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    Car hire in Denmark - Find Your Perfect Rental

    Cast between continental Europe, Scandinavia and Great Britain, Denmark is a country with, arguably, the best quality of life. And if you consider the fact that the concept of hygge originated in Denmark, you begin to realise why this country is so favoured and popular with travellers. Take in the local culture and learn what this country has on offer by travelling by a car hire in Denmark. Explore the country at your own pace to not miss a thing from your trip.

    Auto Europe is an international car hire broker that has been offering car rental services for over 54 years. With more than 24,000 convenient pick-up locations around the world, hiring a car while travelling has never been easier. Whether you wish to pick up your vehicle at an airport, a railway station or at any of our many downtown locations, we offer you both quality and flexibility. Book your car rental in Denmark online today and discover this breathtaking country. Explore Copenhagen, the country's lively capital or visit the famous Legoland in Billund: you will never get bored while adventuring in Denmark. Comments on our exceptional service can be viewed on our car hire reviews in Denmark section.

    What are the most important driving rules in Denmark?

    On this page you will find some helpful information regarding preparation for your upcoming trip to Denmark. Please visit our FAQs page or call us for more information.

    Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind to make your driving experience in Denmark hassle-free. For additional information about driving a car hire in Denmark, please visit our driving information page.

    • Driving is done on the right-hand side of the road.
    • Drivers and passengers must wear seatbelts at all times.
    • Headlights must be turned on at all times while driving in Denmark.
    • Petrol stations throughout the country can be found about every 20 to 50 kilometres along most major motorways. Many of these stations are equipped with automatic payment machines that can be used even when the station is closed.
    • Drivers must carry their valid driver´s licence, registration documents, and insurance documents with them at all times while driving.
    • The use of mobile phones while driving is restricted to the use of hands-free systems.

    What to do in Denmark

    Certainly, there are many sightseeing attractions and outdoor activities in Denmark; it all boils down to what you are really up to. If you prefer a simple coffee in a cosy hygge place – there are plenty of those all around Denmark. One should also try biking in Copenhagen to do the things as the locals do. For families with children Legoland is a must and you will be surprised that it is also fun for the “older kids” too. From visiting the seaside towns, travelling to the Danish islands to discovering the music scene, there’s something for everyone!

    Road trips with my car hire in Denmark

    Aarhus: Take a drive from Copenhagen to Aarhus, a city you can reach in little over three hours, including a ferry trip. Discover how people used to live before the twentieth century in Denmark by visiting the open air museum Den Gamble By (The Old Town). See the world of Hans Christian Andersen in real, by taking a look inside the post office, apothecary bakery and numerous workshops. The museum has been created by relocating old buildings from around Denmark and creating an old town of 75 historic houses. Den Gamble By is close to Aarhus and has a parking facility, and most of all, children under the age of 18 get a free entrance.

    Helsingor: Hamlet Castle is a good idea for a one-day trip from Copenhagen. Located on the east coast in Helsingor, the castle (known as Kronborg Castle) is only one-hour drive away from the Danish capital city. Explore Hamlet Castle, listed as a UNESCO heritage site, a place of the original story portrayed by Shakespeare in his drama. Take a look inside the chambers and the underground tunnels and experience historic Denmark. You can combine a visit to the castle with a stroll along the old town of Helsingor.

    How old do I have to be to rent a car in Denmark?

    In order to rent a car in Denmark you must be at least 23 years old (age restrictions may vary slightly depending on car category), and you must have held a licence for at least one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge, and some car rental suppliers have a maximum age limit of 80 years old.

    Do I need to pay tolls when driving my car rental in Denmark?

    All motorways in Denmark are free from tolls. However, some bridges are paid; these include Storebaelt and Oresund (connecting Denmark with Sweden). Bridge tolls depend on the weight and size of the vehicle. 

    A bit of history

    lands of today's Denmark were first settled by the German tribes, followed by the Angles and Saxons who in the fifth and sixth centuries concurred parts of the British Isles. Back in the ninth century, the Danish King Knut the Great ruled over a country that included the lands of England, Norway, South Sweden and parts of Finland. Over the next centuries, the country's borders have shrunk and today's Denmark overseas territories include the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark is now a democratic monarchy with a representative parliamentary system.

    What is the currency in Denmark?

    The currency in Denmark is the Danish krone (DKK), and ATMs are conveniently located throughout the country. Credit cards are typically accepted as a form of payment in most locations, however it is highly advised you check with your card provider before leaving home in order to familiarise yourself with fees that may be added when using your card in a foreign country.

    What time zone is Denmark in?

    Denmark is in the central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is one hour ahead of Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT+1) and during the summer months, you can add an additional hour to that time difference. This makes the time two hours ahead of GMT during British Summer Time (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October), so remember to set your watch while visiting Denmark!

    Which are the most common phrases in Danish?

    Danish is the most common language in Denmark, but English is also widely spoken. Here are a few key phrases that should help you during your journey.

    Hello - Hej
    How are you? - Hvordan har du det?
    Have a nice day - Fortsat god dag
    Excuse me - Undskyld mig!
    Please - Vær så venlig
    Thank you - Tak
    Where is the toilet? - Hvor er toilettet?
    Police - Politi
    Do you speak English? - Taler du engelsk?
    I´m lost - Jeg er faret vild
    Today - I dag
    Tomorrow - I morgen
    Yesterday - I går

    Electricity - Do I need a power adapter in Denmark?

    Electricity in Denmark is set at 230 volts, 50Hz, and a two-prong plug, typical for continental Europe, is used. Most sockets also take the standard European two-pin plugs. As Denmark strays from the Scandinavian norm, make sure the adapter you are using is suitable, as some outlets are deeper than the European standard. Look for plug types C, F, or K, as they have the correct size of two round prongs.

    Do I need a visa to travel to Denmark?

    UK citizens do not need a visa to travel to Denmark, only a valid passport is necessary. If you require assistance from the consulate during your time in the country, go to the British Embassy in Copenhagen at the address listed below.

    British Embassy Copenhagen
    Kastelsvej 36-40
    DK-2100 Copenhagen
    Telephone: +45 35 44 52 00

    Can i hire a campervan in Denmark?

    Auto Europe also offers campervan hire in Denmark as the ultimate way to experience Danish natural reserves, islands with sandy beaches and idyllic old towns. Camping in Denmark will be a magnificent family holiday, not only because of the untouched nature, but also because of Legoland Holiday Village. Legoland needs absolutely no advertising - it has been one of the top attractions for both children and adults for dozens of years. Click here for some more ideas about your motorhome holiday in Denmark.

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