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Denmark Newspapers

Reading the Denmark Newspapers is part of living in Denmark and can help any expat with keeping up with the local news. There are lots of newspapers, which are both available online and offline. 

BOLO: A newspaper in Denmark is called an avis, so if you see a white panel van driving around town with AVIS printed on the side, it is not a popular car rental vehicle but a panel van delivering newspapers.

Most of the Denmark newspapers are written in Danish, but that can easily be overcome even if you do not understand Danish. If you go to the online page for that Danish newspaper and copy the link. You can now paste that link into google translate and tranlsate it from Danish to English.

Generally, the translation is pretty good, but there will be times when you get some odd bits of information.

There is only one newspaper in Denmark that is completely in English and that is the Copenhagen Post, which is a  weekly paper. It is a free printed paper and also has an online edition, where you can read most of the stories for free, yet you have to have a subscription to make comments and access some more detailed articles. You can also subscribe and have it mailed to your home each week. The paper is distributed free and can be found in various locations around Copenhagen. Great way to keep up with what is happening in Denmark.

Below are the top Denmark newspapers. They all have webpages with their main stories and lots of other sections, like job ads, housing and local news. You can also buy these papers at the local kiosk, grocery stores, train stations and bookshops.

Every weekday, there is a daily free Danish newspapers, that you will find handed out at the bus stops, train stations and along busy thoroughfares. This is entitled"MetroXpress" or "MX". If you don't see a stand nearby, I can assure you, that will be dozens discarded copies on the train seats, floors and littered around the stations. If you do pick up a copy of this free "rag", be so kind as to either recycle it properly, put it back in a stand for reuse or at least dispose of it properly in a trash can.

There are also dozens of local newspapers that are delivered to your home address each week for free. These are too numerous to list, since each area will get various editions. In my area I get 4 local newspapers each week. When living in the Aarhus area, I got 5 local newspapers, since I was living on the outskirts and got from 2 kommunes. Depending on where you live, you will get the newspapers that serve up local information and they are well worth looking through for entertainment, special local events, official government notices, planning information, local crime reports and much more that will affect you locally.

Reading Denmark newspapers is a great way to learn more about your new country and work on your Danish comprehension! The major Denmark newspapers are:

Note that most of the above papers also have an online edition or can be gotten via subscription service or purchase them in kiosks, gas stations and grocery stores.

Other Denmark Newspapers

Below are a list of some other popular Denmark newspapers that may cater more to specialized niches, such as auctions, politcial, social causes, religous, etc.. They may not be for everyone, but you may just find something that suits your needs.

MX or Metroxpress is a free paper (and mostly read paper in Denmark) that you will find usually a bus stations and train stations. On your morning commute you will see them everywhere. They are picked up as you get on the train and than people leave them on their seats as they depart.

ErhvervsBladet -  Business Newspaper (part of Berlingske Business)

Ingeniøren  or ING -A newpaper for those interested in the engineering field including a job site.

Kristeligt Dagblad writes mostly articles about religion and faith issues.

Avisen.dk is a paper dealing with news, lifestyle, entertainments- a little bit of tabloid feel to it.

Dagbladet Licitationen  is a paper dedicated to the building industry

Idag is a paper devoted to management and leadership. A business oriented paper.

Den Blå Avis was once a free weekly auction newspaper. Now it is only online. Great place to source goods, sell your own stuff and search for bargains. Has an online auction site owned by eBay.

Gul og Gratis is another FREE auction newspaper competing directly with Den Blå Avis. Also has an online site.  The paper is usually hard to find - I was go online- quicker and easier.

Århus Stiftstidende  is the local paper in Aarhus

Weekendavisen is a once a week paper put out by Berlingske Tidende and gives you a good overview of the week that was!

Midtjyllands Avis (newspaper revolving around the news in this area of Denmark)

Dagbladet Holstebro - local paper serving Jutland residents in Holstebro

Dagblaet Ringkøbing Skjern -  local paper serving Jutland residents in Ringkøbning and Skjern

Dagbladet Struer - local paper serving Jutland residents in Struer

Folkebladet Lemvig  - local paper serving Jutland residents in Lemvig

Fredericia Dagblad - local paper serving Jutland residents in Fredericia

Horsens Folkeblad - local paper serving Jutland residents in Horsens

JydskeVestkysten - local paper serving the residents on the West Coast of Jutland  

Randers Amt Avis - local paper serving Jutland residents in Randers

Vejle Amts Folkeblad -  local paper serving Jutland residents in Vejle

Viborg Stifts Folkeblad - local paper serving Jutland residents in Viborg

Bornholms Tidende which deals with news on Bornholm

Dagbladet Arbejderen is Denmark's only "red" or socialist newspaper and is a political newspaper. Loosely translated it is the "working mans newspaper".

The Danish Pioneer is the oldest Danish/English newspaper and is not based in Denmark, but comes from Nebraska. They only send their paper within the US (as far as I know?)

JydskeVestkysten  has both an online website at www.jv.dk and a printed edition.

Socialistisk Arbejderavis - monthly paper that supports the Socialist party views in Denmark

De Hjemløses Avis or Hus forbi is a paper that supports the homeless population in Denmark. Yes, there are homeless people in Denmark. You can buy them direct from the homeless you stand outside stations and stores and try to get you to buy an issue. Similiar to the Big Issue in the UK.

Local Denmark newspapers also abound around Denmark. Most towns have their own local paper, which are often delivered in your mail box unless you ask them not to be delivered. You will find these papers in your office katine or work place. People often bring them to work and leave them laying about to be read by everyone.

If none of these fit your needs, check out the selection of papers at gas stations like Statoil or local grocery stores. They often carry local papers as well as national papers. You can find magazines on their racks.

Online News Sources

There are also some TV outlets for Danish Newspapers and have listed them below.  Of course what is available will depend on which TV package you have chosen.

  • DR - has news, finance, weather and programs like Aftenshowet, Kontant, Penge, Horisont og 2.section - of course these are all in Danish unless they interview an English speaking guest.
  • TV2 News - news. weather, sport, entertainment and games - again all in Danish
  • CNN, Sky News, BBC, etc. - there are many cable news shows available through some of the TV packages and they will broadcast in their native language. Downside is that the only Danish news you will hear is something that makes international headlines, like when Marius the giraffe was killed at the Copenhagen Zoo in 2014.


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