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Consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world, Denmark is known for its incredible Viking Age-shaped history, minimalist Scandi architecture, cosy “hygge” living, gorgeous seaside towns, vibrant literary scene, and picturesque countryside accommodating a strong biking culture. You may be surprised to know that although the population of Denmark is less than 6 million, the country actually ranks 12th in the world in terms of size and its total area is larger than Germany, France and Turkey combined! Book your Denmark car hire in advance with Enjoy Travel to enjoy scenic drives around the country. Prices for economy vehicles - such as a Toyota Prius - average at just €34 per day, with more upscale cars like an Audi A4 averaging at €102 per day.

Guide to Denmark

Denmark - Copenhagen
Gardens in Copenhagen


Denmark is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe consisting of the Jutland Peninsula and 443 islands in the Baltic Sea, known as the Danish Archipelago. The largest island is Zealand - which is also where the capital city, Copenhagen, is found - followed by Vendyssel-Thy and Funen. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway and shares a 68-kilometre border with Germany. Technically, Denmark is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, which also comprises the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland.


Among the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has the least extreme climate. The best time to visit would be between March and August when the days are at their longest, temperatures are mild, and the countryside is engulfed with gorgeous bloom. Summer brings a plethora of popular festivals but you will need to book your hotels and flights in advance to avoid the crowds. Remember to carry an umbrella if you wish to visit in July or August, as these are the wettest months of the year.


Despite its small territory and population, Denmark has had a notable contribution to European history. During ancient times, Denmark, along with the other Scandinavian nations, restructured European society when the Vikings undertook marauding, trading, and colonising expeditions. In the Middle Ages, the Kalmar Union helped the Danish crown dominate northwestern Europe. During later centuries, Denmark established trade relations all over western Europe and North America, thanks to its geographic conditions which supported incredible maritime prowess.

Today, Denmark is a prosperous country and the Danes are considered among the happiest people in the world. They enjoy a high standard of living, and the country ranks quite highly in many metrics of national performance, including education, health care, protection of civil liberties, democratic governance and LGBTQ equality.

Things To Do in Denmark

Bornholm village
Frederiksborg Palace

Spend a day at the enthralling Tivoli Gardens

The most visited amusement park in Scandinavia and one of the primary tourist attractions in Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens can’t be missed. Started in 1843, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world. Tivoli Gardens offers a wide array of attractions for the entire family, including roller coasters, theatres, restaurants, cafes, and a Moorish-inspired concert hall. Adrenaline junkies can ride on the Daimonen (The Demon)- a floor-less rollercoaster (which means your legs dangle in the air during the ride!) and one of the most opulent structures in the park. Later, swing by the open-air Pantomime Theatre, which hosts performances by pop phenomenons to classical maestros alike. On Saturday evenings, stay late and watch the enchanting firework show. Indeed, Tivoli is at its most romantic after sunset when the twinkling fairy lights are lit, lending it a magical aura.

Visit the birthplaces of Legos!

The small town of Billund is famous for being the birthplace of LEGO bricks and the home of LEGO House, a 12,000-square-meter building filled with 25 million LEGO bricks. There is free admission for some areas, such as certain theme playgrounds and the world-famous Tree of Life. However, you can also buy entry into the four Experience Zones, each embodying a different colour-coded theme: red for creativity, green for social skills, blue for cognitive challenges, and yellow for emotional intelligence. Just a stone’s throw from Lego House is the original Legoland theme park, which boasts around 40 million Lego bricks. At the heart of Legoland is Miniland where 20 million Lego pieces are crafted to recreate miniature cities, iconic buildings, and favourite characters from Star Wars or Ninjago. The reconstructions are on a scale of 1:20 to 1:40 with mind-blowingly intricate detail. You can find dwarf models of the Kennedy Space Center, the Statue of Liberty, the Acropolis, a Scottish castle and an Egyptian temple as well as Danish landmarks like Copenhagen’s Nyhavn, Ribe, and Skagen.

Discover the life of a literary great

Literature lovers will love the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense. The famous children’s author, best known for writing classics like “The Ugly Duckling” and “Princess and the Pea,” was born here and the museum pays homage to his works and life with artefacts, mementoes and his own artwork and pen and ink sketches. His creations are put into historical context through listening posts and interactive installations. There is also a domed hall filled with scenes from Andersen’s autobiography (Story of My Life). Two centuries after he wrote his first story, children still love to hear the tales of The Ugly Duckling or The Snow Queen. The museum also features a replication of his Copenhagen study as well as a voluminous selection of his books, most of which have been translated into around 140 languages. You can pick up a copy of his children’s stories and fairy tales from a shop inside the museum. To the southwest of Odense Cathedral in Munkenmollestraede, you can also visit Andersen’s childhood home known as Andersen’s Barndomshjem.

Step into the shoes of a Viking!

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde provides tourists with a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of how the Vikings constructed their boats and organized their maritime expeditions. The central exhibit is the Viking Ship Hall, which features five original ships which are each over 1000-years-old and have been unearthed after painstaking underwater excavations and then restored. There is an ocean-going trading vessel, a 30m warship for international raiding, a coastal trader, a 17-metre warship used around the Baltic as well as a fishing boat. Needless to say, the Vikings’ seafaring skills were second to none at the time. Among the museum’s latest additions is the high-tech ‘Climb Aboard’ experience, where visitors can fully engage in life aboard a Viking ship. This interactive experience comes with period costumes for those who really want to dive in as well as experience sensory changes as the journey takes you through day and night, rough seas and calm weather.

Eating Out in Denmark

Denmark has over 30 Michelin-starred restaurants, many of which have come together to develop the New Nordic cuisine that is defined by seasonality, sustainability, and fresh local ingredients. That being said, here are some of our top restaurant suggestions in Denmark:

Situated on the harbour front in Copenhagen is Amass, where you can relish creative dishes like Pollock with dark lime and burnt birch. Manfreds is a laidback eatery where they serve a 7-course family meal at reasonable rates. Their beef tartare will leave you drooling. Savour some delicious pizza at Baest; their burrata and charcuterie are all prepared in-house and the pizza gets cooked in a traditional Neapolitan oven. Copenhagen Diner ‘n’ Steak is famous for its steaks and barbecues as well as magnificent views from the rooftop. For a scrumptious and fancy dinner with friends, order the steak fries and lobster carbonara at The Oxford House Inn.

Denmark Transport


Copenhagen Airport (CPH), also known as Kastrup, is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, the rest of Zealand, the Oresund Region and a large part of southern Sweden. It is the busiest airport for international travel in Scandinavia and the third-busiest airport in Northern Europe. The airport is located on the island of Amager, 8 km south of Copenhagen city centre.

Getting Around

Public transport in Denmark is fast, affordable and convenient. A small country with numerous islands, Denmark has myriad interconnecting transport routes by land, sea, and air. You can travel to most cities by train, bus or ferry. Copenhagen also has one of the world’s most efficient fully-automated metro systems operating 24/7. Copenhagen’s Bycyklen is a network of electric bikes that can be rented from the street and used all over the city’s cycling routes.

Many visitors to Denmark also choose to hire a car for enhanced comfort and flexibility. 7 seater and 9 seater vans are especially a popular category among those travelling in large groups.

Top Tips when hiring a car in Denmark

● A big number of users encountered hire cars in Denmark for less than £30 per day.

● Booking your hire car in Denmark in advance even if it's by at least 1 day before your trip ensures you'll get cheap car hire deals.

● Car Hire Locations: Denmark has several car hire locations throughout the country. You can find car rental services in major cities like Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense, and Aalborg, as well as at airports and other popular tourist destinations.

● Choose a Reliable Car Hire Company: Look for a reputable car hire company that offers competitive rates, good customer service, and a wide range of vehicles to choose from. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is one of the well-known car hire companies with locations in Denmark.

● Car Hire Deals: Keep an eye out for car hire deals and discounts. Many car rental companies offer special promotions, especially if you book in advance or for an extended period.

● Pick Up Date and Time: Select your pick-up date and time carefully. Prices can vary depending on the day of the week and time of day. Booking during off-peak periods or weekdays can often result in better rates.

● Airport Locations: If you're arriving in Denmark by plane, consider renting a car from the airport location. It provides convenience and flexibility, allowing you to start your road trip right away.

● Save Money with Prepayment: Some car hire companies offer discounts if you prepay for your rental car. Check if this option is available and if it can help you save money.

● Valid Driver's Licence: Make sure you have a valid driver's licence from your home country or an international driving permit (IDP) if required. Most car hire companies in Denmark will ask for a valid licence before renting a car to you.

● Familiarize Yourself with Road Rules: Before embarking on your road trip, familiarize yourself with the road rules and traffic regulations in Denmark. It's essential to know the local driving laws to ensure a safe and pleasant journey.

● Explore Different Car Categories: Car hire companies offer various car options to suit different needs and preferences. Consider the number of passengers, luggage space, and fuel efficiency when choosing a car category that best fits your requirements.

● If you have a UK driver's licence, it is generally accepted in Denmark. However, it's always a good idea to check with the car hire company in advance to ensure they accept your UK licence.

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FAQs about car hire in Denmark

Most frequently asked questions about hiring a car in Denmark

The average cost per day of hiring a car in Denmark is just €32.40 per day.
Prices for Denmark car hire start from just €22.07 per day when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To hire a car in Denmark you must be at least 19.
Yes, additional drivers can be added to your Denmark car hire agreement upon request.
We recommend opting for an economy vehicle like a Toyota Prius or similar; its excellent fuel economy makes it easy for both city and country driving.
Distance from Copenhagen to Viborg is 327 kilometers (203 miles)
Denmark is one of the most expensive countries in the world to live and to travel. You’ll spend around KR 1201 which is about EUR 160 per day.
Rent a car if you'll be moving around the country a lot if without a doubt the most economic option for transport.
You should start by seeing the most popular parts of the country such as Copenhagen, Egeskov Castle, The mountain Moens Klint, Roskilde Cathedral and Odense.
The best time to travel to Denmark is in summer as the days are very long and pleasant between May and September.
It's €314 for a week, or €45 per day
It's €458 for a month, or €15 per day.
Price of fuel in Denmark is between KR 10.66 and KR 7.80 per litre.

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