The Traveler’s Guide to Driving in Denmark

Denmark is a country full of history and interesting places to visit. It’s very popular with travelers for the beauty of the country and the friendliness of the people. You might want to visit Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. It is the second oldest amusement park on the planet, but it remains one of the most beloved attractions in the country. Denmark also has the oldest amusement park in the world, called Bakken. It is just north of Copenhagen. The National Aquarium in Denmark is another good choice. It is the largest aquarium in Northern Europe and is fun for people of all ages. The National Museum has some spectacular exhibitions from the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, and more.

Use a rental vehicle

You will find that using a rental vehicle can make getting to all of the various destinations you want to visit much easier and more comfortable. Instead of waiting for public transportation and taxis, you can go where you want whenever you want. Having a rental vehicle can be the perfect way to experience Denmark.

Road conditions and safety

When you are driving in Denmark, you will notice that the drivers are usually going to abide by the law, and they are very courteous. The roads are all in excellent condition as well, and you should not run into any problems while on the road. If you have trouble with your vehicle, get in touch with the rental agency. They should have a phone number and emergency contact number that you can use. Vehicles are required to have visibility vests and warning triangles. The rental company should provide these with the vehicle.

While there are many similarities between Denmark and the United States, you need to know the basics of driving in the country.

The traffic moves on the right side of the road. Everyone in the vehicle is required to wear their seatbelts, including those who are in the backseat. Children who are over three and under 1.35 meters need to be in a child restraint. Drivers need to keep their headlights on (low) during the day.

Drivers are not allowed to overtake on the right side of the road. Driving in the emergency lane is not allowed. Stopping is not allowed on the main roads or the highways.

To rent a vehicle in Denmark, you need to be at least 21 years old, and have held your license for at least a year. If you are younger than 25, you may have to pay a young driver surcharge. You are required to have third party insurance when driving.

The speed limit

Always abide by the speed limit when driving in Denmark. The speed limits are as follows.

  • Highways – Usually 130 km/h, although it may be 110 km/h or 90 km/h in some areas
  • Open roads – 80 km/h
  • In town – 50 km/h

Denmark is a fun country to explore, and you can make it even more enjoyable when you choose to have a rental car at your disposal.


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