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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 its friendliness, Viking heritage and lovely coastal countryside (nowhere in Denmark is farther than 32 miles from the ocean). The country’s capital, Copenhagen, is arguably the most congenial of the Scandinavian cities.

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).


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.

Entry Requirements

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


Danish krone (DKK). Fluctuating rate valued at DKK6.23 = US$1.00 as of September 2020.

U.S. Embassy

Copenhagen, Tel. (45) 33-41-71-00.