Welcome to our Denmark page! Here are some of the places we visited and the travel tips we followed during our trip to Denmark. Note: we only visited Copenhagen, so these may not apply beyond there, and this list is far from comprehensive. We always recommend you do your own research before traveling.
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After a fun, albeit quick, trip to Stockholm, Sweden, my friend, Stephanie, and I were off to spend some time in Copenhagen, Denmark! Getting to Copenhagen We left from Stockholm Central Station early in the morning and took a five hour or so train ride to Copenhagen. Tickets were around $50 per person through GoEuro…
BEFORE YOU GO
Bring a refillable water bottle; not only is it a great choice for the environment, but purchasing water can also get expensive here. The tap water is drinkable, so it’s a no-brainer. Note that the water contains a lot of calcium, so don’t fret if you sometimes see white residue on your glassware.
It was chilly when we visited in October, especially at night. Make sure to pack warm clothes or visit between June and September for warmer or sunnier weather.
WHILE YOU’RE THERE
Denmark’s currency is the Danish Krone; I purchased some through my bank prior to my trip. Most places accept/prefer credit card, but in a pinch, it’s smart to have some cash on hand. I usually bring around $200 on my trips.
Purchase the Copenhagen Card if you plan on spending a lot of time or doing a lot of sightseeing in Copenhagen. The card gives you access to the city’s public transportation system – trains, buses, metro and harbor buses – and free entrance into many of the museums, castles and canal tours. There are various options ranging from 24 to 120-hour passes.
Rent a bike (if you feel safe to do so); biking is popular in Copenhagen, and lots of locals use this as their main form of transportation. One of the best ways to see the city is by bike! Since we were only there for a few days and felt a bit uncomfortable navigating, we decided to opt out on the biking (plus it was cold out!). Check out VISITCOPENHAGEN’s website for more information. Our Airbnb host also recommended Bycyklen.
Take advantage of the free walking tours, specifically through Copenhagen Free Walking Tours. They offer different walks throughout the day, lasting around three hours each, and they’re in English.
Copenhagen is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and eating out here is no exception. Lunch buffets are an economical way to eat out, but if you’re going to eat at a restaurant, be prepared to pay around 75-115 DKK (~$12-18 USD) for lunch and closer to 135-205 DKK (~$20-30 USD) for dinner. There are hot dog stands, takeaway pizza and taco spots, fish markets, etc. where you can grab cheaper meals.
Denmark is very safe with low crime rates and little to no risk of natural disasters; we felt safe walking around here and had no issues whatsoever. The only place we felt mildly uncomfortable was at Freetown Christiania, since it was starting to get dark out.
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