Denmark is not currently on the list of most visited countries abroad with only around
ever year. But given the knowledge being published, this Scandinavian country could steadily grow to be a tourist preference for many Indians in the years to come.
|Location / Language
Denmark is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark consists of a Peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. Denmark has a total area of almost 43,000 sq km, and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 22 lac sq km, and a population of 5.8 million. Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark.
Danish is also the national language of the country. It is a North Germanic language that is spoken by majority of the Danish population.
|Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures/ exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)
As India is not part of the Schengen Area, if one is an Indian passport holder you will need to apply for the appropriate type of Schengen Danish Visa for travelling to the country. To be eligible for a Schengen Visa for Denmark, one will mainly need their current passport, along with certain documents, to be submitted with the Visa application form.
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Conversion: Rs.1 INR = 0.013 EUR
1 EUR = Rs. 78.04 INR
|Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Denmark
- Tivoli Gardens – Tivoli is the inspiration behind the world-famous Disney theme parks, and here, you'll find a huge range of attractions including a roller coaster, roundabouts, puppet theatres, restaurants, cafés, gardens, food pavilions, and even a Moorish-styled concert hall.
- The Little Mermaid – The statue sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor at Langelinie in Denmark. The Little Mermaid statue is only 1.25 meters high and weighs around 175 kg. Designed by Edvard Eriksen, the statue was erected in 1913 to commemorate a play of the Little mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen.
- National Museum of Denmark - The museum displays a massive collection of Danish artefacts, including a 2,000-year-old sun chariot, Danish porcelain and silver, and Romanesque and Gothic church trimmings. Other collections highlight clothing from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as antique furniture.
- LEGO House in Billund - The birthplace of the iconic LEGO brick, is a family attraction that all ages will enjoy. One can opt for the free nine themed playgrounds; three outdoor squares; and the Tree of Life, or the Experience Zones in Red, Green, Blue and Yellow.
- Roskilde Cathedral - This grandiose gothic structure from the twelfth century is a great example of the evolution of European religious architecture. With spires that tower above the city of Roskilde, it’s home to a wealth of portraits and sculptures. Roskilde Cathedral also doubles up as the mausoleum of the Danish royal family.
- Oresund Bridge - This majestic feat of engineering crosses the Øresund Strait Copenhagen and Malmo, Sweden. The 8 km (5 mile) long structure carries railway passengers and cars. Part bridge, part tunnel, the Øresund opened in the year 2000 and accommodates nearly 17,000 vehicles on a daily basis.
- Kronborg Castle - It is not only the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet, but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Serving as a garrison for a century or more, the castle was renovated in 1924. In the South Wing, you'll find the Castle Chapel, with its Renaissance interior with German wood carvings. The North Wing contains the great Ballroom Hall, while exquisite tapestries are displayed in the West Wing.
- Osterlars Round Church - With its circular structure, and white and grey colour palette is located on the island of Bornholm, famed for its amazing rugged hills and gorgeous beaches, and you can climb to the top of the church and take in the spectacular views.
- Christiansborg Palace, Slatsholmen – This is the power base of the kingdom of Denmark and now home to the Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Supreme Court. Bishop Absalon built fortifications of the city here in 1167, which was destroyed in the 14th century, as well as the medieval fortress.
- Egeskov Castle – This fairy tale Renaissance structure castle with its majestic Banqueting Hall is the best preserved moat-castle in Europe, which was completed in 1554 and originally built for defence purposes. Currently, a Vintage Car Museum, a treetop walk and Segway tours line its hallways.
|Things You Must Do in Denmark
- Ice-Skating in Frederiksberg – It is probably the best thing to do in Copenhagen in December. The entrance to Frederiksberg is covered in ice and is open for the public to enjoy the amazing ice-skating in the outdoor skating arena with your families and friends.
- Visit the Trelleborg Fortress – Want to know how the Vikings lived? Head to Trelleborg, one of the most fascinating attractions dedicated to the Viking period. Check out the Viking fortress at which also has a Viking village, cemetery and museum, with various excavated wonders.
- Stop by Den Gamle By - This open air museum in the city of Aarhus, features nearly 100 historical structures collected from all corners of Denmark and resembles what a village might have looked like during the lifetime of Hans Christian Andersen. The toy museum is a delight for families with kids and there are actors re-enacting the lifestyle of a bygone era.
- Check out the Island of Bornholm - A picturesque Danish island known for its fishing and arts and crafts industry, one can visit the spectacular beaches or explore Almindingen, which is Denmark’s third largest forest or roam the village of Svaneke with its ancient buildings and abundant art galleries or have fun at the kids amusement park called Joboland. Or do everything.
- Copenhagen Hop-On Hop- Off Tour by Bus and Boat – If you have a shortage of time and want to cover as many tourists spots in Copenhagen, this is an ideal option for any visitor.
|Food on the Plate
Danish cuisine originated from the peasant population's own local produce and meals are typically prepared with meat or fish. Denmark is known for its Carlsberg and Tuborg beers and for its akvavit and bitters, but amongst the Danes themselves imported wine has gained steadily in popularity since the 1960s.
One must sample the following popular and tasty Danish dishes:
- Smørrebrød - Open sandwiches in their basic form can be considered a national speciality when prepared and decorated with a variety of fine ingredients that include veggies, shrimp, mayo, and parsley to tuna or egg salad.
- Stegt flaesk med Persillesovs - This traditional dish, loved by the locals is a must try and is made of pork belly, seasoned with salt and pepper, and fried until crispy. It is accompanied by boiled potatoes and a parsley sauce.
- Krasenkager Ring Cake - Enjoyed during special occasions, it is made with marzipan, eggs, and almond paste. It is a towering masterpiece of layered rings varying in size and decorated with white icing. Served with coffee or champagne depending on the occasion.
- Rødgrød – It is a traditional dessert made of potato starch to achieve a creamy, starchy pudding texture comparable to tapioca. The essential ingredients are red berries such as redcurrant, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, stoned black cherries, blackberries, and bilberries
- Lentil Patties – This vegetarian dish consists of spicy lentil patties with a Danish potato salad and a cabbage salad, along with our normal green salad and pan-fried courgettes.
|India travel insurance for travel to Denmark
Since Denmark is a country which is part of the Schengen countries in Europe, an Indian traveller should buy travel medical insurance for Danish visa.
Travel medical insurance for Indian tourists visiting Denmark is relatively cheaper when compared to destinations in Americas, and most insurance companies offer a specific Schengen Insurance Plan. One must ensure that the minimum Accident & Sickness (A&S) sum insured for a Schengen plan must be €30,000 (around $50,000), and a visa to visit any Schengen country will not be provided without this minimum coverage.
The insured must purchase an “Excluding Americas” Plan, if they are travelling to other destinations that don’t include only Schengen countries.
Illustration for 15 days international travel insurance for Indian visitor to Denmark.
You can also choose “Excluding Plans” with Sum Insureds as high as $500,000 as well. These premiums are across different plans and different benefits.. please log in to www.eindiainsurance.com to compare and buy the best overseas travel mediclaim insurance for Indians travelling to Denmark.
|Sum Insured($USD or €Euro) / Premium in Rs. INR
||Insured Age 33
||Insured Age 63
|Schengen - €30,000
|Schengen - €50,000
|Excluding - $50,000