Buy Danish krone online

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Why buy Danish krone from M&S Bank?

If you are planning a trip to Denmark, we offer a number of benefits when you buy Danish krone from M&S Bank.

  • Our stores are open 7 days a week
  • Buy Danish krone online and collect from your local Bureau de Change
  • Exchange any leftover currency when you return using our buy back service

Click and Collect Danish krone

DKK Danish krone exchange rate

The exchange rate may differ depending on the day you order your currency.

Find today's Danish krone exchange rate here. Or use our Danish krone converter to see how much you could get for your pound.

How to sell back Danish krone

Do you have left over Danish krone from your recent trip? We can buy back foreign currency from you.

How to order Danish krone

Our online and in-store services make ordering your Danish krone simple:

  • Order your Danish krone online with our Click & Collect currency service. Choose your collection date and collect from your local Bureau de Change.
  • Or visit your local Bureau de Change to buy Danish krone*. You can find our Bureaux de Change in M&S stores nationwide. Many are open seven days a week late into the evening, so you can buy your Danish krone at a time that suits you.

Countries that accept Danish krone

If you’re travelling anywhere in the Kingdom of Denmark, you can use the Danish krone (DKK).

The Kingdom of Denmark is made up of three countries:

  • Denmark
  • Greenland
  • the Faroe Islands

The Danish krone is the official currency of both Denmark and Greenland. It’s accepted as legal tender in the Faroe Islands too, alongside the official Faroese króna.

Sweden and Norway also use the krone (or krona) as their currency unit, and you may be able to use the Danish krone in some of their ports. But beyond these areas, you’ll need to pay in the official currency.

If you’re visiting more than one Scandinavian country, make sure you have the correct krone for each.

Why visit Denmark?

Denmark is home to Copenhagen, one of Europe’s cosiest capitals. With its blend of modern architecture and historic old town, Copenhagen offers a mix of the old and the new.

While Denmark may not be known for its slopes, it still has a ski season that rivals some of the best in the world. Whether you want snowy slopes or indoor winter sports, Denmark is a great country to book your next skiing holiday!

To ski down Copenhill or relax on the Danish coast, you’ll need to take some travel money with you. Our currency calculator shows you how much Danish kroner your money can buy.

Danish krone facts and history

The currency symbol for the Danish krone is kr. We use “krone” for single units of currency and “kroner” for multiple units. Similar to the British pound, the Danish krone is divided into 100 øre.

Denmark joined the Scandinavian Monetary Union in 1873, replacing the Danish rigsdaler with the krone. While the union ended in 1914, the krone (or krona) is still used today in Sweden, Norway, and the Kingdom of Denmark.

Danish kroner come in different denominations. Coins include:

  • 50 øre
  • DKK1
  • DKK2
  • DKK5
  • DKK10
  • DKK20

Banknotes include:

  • DKK50
  • DKK100
  • DKK200
  • DKK500
  • DKK1,000

You can buy Danish krone online, visit our travel money hub to learn more.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use my bank card in Denmark?

Denmark is well-equipped for tourists, and you can pay by card all over the country. Some merchants will even let you pay in British pounds, but this can mean higher fees if the exchange rate isn’t favourable.

It’s a good idea to have some Danish krone on hand for smaller payments or tipping purposes. Get your travel money before you get to Denmark as most ATMs charge withdrawal fees.

What are the typical prices in Denmark?

Denmark can be quite pricey, especially if you’re visiting a major city like Copenhagen or Aarhus.

If you’re visiting Copenhagen, you can expect to pay:

  • DKK140 for a basic meal
  • DKK20 for a bottle of water
  • DKK43 for a regular cappuccino
  • DKK24 for a one-way ticket with local transport

If you’re on a budget, smaller towns will generally be more affordable. For example, the DKK140 meal in Copenhagen will cost you:

  • DKK113 in Fåborg
  • DKK85 in Esbjerg
  • DKK75 in Glostrup

You can convert your GBP to DKK with our currency converter.

Can you use other currencies in Denmark?

Generally speaking, Denmark only accepts the Danish krone.

While you can pay with Danish krone in the Faroe Islands, very few Danish shops will accept Faroese króna. Finding an exchange rate for the Faroese króna can be tricky, but you can pop into the National Bank of Denmark and exchange your notes for free.

Some Danish ports might be willing to accept the Swedish krona (SEK) or Norwegian krone (NOK), but it’s better to stick to Danish kroner to avoid any issues with exchange rates.

Other major currencies, like British pounds (GBP), won’t be accepted in Denmark.

How difficult is it to get a visa for Denmark?

If you’re a UK citizen, in most cases, you won’t need a visa to visit Denmark.

No matter if you’re there for a relaxing getaway or a business trip, you can stay in Denmark for up to 90 days without a visa. This also applies if you’re transiting through Denmark to get to Greenland, the Faroe Islands, or somewhere completely different.

If you want to stay in Denmark a little longer, you’ll need to apply for an appropriate visa or work permit.

You should always research the most up to date visa guidelines before planning a trip.

Other passport holders should check the entry requirements with your country’s embassy.

Should you tip in Denmark?

Tipping isn’t very common in Denmark, but it’s appreciated all the same.

Denmark includes service charges in the bill, so you don’t have to worry about any extra tipping. If you still want to show your gratitude to your server, you can give them a small cash tip (about 5 to 10 kroner) as a thank you. Your server will definitely appreciate it!

What languages are spoken in Denmark?

Denmark has two languages: Danish and German.

Danish is the official language, and German is a regional language spoken by the German minority in South Jutland.

The Danish language has roots in Old Norse, just like Swedish and Norwegian. If you’re visiting more than one Scandinavian country, you’ll notice the similarities across all three languages.

English is also taught in many Danish schools across the country, with many Danes speaking it fluently. So don’t worry if you can’t speak Danish or German, as you’ll be able to get by comfortably with English.

What is the latest government travel advice for Denmark?

Denmark regularly tops the list for being one of the safest countries in the world and there aren’t many laws you need to be aware of.

If you plan to visit Denmark after stopping off in Sweden or Germany, border controls are currently in place for people arriving on ferries or travelling through the German border. Before you set off, make sure you understand Denmark’s entry requirements for a stress-free journey.

You can also visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for the latest government travel advice for Denmark.

What is the best time of year to visit Denmark?

There’s no shortage of things to do in Denmark throughout the year, but winter (December to February) has a unique charm.

Winter in Denmark brings colder weather and the possibility of snow, making it the peak season for skiing and winter sports. If you’re a fan of winter activities, this is the perfect time to hit the slopes. In winter, you’ll also experience cosy German-inspired Christmas markets and festive decorations throughout towns and cities.

March to August is also a fantastic time to visit Denmark. The weather is warmer during these months and you’ll be able to explore Denmark’s coastline and natural parks without needing to wrap up!

Important documents

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Other popular currencies

If you are planning a future holiday or a trip that takes in multiple destinations, these other currencies may be useful:

Swedish krona
Norwegian krone

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† Subject to store opening hours