Preparing For The Climate In Denmark

Denmark is a small country, but it offers many advantages to potential expats. Most of the population, especially in the urban areas, speaks English. For those who also prefer to learn Danish, there are subsidized or free language courses provided by the local authorities. The country has an active art and culture scene, and there’s … Read more

Angie, Copenhagen

Who are you? I am an American teacher and blogger in my late 20s. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I decided to move to Copenhagen, Denmark in October of 2014 to live with my long distance, Danish boyfriend. What challenges did you face during the move?I struggled with downsizing my all of … Read more

Rebecca Thandi Norman, Copenhagen

Who are you? Rebecca Thandi Norman, co-founder & Editorial Director, Scandinavia Standard. I’m originally from Boston, MA, USA. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I originally moved abroad to Copenhagen in 2008 to study during my undergraduate. During that time I met my current husband and, after moving to London and then Cape … Read more

Laura Berg, Copenhagen

Who are you? My name is Laura, and I’m a German expat currently living in Copenhagen. I’m 27 years old and work in an investment bank as a risk manager. In my free time, I also write a blog, The Copenhagen Tales, about my life and experiences as an expat in Denmark. Where, when and … Read more

Denmark – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Denmark and some of the bloggers who write about living there. The Copenhagen Tales This is a really useful blog written by Laura, a … Read more

Using The Healthcare System In Denmark – A Short Guide For Expats

The healthcare system in Denmark rests on the foundation of equal access for all citizens. Public healthcare is comprehensive and includes doctors, specialists, hospitals, home care, pediatric care and dental care. There are also preventive health care programs in place that are run by the municipalities. The municipalities issue health insurance cards to citizens. The … Read more

Cost of Living Facts For Expats Moving To Denmark

The cost of living in Denmark is likely to vary based on your lifestyle. In the Economist Intelligence Unit’s survey on the most expensive cities in the world, the Danish capital of Copenhagen took the number 10 spot, having jumped 5 spots from its position in 2013. Although some services such as medical treatment are … Read more

Moving To Denmark – What To Expect As A New Expat

Denmark is among the most progressive nations in the world. Initially, the country was mostly known for its iconic architecture and design, but today it is at the forefront in almost every field, including sports, cinema and food. Expats enjoy living in Denmark due to its modern, yet peaceful lifestyle. Here are some of the … Read more

A Short Expat Guide To Food And Drink In Denmark

Danish food and drink have traditionally played an important role of protecting the locals against cold weather conditions, much like countries in the northern European region. But Danish cuisine is also unique and is especially known for its food products such as its pork, cheeses and butter. While Danish food is usually considered to be … Read more

5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Denmark

There are many reasons why people move to Denmark. For some, it is a desire for change, while for others it may be business opportunities. Denmark is an appealing destination for expats because its unemployment rates are low, the living standards are high, and there is much attention paid to family, education, social welfare, sports … Read more