How To Apply For A Visa In Denmark

Denmark is a member of the European Union and in the Schengen area, so EU citizens and citizens of Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein—the European Free Trade Association (ETFA)— just need a valid passport or ID card to enter.Citizens of many countries, from Argentina to Australia and the UAE to the United States, do not … Read more

How To Open A Bank Account In Denmark

When moving abroad, many expats choose to keep their existing bank account from back home open. This can be helpful for paying recurring bills, transferring money, and an array of other personal reasons. But if you’re looking to use your card abroad, transaction and withdrawal fees can soon add up. Therefore, you may want to … Read more

How To Learn The Language In Denmark

Like most Scandinavian countries, Denmark has a high standard of English and you should have few difficulties in communicating if you are living and working in the country. However, we will look at some of your options below if you are interested in learning Danish.Descended from Old Norse, Danish is a North Germanic language, standardised … Read more

How To Rent Or Buy Property In Denmark

Known for its bicycle culture, its butter cookies and its invention of lego, back in 1932, Denmark is a popular destination with both tourists and expats. If you’re looking to buy or rent property there, then read on to learn more about your options.First of all, you’ll need to prepare yourself for real estate in … Read more

Kelly Kristensen, Viborg

Who are you? Kelly Kristensen, American blogger and YouTube creator of My New Danish Life, veteran teacher of 16 years, mother of two boys and married since 2010. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Denmark in March of 2016 because my Danish husband got a new job.We wanted to try … Read more

How To Find A Job In Denmark

Denmark is one of the safest and most comfortable places in the world to live and work. It regularly appears in the top five of the Global Happiness index, and has excellent public services. The good news for expats is that it is one of the few countries in the EU that is still looking … Read more

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Denmark?

The cost of healthcare in Denmark will depend on a number of factors, namely whether you as an expat: • are signed up with the national insurance scheme • have private health insurance • have a combination of national and top-up private insurance to cover procedures (such as dental and optical care) which do not … Read more

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Denmark

With some beautiful scenery and great food, Denmark is not a difficult place in which to keep fit and well. Sports are important to the Danes, and they are commonly supposed to be some of the happiest people on the planet – perhaps due to their lifestyle.The nation has a public cycling system to promote … Read more

How To Look After Your Mental Health In Denmark

Mental health issues are challenging wherever you are, and Denmark is no exception: 1 in 12 Danes (around 13% of the Danish population) are estimated by the health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen to be suffering from depression. Danes also report high stress levels.If you are an expat resident in the country, therefore, and concerned about your mental … Read more

How To Register With The Health System In Denmark

Denmark has a two-tier healthcare insurance system, comprised of both public and private health cover. State medical care in Denmark is free at the point of delivery, and of a high quality.If you are an expat working in the country, you will be covered under the national system if you are paying contributions into it, … Read more

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Denmark?

As an expat, the quality of healthcare that you can expect in Denmark will depend on whether you are accessing the public or the private healthcare sector. Overall, the quality of healthcare in the country is deemed to be of a high standard, operating on a universal healthcare model and funded by taxes and national … Read more

Dental And Opthalmic Care In Denmark: How To Find The Right Options For You

Denmark has a high standard of medical care generally, including dental and optical treatment, and you should have no difficulty accessing the care that you need.Dental care in the country operates according to a co-pay system: some of it is covered under the national health insurance scheme, which you will need to register for if … Read more

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Denmark

In order to keep your health insurance costs low in Denmark, you have two main options: either signing up with the Danish national health insurance scheme, or by shopping around for the best private health insurance plan for your treatment needs.Your most cost effective option will be to register with the national scheme, but this … Read more

How To Buy A Property As An Expat In Denmark

All non-EU/EEA nationals have to obtain permission from the Ministry of Justice in order to purchase property in Denmark, and must confirm that the property would be used as their personal residence throughout the year. EU/EEA citizens do not have to obtain permission to buy property, but they must confirm in a statement attached to … Read more

Copenhagen’s Cuisine: A Culinary Tour Of Denmark’s Capital City

Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, traditionally known for its beautiful architecture, is rapidly becoming famous for its delicious food. But what are the ‘must try’ items on the menu? They are numerous, as you will find plenty of choices to satisfy every culinary preference and budget.Let’s have a look at some of the traditional … Read more

Arriving In Copenhagen – What Expats Need To Do First

As a newcomer to Copenhagen, you need to take certain actions in order to get registered as a citizen and ease the transition. Here are seven steps which will help you get settled in your new life.The first, fairly obvious, priority is to find somewhere to live. In such a popular and often expensive city, … Read more

Grace Cook, Aarhus

Who are you? My name is Grace, I am 21 years old and from Hertfordshire in the UK. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Aarhus, Denmark in August 2016. I moved here after graduating with a Sociology degree from the University of Nottingham in July 2016. I wasn’t sure what … Read more

Denmark – Recommended Social Media Accounts

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 social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Aarhus Internationals Facebook Group If you want … Read more

Living in Denmark This Winter? Here’s How to Deal With the Cold

If you come from gentler climes, you might be feeling a little nervous about the approaching winter in Denmark. It’s going to be cold, and it’s going to be dark. But wherever you live, learning to cope with the cold the Danish way might be good for you. The Danes, after all, are consistently ranked … Read more

Denmark – Recommended 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 blogs that might be useful for expats there.A British Expat’s Life in Copenhagen Originally from the UK, Melanie has … Read more

Denmark – Top Five 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. Travelling Mama Tina is an American photographer, writer, stylist and frequent traveller, who … Read more

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

Kay Xander Mellish, Copenhagen

Who are you? I’m an American living in Denmark, at last count for 13 years. I like it here, and I think it’s an excellent place to raise a family. People work relatively limited hours, so there’s a lot of time for family and friends. And it’s a small, gentle society, so there’s very little … Read more

Expat Life in the Danish City of Odense

The Danish city of Odense is the country’s third largest in terms of population, taking the bronze to Copenhagen’s gold and Aarhus’ silver. Though the population of Odense only amounts to roughly a fifth of Copenhagen’s, it boasts a number of impressive features that make it suitable for those who are interested in the Scandinavian … Read more

Elena Hansen, Billund (Jutland)

Who am I? I’m an open and curious Russian living in Denmark. Have an education in translation, linguistics. If you add new and growing interest in marketing + yoga, then you get pretty much a picture of me. This article will add up to it as well, I believe Where, when and why did I … Read more