Time Zone
GMT + 1 (+2 from the last Sunday in March to the Saturday before the last Sunday in September.)
Telephone Services
Country Code: 45 Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Dial 112 anywhere in the EU to reach the emergency services. Additional local numbers:-Police and Ambulance – 112 (in Copenhagen).
Tourist Information
Danish Tourist Board, 55 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SY Tel: (020) 7259 5958/9 Fax (020) 7259 5955.
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all except: Nationals of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland in Possession of a national identity card. Nationals of Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden in possession of identification papers if travelling entirely within Scandinavia. Nationals of Bosnia-Herzegovina in possession of a valid identity card valid for at least 6 months beyond length of stay with a valid visa. Requirements may be subject to short term change. Contact embassy before departure.
Visa Information
Required by all except: Nationals of the UK with full British Passports. Nationals of Australia, Canada, the US and Japan. Nationals of EU countries. Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kiribati, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Switzerland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uruguay, Vatican, City and Venezuela Nationals of Bermuda carrying a British Dependant Territories Passport.
Health Information
No information available at present.
Food & Drink
Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Danish Krone (Dkr) = 100 øre
Exchange: Eurocheques are cashed by hotels and banks and may also be used at most restaurants and shops. Personal cheques can not be used by foreigners in Denmark. Some banks may refuse to exchange large foreign bank notes
All major credit cards are accepted. Travellers cheques can be cashed by banks and hotels, and can be used at most hotels and shops. US dollars and Deutschmarks are the preferred forms of currency
ATM availability: Over 2500 locations.
Cost of Living
Slightly cheaper than other Scandinavian countries but still relatively expensive.
Danish. English, German and French may also be spoken.
Summer June – Aug. Winter Oct – Mar which is wet with period of frost. Feb is the coldest month. Spring and Autumn are generally mild.
220 volts AC 50 Hz. Continental 2 pin lugs are used.
2 – 3 days to rest of Europe.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Extensive service provided. SEA: There are frequent ferry services between the islands. RAIL: The main cities on all islands are connected by the rail network. Express trains operate and ‘Inter-Rail’ and ‘Nord-Tourist’ pass (which can be used throughout Scandinavia) can provide good value. ROAD: CAR HIRE: Available to drivers over the age of 20. DOCUMENTATION: National driving licence is acceptable. Visitors taking their own car are advised to obtain a ‘Green Card’ as without will limit their insurance coverage.
Special Information
Usual social courtesies should be observed. Casual dress is suitable for most places. Railway porters and washroom attendants will expect a tip.