Driving to Denmark is easy, but is there any difference in driving a car in Denmark to other countries? Let’s investigate this.

Multifunctional speed cameras

Speed cameras are something that everyone with a driving license knows, but in Denmark, they have taken this one step further. The Danish cameras record not only speed but also the use of mobile phones (which are forbidden) and the use of a seatbelt. Handsfree for a mobile phone is allowed.


The police have the right to collect fines for traffic offenses on the spot. If you get caught in a speed camera, the fine is sent to the owner of the car.

BAC in Denmark

In Denmark is blood alcohol content limit 0.5.

Speed limits in Denmark

Highway up to 130km / h. By regular roads usually 90km / h. In urban areas 50km / h, but in Copenhagen, the speed limit on many streets is reduced to 40km / h.

Fuel in Denmark

Petrol is available at octane 92, 95 and 98 and diesel. Sometimes there is petrol with high ethanol levels called Biobenzin or Bio95.

Cheaper gasoline in Denmark

In Denmark, petrol is actually cheaper than in Sweden, for example, but other costs associated with car ownership are considerably higher.

What impresses is that any price cartel does not exist as with Swedish gasoline companies. The price can differ as much as 2 Danish crowns per liter, so it pays to compare different gas stations. Refueling on highways is generally expensive. Studies have shown that it is cheaper to refuel early on workdays mornings.

Toll roads

Available in two places; Öresund Bridge and the bridge over Stora Bält. Otherwise, no toll roads.

Words in Danish that occur in traffic

Ensrettet = One way

Vejbane = Lane

Anhaenger = Trailer

Autocamper = Camper

Campingvogn = Caravan

Fletning = Apply the zipper principle when two lanes join

Rundkörsel = Roundabout

Husk = Remember

Bump = Speed bump

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