Resources

Visit Denmark (www.visitdenmark.com) Info ranges from the practical to the inspirational.

Visit Copenhagen (www.visitcopenhagen.com) All the capital’s highlights, from culture to dining, shopping and day trips.

Rejseplanen (www.rejseplanen.dk) Great journey planner.

Denmark.dk (www.denmark.dk) Hugely informative on diverse subjects.

Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/denmark) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.

Top Tips

  • Copenhagen is a brilliant city to explore, but Denmark is much more than just its capital. Allocate time to visit regional Denmark if you can.
  • Get on a bike for the classic Danish mode of sightseeing and transport.
  • Expect varied weather. And remember: there's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.
  • Yes, it can be expensive, but there are easy ways to save money – eat at food halls and bakeries, and look for fixed-price menus and daily specials. Stay at hostels or private rooms (ask at tourist offices).
  • The website www.rejseplanen.dk is your best friend for planning travel and transport options.

What to Take

  • Clothing you can layer (the weather is nothing if not changeable).
  • A waterproof coat and umbrella, year-round.
  • Comfy walking shoes.
  • An appetite.
  • Extra room in your bags for great design purchases.
  • An eye mask for sleeping in the long summer light.

What to Wear

The Danes are an effortlessly stylish bunch. In general, casual jeans, trousers, and shirts or T-shirts for guys; dresses, skirts, jeans or trousers for women (plus a great scarf) will serve you well. For evening wear, smart casual is the norm. Shorts are fine in summer, but warm weather is never guaranteed, so pack layers. Year-round, a waterproof coat and comfy walking shoes are a must. As you'll hear quite a bit in this part of the world: there's no bad weather, just bad clothing.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Check your passport's validity and any visa requirements. Arrange travel insurance.
  • Book your car hire and accommodation; research festivals and seasonal activities.
  • Make reservations at top restaurants.
  • Prepurchase tickets to big attractions like Legoland and Lego House (to avoid queues or disappointment).
  • Research the likely weather conditions you will encounter and plan/pack accordingly.