Facts about Denmark

About 5,8 million people

Capital City:

Neighboring countries:
Most of the country is bordered by the North Sea. Denmark’s only land border is Germany in the South.

Denmark is made up of a large landmass surrounded by around 400 islands. The geography of Denmark is primarily made up of flat plains and sandy coastline.

Political system:
Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Major religions:

Main languages:
Danish, but most of the population can also speak English

The Danish krone (DKK). The banking system is efficient and easy to use. ATMs are widely available.

By law, all service charges (including gratuity) are included in the price pilled, but additional tips can be given for good service.

GMT+2 (+1 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

230V, 50Hz. Plugs have two round pins, and some have an additional grounding pin.

Internet domain:

International dialing code:

Emergency contacts:

Transport and driving:
Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road. Denmark is well served by public transport system including trains, busses, and ferries.

The weather in Denmark varies significantly throughout the year. Winters are cold with temperatures often dropping below freezing, accompanied by occasional snowfall. Spring brings milder temperatures and blossoming flowers. Summers are generally cool, with temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius, and occasional rainfall. Autumn sees a gradual cooling and the changing colors of foliage. Compared to Asia and Africa, Denmark experiences distinct seasons, with cooler temperatures and a greater emphasis on temperate and maritime influences.

Transportation in Denmark

Public transportation
In Denmark there are several options to travel around without a license.
On the following website you can find a lot of information on the public transportation options you have in Denmark. You can find information on how to get from A to B, prices, how it works, general information and you will also be able to purchase different tickets from there: DOT - Your Public Transport - DOT (dinoffentligetransport.dk)

Or scan the QR:
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Driving License
There are different rules regarding using your driving license (which is obtained in your home country) in Denmark. EU or EEA countries:

In Denmark it is not a requirement that you, as a citizen in the EU or an EEA country, exchange your driving licence into a Danish driving licence in order to be able to drive legally. Therefore, you can legally drive the same types of vehicles as you are allowed to in accordance with your valid driving license issued in another EU Member State or an EEA country. 

If you are from the following countries: Singapore, USA, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Ukraine, Schweiz, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Isle of Man, Israel or Russia: You can change your license to a Danish driving license without a controlling driving test. You must bring a medical certificate issued by your own doctor (in Denmark). In addition, you must make a written declaration on your honour that you have not been disqualified from driving in your home country for the past five years and that the right to drive is not restricted or granted under special conditions.
If you wish to use your driving license in Denmark you must change it within 180 days from arrival.

You should be aware that the municipality may require a translation of your driving license in connection with an exchange case. If the driving license is written in Latin characters or is a driving license from an EU country or an EEA country, a translation will generally not be necessary.
The translation must have been carried out by a public authority or by an organization authorized to do so in the issuing country.

Other countries:
Other foreign driving licenses only give you the right to drive in Denmark for up to 180 days after you are registered with permanent residence in Denmark.
In this case, you must therefore also apply for an exchange of your foreign driving license for a Danish license if you wish to continue driving in Denmark.
Other foreign driving licenses can only be exchanged after a driving test.


In Denmark we have a wide range of different supermarkets. Each supermarket has different discounts that change every week or 14 days. If you have a specific product that you search for you can check if it is on sale in any of the supermarkets in the following link: https://www.tilbudsugen.dk/tilbudsavis

Or scan the following QR-code:
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Here you can search for a specific product or you can check the different leaflets from supermarkets.  


As stated earlier as an intern you are entitled to 5 weeks holiday during the year. If you wish to travel there are some things you should know. 
Your work permit is only valid for your internship in Denmark.
A permit grants you the right to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. The permit does not grant you the right to work in other Schengen countries.

Danish lessons

With a residence permit in Denmark, you are entitled to free Danish lessons. However, you must have turned 18 years and have your Danish address registered in the Danish National Register.

If you have a residence permit in Denmark based on work, study, etc. you have to pay a deposit before you can start receiving Danish lessons. Be aware that you can lose your deposit if you do not pass the different modules within a specific timeframe.

Your municipality of residence is obliged to offer you Danish lessons and refer you to a language center. If you have not been offered Danish lessons within a month after registering your address in Denmark, you can contact your municipality.

You will (typically) be taught together with other foreign nationals who have arrived in Denmark recently.

Important phone numbers you might need in Denmark:

Police, fire brigade and ambulance
Call (+45) 112
for life threatening emergencies and ask for the police, fire department or ambulance service.
Call (+45) 1813
for injuries or sudden illness and speak to a nurse or doctor, or to go to a hospital emergency department.
Call (+45) 114
for police, when it is not an emergency.
Always speak slow and clearly when calling about an emergency.

If your credit card is lost or stolen, it is important to report it immediately.
You can call Nets – a Nordic provider of payments, card and information services – 24 hours, all year round.
For Dankort, Visa/Dankort and Visa Electron, please call: +45 44 89 29 29

For MasterCard, Maestro, Visa and American Express, please call: +45 44 89 27 50

To deal with unauthorized charges, you must contact your own bank, which can also issue your new credit card.

If you are interested in more information about life in Denmark you can read further on the following website:
lifeindenmark.dk - the official guide (borger.dk)

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