Denmark

Capital Copenhagen

Population 5,717,014

Area 43,094 km2

Key facts

Denmark is a member state of the European Union located in Northern Europe. Denmark has only one border country: Germany. The official language of Denmark is Danish. Although English isn’t the official language, the majority of people in Denmark are good English speakers.

EF EPI’s 2021 rankings placed Denmark 3rd among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

The national currency in Denmark is Danish krone (DKK). The kroner (kr) is subdivided into 100 kroner (øre).

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Banknotes

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Danish
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest No data available.

ATM Density The number of ATMs per person in Denmark is close to the world average.41.03 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Denmark without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 4 socket types used in Denmark. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 V, 50 Hz  Type K 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Denmark will celebrate 14 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Eve will take place on December 24.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayNytårsdag
March 28, 2024Moving holiday Maundy ThursdaySkærtorsdag
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good FridayLangfredag
March 31, 2024Moving holiday Easter SundayPåskedag
April 1, 2024Moving holiday Easter Monday2. Påskedag
May 9, 2024Moving holiday Ascension DayKristi Himmelfartsdag
May 10, 2024Moving holiday Bank closing dayBanklukkedag
May 19, 2024Moving holiday PentecostPinsedag
May 20, 2024Moving holiday Whit Monday2. Pinsedag
June 5, 2024 Constitution DayGrundlovsdag
December 24, 2024 Christmas EveJuleaftensdag
December 25, 2024 Christmas DayJuledag / 1. juledag
December 26, 2024 St. Stephen’s Day2. juledag
December 31, 2024 New Year’s EveNytårsaftensdag

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Denmark?

There are Mariott hotels in Copenhagen.

There are no Hilton hotels in Denmark.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Denmark.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Denmark.

There are Radisson hotels in 4 cities.

There are no Accor hotels in Denmark.

What fast food chains are present in Denmark?

The McDonald’s chain operates in Denmark.

The KFC chain operates in Denmark.

The Burger King chain operates in Denmark.

The Subway chain operates in Denmark.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Denmark.

The Starbucks chain operates in Denmark.

Weather

What is the weather like in Copenhagen?

Today the sun in Copenhagen, rises at 4:25 AM and sets at 9:56 PM. The climate of Copenhagen may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayJun 18OvercastLow: 14.9°C (58.82°F)High: 21.6°C (70.88°F)
WednesdayJun 19OvercastLow: 15.1°C (59.18°F)High: 20.8°C (69.44°F)
ThursdayJun 20OvercastLow: 12.1°C (53.78°F)High: 22.9°C (73.22°F)
FridayJun 21RainLow: 12.6°C (54.68°F)High: 19.7°C (67.46°F)
SaturdayJun 22RainLow: 14.2°C (57.56°F)High: 18°C (64.4°F)
SundayJun 23OvercastLow: 12.1°C (53.78°F)High: 21°C (69.8°F)

Weather data for Copenhagen (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains , and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Copenhagen.

Taxi Apps Uber is not available in Denmark. You can use Bolt in 2 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Denmark.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.7, Denmark is placed 35th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Denmark traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  2,452.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 3.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Denmark

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

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Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public places excluding entertainment and restaurants. Local limitations may apply in some areas.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

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