Guide to driving in Denmark
Denmark is a compact country with beautiful surroundings, and you're rarely more than half an hour away from a pristine beach.
Motorways are free to use but it’s worth paying the toll to cross the magnificent Oresund bridge - the world's longest cable-stayed bridge linking Denmark and Sweden.
A one-way trip costs €52 and €104 with a caravan (July 2015).
The Strandvejen, the coastal road between Copenhagen and Helsingor, offers sensational views across the sea to Sweden.
Must-sees en route include the stunning Modern Art Museum in Louisiana and buildings in Klampenborg, designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.
Laws of the land
Fines for speeding and drink driving are issued on the spot.
Buses always have priority.
Motorcyclists must dip their headlights during the day and wear crash helmets.
Danish speed limits
|Road type||Speed limit|
|Urban areas||50 km/h|
|Outside urban areas||80km/h or 90 km/h (check signage)|
|Motorways||110 km/h or 130 km/h (check signage)|
When waiting at a level crossing you should switch off your headlights and use only your sidelights.
Parking can be a challenge in Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg. If there are no meters, buy a parking disk from a petrol station, post office, bank or tourist office.
Planning on driving to another country? Take a look at our section on driving abroad.