How to get your Danish Krone

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How much Danish Krone will I need?

Denmark is quite an expensive travel destination, and you can expect to spend quite a bit more here than you would elsewhere in Europe. Here's how much things will cost in Copenhagen: 

  • 600 kr for a mid-range, three-course meal for two
  • 40-49 kr for a beer (domestic or imported)
  • 39.42 kr for a coffee
  • 15 kr per km in a taxi (plus a 50kr start fee) 
  • 130 kr for a 24-hour bike rental  

Making your Danish Krone go further

  • Buy Danish krone in advance – get a better rate, and avoid paying a surcharge. 
  • Load your cash onto a prepaid card – if you’re worried about carrying cash, this is fee-free for up to 10 currencies.
  • Pay in local currency – if you are paying by card, always choose to pay in Danish krone to avoid unnecessary fees.

Read more money-saving tips in our Copenhagen travel money guide.


Useful information about Danish Krone


Koruna notes: 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 DKK 

Koruna coins: 50 øre (copper), 1, 2 and 5 kr (silver with a hole in the middle), and 10 and 20 kr (brass) 

Exchange rate

£1 equates to roughly 8 DKK. This is the spot rate (the rate at which currencies are bought and sold), so you'll get slightly less than this when you exchange your currency. 

You can find the latest rates here

Buy Back

Leftover Danish Krone?

No problem. We'll buy back any Danish Krones you have leftover at excellent rates, leaving you with more cash in your pocket (and a tidier desk drawer).

We will buy back up to GBP300 worth of currency per order, as per our terms and conditions.

To request a buyback, email [email protected] with your order number. 

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