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
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!