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International dialling code: +45

Driving on the right

European Emergency Dial: 112

Border Crossing(s)

Entry 1: Rodbyhavn by Ferry from Puttgarden, Germany

Entry 2: Via Oresund Bridge from Malmo, Sweden to Copenhagen. 

Additional information: Danish authorities have increased border controls at the land border with Germany. If you’re travelling to Denmark from Germany using the land border, you should make sure you have your passport with you.

Covid Measures: For quarantine requirements on arrival and other related information see Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark. Further information regarding the temporary Danish travel restrictions on the Danish Police’s website.  

Approximate time to clear:​ Normally a seamless drive through. Might be spot checks

Exit 1: Copenhagen via Oresund Bridge to Malmo Sweden.

Exit 2: Route E45 / Route 7 from Denmark, to Flensburg, Germany.   

Additional information: EU Country - normally no formal border checks. 

Approximate time to clear:​ Normally a seamless drive through. Might be spot checks

Documentation

 

Passport: For British Citizens your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. 

VISA's: Not required for British Citizens. Schengen member. If you’re travelling to Denmark, previous visits to the Schengen area within the 180 days before your date of travel would count against the 90-day limit, but trips to other EU countries outside the Schengen area (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania) would not.​

EHIC: You should apply for a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel. If you already have an EHIC, make sure it hasn’t expired. 

Driving licence: Visitors can drive using a valid UK or other EU/EEA driving licence. There is no need for an International Driving Permit (IDP), this will remain the case after Brexit. 

  • A valid UK driving licence 

  • A GB sticker on the back of your car - unless your car has 'Euro-plates' (number-plates that show a circle of 12 stars on a blue background)

  • Your motor insurance certificate

  • A warning triangle inside the car in case you break down

  • Headlamp converters (stickers you put on your headlights when you're driving on the right, so your lights don't dazzle motorists coming the other way)

Insurance: Ensure you have motor vehicle insurance to drive in the EU. A Green Card is recommended. 

Logistics

Roads: Roads are generally of a good quality and driving standards are high. Note:

  • You don't have to pay motorway tolls in Denmark - although you do have to pay a toll for the Oresund and Storebaelt bridges

  • Petrol, diesel and LPG are readily available. Leaded petrol contains a lead-replacement additive

  • The speed limit is 50kph in built-up areas, 80kph on open roads and 110kph on motorways (with some signed stretches at 130kph)

  • If you're caught committing a driving offence whilst driving through Denmark, you'll be given an on-the-spot fine and the offence can be reported to the UK authorities

  • The drink driving limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (less than the UK limit of 80mg per 100ml)

  • You must use dipped headlights at all times

  • You must indicate when changing lanes

  • A line of triangles means you must give way

  • You should only use your side lights when waiting at a level crossing

  • Buses always have priority

  • Cycling is very popular and cyclists often have right of way - so it's important to keep an eye out for cycle lanes when you're turning right

Distance: Planned route in Denmark is 1271kms (790 miles) (+ 10%  = 1398 kms / 869miles)

 

Tolls: Road bridge between Copenhagen and Malmo  €45. 

Traffic: See Via Michelin or various applications including Wase.

 

Tyres: No special requirements. 

 

Weather: BBC weather forecast Copenhagen

 

Fuel: National Petrol Station networks. Fuel is readily available. 

Emergency equipment:

  • Spare bulbs

  • A fire extinguisher

  • A first aid kit

  • A Camping Card International to give you additional proof of identity, third party liability insurance, plus discounts at a
    wide range of campsites and tourist attractions. Find out more here

Water: Readily available at most campsites and garages

Food: Readily available. 

Vehicle / trailer repairs: Main cities. 

Bottle Gas or Refills: The following bottled gas retailers sell gas in Denmark:

LPG: In addition to cooking gas for those with tanks, LPG is also used to power vehicles. Details of LPG gas stations and connectors can be found on the website myLPG.eu. A list of Points of Interest (POI's), a list of stations, can also be downloaded in other applications and on other devices like Garmin, TomTom, Google Earth and iGO primo. Links can be found here.

Gas adapter: UK bayonet and Dish adapters are used in Denmark. 

Currency: The currency is the Danish Krone. 

Health

 

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.

The legal status and regulation of some medicines prescribed or purchased in the UK can be different in other countries. If you’re travelling with prescription or over-the-counter medicine, read this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines. For further information on the legal status of a specific medicine, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

Access to healthcare for British nationals travelling or living in the EU, European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will change if there’s a no-deal Brexit. More information about healthcare for UK nationals living in and visiting Denmark is available on the NHS website.

 

Pets

 

There will be no quarantine for your pet as long as the following regulations are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs, cats and ferrets including service and emotional support dogs and cats. Owners of other pets should refer to item 12. 

For owners of pets entering or returning to the European Union (EU) from the United Kingdom (UK): as of October 31, 2019, if there is no ratified deal between the UK and EU, the UK is likely to be treated as an unlisted (high-rabies) country under the EU Pet Travel Scheme. If this is the case, then a titer test will be required a minimum of 3 calendar months in advance of travel any EU Member State from the UK. (see step #3) Your pet will also need an EU health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of travel. (see step #5) Your pet will need to enter the EU at an approved Border Inspection Post.

For owners of pets returning to the UK from the EU, your pet will need either an existing EU pet passport (both for UK and EU citizens) or the EU health certificate issued in the UK used to travel to the EU.

Places to stay 

Hotels

Price per night

 

Campsites 

You can always park and sleep in your campervan and motorhome in official campsites in Denmark. There are also rest stops around the country, including public car parks, where you can pull up, refresh, refill water, sleep overnight and use the services, provided you don't make a camp. If this is not allowed at specific car parks, you will see signs stating this.

See Campsites in Europe.

Kjul Camping, Lilleheden near Hirsthals. Telephone nr.: +45 98949103 /
+45 60538120.  E-mail: kjulcamping@gmail.com . Approx 4km from
Hirsthals and 400 m from sea. 

 

Wild camping 

Wild camping is illegal in Denmark, both on the beach, in forests etc.
The alternatives are: official camping sites and official tent pitching sites
which are very basic sites where camping is allowed. ... There are some
forests where "wild" camping is allowed. 

 

Things to do and places to see

Companies / Organistions

  • M-PAYG. Provides solar cells and batteries to supply
    Tanzania’s electricity-less population with enough energy to
    meet their daily needs. Biomnass, Solar.

  

Tourism

  • The Little Mermaid

  • Aarhus

  • Aalborg, North Jutland

    • Harbour

    • Thy National Park

  • Thy National Park. Jutland

  • Climb the Råbjerg Mile. Sand dune. North Jutland.

  • Grenen. Beach. Most northern point of Denmark.
    Where the Skagerrak and Kattegat seas meet and crash
    together as they break over the Skaw Reef. 

  • Maritime Museum is Helsingør. 

  • Kastellet. Ancient fortress

  • Viking Museum. 

  • Carlsberg Brewery. Have a beer!

  • Oresund Bridge to Sweden.

Any other suggestions / Information: 

<<What went well. Safety / Security issues. Horror stories etc>>

Media

BBC News Denmark

The Local

The Copenhagen Post

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