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Denmark

The Nordic charms of Denmark and its cultural capital of Copenhagen have long drawn travellers north to the islands of this storied kingdom, well-known as a global chart-topper for quality of life.    

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Reflections from Denmark

Discover the “Land of Everyday Wonder” from our experience makers and fellow escapists

The Kazakh eagle hunter
and his golden bird of prey

“On our last day in the Altai, we met an eagle hunter named Khairatkhan. There are around 250 eagle hunters left in the world practicing this vanishing art and most reside in the Mongolian Altai. Hunters ride their horses with their eagles perched on their arms up to the top of the hill for a better vantage point before releasing the birds to hunt foxes, rabbits and occasionally, wolves. He said that they raise and feed these golden eagles even before they can fly. But these eagles are born wild so once they’re released, they will never return.”

– Kay Lam

Nomadic migration
on horseback in the Altai

“We were the first outsiders to horse trek with two Mongolian Kazakh families migrating 100km across the Altai from their winter home to their summer home. We rode semi-wild horses and herded over 300 animals through gorgeous terrain over three days, which was nothing short of magical.

On day two, we set up camp by a glacial lake located across the Chinese border in Khorimdik Valley. None of our crew or guides had ever been to this remote and magical location before, and we had only come to know of it through our nomadic family.”

– Yohei Ueno

A Danish Journey

Get inspired for your perfect escape with this journey previously crafted for a fellow traveller

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Immersive Danish Experiences

Denmark Travel Tips & Insights

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.

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