, or make video calls, using a free WI-FI line.