Located in Northern Europe , Denmark is one of the world’s most modern, human rights-sensitive and high-prosperity countries. As one of the most visited destinations in Scandinavia, Denmark’s colorful houses with steep roofs, rich historical and cultural heritage and environmentally sensitive cities are eye-catching.
Despite its crowded cities, the use of bicycles in daily life is very common in the country where there is no traffic and noise problem. Danes prefer to use the bicycle to go to work, school and in social life.
Brief information about Denmark 🇩🇰
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark (Danish: Kongeriget Danmark), is a Northern European country. Its capital is Copenhagen. Denmark, one of the countries with the highest welfare level in the world, is among the symbol countries in this field with its quality life expectancy and environmentally friendly urban life.
The first settlers in Denmark, whose history dates back to the 8th century, are thought to be Vikings. Throughout history, the Danes, who have dominated a wide area as far as England, Iceland, North America and the north of the Black Sea, keep their maritime tradition alive in their country. More than fifty percent of the transportation in Denmark, which is inhabited on 76 of its more than 400 islands, is done by bicycle and public transportation vehicles.
The official language of Denmark is Danish. English and German are also spoken. Danish currency Euro. 1 hour back from Turkey. Denmark has a population of 5.8 million. The Lutheran sect of Christianity represents the most widespread belief group in the country. More than 50 percent of the population is atheist.
ⓘ To go to Denmark, you must either have a Green Passport or obtain a Schengen visa . If you have not had any visa experience yet , my blog posts on How to Get a Visa and How Much Visa Fees will guide you.
ⓘ If you do not have a passport, read my Passport Types and How to Apply for a Passport . When you go abroad, you have to pay an international departure fee . If you think you’ll have trouble getting a visa, check out my recommendations for Visa-Free European Countries that don’t require a visa. Check out my detailed Visa Free Countries List blog post.
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Where is Denmark 📍
Denmark is located on the European continent. Known as the shining star of the north, Denmark is the smallest country in Scandinavia. Located between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, the country consists of 406 islands, with the island of Jutland in the centre.
Denmark’s only land neighbor is Germany to the south. Denmark is bordered by the North Sea to the west, Skagerrak to the north, and Kattegat and the Baltic Sea to the east.
How to get to Denmark
There are direct flights from Turkey to Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen and Billund. Turkish Airlines has 2 direct flights to Copenhagen from Istanbul Airport every day, and Pegasus Airlines has 2 direct flights from Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Flight time from Istanbul to Copenhagen is 3 hours and 25 minutes.
Transportation from Copenhagen Airport to the city center: Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (CPH) is 8 km from the city center. There are bus, train, metro, taxi and car rental options to reach the city center from the airport.
You can reach the city center with a comfortable journey from the train station located in the airport terminal building 3. Buses with ring services within the airport carry passengers to Terminal 3 free of charge. Trains departing from the airport also have flights to many cities in Sweden, especially Malmö.
There is also a metro station in Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3 building. The metro, which runs every 5 minutes during working hours, makes a trip every 15 minutes outside working hours. You can reach many points of Copenhagen city center by metro.
Municipal buses are the most economical option for transportation from Copenhagen Airport to the city center. The city center can be reached in 20 minutes by city buses that operate 24 hours a day.
Turkish Airlines has direct flights to the Danish city of Billund from Istanbul Airport 7 days a week. Istanbul-Billund flight time is 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Transportation from Billund Airport to the city center: Billund Airport (BLL) is 6 km from the city center. There are bus and taxi options to reach the city center from the airport.
Municipal buses operating on 9 different lines, departing from the arrivals gate of the airport terminal, operate 24 hours a day. The city center can be reached in 10 minutes by city bus.
Denmark , represented by four different places on the UNESCO World Heritage List , awaits its visitors with its fjords, regular cities, natural beauties and historical buildings. Capital Copenhagen, Aalborg, Odense and Esbjerg are among the most visited cities in the country.
In Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, there are many other addresses you can visit. Museum lovers can visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Viking Ship Museum, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Danish Decorative Arts and Industrial Design Museum.
Among the churches of the city that stand out are Frederik’s Church, which was inspired by the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Church of Christ the Savior with a very elegant architecture, and the Grundtvig Church, which has a magnificent architecture. You can also see the City Hall Square, where Copenhagen City Hall is located, Kastellet Fortress, one of the best preserved star castles in Northern Europe.
One of the largest parks in Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Gardens, which was organized as the garden of Frederiksberg Palace in the 17th century, is also a very nice and green address to unwind.
In the Oresund Region, which separates Denmark and Sweden by the sea, the Oresund Bridge, opened in 2000, connects Copenhagen and Malmö. Malmö, which can be reached in 30 minutes by train from Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is on the route of many people who come to visit Copenhagen.