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Destination Information

Denmark is made up of the peninsula of Jutland (Jylland) and more than 400 islands scattered throughout the North and Baltic seas, most notably Zealand (Sjaelland), Funen (Fyn), Vendsyssel-Thy, Lolland, Falster and Bornholm. This seafaring nation is known for the friendliness of its citizens as well as for its lovely coastal countryside (nowhere in Denmark is farther than 32 miles from the ocean) and Viking heritage. The country’s capital, Copenhagen, is arguably the most congenial of the Scandinavian cities. Denmark is regularly cited as having the world’s highest levels of social mobility and income equality.


Denmark’s climate is similar to that of Britain, with mild winters punctuated by occasional cold spells. Summers are temperate, and rain is always a possibility. 

Direct Dial Codes

To phone hotels and restaurants in Denmark, dial 011 (international access) + 45 (Denmark code) + city code and local numbers in listings.


Six hours ahead of New York (EST).

Entry Requirements

Passport (valid for six months beyond end of stay). Visit, and for travelers’ health information,


Danish krone (DKK). Fluctuating rate valued at DKK6.50 = US$1.00 as of September 2018.

U.S. Embassy

Copenhagen, Tel. 3341-7100