For many, Denmark is synonymous with sausages and beer. Others think mostly of Vikings, while some automatically think of Lego. Another thing that is special to Denmark is the word and lifestyle “hygge”.

Planning a trip to Denmark? Then you might need a packing list. This is exactly what we present on this page. Here we list everything you might need for a great trip.

We also offer some extra bonus tips that you might find useful.

You may wonder what “hygge” means? It is very difficult to translate straightforwardly. In simple terms, it is a way of life that focuses on the simple things in life and seeks joy through warmth and comfort. Thats the simplified verision!

Here’s how to pack for your trip to Denmark

The capital, Copenhagen, is Denmark’s number one tourist destination, but there’s so much more to see. Here we’ve put together a packing list for a trip to Denmark that includes everything you need for any adventure.

Our packing lists include clothes, shoes, accessories, toiletries, travel documents and smart gadgets that are good to have (some are indispensable). Prepare properly for your trip to Denmark to get the best experience (and hygge!).

Packing list for Denmark – spring, summer, autumn

Packing list for Denmark – winter

  • T-shirts
  • Functional sweaters
  • Underwear
  • Warm socks
  • Knitted sweater
  • Head sweater
  • Winter jacket/parka
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Waterproof boots (Buy with a discount voucher from Go Outdoors)

Hygiene products and travel pharmacy

  • Oral hygiene
  • Hair care
  • Brush/Comb
  • Deodorant
  • Skincare products
  • Lip balm
  • Skin lotion (Buy with a discount voucher from Revolution Beauty)
  • Sun protection factor
  • Razors
  • Makeup/makeup removal
  • Lenses and lens solution
  • Sanitary products
  • Wet wipes
  • Medicine
  • Sleeping pills/melatonin
  • Pain killers
  • Pills for an upset stomach
  • Chafing plasters
  • hand sanitizers

Smart gadgets/pratical items

Documents and money

  • Passport
  • Passport wallet
  • Travel documents
  • Bookings and reservations
  • Transcript of travel insurance
  • European Health Insurance Card
  • Driving licence
  • Card holder
  • Bank cards/credit cards

Extra bonus tips when packing for your trip to Denmark

Woman packing a bag

Have you followed our packing lists to the letter? Or have you picked and chosen a bit? You do whatever you want! Our packing list for a trip to Denmark is designed to help you see what you might need and then put the right things in your bag.

Are there more tips to look at? There absolutely is. Scroll down for some more tips on how to pack smart for your trip. Hint: It’s all about the weather.

Work with layers when dressing for Denmark

Denmark is a country with highly variable weather and great shifts day by day and hour by hour. The solution to the problem of unstable weather is always “Layer on layer”. This is true in all countries, including Denmark.

Imagine a spring day in Copenhagen. It’s 15 degrees and the sun is shining. You’re wearing sneakers, jeans, a t-shirt and a windbreaker. Suddenly the wind picks up and the temperature drops. You then put on a long-sleeved functional sweater under your jacket to keep warm.

Then imagine an autumn day with some rain and wind. You’re wearing a cotton t-shirt, a knitted sweater and a lightly lined autumn jacket. Suddenly the sky cracks open and the sun comes out. It quickly reaches 20 degrees. Now you can take off both your autumn jacket and your knitted sweater.

The layer-on-layer principle is the way to go in Denmark, especially in spring and autumn.

Think about outfits in advance to pack light

There are many things to do in Denmark. You can travel to Legoland in Jutland, visit picture-perfect Skagen, shop in Copenhagen and much more. What to pack depends, of course, on what you’re doing!

Whatever your destination, length of trip and time of year, you can always pick out outfits in advance and pack smart. What do we mean by that?

Many of us like to pack “good to have” clothes and “just in case” clothes. Then it easily becomes quite full in the pack!

If you plan outfits in advance, you can pack exactly what you need, nothing more. You’ll pack lighter, find it easier to fit in your bag and won’t have to spend a lot of time choosing clothes every day.

Let’s take an example. You will travel to Copenhagen for three nights. You can then wear the following outfits:

  • 1 x outfit for the round trip
  • 2-3 x outfits for sightseeing
  • 1 x outfit for restaurant and nightlife

The umbrella and the raincoat are your best friends

Denmark does not break any records in terms of total precipitation. It does not rain excessively anywhere. However, Denmark stands out in terms of the number of rainy days.

On average, the clouds open every other day. Statistically, you can expect at least one day of rain even if you’re only staying for a weekend!

The easiest way to cope with precipitation is to use an umbrella and a rain jacket. Pack an umbrella and a rain jacket to make your trip a little more comfortable.

The umbrella may be in travel format. Sure, you can buy them in Denmark, but it’s a good idea to have one ready in case it pours down when you arrive at your destination. The rain jacket should be breathable and if it’s spring or autumn, it doesn’t hurt if it’s lightly lined.

Bring an old-fashioned travel guide!

Last but not least, we want to give a shout out to the good old-fashioned travel guide. For example, it provides information on attractions, the easiest way to get around and which restaurants are worth a detour.

With a travel guide to Denmark or perhaps Copenhagen, you can plan your trip in a smart way at home, on the plane, on the boat or in the car. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to navigate the sights, restaurants, bars, beaches, shopping and more.