Denmark is a maritime country in Western Europe except for its southern frontiers that is bordered by Germany. The west of Denmark lies the North Sea and separating the West of Demark from Sweden and Norway are several sea lanes – the Skagerrak, the Kattegat and the Sound.
The main peninsula makes up more than two-thirds of Denmark’s 42,434 square kilometre land area, the rest of the country is made up of more than 400 islands sitting east of its peninsula.
Copenhagen is located on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager in the eastern part of the country.
Denmark today is generally flat with gentle rolling plains. The low and hilly contours of Denmark were shaped by the Pleistocene Epoch (about 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago) when the glaciers retreated. Møllehøj (Mill Top) is the highest natural point of Denmark, sitting only 170m above sea level.
The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone (DKK or kr).
Other than the Danish krone, most places accept Euros, while some accept American Dollars, Norwegian and Swedish kroner, but the exchange rate may not be to your benefit.
ATMs (also known locally as Pengeautomat) can be found outside most banks and they are open 24 hours. Money can be withdrawn using international credit cards: MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
If you should be using foreign credit cards, we recommend that you ask before using the cards at hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants as some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards.
If you are carrying more than EUR 10,000 when travelling in and out of Demark, you must declare it to the Danish Customs and Tax Authorities (SKAT). This applies regardless destination of departure.
As part of the Schengen region, visitors to Denmark will require a Schengen Visa, unless they have citizenship from a country without a visa requirement for entering the Schengen region. The specific type of visa will depend on the purpose of travel.
For visits less than 90 days, Singaporeans do not require a visa to visit theSchengen area.
Applications for Schengen visa (short-term stay of a max. of 90 days) can be submitted at the earliest 6 months before and at the latest 15 calendar days before traveling. Applicants need to submit a duly completed and signed visa application form and present the required supporting documents. In Singapore, application for a Schengen visa can be carried out at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre and usually takes 10 days, sometimes longer, to process, upon submission of complete documents. The processing fee for the visa is 80 Euros, 40 Euros for children, and a service fee of 34.13 Euro is payable to VFS as well.
A Schengen visa grants you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region for a maximum of 90 days. The Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Denmark’s climate is distinctively coastal. Its winters are mild and damp, whereas its summers are cool. However, the weather is greatly affected by both the sea and the continent. Weather in Denmark can thus change depending on the wind directions. Due to its milder winters and cooler summers, Denmark is often thought of as having only 2 seasons even though it experiences all four seasons.
Denmark is the hottest in July rising to about 20°C and the lowest is in February dipping to about 2°C.