Important! When going to Denmark, it is important to have a complete travel package with documents: a foreign passport with a visa, a voucher for a tour to Denmark, an insurance policy and an air ticket. Check-in for an international flight to Denmark two hours before departure.
According to thesciencetutor, Denmark is the southernmost state of Scandinavia, located on the Jutland peninsula and more than 400 islands are under the control of Denmark. The kingdom includes the island of Greenland, which is one of the largest islands in the world. The Faroe Islands have a special status of autonomy and self-government, and only military, monetary and foreign policy is regulated by the central government. The south of the peninsula is washed by the Baltic and North Seas. The length of the land border with Germany is about 70 kilometers. Three straits separate Denmark and Sweden. In 2000, the Øresund Bridge was opened connecting the Swedish Malmö and Copenhagen. Land occupies more than 42,000 square kilometers, water expanses of 700 square kilometers, and a coastline of 7,300 kilometers.
Denmark: landscape. Western part of Denmark, mostly sandy lowland. The eastern part is hilly with many flowing lakes. The western part of the peninsula is indented by fjords and bays. The central part of Denmark is a flat and hilly area with many small rivers and flowing lakes. The highest point in the country is Mount Iding-Skovkhoy 173 meters. Forests cover ten percent of the country.
Denmark: climate is temperate – maritime with long transitions between seasons. Summers are cool with minimal rainfall. Spring and early summer are sometimes rainy. Winter is mild, dry and not frosty. Mostly precipitation in autumn and early winter.
Denmark: population. The population is more than five and a half million people.
Denmark: religion. Eighty-five percent of the population is Lutheran.
Denmark: capital. The population of Copenhagen with its suburbs is one million two hundred thousand people. Copenhagen is one of the most visited capitals in Scandinavia. This is a large transport hub and the economic center of Denmark. Copenhagen is connected to the whole country by six railway lines. The population is over a million people. There are two international airports in Copenhagen: Kastrup and Roskilde. Copenhagen and Malmö (Sweden) are connected by a unique bridge, which is about eight kilometers long. The city has a subway. Bicycle traffic is organized along all city highways. More than fifty percent of the population uses bicycles to travel to school and work. A large number of architectural monuments have been preserved.
Denmark: major cities. Aarhus – a population of more than two hundred thousand, Odense – a population of about one hundred and fifty thousand, Aalborg – a population of over one hundred thousand people.
Denmark: currency. The approximate rate for 1 dollar = 6.6 DKK, the rate for 1 euro is 7.5 DKK. Credit cards of international systems Visa, Master Card, American Express, etc. are accepted. Attention! Banks take a commission when exchanging currency. A passport is required for currency exchange.
Denmark: phone. GSM 900/1800 mobile communication standards. Telephone code (+45). For all emergency services, there is a single number: 112.
Denmark: shopping. Many world brands, as well as Scandinavian brands, are presented in the shopping centers of Denmark. The TAX REFUND sign in the store makes it possible to issue a tax refund when purchasing goods. The main shopping centers in Copenhagen are Magasin, Magasin du Nord, Frederiksberg, Premier Outlet Center, Illum Shopping Center, Fields Mallm.
Denmark: Copenhagen urban transport. Taxi, bus, subway, train. Taxis are paid strictly according to the meter, at night there is an increased rate. One-time tickets for the metro and buses are very expensive, so it is recommended to immediately purchase travel cards for 10 trips. The ticket price depends on the number of zones, then you can use any type of transport of your choice within the paid number of zones.
Denmark: the state language is Danish. Almost all residents over the age of 18 are fluent in English, and many residents also know German.
Denmark: visa. Ukrainians need a visa to enter Denmark. A tourist visa to Denmark is issued from 10 to 14 days if a tour is purchased or a hotel is booked, and costs 77 euros (including the visa fee, visa center services and visa support in processing and filing from the tour operator). If you need an urgent visa, the processing time of which is from 1 to 3 days, an additional fee of 35 euros is paid.
Denmark: features of customs control. Danish customs regulations impose certain restrictions on the duty-free importation of the following products:
- up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of smoking tobacco;
- up to 1 liter of alcohol with a strength of more than 22%;
- up to 2 liters of fortified wines and liqueurs and the same amount of table wines;
- up to 500 grams of coffee or 200 grams of coffee bean extract;
- up to 100 grams of tea or 40 grams of tea extract;
- up to 50 milliliters of perfume and 250 milliliters of eau de toilette;
- goods for personal use in the amount of not more than 1350 Danish kroner.
It is forbidden to import: drugs, over-the-counter medications, weapons, pornography, plants, animals, birds, food (without special vacuum packaging).
Denmark: time. Minus 1 hour from time in Ukraine.
Denmark: tips. The vast majority of establishments already include tips in the bill, so it is not necessary to leave them. But if you wish, you can round up the bill a little if you liked the service.
Denmark: electrical network. In Denmark, the mains voltage is 230V, and the type of sockets is European-style (with round thick “pins” with or without grounding).
Denmark: official holidays. The most interesting will be such holidays in Denmark as:
- Christmas 25.12;
- New Year in Denmark 1.01;
- St. Hans Day from 23 to 24.06 – on the night of the holiday, mass festivities take place and you can see interesting folk traditions and other Danish cultural features.
In addition to official holidays, Danish festivals will be interesting:
- film festival in March;
- Aalborg Masquerade Carnival in May-early June (one of the largest in Europe);
- a huge open air music festival for 8-10 days Roskilde (end of June-beginning of July, in 2016 – 25.06-2.07), annually receiving about 100,000 guests;
- jazz festival in Copenhagen in early July;
- rock festival in Skanderborg in August.