FYI Denmark Expats in Denmark

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.

Jan 20, 2019

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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Jan 20, 2019

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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Jan 20, 2019

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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Jan 20, 2019

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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Jan 20, 2019

Accommodations in Denmark

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

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Jan 20, 2019

Rentals in Denmark

Finding rentals in Denmark can be difficult, but if you prepare yourself you can find apartments and houses for rent in Denmark.

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Jan 20, 2019

Fastelavn

Fastelavn is a Danish celebration held 7 weeks before Easter. The celebration includes beating a barrel and dressing up in costumes.

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Jan 20, 2019

Kristi Himmelfartsdag

Unlike its name implies Kristi Himmelfartsdag is a serious religous holiday also known as Ascension day. Unfortunately the name is a bit humorous in English.

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Jan 19, 2019

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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Jan 19, 2019

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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Jan 19, 2019

Danish numbers

Learning Danish numbers is confusing since they are said backwards.

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Jan 19, 2019

Constitution Day in Denmark

Grundlovsdag or Constitution Day in Denmark is celebrated on June 5th every year. This holiday is commenorate the signing of the Danish Constitution on June 5, 1849 and the amended constituion...

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Jan 12, 2019

Importing Car to Denmark

When importing car to Denmark , you should know that the cost are quite prohibited and rarely can it pay to do so. Learn more here.

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Jan 12, 2019

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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Jan 12, 2019

Transportation in Denmark

Transportation in Denmark is quite easy and the options are numerous including bus, train, metro, cycling and driving. There are many ways of getting around Denmark - take a look at your options.

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Jan 12, 2019

Aarhus Attractions

The number of Aarhus attractions may not be as big as Copenhagen, but there is still alot to see and do in this Danish city.

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Jan 12, 2019

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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Jan 12, 2019

Home Furnishing Shops in Denmark

There are many home furnishing shops in Denmark, yet not all have physical stores nor are they well known. To find the best prices ind quality, check out some of these shops

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Jan 11, 2019

Update for Marselisborg Skov

First of all entrance is free. You can see deer, duck and boars. If you bring carrots and break them up in small bite sized pieces, then you can feed

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Jan 10, 2019

Correction for the old name of Aarhus.

It was named Arus and not Aros, Aros is Icelandic. From wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aarhus#Etymology First line. In Valdemar's Census Book

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Jan 10, 2019

Some corrections and additions for Driving in Denmark.

For 5. There is some places where it is 90 kph it will say on the signs. The signs that indicate that although it is 80 that is the speed limit there is

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Jan 10, 2019

Response to Necro.

It's true that you don't need the passport to cross the borders but, you do need a passport to identify your self to a police officer if they ask you.

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Jan 08, 2019

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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Jan 07, 2019

Shops in Denmark

When living in Denmark it will be helpful to know which shops in Denmark sell what. Shoping in Denmark will be easier if you know where to look.

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Jan 06, 2019

Science Fiction Books

Here are more science fiction books available via FYIDenmark

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Jan 05, 2019

Understanding Train Zones in Denmark

Understanding the train zones in Denmark is necessary to master the public transportation system. This applies to all aspects of the public transportation infrastructure- buses, trains, metro.

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Jan 05, 2019

Danish Rental Terms

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

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Jan 05, 2019

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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Jan 05, 2019

Prescriptions in Denmark

Prescriptions in Denmark are not part of the free health care system in Denmark. You are given an allowance and only pay a portion of your costs. How much you will pay is based on a sliding scale.

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Jan 05, 2019

Etiquette in Denmark

Knowing a little about Danish etiquette can serve you well when being invited to someone's home for dinner. Making a good first impression will help you assimilate into Danish society.

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Jan 05, 2019

CPR Number

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

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Jan 05, 2019

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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Jan 04, 2019

Zone Map

This is transportation zone map of Copenhagen, Denmark, which is essential when trying to buy tickets or travel on public transportation.

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Jan 04, 2019

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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Jan 04, 2019

Post Office in Denmark

The Post Office in Denmark is called Post Nord. We use 4 digit postal codes and pay very high postal rates. There is nothing cheap about using the Danish postal system.

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Jan 02, 2019

Everyday Life in Denmark

As an expat, you want to create a normal everyday life routine in Denmark as quickly as possible. Things that Danes take for granted can be a very hard hurdle for the expat,

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Jan 02, 2019

Traffic Fines in Denmark

Traffic fines in Denmark are suppose to help improve driving habits including bicycling and pedestrian behavior.

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Jan 02, 2019

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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Jan 02, 2019

Ticket Fine in Denmark

It is easy to get a ticket fine on the public transportation system in Denmark, but not always easy to pay for it.

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Jan 01, 2019

Useful Danish Phrases

Learning a few useful danish phrases or words can go a long way to making your stay or visit in Denmark more enjoyable.

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Jan 01, 2019

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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Jan 01, 2019

Ferries in Denmark

There are lots of ferries in denmark, which will help reduce your driving time and expenses. It is often cheaper and quicker to take a ferry, than to pay bridge tolls and petrol costs. Learn more here

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Jan 01, 2019

International Schools in Denmark

There are many international schools in Denmark where teaching is carried out in either English, French or German, while still teaching Danish as a mandatory subject.

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Jan 01, 2019

Shopping in Denmark

When shopping in Denmark, it is vital to know your consumer rights and the various shopping laws. Learn the most important ones here.

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Jan 01, 2019

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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Jan 01, 2019

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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Jan 01, 2019

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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Dec 31, 2018

Driving License in Denmark

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

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Dec 31, 2018

Pet travel question

I’m moving from America to a part of Sweden that is close to the border of Denmark near Copenhagen airport. I want to bring my cats over with me from the

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Recent Articles

  1. Danish Kommunes

    Jan 20, 19 12:42 PM

    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.

    Read More

  2. Danish Language

    Jan 20, 19 12:12 PM

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

    Read More

  3. Danish National Anthem

    Jan 20, 19 11:40 AM

    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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