Currency

Danish krone (DKK or kr)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than 800kr

  • Dorm bed: 150–300kr
  • Double room in budget hotel: 500–700kr
  • Cheap meal: under 125kr
  • Bike hire: free, or per day 100kr
  • 24-hour City Pass for Copenhagen transport: 80kr

Midrange: 800–1500kr

  • Double room in midrange hotel: 700–1500kr
  • Three-course menu in restaurant: 300–400kr
  • Train ticket Aarhus–Copenhagen: 388kr
  • Museum admission: 50–120kr
  • Adult entry to major attractions: 120–380kr

Top End: More than 1500kr

  • Double room in top-end hotel: from 1500kr
  • Main course in top-end restaurant: from 250kr
  • Car hire: per day around 600kr

Bargaining

Bargaining is not an accepted practice. You are expected to pay advertised rates.

Money

ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Exchange Rates

AustraliaA$15.00kr
CanadaC$15.00kr
Euro zone€17.40kr
Japan¥1005.80kr
New ZealandNZ$14.60kr
UKUK£18.10kr
USAUS$16.30kr

For current exchange rates see www.xe.com.

Tipping

  • Hotel and restaurant bills and taxi fares include service charges in the quoted prices.
  • Further tipping is unnecessary, although rounding up the bill is not uncommon when service has been especially good.

ATMs

  • Most banks in Denmark have 24-hour ATMs that give cash advances on Visa and MasterCard credit cards as well as Cirrus and Plus bank cards.
  • Typically, you’ll get a good rate when withdrawing money directly from a Danish ATM, but keep in mind that your home bank may charge you a fee for international transactions or for using another bank’s ATM – check before you leave.
  • A few banks, especially in Copenhagen, have 24-hour cash machines that change major foreign currencies into Danish kroner.

Credit Cards

  • Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in Denmark (American Express and Diners Club less so).
  • In many places (hotels, petrol stations, restaurants, shops) a surcharge may be imposed on foreign cards (up to 3.75%). If there is a surcharge, it must be advertised (eg on the menu, at reception).

Currency

  • Although Denmark is an EU member nation, Denmark’s citizens rejected adopting the euro in a referendum in 2000.
  • Denmark’s currency, the krone, is most often written with the symbol DKK in international money markets, and kr within Denmark.
  • One krone is divided into 100 øre. There are 50 øre, 1kr, 2kr, 5kr, 10kr and 20kr coins. Notes come in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner.