Small Denmark is a quiet oasis in a Scandinavian part of Europe. Its main part is Jutland, so called peninsula bordered by Germany, the rest is scattered on numerous islands, including the main ones, Funen and Zealand. For many centuries, Denmark has evolved into prosperous, modern nation, that plays a significant role in the political and economic integration of Europe. However, the country opted out the EMU (European monetary system), the official currency of the Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy is Danish Krone (DKK). Nowadays, Denmark is seen as a society that is considered as a benchmark of civilization with free speech, progressive social policies and on the most commercially competitive.


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For passionate travellers, SafeAround has meticulously gathered information from numerous resources in order to allow you be aware of all potential dangers in Denmark.

Is Denmark a Safe or Dangerous Country?

Travelling to Denmark is very safe, it’s highly ranked on the list of the safest and most dangerous countries. Denmark is supposed to be the safest countries on earth. The likelihood that visitors of the country will face any serious threats is not likely, however, pickpocketing, petty thefts, bag snatching and ATM scams do occur, however relatively rare. Places that are in favor of Denmark’s pickpockets are Central Railway Station, pedestrian paths to/from Nyhavn and Stroget, Nyhavn, Strøget, Østerport st. in Copenhagen, Areas, where you should be particularly cautious.

Nørrero neighborhood in Copenhagen

The less affluent area than the rest of the capital. As consequences narcotics dealing, higher levels of street crime, possible gang activity. Gang conflicts may turn violent. Execute high level of caution, particularly in the dusk.

Christiania neighborhood in Copenhagen

This area is known as the largest hash market in Europe self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood in Copenhagen. It’s narcotic dealing activity connected to criminal organizations.  Recent violent confrontation between a police officer and criminal suspect left both dead. Time to time tourists assaulted or robbed, usually for no-photography policy violation.

Odense, third largest city in the country

The neighborhood of Vollmosse is supposed to be with a high rate of harassments. It is known in Denmark for a high unemployment and crime rates. The proportion of people of migrant in the vicinity is high.

Another area of concern

  • Don’tagreed on a proposal of help from a stranger.
  • Type your secret code imperceptibly, as pickpockets once discovered your pin-code may easily steal your credit card.

Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : LOW

Denmark is a very safe country. It is ranked 1 out of 162 of the safest and most dangerous cities. However, Safe Around advises to be vigilant, don’t leave belongings unattended, and avoid areas with higher potential risks.


Tourists undoubtedly attract pickpockets, especially in the summer season. You are 2 times more likely to be robbed at summer than at winter in Denmark.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : LOW

Denmark is a place, with a low risk in terms of mugging and kidnapping. Anyway, we recommend you not to accept drinks from strangers, although drink-spiking is not common at all and avoid doubtful areas.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : LOW

There are no well-known scams in Denmark.


  • Pickpockets operate in a public transport mainly in Copenhagen.
  • During winter the road conditions can become more dangerous.
  • While driving in cities, do not forget about the cyclist paths.


Strong winds, hurricanes, flooding and extreme rain are the four biggest environmental hazards in the country.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : LOW

Though the threat from terrorism is low in Denmark. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects all the time. Terrorism is a threat all over the world.


There is no threat for female visitors in Copenhagen. We advise to use common sense and avoid public drunkenness places if you are alone, as well as other silliness.



Discover the Viking heritage by visiting the Viking ship, Trelleborg Viking ring castle and reconstructed Viking’s farmhouses. During summer or even winter, enjoy the incredibly long coastline, where white sandy beaches please the eyes. Visit one of the worldwide festivals like Skive, Roskilde or Copenhagen Jazz Festival and of course don’t forget to discover the legendary Legoland amusement park, where even adults will feel like children. Above all Denmark has a wide cultural heritage, unique fauna of Østersøn sea, innovative design, and architecture. Without a doubt, it’s the fantastic destination for a holiday at any time of the year.

Useful Information

Visas are not usually required for stays under 90 days. If you planning to stay longer you have to obtain a visa. Normally Finland government requires the proof of payment ability in order to be sure that you possess sufficient amount to cover your trip Make sure your passport has at least 6 months’ validity from your planned date of return.
Danish krone is the official currency of the country. The most common credit card is Visa, however, there is no problem finding ATMs machines that accept the cards from other systems.
The coldest month is February with a temperature around 0°C. The warmest July with 20°C. Rain comes on a regular basis.
The main airport in Denmark in Copenhagen. For more information about the airport, you can visit their website –
As in any country, we advise travelers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical problems but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page