What to wear to Denmark
Depending on the time of the year in which we travel to the country, we will need some garments or others, since the four seasons are very marked. For late fall, winter and early spring, it is essential to bring warm clothing. The rest of the year, especially during the summer, you can wear lighter clothes but without forgetting to prepare some light sweaters for the nights. Regardless of the time of year in which you travel, it is advisable to bring a raincoat and an umbrella, as well as comfortable footwear.
Recommended time of year to travel to Denmark
Although Denmark enjoys a pleasant climate for most of the year, winter is not advisable for visiting the country, not only because of the intense cold, but also because of the few hours of light they enjoy. Between May and September, we find the most recommendable time to visit the country. The months of July and August are the months of greatest influx of tourists, although this, along with the mild climate, favors outdoor concerts and schedules of museums and tourist attractions much more extensive. There are flights to Copenhagen from 20 euros.
First-aid kit and precautions
The country has excellent sanitary conditions, so there is no need to take any extraordinary measures, although it is always advisable to bring analgesics and other products for stomach problems, as well as antihistamines for people with allergies.
If you are European, it is essential to carry the European Health Card to be treated without high costs in any hospital or health center, although the Danish social security is not as comprehensive as the Spanish.
Travel insurance to Denmark
If you are not European, or simply want to travel safer with coverage for any incident or unexpected medical bills, we recommend taking out IATI travel insurance, with a 5% discount just for our readers, the best travel companion.
The electrical current is 220 V at 50 Hz, and the plugs are compatible with Spanish ones. For the rest, don’t forget the photo and video cameras.
Spanish telephone companies have agreements with Danish operators, such as Sonofon, TeleDanmark, and Orange, so when you turn on your mobile when you arrive in the country, it will automatically connect with one of the companies listed above.
How to drive
The road network is good, and like Spain at the moment, the maximum speed on its highways is 110 km/h. It is important to know that dipped headlights must be on 24 hours a day.
Is it safe to travel to Denmark?
In general, it is a fairly safe country, although during the months of July and August, when there is a large number of tourists, the number of robberies and thefts carried out by pickpockets tends to increase. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, due to the frequent clashes between rival gangs that have taken place for about a year, it is advisable to avoid, especially at night, the districts of Norrebro and Nordvest in Copenhagen.
In general, almost all establishments are open from Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm or 6 pm. Fridays are open one hour more until 7 pm and Saturdays only until 2 pm. Supermarkets and department stores are open longers, from 9 am to 8 pm. Banks are open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Thursday they extend their opening hours in the afternoon until 6 p.m.
Drugs and things you shouldn’t do
The consumption of drugs is punishable from large fines to a maximum of two years in prison. Despite what is commonly believed, this law also applies in the Christiania district of Copenhagen, where raids and arrests are frequent. In addition, they are also very strict with vandalism, so breaking street furniture or making a graffiti anywhere, are considered as a felony punishable by prison.
Change of currency to Danish kroner
The currency used is the Danish krone and can be changed in any bank, exchange houses, and hotels, knowing that sometimes they can refuse to change foreign currency bills with a high denomination.
To avoid additional charges on the exchange, it is best to carry euros, pounds sterling or U.S. dollars, and organize to do so as few times as possible, avoiding the charge of € 6 per transaction.
There is a large network of ATMs, and all types of credit or debit cards such as Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, etc. are accepted. If you travel with Traveler’s Checks, they can be exchanged in banks and hotels, as well as making payments in shops and restaurants.
Tips for Denmark
It is not customary to leave a tip, as the service is included in the bill of hotels, restaurants, and taxis, as well as 25% VAT, with which they tax their services.
To reserve apartments for long stays by telephone or the Internet, especially, with agencies that require us to make a transference before traveling, since it is common the fraud and the swindle with this type of reservations, and although the cause is denounced it is usually filed.