Denmark: Trip Preparation & Destination Information

About Denmark


Denmark, a captivating Scandinavian nation situated in Northern Europe, boasts a rich tapestry of history, culture, and modern innovation. From its lively capital to its picturesque landscapes, Denmark offers a blend of old-world charm and progressive ideals.


Disclaimer: Space is a precious commodity in Europe, especially in its most dense cities, so be prepared for smaller hotel rooms. The same goes for bathrooms and elevators, don’t be surprised if they feel cozier than those in the US.


Capital City:  Copenhagen

Population: 5,882,261 (Sept 2023)

Currency: Danish Kroner (DKK)

Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)

Emergency Number: 112

Outlet: Type E and Type K

The statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.
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Speak the Language

Here are some greetings and phrases in Danish that will help you on your trip. Remember to take your time practicing the pronunciations and feel free to ask for clarification if needed. Danes often have excellent English skills, so don't hesitate to switch to English if you encounter any communication difficulties.
Held og lykke! (Good luck!)

  • Hello: Hej (pronounced like "hi")
  • Goodbye: Farvel
  • Good morning: God morgen
  • Good afternoon: God eftermiddag
  • Good evening: God aften
  • Good night: Godnat


  • Please: Vær så venlig (formal) / Vær så sød (informal)
  • Thank you: Tak
  • You're welcome: Selv tak
A bicycle leaning up against a building in Denmark.



Fun Facts

  • Bicycle-Friendly Nation: Denmark is renowned for its cycling culture and infrastructure. Copenhagen, the capital city, is especially known for being one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world, with dedicated bike lanes, cycling bridges, and a high percentage of residents using bicycles for daily commutes.

  • LEGO Headquarters: The popular toy brand LEGO was founded in Denmark. The name "LEGO" is derived from the Danish words "leg godt," which mean "play well." The company's headquarters are located in Billund, Denmark, and the LEGO Group has had a significant influence on global toy culture.

  • The Little Mermaid Statue: Copenhagen is home to the iconic statue of "The Little Mermaid," which is based on the fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The statue has become a symbol of Copenhagen and attracts tourists from around the world.

  • Hygge Lifestyle: Denmark is often associated with the concept of "hygge," which represents a cozy and comfortable way of living. Hygge emphasizes relaxation, togetherness, and well-being, and it's an integral part of Danish culture, especially during the long and dark winter months.

  • Green Energy Pioneer: Denmark is a leader in renewable energy and sustainability. The country has made significant strides in wind energy production, with a large portion of its electricity generated from wind turbines. The Øresund Bridge, connecting Denmark and Sweden, also has an underwater tunnel that doubles as an artificial reef to promote marine life.

These facts offer just a glimpse of the unique and intriguing aspects of Denmark's culture, history, and contributions to the world.


Tipping in the Nordics is not expected. If you feel inclined to tip your Guide or Driver based on your experience, $5 per person/per day is standard.

Guides USD $5 per person/per day
Drivers USD $5 per person/per day



Where can I find information on travel safety? Check out the US Department of State's website for the most up-to-date information on safety while traveling.

Is the water safe to drink? Yes, the water throughout Denmark is safe to drink.

Do I need a Visa? For Visa information, click here. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months after you return home and has two or more blank pages. Otherwise, some countries may not let you enter.

What about vaccines? For vaccination information, click here.

Do you recommend travel insurance? While not required, we highly recommend all travelers get travel insurance for their trip to protect themselves from the unknown! Check out travel insurance options from our partner,, or from a provider of your choice.

How much should I pack? As we will be using shared transfers and spaces throughout our tour, we recommend all Travelers pack as lightly as possible. Please review our luggage restrictions below.

What does public transportation look like? Copenhagen has a well-developed and efficient public transportation system that makes it easy for residents and visitors to get around the city. Travelers can easily navigate the metro, busses, s-trains, or ferries to get to other parts of the city and suburbs.

Is Uber or Lyft available? There is no Uber or Lyft, but there are plenty of public transportation options and/or taxis.

What about Wifi? You should have very good access while in cities and towns. In parks or rural areas, reception can be spotty.

Luggage Restrictions

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