Denmark Business Travel Guide

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The Denmark Business Travel Guide is a useful resource for business travellers containing several useful resources. The guide contains visa information, facts on Denmark, business customs, useful tips and other resources. A thorough understanding of other cultures, languages and customs can be of great use to business travellers and offer a real advantage to ensuring a successful business trip.

Denmark has an advanced and developed economy with a number of business opportunities. A member of the EU although like the UK, Denmark has kept its own currency the Danish Krone. The Kingdom of Denmark comprises of Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Major trading partners include Nordic neighbours Norway and Sweden, Germany, UK and USA. Denmark shares a southern border with Germany, to the west is the North Sea, to the north is Norway and Sweden to the east.

Landscapes in the country include sandy coasts, flat arable land and rolling plains. Famous attractions include The Little Mermaid, Tivoli Gardens, Amalienborg, Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen Zoo and the National Museum in Copenhagen and Legoland, Bakken and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Denmark Guide

Quick Facts on Denmark
Denmark Travel Advice
Visa Requirements
Business Customs and Etiquette
Travel Advice and Tips
Public Holidays
Denmark Map
Denmark Weather & Climate

Quick Facts on Denmark

Country: Denmark

Capital: Copenhagen

Currency: Danish Krone (1 krone = 1 ore)

Population: 5.6 Million (UN, 2012)

Area total: 43,094 sq km

Languages: Danish

Time Zone: GMT +1

Daylight Saving Details: Starts in late March until late October

Electricity: 230V 50Hz

Dialling Code: 45

GDP: USD$ 330.6 billion (World Bank, 2013)

Religion: Lutheran

Political System: Constitutional Monarchy

Internet Domain: .dk

Denmark Travel Advice

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office offers travellers useful advice when travelling to Denmark. Here you can find out entry requirements for Denmark, advice on local laws and customs, tips on safety and security and the address and contact details of the British Embassy in Denmark. The latest information is posted giving both business and leisure travellers a very useful resource to check before starting their trips. For more information please see: Denmark Travel Advice

Visa Requirements

No visa requirement for national of EU member states. No visa need for US and Canadian nationals for visits less than six months. Visa requirements are subject to change with changes in requirements and rules for further information please see: Denmark Embassy UK

Business Customs and Etiquette

Business greetings are informal and Danes may introduce themselves by their first names. Business greetings are usually with a handshake, time keeping and punctuality for meetings is important. Business cards are usually exchanged after introductions. Communication is direct with eye contact being maintained, opinions of those involved will be sought. Meeting presentation and data should be of a high standard.

Business meetings may be held over lunch or dinner; most Danish business people speak English and may speak other languages too. Business visitors may wish to avoid visiting from mid June to mid August which are a the peak holiday periods. Business practices and protocols are similar to that in most western countries.

Travel Advice and Tips

Denmark has a low treat of crime and is a relatively safe country to visit for business travellers and tourists. There are incidents of pick pockets particularly in crowded public places and bag snatching that you should be aware of. It is important to always remain alert to your particular surroundings and environment and stay vigilant to avoid trouble.

Travel Checklist: See our Travel & Packing Checklist containing useful tips and reminders to ensure you have everything you will need on your trip.

Travel Vaccinations: For up to date advice it is recommended you check with your GP whether you require any travel vaccinations up to eight weeks before you travel. For more information and advice on travel vaccinations please see the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Tipping: If service charge is not included usually around 10%

Hours of Business:

For Business:
08.00 / 9.00 to 17.00 / 18.00

For Banking:
09.30 to 16.00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.
09.30 to 18.00 Thursdays

NOTE: It is advisable to avoid business trips during Easter, July, Christmas & New Year, when businesses may be closed and people have taken leave. Shops and businesses may also close in the early afternoon on Fridays.

Public Holidays

Public Holidays (2015):

January 1: New Year's Day
March 28: Maundy Thursday
March 29: Good Friday
March 31: Easter Monday
April 26: General Prayer Day
May 9: Ascension
May 20: Whit Monday
June 5: Constitution Day
December 25: Christmas Day

Denmark Map

Map of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark Weather & Climate

Denmark's location means it has a temperate climate characterised by warm to cool summers and mild to cold winters. Denmark is a destination that can be visited throughout the year. Within the country there are variances, the country is located between thee climatic zones; notable the Atlantic influence in the west, the Continental influence in the east and the Borea influence in the north). The weather in the country is a mixture of the three climatic zones. Summer is a good time to visit Denmark (June to August), Autumn and spring are usually mild whilst winter is from December to March and can be cold and wet

Lightweight cotton and linen clothing can be warn in the summer, rain coats are advisable throughout the year. Additional layers and warmer winter clothing is required in the winter with long periods of cold weather and snowfall.

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