DENMARK

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As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Denmark in a way like no other. Consistently scoring high on lists of the world’s happiest and most liveable countries, Denmark has a quality of life that will delight you to no end. On Trafalgar, you will experience the true meaning of “hygge”, a Danish term that aptly describes their relaxed attitude and determination to appreciate life's little moments. Denmark epitomises effortless cool. Renaissance castles frame the waterfront, rugged landscapes sit untouched waiting to be discovered and five-mile long bridges float above dark blue waters offering impressive views of the scenery. Admire minimalist architecture and charming canals in Copenhagen, as we stroll through the medieval streets of Randers and devour locally sourced produce in the alluring town of Nova Scotia perched on the Baltic Sea. A Denmark vacation is sure to impress, topped off with bicycle rides and the summertime beaches and fjords of Zealand.  Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Triploves Highlights.

“Try to visit The Little Mermaid statue as early as possible to avoid crowds getting in your photo!”

 

 

Lasse,

Travel Director

Denmark at a glance

Currency

Danish krone

Winter avg temp

o°C

Summer avg temp

17°C

Time Zone

GMT +2

Capital City

Copenhagen

Language

Danish

Good Morning

God morgen

Good evening

God aften

From the relaxed "hygge" culture, to the ravishing landscapes, charming canals and medieval streets, Denmark has a quality of life that will delight you to no end. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover why Denmark consistently scores as one of the world's happiest and most liveable countries.

Our top 3 things to do in Denmark

A trip to Denmark with Trafalgar boasts a fusion of history and unique scenery. We'll guide you towards the best Denmark attractions and down charming streets you could stroll forever.

Take a walking tour of the iconic sights of Copenhagen

Walking through Copenhagen offers an intimate encounter with this boutique city. Wander the Langelinie promenade to see The Little Mermaid statue and stand in awe at the classical façade of Amalienborg—home of the Danish royal family. Our sightseeing tour in Copenhagen will show you the intricacies beyond the guidebook.

Travel to Odense where Hans Christian Andersen was born

Popular for its rich history and culture—and because it was the birthplace of some of Denmark’s most popular artists—Odense sits high atop the list of things to do in Denmark. Visit the home-turned-museum of famous fairy-tale author, Hans Christian Andersen and wander the studio walls of Jens Galschiot, arguably Denmark’s most famous artist.

Cruise along the canals of Copenhagen

Nyhavn, the country’s most popular canal, showcases impressive 17th-century townhouses lining the waterfront. Feel the pulse of the harbour front as you cruise along the charming canal. Hear jazz spill out onto the water and watch the locals enjoy a summer drink at one of the many bars and restaurants.

Best museums in Denmark

With a thriving art scene, some of the world’s most recognised designs and a history that is ingrained in culture, museums are an essential part of our trips to Denmark. Here are just a few we can’t wait to show you.

National Museum of Denmark

The country’s largest museum is an accolade to the Denmark of the past. Artefacts found at the National Museum of Denmark will take you on a journey as far back as 3,000 years. Feel the weight of history as you amble around exhibitions from the Stone Age, Viking times and beyond.

Danish Museum of Art & Design

Perhaps the best showcase of Nordic design, the Danish Museum of Art & Design offers up works of some of the country’s most famous artists and designers. Attend a constant flow of fascinating exhibitions such as the Porcelain Study Collection, Danish Design Now and The 20th Century. Visit this institution, and you will find an artistic haven in Copenhagen’s historic centre.

Moesgaard Museum

Experience the life of the dead at a museum solely dedicated to archaeology and ethnography. Exhibitions bring to fruition a past life that is contrasted by the modern Nordic design of the building it sits within. Admire angular lines and cement exterior combined with the grassy, pitch-like roof; a symbol of the contemporary architecture the country is so famous for.

Best food in Denmark

Trafalgar takes you right into the heart of Denmark’s culinary culture. Be prepared to try some unusual takes on classic dishes - even the humble sandwich gets redefined by this Scandinavian country.

Smørrebrød

Literally meaning “butter and bread”, smørrebrød is a Danish take on an open-face sandwich. Expect a piece of dense rye bread topped with butter, cold cuts of meat or fish, cheese, spreads and garnishes like pickled herrings. Smørrebrød will quickly become your daily ritual.

Frikadeller

Danish meatball recipes get passed down through generations like precious pearls of wisdom. This savoury ball of ground pork, onions, nutmeg, garlic, a dash of milk and sage is usually served in a rich and creamy gravy. Pair it with potatoes, red cabbage or beets, and you will have yourself a deliciously Danish dish.

Rød pølse

Found in almost every deli and supermarket in Denmark is this boiled, bright red pork sausage. Considered one of Denmark’s national dishes, the rød pølse—which might simply be referred to as a hot dog—is not considered junk food and is deeply ingrained in the country’s gastronomy.

A coat

Though it can be warm in summer, Denmark tends to be cool for the majority of the year. Be prepared with a fleece jacket or warm coat, essential for sightseeing and strolling the windy streets or waterfront towns.

Sunglasses

Whether it is a sunny summer’s morning or a snowy afternoon in the dead of winter, eye protection is crucial when travelling. A trendy pair of sunglasses will have you feeling right at home in Denmark.

Pants or leggings

If you’re tapping into the local culture whilst in Denmark, you’ll more than likely find yourself on a bicycle. Pants or leggings will prove more comfortable and manageable than a long skirt or something short.

Waterproof shoes

Denmark’s climate can be unpredictable. Whether you’re travelling in winter, summer or anytime in between; periodic wind and rain makes a pair of waterproof shoes very handy.

A small digital camera

Blend in with the stylish ways of the Danish locals by leaving your oversized DLSR camera at home. A more compact camera will also save space in your handbag, which you can fill with a few more souvenirs.

What to pack for Denmark

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

Road Trip Adventures

Slide into your seat, grip the wheel, start the engine, and hit the open road. From Norway to South Africa, the tundra to the rainforest, there is no limit to what you can reach with four wheels and an adventurous spirit. The road trip is no longer a means to get from point A to point B in your country; it crosses borders into new places, allowing for pure freedom in exciting destinations. Measure your next journey in viewpoints, road signs, and the people you'll meet along the way!

Guide to Denmark Visa Application

Learn about the types of visas and the step by step process of obtaining a visa for Denmark and quarantine regulations in this comprehensive guide.

  This includes types of visa applications, what to declare, and what is prohibited.

Keep in mind these handy tips for a smart, stress-free, and on-time visa application experience! 

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