FYI Denmark Expat Blog


FYI Denmark is a site designed to help expats and new visitors to Denmark learn about their new home. If you do not see what you are looking for in the menu, just use the site search option. There is over 150 pages of useful information on Denmark.

Jun 14, 2014

Changing address in Denmark

If you are changing address in Denmark, you need to follow some simple steps in order to avoid problems and a fine.

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Jun 14, 2014

Car Ownership Denmark

Car ownership Denmark is very involved and you should be prepared to invest time and money if planning on owning a car.

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Jun 14, 2014

cities in Denmark

There are many cities in Denmark, but the most populated are Copenhagen, Arhus, Aalborg and Odense. This does not mean that there are not other towns in Denmark worth visiting.

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Jun 14, 2014

Copenhagen

A brief overview of Copenhagen, Denmark including a video tour.

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Jun 14, 2014

Copenhagen Christmas

Having a Copenhagen Christmas is a sure way to bring in the holiday spirit. The city is full of traditional christmas lights, Tivoli is open and there is a chill in the air.

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Jun 14, 2014

Copenhagen Sights

There are many Copenhagen sights and attractions to keep anyone visiting this modern capitol happy and entertained. Below you will find a list of my favorites.

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Jun 14, 2014

CPR Number

If you plan to live in Denmark, you must have a CPR number, Civil Registars Number. Without one you will be unable to open a bank account, find a place to live or get a job.

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Jun 14, 2014

Culture Shock Denmark

If you are moving to Denmark you will experience Culture Shock Denmark at some time during your settling in period. Below is a story from an expat on that experience.

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Jun 14, 2014

Bus in Denmark

Denmark has a very good bus transportation system and with just a bit of knowledge you can quickly and easily master the system and avoid having to use your car or getting lost. Read this helpful info

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Jun 14, 2014

Budget Eating in Denmark

Budget Eating is not impossible if you take a path less travelled by most tourists. You have probably heard that Denmark is expensive. True, but there are many ways to save money.

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Jun 14, 2014

Budget Denmark Tips

Here are a few budget Denmark tips for surviving in Denmark. These tips including where to find cheap dining, discounts on travel, shopping, etc...

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Jun 14, 2014

Bringing Pets to Denmark

If you are planning on bringing pets to Denmark, you will need to get a PET passport and check up on the regulations for transporting your pet to Denmark.

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Jun 14, 2014

Bicycling in Denmark

Bicycling in Denmark is probably one of the best ways to see Denmark , but also for many people living in Denmark is the preferred method of getting to work, shopping and getting about.

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Jun 14, 2014

Banks in Denmark

There are several hundred different banks in Denmark, but as an expat you will probably wish to bank with one of the top banks like Dankse Bank, Nordea, Jysk Bank or Syd Bank,

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Jun 14, 2014

Banking in Denmark

Banking in Denmark is quite easy and opening an account is just a matter of having a CPR number and than you can get a Dankort and Nem Konto.

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Jun 14, 2014

Accommodations in Denmark

There are various types of accommodations in Denmark including hotels, hostels, home stays and camping options.

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Jun 14, 2014

About FYI Denmark

A little bit about FYI Denmark. We built this site as an ongoing project to not only help other expats moving to Denmark, but also to let us give back to some of the people who helped us.

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Jun 14, 2014

Aarhus

Arhus or Aarhus (originally named Aros) is located in central Jutland and, as the second largest city in Denmark, it has a lot to boast about.

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Jun 14, 2014

Aalborg Denmark

Aalborg is located in North Jutland or Nord Jylland and has the 3rd largest population in Denmark. You will find a great variety to keep you entranced.

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Jun 14, 2014

Driving License Denmark

Want to exchange your driving license Denmark? It is a little bit more involved than you think!

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Jun 14, 2014

driving in denmark

Driving in denmark or importing a car is not cheap and rarely worth the hassle. If you wish to have a car in Denmark, weigh your costs to your actual needs. If you live and work in the city - NO!

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Jun 14, 2014

Documents for Denmark

Before arriving, it is important to have your documents for Denmark; such as passport, visa, work and study permits in order.

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Jun 14, 2014

Dental Care in Denmark

Dental care in Denmark is partially covered by the danish health system, but you will need to pay 60% of the total bill.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Rentals

The Denmark rentals market can be broken down into various area such as apartments, houses, summer homes and co-ops. Since individual needs vary so much, here is a good list to get you started.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Radio Stations

The major Denmark radio stations are controlled by Danmarks Radio or DR.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Postal Codes

You will find that the Denmark postal codes or danish zip codes are placed before the name of the city and are 4 digits long.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark General Information

Denmark General information for expats and tourists. Here you can find out a little bit about Danmark before you arrive.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Rental Websites

Here is a list of 20 Denmark Rental Websites that you can help you find that perfect place to rent when you move to Denmark.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Job Sites

Searching Denmark Job Sites is one of the best ways to find jobs in Denmark. There are lots of them and here you can find the most popular ones.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Text Message Stamps

You can now in Denmark text message stamps via your phone instead of going to the store or post office to buy a stamp.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Rail Pass

If you are using the public transportation system in Denmark, try a Denmark rail pass or monthly pass to lower costs.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Newspapers

There are lots of Denmark newspapers available both online and offline, in English and Danish, so that you can get local Danish information easily.

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Information

Looking for Denmark information? Here are some pages you might like to check out on www.fyidenmark.com

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Jun 14, 2014

Denmark Bus Types

Denmark Bus Types are denoted by the letter following the route numbers. Knowing what each one means can help you pick the best bus to get you where you want to go.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Language Schools

There are lots of Danish Language schools including several online ones and even some great home study courses. Your schedule, location and need will determine what you go with.

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Jun 14, 2014

Learn a Danish Christmas Carol

Denmark's most popular Danish Christmas Carol or Dansk julesang is probably Højt fra træets grønne top, which is sung while dancing around the Christmas tree. Learn the music and lyrics here.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Vocabulary

Knowing the Danish vocabulary for certain terms can be very useful. Here is a list of common words and phrases that will help you in your daily life in Denmark.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Time and Dates

If you plan to visit Denmark, it is important you understand that Danish time, Danish dates and the Danish clock are expressed a little bit differently. Not knowing can cause alot of confusion.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Telephone

Using a Danish telephone has a few quirks which you might struggle with unless you learn a few simple basic things. Remember you pay per minute, so the more you talk the more it costs.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Rental Terms

Knowing a few Danish rental terms will help you navigate the rentals in Denmark websites.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Religion

The National Danish religion is Evangelical Lutheran and most Danes are part of the state supported church system.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish numbers

Learning Danish numbers is confusing since they are said backwards.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish National Anthem

The Danish National Anthem is rarely heard outside of Denmark, so here is your chance to hear and learn the words.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Language

The Danish language is a difficult language to master, but other expats have and so can you. Learn Dansk!

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Kommunes

There are 98 Danish kommunes in Denmark, which help run the country. Each kommune is like a municipality and is responsible for the public services and social services provided to their residents.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Government

The Danish government is a constitutional monarchy. The Prime Minster Helen Thorning Schmidt heads the government, while Queen Margrethe holds the throne.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Flag

The Danish Flag is known as the Dannebrog and is one of the few flags in the world which actually has a name.

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Currency

The Danish currency is the krone and not the Euro as many people think. Denmark opted out of the Euro and so you will need to exchange your money for Danish Money - The Krone!

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Jun 14, 2014

Danish Culture

The Danish culture is based on "jante law", which is unique to Denmark and the Danes. It is a form of everybody being equal and no one is special. Equal rights are given to everyone.

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