Denmark Travel Guide

Denmark Travel Guide

Find inspiration for the best things to do if you would like to travel to Denmark.

  • Capital: Copenhagen
  • Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
  • Currency: Danish Krone (DKK) - If you are looking to be travelling on a budget then Denmark isn't the cheapest destination and isn't part of the Euro so prepare for this.
  • County Size: 43,094km²
  • Population: 5,475,000 (approx)


Getting to Denmark


The quickest and easiest way to get to Denmark is by plane. Most flights arrive into Copenhagen but you can also find trips to other places with airports including Aalborg, Aarhus, Billund, Esbjerg,  Karup, Ronne Bornholm and Sonderborg.

Airlines which fly direct to Denmark from United Kingdom include:

  • bmi, British Airways, easyJet, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, SAS 

Other airlines flying to Denmark from international destinations include:

  • Adria, Air France, Air Serbia, airBaltic, Alitalia, Atlantic Airways, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, eurowings, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, KLM, Loganair, LOT, Lufthansa, Luxair, Norwegian, Primera Air, Smart Wings, SWISS & Vueling.

To get the best deals you will need to book in advance and also travel out of the busy summer season. We recommend searching flights on Skyscanner which is the best flight comparison website.



HostelWorld Booking

There is a lot choice when it comes to places to stay in Denmark from cheap hostel dorm rooms, AirBnB, camping in the countryside, to budget, mid-range and luxury hotels. Denmark isn't the cheapest destination in Europe and prices for accommodation can be high especially during popular periods like summer. Copenhagen is generally the most expensive place to book accommodation in the country. To get the best rates we recommend booking well in advance and using comparison websites sites like and Hostel World. 


Best Places to Visit in Denmark

These are places you should try to add to your Denmark travel itinerary:

  • Copenhagen
  • Aarhus
  • Odense
  • Aalborg
  • Råbjerg Mile
  • Skagen
  • Rubjerg Knot (Rubjerg Knude)
  • White Cliffs of Møn (Møns Klint)
  • Mols Bjerge National Park
  • Jægersborg Deer Park
  • Fur Island, Limfjorden
  • Rold Forest (Rold Skov)
  • The Lake Highlands (Søhøjlandet)
  • Moaning Bay (Jammerbugten)
  • The Wadden Sea (Vadehavet)
  • Anholt
  • The South Funen Archipelago
  • North Bornholm and The Hammer
  • Hindsholm
  • Lille Vildmose
  • Tystrup-Bavelse Lakes
  • The Smålandshavet Archipelago
  • Ertholmene
  • Svanninge Bakker


Denmark Gap Year

You will really enjoy visiting this relaxing Scandanavian country on a gap year. You could go sightseeing in Copenhagen, ride a bike, visit the Carlsberg factory, head to the coast, stay longer and work or join a tour. There is no best time to visit Denmark although summer draws the most tourists. You might want to attend the biggest rock festival in Europe, Roskilde, or if you are seeking culture the Copenhagen Carnival or the Aarhus Jazz Festival will appeal to you


Denmark Travel Tips

Denmark is a very expensive destination to visit but there are ways to keep your costs down. Here are our top recommendations:

  • Try book accommodation and flights in advance
  • Eat locally or buy food at supermarkets
  • Use public transport

View our Europe travel guide.



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