Denmark is a land of peninsulas and islands, whose rugged coastlines and remote towns are balanced by cosmopolitan cities such as the capital Copenhagen. Come for the colourful, historic harbours, the blend of ancient folklore and modern design, and the superb food, which ranges from Michelin-starred dining to moreish afternoon pastries. Luggage Mule’s Denmark luggage shipping service offers generous allowances and reasonable rates, helping make your trip to Denmark hassle-free.
Customs: Meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets including dogs, cats and birds. Check the SKAT (Danish Tax and Customs Administration) website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £29.99!
Shipping times: 5 working days
Flights: Flights to Denmark from the UK usually take about two hours. Nearly all international airlines provide a service to Denmark but flights from the Australasia and Pacific region usually involve at least one change. Major gateways include Copenhagen, Billund, and Aalborg.
Currency: Danish Krone (kr)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens do not need a visa to travel to Denmark. Other nationalities may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: GMT+1.
Packing for Denmark
Travellers often underestimate the summers in northern Europe. Be assured that it can get hot in Denmark, so pack suncream, sunglasses, a hat and some long-sleeve shirts. Outside of summer, the climate cools and the weather becomes less predictable, so prepare for rain and wind, particularly in exposed coastal areas. Waterproofs, fleeces and sturdy shoes are sensible. Winter is from November to March, and can bring serious snow, so layer up. A scarf, gloves and a warm thick coat are essentials.
You might also want to bring some sports gear to enjoy Denmark’s wild outdoors. Pack walking boots if you’re hiking, and a wetsuit if you’re headed to the west coast, where watersports and sailing are a popular pastime in the warmer months.
Ship your bike to Demark
The Danes love life on two wheels. Copenhagen is famously bike-friendly, with 390 kilometres of designated lanes, and outside the big city some 12,000 kilometres of Danish National Cycle Routes criss-cross the country. Whether you’re tackling the huge 700-kilometre Esbjerg-Copenhagen loop or island-hopping by bike and ferry, Luggage Mule can ship your bike to anywhere in Demark securely and at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to explore this fascinating country on your own wheels.
Ship your skis to Demark
There’s no getting away from it: Denmark is flat. Its highest points rise only 170m above sea level, so downhill skiing options are fairly limited, with just eight small resorts to choose from. On the positive side, one of those resorts – Silkeborg – has a nylon piste that skiers can use all year round, and the country’s relatively gentle slopes are a good bet for absolute beginners. For cross-country skiing fans, the picture is brighter. Denmark’s flat terrain is ideal for the sport, and there are some good trails in Rold Forest in the north of Jutland. Whatever your style and destination, Luggage Mule can ship your skis to Denmark securely and at reasonable rates, so they’ll be waiting for you when you arrive.
Ship your golfing gear to Demark
Among Denmark’s stand-out courses are the challenging championship course at the Aalborg Golf Club, and the older course at Scandinavian Golf Club, created by renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Jr. Alternatives include Copenhagen Golf Club, Breinholtgård Golf Club north of Esbjerg, and Lolland Falster to the south. There’s also a Nick Faldo-designed course at Ledreborg Palace, a little way west of Copenhagen. Come and discover one of Europe’s up-and-coming golf destinations – and let Luggage Mule ship your golf clubs to Denmark ahead of you for a hassle-free trip.
What to ship home from Demark
Scandinavia is famous for its knitwear, with famous brands such as Isager to Sommerfuglen widely available at good prices. Royal Copenhagen China is another popular purchase. The brand has been active since 1775 and has developed a global reputation, with each of its items bearing the seal of Queen Juliane Marie. If you’re looking for something more modern, you’ll find a wide range of cutting-edge contemporary design in Copenhagen’s boutiques. Finally, it’s worth indulging in some Danish chocolate. Look out for the Anthon Berg and Summerbird brands. Whatever you want to bring home from Denmark, you can shop to your heart’s content with Luggage Mule’s generous 30kg allowance.