Home of LEGO and fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark is one of the most intriguing countries in Europe to visit. A country which has a surprisingly liberal outlook on life, the differences between this country and its other European neighbours can be startling to some.
Denmark hosts some of the world’s most popular amusement parks, making it perfect for thrill seekers. Those looking for something to enjoy with their feet on the ground will adore the extremely well preserved Viking heritage with burial grounds across the country, a Viking ship museum and an internationally famous ‘living history’ museum.
What are the roads like in Denmark?
The roads throughout Denmark are very well treated, both in the urban and rural areas. However, those in high areas, especially on bridges, are heavily affected by high winds.
What are the drivers in Denmark like?
While the majority of the drivers are considered to be considerate and calm, the cycling culture will come as a shock to many visiting from the United Kingdom. Cyclists always have right of way, and are said to be quite aggressive even against other cars – drivers are advised to take particular caution at roundabouts.
What are the best times to drive?
Congestion in the major cities during rush hour can be tiresome, though outside of these hours, it is generally free moving.
What are the driving laws?
Drivers must always carry a driving license, vehicle registration document and certificate of motor insurance at all times. A warning triangle must also be kept in the car at all times and used whenever the vehicle has to stop at a road. All children under the height of 135cm must be seated in a child seat.
While the Danish motorways are toll-free, the two major bridges, Oresund and Storebaelt do have a toll charge, so always ensure you are carrying change to pay these fees.
All vehicles must use headlights at all times of the day and night, with the headlights dipped during the day.
When driving through towns and cities, horns may only legally be used in an emergency.