- Officially: Kingdom of Denmark
- Capital: Copenhagen
- Population: 5.6 million
- Language: Danish
- Religion: Christianity
- Life expectancy: 77 years (men), 81 years (women)
- EU member country: since 1 January 1973
- Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
- Area: 43,098 sq km (16,640 sq miles)
- The most southerly of the Scandinavian countries
- Denmark is located south-west of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany.
- Residents have one of the highest standards of living, not only in Europe, but in the whole world.
- The Danish government signed the Schengen agreement in 19 December 1996 and started its implementation on 25 March 2001.
- See the note about the Denmark Bilateral Visa Agreements
- Seat Belts usage is required
- Mobile phones must only be used in hands free mode
- Tire thread depths of 1.6mm on vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes (min)
- In Denmark a spare set of bulbs and a warning triangle are a legal requirement
- Motorway speed limits are set at 130 km/h
- Some stretches are further reduced to 110km/h & even 90km/h.
- Open roads speed limits are set at 80 km/h
- In populated towns the limit is 50 km/h
- Sharing only one land border – with Germany
- Denmark is connected to Sweden by the Oresund Bridge which opened in 1999
- Oresund Bridge connects Copenhagen and Malmo, Sweden
- Numerous ferry services connect Denmark with Sweden, Norway, Germany, and the UK.
- Colorline run services between Norway and Denmark on routes between Kristiansand (Norway) and the Danish ports of Hirtshals and Larvick
- Scandlines run services between Rodby and Puttgarden, Helsingor and Helsinborg, and Gedser to Rostock.
- Stena line run from Frederickshaven to Oslo and Gothenburg as well as from Grenaa and Varberg
- Fjordline offer a service from Bergen, Stavanger, and Langesund into Hirtshals
- DFDS operator the only direct ferry from the UK, from Esbjerg to Immingham
- DFDS also run a ferry route from Copenhagen into Oslo
- Danish Transport Authority www.trm.dk
- #13 overall ranking in World’s Best Countries (US News & World Report, 2019)
Safety & Security
- Denmark is one of the 10 safest countries for travellers.
This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet