Time

  • Time in Denmark is one hour ahead of GMT/UTC, the same as in neighbouring European countries.
  • During the northern hemisphere summer, Denmark is one hour ahead of London, six hours ahead of New York, and eight hours behind Sydney.
  • Clocks are moved forward one hour for daylight saving time from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October.
  • Denmark uses the 24-hour clock system and all timetables and business hours are posted accordingly.
  • Klokken, which means o’clock, is abbreviated as kl (kl 19.30 is 7.30pm).
  • The Danes number their weeks and refer to them as such – eg schools break for winter holidays in week 7 or 8; many businesses are closed for summer holidays in weeks 29 and 30. It might be hard to wrap your head around – www.ugenr.dk can help.