Denmark Travel Budget - Visit Denmark on a Budget or Travel in Style

How much does it cost to travel to Denmark?

You should plan to spend around $197 (kr1,343) per day on your vacation in Denmark. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $56 (kr381) on meals
  • $35 (kr241) on local transportation
  • $178 (kr1,215) on hotels

A one week trip to Denmark for two people costs, on average, $2,753 (kr18,807). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Denmark cost?

A one week trip to Denmark usually costs around $1,376 (kr9,404) for one person and $2,753 (kr18,807) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Denmark on average costs around $2,753 (kr18,807) for one person and $5,505 (kr37,614) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Denmark on average costs around $5,898 (kr40,301) for one person and $11,797 (kr80,602) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Denmark?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Denmark is $403 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Denmark expensive to visit?

Denmark is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Denmark is somewhat more expensive compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Europe for its travel costs. While a few countries in the region are more expensive, Denmark is more expensive than most.

For more details, see Is Denmark Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Denmark?

The average Denmark trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Denmark travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) kr1,215 ($178)
Local Transportation 1 kr241 ($35)
Food 2 kr381 ($56)
Entertainment 1 kr303 ($44)
Tips and Handouts 1 kr26 - 79 ($4 - 12)
Alcohol 2 kr62 - 186 ($9 - 27)
Accommodation Budget in Denmark
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Denmark is $89 (kr608). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Denmark is $178 (kr1,215). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Denmark

Looking for a hotel in Denmark? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Denmark based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $119. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Recommended Properties

Local Transportation Budget in Denmark
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Denmark is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $35 (kr241) per person, per day, on local transportation in Denmark.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Denmark are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Denmark, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Bicycle Renting

Food Budget in Denmark
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Denmark can vary, the average cost of food in Denmark is $56 (kr381) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Denmark should cost around $22 (kr152) 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.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Denmark are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Denmark, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Hot Dogs

Entertainment Budget in Denmark
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Denmark typically cost an average of $44 (kr303) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Denmark are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Denmark, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Coffee
  • Boat Tour

Tips and Handouts Budget in Denmark
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Denmark is $7.68 (kr53) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Denmark is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Denmark
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $18 (kr124) on alcoholic beverages in Denmark per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Denmark
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $9.72 (kr66) on bottled water in Denmark per day. The public water in Denmark is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2023
Denmark On a Budget
Denmark Nyhavn Harbour, Old Town Copenhagan
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.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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