By Rental Car in Copenhagen Denmark - Experiencing More Magical Adventures!
With the freedom of a rental car, you’ll have even more memorable adventures in Denmark. Here’s our top picks of places to visit with your rental car’s unlimited km/miles (up to 27-day rental).
Nyhavn Waterfront Harbor
Nyhavn is a beautiful, picturesque waterfront harbor that is about a five-minute drive from Copenhagen’s city center. Once a busy port, the old houses have been renovated to house restaurants and shops. It is the perfect place to get a taste of the local café culture with jazz music and great food. Numerous museum ships are at anchor here, and you can hop on a sightseeing boat along the canal. The famous Danish fairytale writer, Hans Christian Andersen, used to live in now renovated house #20. This is where he wrote the fairy-tales 'The Tinderbox,' 'Little Claus and Big Claus,' and 'The Princess and the Pea.' You can read more about Hans Christian Andersen's Copenhagen here
Drive your rental car up into the northern part of Copenhagen to enjoy the Botanical Gardens and many numerous attractions including Rosenborg Palace
. Built between 1606 and 1633, King Christian IV used this castle as his summer home.
Upstairs in Rosenborg Castle is the Knights’ Hall which at one time held lavish royal banquets. The corners of the ceiling feature the four continents known at the time, and the rich wall tapestries show scenes of the Danish royal army in battle with, and defeating the Swedes.
Rosenborg Castle’s Knights Hall - Copenhagen, Denmark -
The basement of the palace is home to dazzling jewels, including Christian III's jewel-studded sword and Christian IV's crown. The royal crown made of solid gold and precious gems was worn by King Christian IV at his coronation in 1596.
As the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen offers visitors the chance to view royal history and world-class culture, as well as experience the relaxed vibes of this European city. Many locals and tourists would agree that the Tivoli Gardens
tops the list of not-to-be-missed sites in Copenhagen. This fantastic amusement park dates to 1843 and is widely credited as the inspiration behind the Disney theme parks. It’s easy to reach with your Copenhagen Rental Car, and there's plenty of discounted parking.
The Round Tower
The Round Tower
is one of the oldest observatories in Europe. Commissioned by King Christian IV in 1601, the observatory continued the studies of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe
who had made Denmark quite famous with his discoveries.
The top of the Round Tower will awe you with amazing panoramic views of Copenhagen. To get there you need to walk up 209 meters on the ever-circling spiral floor.
Climbing the Round Tower’s Spiral Ramp - Copenhagen, Denmark -
Take advantage of Copenhagen Car Rental’s unlimited km/miles (up to 27-days) and head out for a day trip to see more of Denmark. Copenhagen is well situated for many interesting journeys. With less than an hour drive, you can access North Zealand where many wonderful sites and resorts dot the magnificent sandy shores. You’ll find Kronborg Castle
overlooking the narrow Øresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden in the city of Helsingør. Kronborg Castle is the most famous and most visited castle in Denmark and once provided the setting for Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Time your visit right and you might even catch a performance of Hamlet in the courtyard.
And in the basement of Kronborg Castle sleeps Holger the Dane, a brave royal knight, who is not to awake until Denmark needs him to defend her once again. The Hotel Marienlyst in Helsingør commissioned a bronze statue of Holger the Dane in 1907 from the sculptor Hans Pedersen-Dan. The finished bronze statue is located in the city of Skjern in Jutland. But, the sculptor’s spooky plaster cast that gave birth to the bronze statue is much more famous.
Holger the Dane - Kronborg Castle - Helsingør, Denmark -
LEGOLAND Billund Resort
Take a scenic drive over to Billund (164 miles / 3 hour drive) and spend the day at the first ever LEGOLAND
. There you can trade your Copenhagen Car Rental for a LEGOLAND car to drive across their African savannah where Zebras and Giraffes have the right of way. The resort also boasts a theme and water park that are tons of fun.
LEGOLAND Billund Resort Hotel Room - Billund, Denmark -
Driving a Rental Car in Copenhagen and Denmark
- If you are visiting from the EU, Australia, USA, or Canada, you do not need an international license to drive a rental car in Copenhagen.
- In general, the driving rules and regulations are similar to the rest of the EU. Cars drive in the right lane and pass in the left.
- All rental car passengers must wear a seatbelt, and children under 1.3 m/4.3 feet tall must use a booster or car seat.
- The speed limit in Denmark towns and cities is 50 kph/31 mph. On open roads, it is 80 kph/49 mph, and on major four-lane highways, it is 130 kph/81 mph. These limits are strictly enforced.
- Bicycling is common in all parts of the city, and cyclists have right of way.
- When parking your rental car in paid parking areas, you have 2 options:
- Set the clock (p-Skive) attached to your windshield that is furnished by Copenhagen Car Rental.
- Buy a parking permit from a parking ticket kiosk that are located on all streets in Copenhagen where paid parking is required.
- It is prohibited to use a mobile phone while driving your rental car; only a built-in hands-free system is allowed (not a headset).
Drivers' License Requirements
The renter and the driver must be in possession of a valid driving license.
Driving licenses printed with non-Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Cyrillic etc.) must be complemented by an international driving license. For driving licenses from countries not part of the Geneva/Vienna Convention on Road Traffic (e.g. China), an official translation of the license in English must be presented with the original license. Please remember to select your "permanent country of residence" when booking a rental car.
Certain tariffs and conditions apply for Non-Danish residents only. These tariffs and conditions are not available to customers residing in Denmark due to taxation regulations.
The minimum age for renting a car is 20 years old.
Drivers under the age of 26 are required to pay a young driver surcharge of 119 DKK and must have had a license for 1 or 3 years as follows:
- 20 years old /License for 1 year: Economy cars M***, E*** (Smart Forfour, Citroën C1, Toyota Aygo or Similar)
- 23 years old /License for 1 year: Standard cars C***, I*** (Opel Corsa, Astra, Insignia, VW Passat, Peugeot 508 or Similar)
- 25 years/License for 3 years: Luxury cars F***, P***, S***, X*** (BMW 5-Series Aut., Audi A6 Aut., Mercedes E-Class Sedan Aut. or Similar)
Insurance with your Rental Car
You'll have NO cost to you in the event of damage to the rental car. We have you covered with:
Third Party Liability Insurance
Third-party Liability coverage, mandatory in Denmark, protects you if you’re held legally responsible for a physical injury or damage to someone else’s property. Also referred to as “legal liability coverage,” it is set-up to cover things like legal fees, the amount of money you must pay to settle a lawsuit, and other related expenses up to the limits of the policy.
Collision Damage Waiver
The collision damage waiver or loss damage waiver is damage insurance coverage. We voluntarily offer this coverage, waiving our right to make the renter pay for damages to the rental car.
Relax and enjoy renting Copenhagen Car Rental vehicles with NO deductibles to pay in the event of a collision. Zero Excess or Zero Deductible coverage removes the excess/deductible you'd be responsible for in the event of an accident with your rental car.