Denmark is located in Northwest Europe and has a population of 5.5 million people. Denmark is made up of 400 islands that form one of Europe's smallest countries, with an abundance of picturesque and historic villages, castles and monuments. There is a wonderful lake district and a numerous unspoilt beaches. The city of Copenhagen still has its original medieval architecture and is the perfect gateway to the beauty of greater Denmark. The official language of Denmark is Danish, with many also speaking English, German or French.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Winter in Denmark can be quite cold, with February being the coldest month. The summer (June through to August) is pleasantly warm while spring and fall/autumn are both mild.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Danish Krone (DKK, symbol kr). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


EU nationals do not require a visa to enter Denmark but are required to apply for a residence permit if staying for more than 90 days. Visitors from the USA, Canada and Australia do not require a visa for visits of up to three months.

Getting there

There are three main airports in Denmark; however the majority of people enter through Copenhagen.

Dialling codes

To call Denmark, the country dialling code is +45.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Denmark at:

Lonely Planet -​denmark

Denmark Embassy in the USA -​en

Denmark Embassy in the UK -

NHS health information on Denmark -​NHSEngland/​healthcaredenmark/​Pages/​Healthcaredenmark.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011