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EVERYDAY LIFE IN DENMARK

A USEFUL COMPILATION

When becoming a part of the everyday life in a new country, it is always nice to be a bit prepared.
For this exact reason, we have compiled a variety of links you can follow to read about every aspect of how the Danes live their lives, and what you should account for when moving here.

Have fun!

INSURANCE

Most insurances are voluntary, but a few are mandatory. Some insurances are work-related, and some are private.

HEALTHCARE

The Danish healthcare system is becoming very well-renowned throughout the world as we have quite a lot of beneficial arrangements in place. You will find a couple of useful links below.

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

HELP IS RIGHT AT HAND

if you become ill or get injured in Region Zealand.
Find out what to do in various emergency situations.

HOSPITALS IN REGION ZEALAND

Find the hospital nearest to you and your new residence – and find out what medical and clinical departments that they offer in-house.

BRINGING YOUR FAMILY TO DENMARK

When you decide to move your family to a new country, it is preferable to have a good understanding of the childcare system, the available public services and the culture in general.

Read more about bringing your family to Denmark.

CHILDCARE

In Denmark, it is common to send your child to nursery/day care and kindergarten. It is not free, but it is publicly subsidized. The local municipality can inform you about the waiting lists and the prices.

Find more information about childcare.

SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION

Children start school in August of the year that they turn six years old. You will find useful links about the Danish school system and what you can do to enroll your child(ren) below.

SIGNING UP

Your local Citizen Service Center or settlement team are ready to help you get your child registered for daycare, school or after-school-care.

LEISURE

You will meet many of the Danes in clubs and associations in their spare time.

Get some cultural input and read more about leisure in Denmark.

TRANSPORTATION

Denmark has a well developed infrastructure, a network of flights and trains, good roads, and a large number of cyclists.

A nice way to plan your trip, is to use Rejseplanen.dk – here you can find your public transportation throughout all of Denmark.

Find more information on transportation and how to get around.

DRIVERS LICENSE

For the first 90 days of your residence in Denmark you are allowed to use your foreign driver’s license. Subsequently you have to exchange the license to a Danish driver’s license.

Read more at lifeindenmark.dk.
For more help, visit or call your local Citizen Service Center.