What to wear in Denmark

What to Wear in Denmark

Top style tips for Denmark

  • Denmark is a cosmopolitan country and there isn't a dress code as such.
  • Having said that, Copenhagen residents do dress very smartly.
  • Jeans are always popular and will serve as a versatile base to your wardrobe. Wear them with cool layers such as camisoles and a cardigan for the summer, or warmer ones e.g. a long sleeved shirt and sweater in the winter.
  • Shopping is expensive, so plan ahead for what you will need.
  • If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket to bring along we highly recommend the SCOTTeVEST range. Their range of jackets have been specifically designed with traveling in mind and include RFID security (to protect your passport information), 23 secure pockets and personal connectivity integration.

Pack for the weather

  • Denmark has a mild climate, with no real extremes of heat or cold but it's possible to experience all sorts of weather conditions all on the same day; always make sure you're carrying something for rain, sun and cold weather.
  • It can rain at any time and our advice would be to pack a lightweight raincoat and small travel umbrella even in the summer.
  • The winter months November, December, January, February and March are cooler and you may even experience some light snow, so wrap up warmer with layers and take a scarf, gloves and warm smart coat.
  • Clever layering is the key to dressing for changeable weather.
  • We love the Weather+ app – it gives an accurate 6 day forecast for day and night, which when you're planning from home is really helpful. You can keep all the places you've been to too – a nice way to remember your trip 🙂 Download for iPad/iPhone or Android



Shoes to pack for Denmark

  • Take comfortable shoes for walking or do as the locals do… grab a bike and explore. We love Hotter shoes, for total comfort along with style.
  • Ladies, save your high heels for the evenings.

Clothing tips for women

  • A few well-chosen pieces of costume jewelry will transform any outfit.
  • And a pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit, keep you warm in a chilly breeze, or cover your shoulders for modesty.
  • The leather RedDog BagPod is a really versatile and stylish bag that can be used from day to evening. Wear it over the shoulder or convert it to a clutch, or use it to keep your belongings and travel documents tidy and easy to find.

Clothing tips for men

  • There are no specific things to bring to your attention, check out our packing list for our suggested capsule wardrobe.

Regions of Denmark

  • In Copenhagen buy a Copenhagencard for free entry into museums and unlimited use of local transport.
  • If you are visiting the West Coast it has a sporty outdoor vibe with marinas, water sports, lots of businesses, shops, restaurants, unique gift shops and jewelry stores. Again the dress code is smart casual and of course there are the wind and kite surfers who look very funky in expensive watersports and surf brands – Roxy, Animal, Ugg etc.

Other things to pack

  • A lightweight day sack or shoulder bag will come in handy to carry your sightseeing essentials.
  • If you tend to buy bottled water, consider carrying a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle – fill up from any source and get clean, safe drinking water without wasting plastic bottles.
  • To use electrical gadgets you may need a travel adapter plug, and also a step down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for European voltage (230V).
  • Avoid paying unexpected baggage fees – use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you keep within the weight allowance. Don't forget to leave room for souvenirs on the way home! Small figurines are popular buys from Denmark, look out too for ceramics and kitchenware, and traditional knitted scarves.


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