Located in Northwest Europe and considered a nordic country, Denmark has been rated in the top 10 of “happiest countries” for the last 5 years. The country is characterized by its with stunning landscapes, a great cultural scene, old towns and architecture and a really interesting concept of “Hygge”. 

Why Visit Denmark

VIKING CULTURE

The Vikings originated in what is now Denmark, Norway and Sweden a thousand years ago.  Denmark has been shaped by this culture, the country is covered with Viking monuments and runes that are worth taking a look.

ARCHITECTURE

As discussed above, the architecture of Denmark has its origins in the Viking period. As Christianity came to Denmark, the architecture shaped to periods of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style. Nowadays danish architecture is world-renowned, the perfect fusion of cutting-edge design and practical functionality.

HAPPIEST COUNTRY

Since the world’s happiest country report came out in 2012, Denmark has consistently topped the report, which is based in six areas of life satisfaction: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. Danes have a stable government, low levels of public corruption, access to high-quality education and health care. They also have the word and concept of “Hygge”,  which translates to “coziness,” but it means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with your loved ones.

LANDSCAPES

Denmark’s landscapes are a delight for the sight. The country has wide variety of landscapes and areas of natural beauty, like its beautiful coastal peninsula, its stunning cliffs and a lot of lakes, which become skating rinks in winter. 

Denmark Postcards

Located in Northwest Europe and considered a nordic country, Denmark has been rated in the top 10 of “happiest countries” for the last 5 years. The country is characterized by its with stunning landscapes, a great cultural scene, old towns and architecture and a really interesting concept of “Hygge”. 

Denmark Postcards

Why Visit Denmark

VIKING CULTURE

The Vikings originated in what is now Denmark, Norway and Sweden a thousand years ago.  Denmark has been shaped by this culture, the country is covered with Viking monuments and runes that are worth taking a look.

ARCHITECTURE

As discussed above, the architecture of Denmark has its origins in the Viking period. As Christianity came to Denmark, the architecture shaped to periods of Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style. Nowadays danish architecture is world-renowned, the perfect fusion of cutting-edge design and practical functionality.

HAPPIEST COUNTRY

Since the world’s happiest country report came out in 2012, Denmark has consistently topped the report, which is based in six areas of life satisfaction: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. Danes have a stable government, low levels of public corruption, access to high-quality education and health care. They also have the word and concept of “Hygge”,  which translates to “coziness,” but it means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with your loved ones.

LANDSCAPES

Denmark’s landscapes are a delight for the sight. The country has wide variety of landscapes and areas of natural beauty, like its beautiful coastal peninsula, its stunning cliffs and a lot of lakes, which become skating rinks in winter. 

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

Danish is the official language in Denmark, however, the majority of the population (86%) speaks English as a second language, as it is mandatory in schools. There are also a couple minority languages spoken, namely Faroese, German, and Greenlandic.

ELECTRICITY

In Denmark the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The Danish Krone has been the official currency of Denmark since 1875, however, euros are accepted in some larger towns and cities as the country is part of the European Union. 1 USD equals 6.82 krones. You can exchange your currency directly on the back or withdraw it from the ATMs. Debits cards are also widely accepted.

SAFETY

Denmark is a extremely safe in every aspect. Crime, natural disasters and terrorist attacks rates are very low. Just in case, use your common sense and practice precaution, keep your valuables out of sight.

How to get around Denmark

By plane

Denmark is a little country with only 4 airports. You could drive across in just 4 hours, and therefore it wouldn’t really make sense to flight domestic. Even though, there are routes between Copenhagen and Aalborg, Aarhus and Odense. The maximum flights is 40 minutes.

By bicycle

Denmark (especially Copenhagen) is the most cycling friendly country in the world, with 11,000 kilometres of marked cycle routes. It is the primary form of transportation of the country, with extensive networks of bike lanes and bike highways, it is even possible to cycle from town to town. It is recommendable to rent one if you are not planning on going too far away.

By Car

To rent a car in Denmark is the best way to get around if you are visiting the countryside. The country has an excellent road networks with scenic views to admire. You could drive the entire country in 4 hours.

By Bus

Nearly every town in Denmark has at least one bus stop, with bigger cities having terminals. Short and long distance routes are available, with the fares being at least 25% cheaper than trains. 

By Train

The danish train network is very extensive, connecting practically every town in the country. Denmark has an easy to use public transportation system and are very reliable. There are different fares available depending on the class of the ticket and the type of train (fast or regular trains).


Visa Policy

Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Denmark for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu. 

Citizens from all other countries (except, of course, european citizens) need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.


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