Car hire in Denmark
Car hire in Denmark
Denmark consistently tops surveys as one of the happiest countries to live in, and it is certainly one of the best to visit in Europe. With fantastic cities like Copenhagen, Ribe and Odense to explore, as well as a range of exciting attractions and sites, hiring a car is the best way to make the most of your visit to Denmark.
What I need to know
No matter where you're travelling to in Denmark, you'll find an extensive range of car hire options available to you. Use our site to compare car rental in Denmark and find the best deal for your needs. We make it quick and easy to hire a car and ensure you get free cancellation and 24/7 customer support.
Where to pick up my car
There are a lot of pick-up options available when hiring a car in Denmark. Hire cars can be collected at the main airports throughout the country, including Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Odense Beldringe Airport (ODE) and Esbjerg Airport (EBJ). Use our site to compare car hire at your chosen location.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Once you have your hire car, you can start your exploration of this beautiful country. Visit Copenhagen to see the Little Mermaid statue in the water, which is inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's classic story. Enjoy the exciting zoos and waterparks in Billund or learn about the country's Viking history in Jutland.
Driving in Denmark is sure to be an enjoyable experience. You can drive in the country from the age of 18 and vehicles travel on the right side of the road. In general, the speed limit on motorways is 130km/h, but this does change in some areas so check the signage. Built-up areas have a speed limit of 50km/h. There are not many toll roads, but motorway bridges are likely to have tolls so be sure to have change if you are using one.
There is a huge number of areas of interest throughout Denmark, meaning it will probably be worth it to drive in your car to head to somewhere a couple of hours away. For a sense of history, you can head to Bornholm, which is home to the impressive Hammershus Castle and wonderful Bornholm Art Museum. Alternatively, visit Aalborg, which combines history with a lively atmosphere so you get the best of both worlds.
Eating and drinking
You're in for a treat when it comes to food in Denmark, as the country has a number of interesting and flavourful dishes. One meal you'll see everywhere is smorrebrod, or open-faced sandwiches. These feature rye bread with a choice of toppings. Other popular dishes include apple pork, pickled herring and a selection of cheeses.
Things to do
No matter what type of holiday you're hoping for, Denmark will definitely deliver. For a fun family day out, you can choose between Legoland or Tivoli Gardens, which is a 19th-century amusement park. Enjoy a relaxed day exploring the natural beauty of the Wadden Sea or embrace the busy towns and cities by heading to one of the local morning markets.
There are far too many interesting sightseeing opportunities to list, so you'll have plenty of chances to enjoy a bit of Denmark's history. Visit Kronborg Castle to see the building that inspired Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet or enjoy a walk around the palace gardens at Rosenborg Castle. For something more modern, you can't miss the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.