Like the rest of Scandinavia, Denmark is known for its high-quality design and architecture. It is dubbed in various surveys and polls throughout the years as the `happiest country in the world`, it is often pictured as a romantic and safe place, likely linked to Hans Christian Andersen as a `fairy tale` on its own.
Denmark is also known for Danish Lurpak® butter, it is world famous and can be bought in stores in more than 100 countries worldwide. Denmark is also known as the Danish manufacturer producing LEGO bricks. The birthplace of LEGO is said to be in Billund which is a small Danish Town. This is where the original Legoland resort is. The use of bicycles is renowned worldwide and part of the Danish culture. Something that attracts people of all ages to the capital of Copenhagen`s Tivoli Gardens known to be the second oldest amusement in the world. People also relate Denmark to it`s Viking history, Faroe Islands and Castles.
The main part of Denmark proper is Jutland (North Jutland, Central Jutland), a peninsula north of Germany, but Denmark also includes a great number of islands, of which the major ones are Zealand and Funen. Most of the islands are situated in the small shallow sea of Kattegat and the Baltic Sea, between Jutland and Sweden. The new region of Hovedstaden consists of the municipalities of Copenhagen and Helsingor, and the regional municipality of Bornholm. By grouping these counties together to make bigger regions it gives you many different things to discover.
Out of all the Scandinavian countries, Denmark offers the least extreme in regards to climate. Denmark has a temperate climate and offers four distinct seasons of spring, summer, fall and winter. The country has a prevailing western wind, and the west coast of Denmark receives more rainfall than the rest of the country (with an average rainfall of 24 inches per year).
The best time to visit is May through August when the days are at their longest, temperatures are relatively warm and the landscape is blossoming. Bear in mind, though, that the summer months can get uncomfortably crowded. Fall runs from September to November and tends to be rainy and cloudy. The winter months of December to March are normally cold, with frost and snow. Copenhagen attracts visitors all year and you should have no problem finding plenty going on throughout the year in the city. For more information, check out: Best Time to Visit.
We recommend 7-10 days based on what you want to see and do. We offer flexible vacation packages so you can select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities. We suggest a minimum of 3 nights in larger cities.
Transport in Denmark is reasonably priced, quick, clean and efficient. A comprehensive journey-planning website: www.rejseplanen.dk (download the Rejseplanen app) is extremely helpful with getting around Denmark. The <> website also has great information about modes of transport and how to buy tickets.
Trains: You will find train transportation reasonably priced with vast coverage of the country and frequent departures. The primary Danish train company is Danish State Railways or DSB. Eurail passes are valid on all DSB trains. The trains are comfortable, modern and on-time. Tickets can be purchased at station ticket offices, from vending machines in the stations and via DSB`s website.
Car: Driving is a great way to get between cities and is very easy, with well-maintained roads everywhere. There are no toll-roads except the two big bridges. Car rentals can be found in larger towns. Touring the country by car can be a wonderful experience and is highly recommended.
Bike:Biking in Denmark is generally safe and easy. The Country boasts extensive bike paths that are link the different towns throughout the country. Drivers are used to bikes everywhere, as it is a part of Denmark`s culture, and all major cities have dedicated, curbed bike lanes along the main streets. Denmark is quite falt, but can be windy, cold or wet on a bike.
By Bus:All majorcities and towns have a local and regional bus system. Long-distance buses run a distant second to trains.
Ferries: Boats are everywhere in Denmark. The only way to get to most of the smaller islands is by ferry. This is the best way to get to Bornholm, a Danish island in the Baltick Sea.
The currency in Denmark is called the Kroner, written DKK. Once you`re in Denmark you`ll have to use Kroner in most places. It is recommended to exchange at least some money before you leave home so that you can avoid lines at airport ATMs. There are various ATMs throughout the city.
Tipping in Denmark can vary. According to the Danish law, service charges (including gratuity) are normally included at restaurants, hotels, and taxis. Make sure to check your bill at restaurants and to see if service charges are included or not. If there is a service charge there is no need to leave a tip. According to some sources, it is customary to leave up to 10% to the waiter, if the service is satisfactory.For more detailed information, consult our guide by clicking visiting Tipping in Denmark
The country`s written and spoken language in Denmark is Danish. However, English is widely spoken and understood throughout. We suggest you get a good guidebook and familiarize yourself with common phrases such as hello, goodbye, please, thank you, excuse me and numbers 1-10.