I would like to thank Brian for publishing this article, A Budget Travel Guide to Denmark. His site is a fantastic resource to find out all you need to know about Denmark and more! After reading this, be sure to check out his post on Danish food to get some inspiration for your own recipes!
Denmark is a beautiful, unique and regularly underrated country. With many exciting attractions and a breathtaking natural landscape, there are a million reasons why it should be on any traveler’s wish list.
However, like most of Northern Europe, Denmark has the unfair reputation of being too expensive, putting off some of the most budget travelers.
Fortunately, this is far from the truth. It’s easy to enjoy this wonderful country, even with the limited funds! Simply follow this budget travel guide, and you’ll be ready to jet off and enjoy the all of the Danish wonders available.
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Copenhagen is the usual go-to spot for visitors to Denmark. Although the city itself is very expensive, it costs nothing to wander around the picturesque canals and soak up the local atmosphere.
Find a cheap place to stay, and you can spend a few cheap days in the city absorbing the Danish cheer and merriment!
However, if you head out into the country, you’ll find prices are cheaper, and there’s so much more to do for free.
Try North Zeeland for beautiful coastlines, Randers for fjords, hiking and nature watching.
Denmark may seem pricey for some, but with so many natural wonders, you can more than fill your time without spending a penny if you follow the budget travel guide.
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Flying into Denmark doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many great budget airlines, such as Norwegian Air, that are based in Northern Europe and make finding traveling cheap easy. Flights from the UK can be found for as little as £30, and the company even offers budget long-hauls from major airports in Asia, such as Bangkok, and most of the US.
When on the ground, trains cover the most of Denmark, and you can travel the entire country for 445 DDK. While this is not the cheapest option, booking in advance can save you up to 50 percent, and the “Go Orange” scheme offers more discounts if you book online.
Buses are slightly cheaper at about 308 DDK, or you can try your hand at hitchhiking. The Danes are friendly and sociable people who love tourists, so you’re likely to find a good ride.
All tickets can be purchased online, but if you’re planning to book while overseas, be sure you’re using a Virtual Private Network to protect your card details from being intercepted by malicious hackers.
Unfortunately, using public WiFi networks abroad is notoriously risky, and the result of an attack would definitely blow your budget.
As previously mentioned, most of Denmark can be experienced for free by focusing on nature excursions rather than city activities. There are many great hikes across the whole country and some stunning views to be had.
However, many sights can also be seen by simply wandering around, such as the Nyhavn harbor and the Amalienborg- or Christiansborg palace, where you can climb the tower for a spectacular view of the surrounding area.
Similarly, the National Museum and the Assistens Churchyard—the last resting place of Hans Christian Anderson—are accessible without an admission fee.
Denmark is also home to three of the most beautiful national parks in Scandinavia—Thy in North-West Jutland, Mols Bjerge in East Jutland and Wadden Sea in South Jutland—where there are plenty of activities and adventures to be had free of charge!
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Accommodation prices in Denmark are where the problems arise for most budget travelers. With the cheapest dorms coming in at around 200 DDK a night, it’s easy to see why people are put off.
However, there are plenty of other options. There are numerous campsites, which price around 70 DDK a night, that are situated in the midst of the stunning Danish landscape, ensuring for a truly memorable and breathtaking experience.
Unfortunately, to camp in Denmark, you need a Camping Card Scandinavia, which costs 135 DDK, but if you can afford it, then it’s definitely worth the investment.
However, if you’re really struggling to make ends meet, you can easily choose to couch surf. The couch surfing community with locals in Denmark is rife, so it’s easy to find a place to stay for free. You might even get to know a new friend in the process!
Eating out in Denmark requires money. For those who are determined to try the local cuisine, it’s best to stick to lunch menus or buffet options.
With a budget travel guide, evening meals in restaurants should be avoided at all costs if you’re trying to keep expenses down. By far the best way to eat is to cook for yourself. If you’re staying in hostels, try to get few fellow travelers together and cook a group meal.
Similarly, you can try and pair up with your couch surfing host to split costs between you. An average week of groceries is going to cost you about 240 DDK per week, so it’s definitely the most manageable way to dine.
For those wanting to grab a quick bite without the hassle of cooking, there are many street food vendors that offer hot dogs and sausages for a reasonable price, around 30 DDK.
Denmark is a truly incredible place to travel, and being on a budget is no excuse not to visit, just follow the budget travel guide!
By being thrifty and sensible with the choices you make, you can easily make your trip affordable and fulfilling. If you have any more advice for fellow travelers about how to cut costs in this spectacular country, then be sure to leave a comment below!
Story By Jess.
Jess has been traveling the world for over 3 1/2 Year.
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