Denmark Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Denmark?

How much money will you need for your trip to Denmark? You should plan to spend around kr1,201 ($181) per day on your vacation in Denmark, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, kr340 ($51) on meals for one day and kr422 ($63) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Denmark for a couple is kr995 ($150). So, a trip to Denmark for two people for one week costs on average kr16,816 ($2,531). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Denmark for one week usually costs around kr8,408 for one person. So, a trip to Denmark for two people costs around kr16,816 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs kr33,633 in Denmark. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Denmark can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Denmark?

How much does a trip to Denmark cost? Is Denmark expensive? The average Denmark trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Denmark prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Denmark can vary, the average cost of food in Denmark is kr340 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Denmark should cost around kr136 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Denmark is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Denmark is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent kr422 per person, per day, on local transportation in Denmark.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2019

Flights to Denmark

How much does it cost to go to Denmark? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

How much money do I need for Denmark?

Typical travel prices in Denmark are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Denmark. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Denmark can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Bicycle Renting
  • Hot Dogs
  • Coffee
  • Boat Tour
Typical tour prices for Denmark

How much do tours to Denmark cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Baltic Tours Regional experts, low prices
    10 days
    $ 2200
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    10 days
    $ 2035
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    7 days
    $ 1800
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    14 days
    $ 2225
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Denmark On a Budget
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Many people visit Denmark with plans of seeing the Little Mermaid statue, Legoland, or just to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and interact with the friendly Natives. This Scandinavian country is north of Germany and south of Norway and Sweden. The mainland of Denmark, also known as Jutland, is attached to Germany; however, there are also a number of Danish islands. The two major islands are Zealand, home to Copenhagen (the capital), and Funen. These islands sit upon the ostersoen Sea.

While Denmark is part of the European Union, it has opted out of the European monetary system, maintaining its own currency, the krone. Denmark is also part of the Schengen Area, making it less of a hassle to cross its borders from within other countries that are part of this area.

Denmark is a socially, economically and politically progressive country. The country ranks highly with regard to health care, education, democratic governance, human development, and income equality. Not to mention, it is one of the least corrupt countries in the world. On top of all this, Denmark is rich in culture, natural beauty, and stunning architecture.

Danes are very proud people in a low-key way and seem to all portray their concept of "Hygge", which loosely translates to 'cozy'. This concept is unique to the Danish language so explaining the true meaning to an English-speaker can be troublesome. Another key ingredient to Danish culture is modesty; this trait can be seen in regard to behavior as well as in the Danes famous minimalistic design.

The five main regions of Denmark are Jutland, which is the European mainland, Funen and smaller surrounding islands, Zealand, Lolland-Falster, and Bornholm. About 40% of the countries population resides on the island of Zealand. In the Jutland region, you can find historical towns as well as the birthplace of the popular children's toy, Lego's. In the region of Funen and its surrounding islands, you can visit the home of world-renowned author, H. C. Andersen. Zealand is home to the country's capital, Copenhagen, as well as the Vikings' Roskilde. Who doesn't want to see some Viking memorabilia while traveling in Denmark? For the traveler looking to get into nature and explore the great outdoors of Denmark, you will want to visit the Lolland-Falster region. Bornholm is much more east compared to the other regions and known as the vacation island.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Tivoli Gardens - The inspiration behind some of the most world-famous Disney theme parks. This recreation space has been around since 1843 and has been featured in multiple movies. Tivoli is a symbol of Denmark's capital, Copenhagen.

Hans Christian Andersen Museum - This author's stories and tales are a crucial piece of the Danish puzzle as a whole. People know his fairy tales across the globe including The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, and Thumbelina. See displays of the writer's life including his own sketches and art dating back to 1908.

Legoland - The original Legoland is located in Billund, which is in the Jutland region. This park opened back in 1968 and neighbors with the original Lego factory. This is the perfect attraction if you are traveling with children.

The Little Mermaid - This statue depicts a mermaid based on the fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen. This sculpture is a major tourist attraction in Copenhagen and symbolizes the city. Think of how the Statue of Liberty symbolizes New York City or how Christ the Redeemer symbolizes Rio de Janeiro.

Popular Foods
Danish cuisine is known to be fresh and is prepared with local ingredients. Open-faced sandwiches are very popular among the Danes for breakfast or lunch and meat and seafood are common dinner items.

Smorrebrod - the English translation of this word is "bread and butter". This is the name of the popular open-faced sandwiches that are popular throughout the country. Usually, this consists of a piece of rye bread with a piece of meat, cheese, and various vegetables.

Polsevogn - this is the name of the popular hot dog stand that you can find in Copenhagen. You can either get a riset hotdog, which comes on a bun with pickles, crispy onions, and classic condiments like ketchup and mustard. These resemble American hot dogs however they are much longer. You can also order a franskdog, which is a baguette that is hollowed out stuffed with a hotdog and sweet mayo.

Frikadeller - Danish meatballs made of ground beef and pan-fried. While these can be found in many other countries, it has been said that the Danes can do it best. The meat is mixed with onions, eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs and seasoned with salt and pepper. Many restaurants and food stands serve this specialty.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Biking Through Denmark

By backpackguru in Local Transportation
Denmark is a great country to have a bike in. Drivers are very used to bikers and it is generally very and safe and easy to get around this way. Within most big cities there are lanes specified for bikers along major streets. The country itself is quite flat, making it easier than most for long distance biking. Do watch out for the wind which can be quite strong. If necessary, you can carry your bike on most trains, but you cannot ride your bike on expressways.

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