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- Travel information
- Most useful items
- Packing list
- What should you eat when visiting Denmark?
- How much money should you take with you?
- Useful information
Denmark is the smallest country in Scandinavia. Despite this, it has a lot to offer to tourists. No wonder that this travel destination is growing in popularity every year! Denmank is perfect for both a city break of several days and a longer trip with the whole family. It extends over 405 islands divided into five regions, so sightseeing opportunities are limited only by our imagination! Picturesque islands, beautiful towns and unique landscapes - all this makes Denmark a perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday. Check what to pack before going to Denmark, what to see and remember.
Leisure and sightseeing
The most useful items
When packing for a holiday in Denmark, we do not need to pack particularly large luggage. However, it is worth remembering about a few items that we absolutely must have with us in the suitcase.
- Masks and antibacterial gel - each traveler has to take care of himself and those around him during the holidays. Therefore, an inseparable element of our luggage should be disposable masks - at least two for each day of stay - and an antibacterial hand gel.
- Identity card - the document entitling you to enter the territory of Denmark is your identity card. Of course, we can also have a passport with us instead. The maximum duration of stay in Denmark for tourism purposes is three months. Typical European driving license entitles us to drive a car in Denmark.
- EHIC insurance -usually as EU citizens we are entitled to a free health insurance in Denmark. Remember to pick up the relevant documents before departure.
- Danish krone - the currency of Denmark. If you want to save on currency conversion, consider taking a currency card with you. Cashless transactions are quite common. In some places we can also pay in euros, but it is definitely a less popular option.
- Snacks - the mention of packing food may surprise you, but one look at Danish prices in restaurants and supermarkets and everything becomes clear. It's a good idea to pack some paced lunch or protein bars so you don't have to buy expensive snacks on the go.
LUGGAGE TYPE: Suitcase
- Travel insurance
- Health insurance
- ID card
- Credit card
- House keys
- Socks x3
- Pants x3
- Sleepwear / Pajamas
- Flip-flops / slippers
- Comfortable shoes
- T-Shirt x2
- Trouser belt
- Summer jacket
- Shower gel
- Prescription drugs
- An anti-diarrheal drug
- Pills for sore throat
- Power bank
- Glasses box
- Cotton mask
- Phone charger
What should you eat when visiting Denmark?
Danish cuisine is not very popular, but it offers some interesting dishes that are worth trying when you find yourself on one of the islands of this small Scandinavian country.
- Smørrebrød - thickly buttered slices of dark rye bread with toppings - most often fish, meat or scrambled eggs. Don’t be surprised by the fact that this dish is eaten with a knife and fork! There are over 250 types of these interesting sandwiches in Denmark.
- Frikadelle - delicious, meatballs made of minced meat, served with potato and pickled salad, thick sauce and beetroot.
- Herrings - Denmark is famous for them. They are served in many different ways - smoked, pickled and even ... sweet.
- Leverpostej - research shows that 40% of Danes eat this paste made of liver, lard and onion… every day! Make sure to try it when traveling to Denmark.
- Aquavit - an interesting, cumin vodka, which is Denmark's typical alcohol. It contains a minimum of 37% alcohol. It is flavored with the mentioned cumin, but also with orange peel, lemon, anise and dill.
- Danish bread - dark, rye and aromatic. It is prepared over a day. The taste is sour and quite salty.
How much money should you take with you?
Unfortunately, Denmark is one of the most expensive countries in the world. We must be prepared for very large expenses - especially in the case of eating or drinking in the city.
- If you want to stay in a small hostel, you will spend around 50 euros. When choosing an accommodation in an average hotel, we must be ready to spend about 110 euros. For better locations and rooms, we will spend from 150 euros upwards.
- Coffee in the city costs around 5 euros, a meal in a small restaurant - from 20 euros up, and a fast food meal will cost us around 10 euros.
- For a three-course dinner in a better restaurant for two, we'll spend around 70 euros.
- Half a liter of local beer costs around 6 euros, a liter of gasoline - 1.5 euros, and a one-way local ticket - around 3.5 euros.
- In Denmark, the terrorist threat is at level four. This means that, according to the authorities, the threat of a terrorist attack is high. We must be ready for relatively frequent police checks at airports and train stations.
- Danes are considered to be usually quite law-abiding. However, in tourist destinations and larger cities, we must be extremely careful - because of pickpockets.
- It is assumed that the holiday season in Denmark normally ends in early August. The prices of renting houses or apartments are then much more favorable. However, remember that August has the most rainy days in Denmark.
- The most favorable weather awaits us in Denmark in June, but unfortunately - with it we must be prepared for the highest prices. This is the peak of the tourist season.
- Did you know that Denmark is a constitutional monarchy? Right now the head of state is Queen Margaret II.
- Out of 405 islands belonging to Denmark, only 79 are inhabited!
- Despite the fact that Denmark belongs to the Nordic countries, winters in its territory are usually very short and mild.
- Denmark is the home of Lego! Visit the impressive Legoland in Billund.
- Useful information is that motorways in Denmark are free. The roads are in great condition and transport between the islands is hassle-free.
Denmark is an extremely interesting travel destination that will delight even the most demanding travelers. Find out about it on your own! Download the MyLuggage app and let us prepare a personalized packing list for you and you can start planning your dream vacation in this beautiful Nordic country.
1 October 2020