Overland Denmark Travel

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Visiting Denmark[edit]

Give a brief overview of what it's like to visit. How easy is the border, how safe is the country, are there great things to see and do, etc.

Entering Denmark with a Car or Motorbike[edit]

Correct as of: (date last confirmed correct)

Required Paperwork[edit]

(To check if you need a travel Visa for Denmark, application instructions and fees see: Denmark Visa online application at VisaHQ.com)
Although there is no border control, you are required to have the registration papers for the car, or at least a copy of them.

Process at border[edit]

There are now border controls. Denmark's neighbors by road are Sweden and Germany, which are both within the Schengen Agreement's free-travel area. However since the big migration from south happened, soft border controls are now present at all crossings. You may be asked to show your passport and vehicle registration.

Cost of entry[edit]

No fee for visitors. The bridge from Sweden has a fairly high road toll.

Permitted length of stay[edit]

No specific limit, as long as the owner is not considered to have become a Danish resident. If the owner is deemed to have "moved" to Denmark, then the car must be registered with the tax authority, and there is a large import tax. This is defined as either: 1) spending at least one year in Denmark, or 2) engaging in activity (such as employment) that would result in the owner needing to register as a Danish resident and receive a CPR number.

Extension of stay[edit]

Describe the process to extend the permitted length of entry for the vehicle, if possible.

Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country[edit]

Describe if/how a vehicle can be stored, and for how long.
Also mention if the owner / temporary importer can leave the country while the vehicle is in storage.

Exiting with a vehicle[edit]

Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit. Get in your vehicle, turn the key, wave goodbye. That's it.

Driving in Denmark[edit]

Recommended books for Overlanding in Denmark[edit]

Lonely Planet Denmark (travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Denmark (travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet, Carolyn Bain, Cristian Bonetto
From $13.11 on Amazon
Work Less To Live Your Dreams: A Practical Guide To Sa...
Work Less To Live Your Dreams: A Practical Guide To Sa...
by Dan Grec
From $click on Amazon
Overlanders' Handbook: Worldwide Route And Planning Gu...
Overlanders' Handbook: Worldwide Route And Planning Gu...
by Chris Scott
From $22.49 on Amazon
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Gu...
Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: A Route & Planning Gu...
by Chris Scott
From $click on Amazon

Travel insurance for Denmark[edit]

World Nomads offer the most flexible Travel Insurance at the best prices for multi-country / multi-year trips. You can buy, extend and claim online, even after you've left home.

Vehicle insurance requirements[edit]

Yes, insurance is required to cover if your responsibility if involved in an accident, However if your local insurance covers that you should be alright.

Cost of vehicle insurance[edit]

State the price of insurance and a time period.

Where to purchase vehicle insurance[edit]

Describe where insurance can be purchased.

Driving license[edit]

State the kind of driving licenses required. i.e. International Driving Permit.

Driving side of road[edit]

RHD vehicles can be driven in Denmarkwithout a problem.

Mandatory items in vehicle[edit]

Safety triangle is mandatory, but is generally not enforced.


General Road quality[edit]

Road quality is near perfect and potholes are almost non-existent. The highway E45, run all the way along Jutland, while E20 runs along Sjælland and Fyn. Oneway streets are common in the big cities: Aarhus, Aalborg and Copenhagen, but here public transportation and bikes can be used as an alternative to car riding.

Road signs[edit]

Briefly describe the overall quality & existence of road signs for directions and hazards.

Toll roads[edit]

All roads are free to use. Except the Great Belt Bridge between Funen and Sealand, and the Øresundsbron between Amager and Malmoe.

Bribery in Denmark[edit]

With danish police being among the least corrupt in the world, bribery is non-existent.


No checkpoints exist, however police are allowed to stop you and search your car if they see reason to.

Traveling with pets[edit]

List the entry requirements and anything else required to travel with a pet.

Gas and Diesel price in Denmark[edit]

Last updated: October 2012

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Gasoline Grade Price
Unleaded €1.87 EUR per Liter[1]
Diesel €1.67 EUR per Liter[1]

Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency[edit]

Briefly describe if gas shortages are known to occur.
Also state the approximate average distance between gas stations. This is a very rough estimate.

Gas and Diesel Quality[edit]

Discuss if gasoline / diesel considered "clean" or "dirty", and generally high or low quality.
State the sulfur content of diesel, if known.

Safety and Security Considerations[edit]

Driving at night[edit]

Discuss driving at night and if it should it be avoided. Mention why.

Vehicle parking[edit]

Discuss if vehicles can be parked on the street, if they are considered "safe" at night. If vehicles can not be parked on the street, list the other options that exist.

Special driving considerations[edit]

A List of special things to be careful of (i.e. Unsigned speed bumps, abnormal road rules, people or animals on the road, etc.).
List any roads that are not recommended to drive for safety or other security reasons.

Security advisories and information[edit]

Camping in Denmark[edit]

Describe if organized "pay" camping is common. List the facilities commonly found at these campsites.
List the approximate average price range of camping in organized campgrounds.
Also discuss the possibility of "wild" or "roadside" camping. How common is it? Is it considered safe, or a bad idea.

Camping guide books[edit]

List and link to books specifically for camping.

Tap water is safe to drink

Drinking Water Describe if the regular tap water is safe to drink. If not, describe where safe water can be purchased and the approximate average price range.


Paper maps[edit]

Reise Know-How are amoung the best paper maps. Purchase paper maps before arriving in Denmark

by Reise Know-How Verlag
From $click on Amazon
Europe Political Wall Map (enlarged & Tubed)
Europe Political Wall Map (enlarged & Tubed)
by National Geographic Maps - Reference
From $24.98 on Amazon
Copenhagen Popout Map (popout Maps)
Copenhagen Popout Map (popout Maps)
by Popout Maps
From $3.37 on Amazon
Denmark (lonely Planet Denmark)
Denmark (lonely Planet Denmark)
by Andrew Bender, Sally O'Brien, Andrew Stone, Michae...
From $8.81 on Amazon

GPS Maps of Denmark[edit]

Review different GPS companies, quality and coverage (Tomtom, Garmin, OSM, Tracks4Africa). (with links to each).

GPS co-ordinates for camping, propane, gas, repairs, etc. in Denmark[edit]

  • iOverlander is a website and iPhone application designed by Overlanders, for Overlanders. It contains GPS co-ordinates and reviews for camping, hotels, propane, water, mechanics, borders and much more.

Link to sites that have a list of GPS co-ordinates (or directions) for camping locations (including "wild" campsites), propane filling, gas stations, repair shops, places of interest, etc.

Special Overland Travel interests[edit]

List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders

Vehicle Maintenance[edit]


4x4s / Trucks


Local Garages[edit]

Add known good mechanics here.

Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Denmark[edit]

Describe how a foreigner can buy a vehicle. List any difficulties or limitations on where the vehicle can be driven.

Describe how a foreigner can sell a foreign-plated vehicle, or list not possible.'


Links to the source of any information - blogs or discussion forums, etc.

  1. 1.0 1.1 World petrol prices, gas prices, diesel prices|MyTravelCost.com

Helpful External links[edit]

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