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Car Rental in Denmark

Rent a car in Denmark with Sixt for a great way to thoroughly appreciate and enjoy all that this lovely Scandinavian country has to offer. Our premium fleet features a diverse array of rental cars so you are certain to meet your budget and mobility needs. Check out our great car rental deals in Denmark and book online to ensure your Nordic adventure is as comfortable and stylish as the country itself.

Rent a Car in Denmark with Sixt

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A car rental in Denmark is a good way to enjoy your vacation. You can see all of the architectural and natural highlights of the country in your rental car. Rent a car at Copenhagen Airport or any of our other convenient locations and get your journey quickly underway. In Denmark you can take in the classics at the ultramodern Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, or rock hard and heavy at the Roskilde Music Festival. Whether driving along its picturesque cobblestone streets or its splendid beaches of white sand beaches, expect to awaken your senses here.

What to Do in Denmark in Winter 2019

The small country of Denmark offers a selection of wintertime activities. In fact, the Danes even have a word for cold-weather coziness: hygge. There are many outdoor activities to do outdoors like ice skating. Aalborg, Copenhagen, Funen, and Esbjerg all have outdoor skating rinks open between December and February. From the end of November until the beginning of January you can enjoy the Christmas markets. There are several in Copenhagen like the one at Tivoli Gardens, and you can visit the Hans Christian Andersen market in Odense. If you are looking for a way to escape the cold weather, head to a museum! The ARoS Aarhus Art Museum is recommended, as is the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art located along the water facing Sweden, a 40 minute drive north of Copenhagen. The winter weather will be cold and it is recommended to have a larger sedan or a vehicle with all-wheel-drive for safe travels in Denmark.

Our Service

With our car rental deals in Denmark you can select from premium brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. We offer affordable rates on an extensive fleet of up-to-date-vehicles. When you book your rent a car for Denmark online you can tailor your rental vehicle with numerous optional features. Additional driver coverage, GPS and child seats are just some of the extras we can provide to help you have the best experience with your car rental in Denmark.

Which vehicle class is right for my trip?

  • Compact cars and sedans are great for city trips.
  • SUVs and minivans are perfect for family travel as you have enough leg and luggage room.
  • Sports cars and convertibles can add some instant fun and excitement to your trip.


Driver's license

The renter and the driver must possess a valid US driver's license to rent a car in Denmark. If your license is printed in an alphabet other than Latin, such as Russian, Arabic or Chinese, you will need an International Driver's Permit. An IDP can be obtained before you leave the US from either the American Automobile Association or the American Automobile Touring Alliance. Certain tariffs and conditions also apply for visitors, so please remember to select your permanent country of residence for rent a car Denmark.

Age restrictions

All drivers aged 20 and older, who have possessed a license for at least a year, may rent a car in Denmark. However, there are certain age requirements for specific car models as well as a surcharge of about $20 applied to all drivers under the age of 26.

Payment Methods

Our car rental deals in Denmark must be made using a credit card. Sixt accepts all major credit cards and AirPlus. All prepaid and debit cards, such as VISA Electron, are not accepted with the exception of MasterCard debit and Visa Electron for car groups E, C and I. The payment method must have been issued in the name of the driver and must be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up.


In the event of an accident, even if no other vehicle was involved please call the police. The emergency number for police, ambulance and fire services is 112. Any damages must be reported to Sixt during the rental period and the accident report form enclosed with the vehicle documents must be filled out.

Crossing Borders

From Denmark, most car categories can be driven anywhere in Western Europe with some restrictions placed on luxury rental car categories due to coverage regulations. Cars rented in Denmark are not allowed in most of Eastern Europe, including Poland, Russia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine as well as Greece, Hungary and Turkey. Details can be found here: Rental Information.

Driving Tips

Owing to its clean, simple aesthetic and thoroughly modern infrastructure you can easily navigate the compact cities of Denmark. Road trips are also easy thanks to a mostly flat landscape and with no part of the country more than 32 miles from the sea. With your vehicle you can decide how much of the 1,000 miles of motorways and more than 40,000 miles of roads stretching from Copenhagen to the spectacular view of two seas colliding in North Jutland you want to cover. Here are some things to keep in mind while driving your rental car in Denmark.

Driving tips for Denmark

  • In general speed limits are 50 km/h in urban areas, 80 km/h outside of urban areas and 130 km/h on motorways/expressways.
  • Traffic travels on the right and flashing lights indicate if a driver plans to pass.
  • Parking in Copenhagen requires a parking disc displayed on the dashboard. Parking discs are available at gas stations, tourist offices and banks.
  • Low beam headlights must be on at all times.
  • World famous for its biking culture, cyclists have the right of way on all roads.

Places of Interest

Top 4 Architectural Sights

  • The Little Mermaid Statue
  • Copenhagen Opera House
  • Roskilde Cathedral
  • Nyhavn

The Little Mermaid statue by Edvard Eriksen is a favorite spot to visit along Copenhangen's Langelinie promenade and has been a major tourist attraction since the 1900s. The Copenhagen Opera House located on the island of Holmen is known not only for being one of the world's most modern opera houses, but for being one of the most expensive to ever be built. On the island of Zealand one can find the Roskilde Cathedral , the first ever brick gothic cathedral which has been a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site since 1995. Built in the 12th and 13th centuries it has been the main burial site of the Danish Monarchy. Another Copenhagen highlight is the 17th century Nyhavn district whose waterfront is lined with colorful 17th and 18th century townhouses.

Top 4 Natural Sights

  • Himmelbjerget, Søhøjlandet
  • Møns Klint, island of Møn
  • Skagen, Jutland
  • The Limfjord

Himmelbjerget , also called The Sky Mountain or The Mountain of Heaven, is one of the highest natural landmarks in Denmark, and is a popular hiking spot. Møns Klint , or the Cliffs of Møn, are a stretch of chalk cliffs along the eastern Baltic coast. It is possible to walk or cycle along the cliffs on marked paths and there are several locations where you can take steps down to the shore. Skagen is a popular tourist destination situated at the northern tip of Jutland with an artistic legacy. Its yellow houses with red-tiled roofs and white-picket fences make for quite an idyllic setting. The Limfjord , not quite a fjord in the classically held sense, is over 100 miles long with many bays, narrowings and islands. One can partake in range of water activities in the vicinity.


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