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The voltage in Denmark is 220V, but plugs are standard two-pin continental plugs, so you will probably need an adaptor.

Embassies and consulates

British Embassy –Kastelsvej 36/38/40, 2100 Copenhagen Ø – t 35 44 52 00 – http://ukindenmark.fco.gov.uk/en/

Irish Embassy – Ostbanegade 21, 2100 Copenhagen – t 35 42 32 33 – copenhagenembassy@dfa.ie


The Scandinavians’ environmental awareness and their determination to protect nature are unmatched. Scandinavians often have very close ties with their natural environment and their desire to maintain its equilibrium is very deep rooted. Their environmental policy is founded both on strict legislation and on the concept of individual responsibility.


Also see Know before you go.


Universal European emergency number: tél: 112.


Chemists are open at the same times as shops (see Shopping). Many major cities have 24hr chemists.



The currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone (krona), shortened locally to Kr or DKK.

Banks / exchange

Banks are open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm (6pm Thursdays) and until 5.30pm in some major cities.

Credit cards and traveller’s cheques

Hotels and restaurants accept most international credit cards. Check with your bank that you can make withdrawals from ATMs.

Traveller’s Cheques are accepted in most establishments.

Budget / cost of living

As a general rule, Scandinavian countries have the reputation of being costly.

Hotel accommodation is often very expensive. However, special deals are almost systematic at weekends (Friday night to Sunday evening), on public holidays and in summertime.


Opening times vary depending on the period of the year; open-air museums are only open from June to September.


Post offices are open Monday to Friday from 9-10am until 5-6pm and from 9am to noon on Saturdays.

Public holidays

1 January

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Easter Monday

4th Friday after Easter – General Prayer Day

Ascension Day – 40 Days after Easter Monday

Whit Monday

5 June – Constitution Day

6 December

24, 25 and 26 December

31 December


Shops are open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 5.30pm, Friday from 9am to 7pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.


Calling Denmark from abroad

00 + 45 (country code for Denmark) + number of the person.

Calling home from Denmark

00 + country code. For the United Kingdom: 44; for Ireland: 353.

National calls

Denmark does not have area codes.

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