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Car Hire Denmark

The home of the fairy-tale, Denmark is far becoming one of the top European countries to visit. it tops both one of the happiest places to live and visit lists, ‘hygge’ (cosiness) is a way of life in Denmark and is becoming one of Denmark’s biggest exports.  So, experience hygge and explore with booking rent a car Denmark for your trip. There is so much to experience in Denmark that you will want an uncomplicated way to get around. The roads are well made and maintained, so you can use your Denmark car hire to see everything from beautiful countryside to its many hundreds of castles. Many visitors may associate the country with its famous literary author Hans Christian Andersen and its historic Viking culture. Whatever your reason to visit the country is, Denmark rent a car is a handy way to get around this beautiful country.

There are places of interest for the traveller in Denmark. Car hire Denmark lets you take in the history and its culture that Denmark has to offer. From the capital of Copenhagen to the islands of Zealand. Denmark is an exciting country for the traveller to explore. Rental car Denmark is popular, and you will need to book well in advance to get the dates and the type of car you desire.

A desire to explore the country you are visiting is important so rent a car Denmark lets you take it easy along the roads of the country and also get from place to place in comfort and style. There are many options for car hire Denmark that you will want to decide early and get the most from your trip. It is easy to make a booking and the cars are modern and well-maintained, so don’t worry about your Denmark rental car experience – it will be just like driving your own car!

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The Country

Once the home of the Vikings, Denmark is now a popular tourist destination.  With the Danish philosophy towards fashion, food, architecture, furniture and art, you will find yourself in the heart of hygge! Denmark has beautiful coastlines and stunning views for the traveller to explore and experience. – such as

  • Tivoli Gardens
  • Lego House
  • Mols Bjerge National Park

There are other cities and sights, as we will see later in this guide.

The country is home to approximately 5.78 million people, the official language spoken is Danish, German is also spoken widely as a neighbour. Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway and is bordered to the south by Germany, it spans an area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 square miles).

The summer in Denmark are June, July and August, while the winter months are December, January and February. The weather in the country is temperate, with four distinct seasons.

The nations sporting obsession is football and is two biggest stars are Peter Schmeichel and Michael Laudrup from the 1980’s and 1990’s.

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Driving Tips

As with any new experience, you will need to know what you are letting yourself in for. Check all the rules of the road before you leave for Denmark to ensure you stay safe. Here are some of the more important ones –

  • The driver is responsible to make sure all occupants of the car wear seat belts at all times
  • The drink drive limit is 0.5 mg per ml. Or the maximum level of alcohol in the blood permitted is 0.05%.
  • You must carry an international drivers licence with you at all times while on the road in Denmark.
  • Children younger than three must be seated in a child restraint system suitable for their size and weight. Children older than three but shorter than 135cm must be seated in an appropriate child restraint system suitable for their height and weight.
  • They drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on left.
  • Traffic from the right normally has right of way – check for signs advising against this.
  • Cars approaching a roundabout must give way to traffic already on the roundabout.
  • Any stationary trams may be overtaken only on the right at moderate speed only, or on the left where there is no room on the right.
  • Moving trams should only be overtaken on the right, however overtaking on the left is permitted in one-way streets or where there is no room on the right.
  • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.
  • A warning triangle and reflective vests must be carried in all vehicles in Denmark. It is recommended that you should also carry a first aid kit and fire extinguisher.
  • Try and keep some cash on you at all times as the Danish Police are able to impose and collect fines on the spot for minor traffic offences.
  • All vehicles must have their headlights or daytime running lights on at all times. You should not use the horn in urban areas unless involved in a dangerous situation.
  • There are no toll roads in Denmark. However, the Öresund and Storebaelt bridges require toll payment.
  • If you’re in an accident, you MUST notify the Police and the car rental supplier and get an accident report for insurance purposes. Failure to do so may result in you footing the whole bill.
  • If you break down, you must put on your reflective jacket and place the reflective triangle behind the vehicle to warn other drivers. You must notify the rental car company and suppliers for advice and assistance.
  • Winter tyres are not compulsory in Denmark. In severe conditions, snow chains can be used. Studded tyres may be used from 1st November and 15th April if the conditions warrant it.
  • The major cities can be very busy at rush hour so leave plenty of time for your journey
  • The speed limit in urban areas is 50 kp/h / 31 mph.
  • On an open road, the speed limit is 80 kph / 50 mph.
  • The speed limit on the motorway is 110 kph / 68 mph.

Make sure you know what to do when driving in Denmark be safe and stay on the right side of the law.

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Airports in Denmark

Denmark has transport links to the rest of the world through trade and other activities. Here are some of the busiest airports in Denmark –

  • Copenhagen International Airport
  • Aarhus Airport
  • Billund Airport
  • Aalborg Airport
  • Odense Airport

The best way to get the most from your car hire Denmark is to book from the airport so you know you have the transport you need. Do this in advance to get the best prices available.

When driving on the roads of the Denmark you want to be safe. You should research the rules of the road, as said before, but also have the following numbers programmed in your phone on case of emergency. For the police, ambulance and fire brigade is 112.

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