Driving in Denmark


We have put together some information that you might find useful while driving in Denmark.

Car safety equipment

  • First aid kit
  • Warning triangle
  • Reflective vest
  • Headlamp Beam Deflectors
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Spare Bulbs
  • GB Stickers
  • Torch

Click HERE for some useful Amazon links for all the above items.


All cars in Denmark need to display a parking disc on the dashboard. A car hired in Denmark will be equipped with one. If you are driving a foreign car you may purchase a parking disk from banks, gas stations and tourist offices. Parking discs are used in parking areas which do not require a parking fee. A parking disc is simply a “clock” upon which you set the time you arrived in the parking lot. There will be signs in the parking lot letting you know how long you have until you need to move your car. Parking in city centers can be limited. Failure to set your parking disc can result in your vehicle being “booted” or towed.

Winter Equipment

Winter tyres compulsory for vehicles < 3.5 t GVW from 1 November to 1 April. Heavier vehicles do not require winter tyres, but a minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm is mandatory. Snow chains only allowed on roads covered with snow and ice.

You must have your headlights on at all times when driving in Denmark.

Mobile Phones

The use of mobile phones while driving is strictly prohibited while driving. Use of the phone handsfree is permitted. However, the handsfree system must be built in to the car. A headset is not considered to be a handsfree system.

Speed Camera Detectors



Denmark does not have any toll roads. However, foreign drivers should be aware that there are 2 bridges which require a very expensive toll. The first is Storebelt Bridge (Storebælt Bro) which lies between the island of Zealand (Sjælland) and Fyn (Fyn). The cost of a one way crossing is 215 Kr. The second is Oresund Bridge (Øresundsbroen) which is the bridge between Denmark and Sweden. The cost of a one way crossing here is 260 Kr.

Speed Limits

Click HERE to check on the speed limits for this country.

Emergency Services Number

Emergency Services Number in Denmark is 112.

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