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Denmark Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Denmark 

The Scandinavian country of Denmark has become a popular destination for weekend breaks as well as a regular port of call for backpackers touring Europe. All types of travellers are well catered for when it comes to accommodation in Denmark. While there are plenty of luxury and well known chain hotels in Denmark on offer in the major cities, as well as an excellent assortment of locally run bed and breakfasts, guesthouses, and hostels. 

Top things about Denmark

Denmark-Copenhagen-HarbourWhile Copenhagen is the cultural and historical centre of Denmark, the country is home to several pleasant cities such as Odense, where the writer Hans Christian Andersen was born, and Aarhus with its friendly café culture and lively nightlife. Outside of the cities, Denmark is a great country for sports enthusiasts, no matter what time of year they travel there; in the summer, the lack of hills makes it an ideal area to explore by bicycle, while in the winter cross-country skiing is popular with both locals and visitors. It is easy to take a day trip across to Sweden, while there are plenty of family-friendly attractions throughout the country such as the original LEGOLAND in Billund, and the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. 

Best cities to visit in Denmark

Denmark-Odense-Statue-of-Hans-Christian-AndersonThe capital city is Copenhagen, and this is where most tourists start and finish their visits to Denmark, and it is also where most of the major attractions in the country can be found. The city offers many family-oriented attractions including the Copenhagen Zoo, as well as cultural attractions including the Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre. The famous “Little Mermaid" statue stands on the edge of Copenhagen Harbour. One of the best ways to see the city is to take a boat trip around Copenhagen's intricate network of canals.

Denmark Hotels and Accommodation

Denmark-Tivoli-GardensMost of the famous-name chain hotels in Denmark are represented in the larger cities, including Copenhagen and Odense, and cater to both business and holiday travellers. However, there are cheap options available. Tourists on a budget can always stick to the hostels and locally-owned boutique hotels in the larger cities if they want to save some money and be close to all the attractions. Besides these Denmark hotels, there is a selection of quaint bed and breakfasts and guesthouses to be found in the more rural areas of the country. 

Getting around Denmark

Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport: 15 min (7.1 km) via Amagerbrogade

Copenhagen to Odense: 1 h 44 min (164.8 km) via E20

Copenhagen to Arhus:3 h 5 min (186.8 km) via Route 21 and Aarhus - Sjællands Odde

Copenhagen to Malmo:43 min (44.0 km) via E20

Top Scenic Roads and Areas to Stay

Recommended: The Marguerite Route is a Denmark-wide scenic road trip covering  200 of the country’s top attractions and through some of it’s most beautiful scenery. It covers over 3,000km of Denmark, taking you through remote areas of the country and also well-populated areas. The route is signposted, with square signs in brown with bold white daisies on. Most areas are accessible by car, with some exceptions.  

More information on the Marguerite Route in Denmark can be found here

Accommodation, driving and car rental

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste across Denmark. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team