Top events in Denmark

November
15

Enjoy the run up to Christmas in Tivoli, Copenhagen's world-famous amusement park, by taking in its famous festive market. A huge Russian basilica...

May
01

First held in 1995, the annual Spot Festival presents a music programme that includes some of the best up and coming bands from across Denmark and...

May
24

Runners from across the world travel to Copenhagen to participate in the city's annual marathon race. The race begins and ends at Islands Brygge,...

Copenhagen Harbour, Denmark
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Copenhagen Harbour, Denmark

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Denmark Travel Guide

Key Facts
Area

43,098 sq km (16,640 sq miles).

Population

5.6 million (2013).

Population density

129.9 per sq km.

Capital

Copenhagen.

Government

Constitutional monarchy.

Head of state

Queen Margrethe II since 1972.

Head of government

Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt since 2011.

Electricity

230 volts AC, 50Hz. Continental two-pin plugs are standard. On many campsites, 110-volt power plugs are also available.

Denmark is a secret utopia of tidy cities, picturesque countryside, efficient infrastructure and commendable public services, and is a country whose only fault is lack of winter sunshine.

In terms of entertainment, museums, festivals, architecture and shopping will easily distract the most enthusiastic of visitors and for those looking to take it easy, the outdoors offer endless opportunities for country walks and seaside breaks.

Ideal for family vacationers, Denmark is of course home to every kid's dream, Legoland, but there are also several highly rated interactive museums and activity centres geared to keep little ones amused.

Denmark's capital Copenhagen is a remarkable city with well preserved medieval streets, renowned art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants and a healthy business centre. Finding something to do is never a problem and if all else fails, just admiring the streets with a hotdog in hand is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.

Travel Advice

Last updated: 20 August 2014

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

The annual Grindadráp whaling season in the Faroe Islands typically takes place between June and September. This event has attracted protesters and there will be an increased security presence during this time. Anyone engaging in potentially dangerous acts including to life and/or property could be arrested. You should respect local laws and customs.

Around 150,000 British tourists visit Denmark every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

There is a general threat from terrorism.

If you need to contact the emergency services call 112.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

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