Hej, welcome to the expat community in Denmark. Whether you're moving to one of Denmark’s major cities, such as Copenhagen or Aalborg, or settling in the picturesque countryside, you're sure to enjoy the experience. Repeatedly voted the world's happiest people by international studies, the Danes have well and truly sorted out their work-life balance, with most employees enjoying flexible working hours and plenty of free time to spend with friends and family. Leisure time can be fairly daunting in a new environment, as you try to establish which restaurants, theaters, bars, and attractions are worthwhile and which ones you should avoid at all costs! One of the many benefits of being part of the InterNations community is that most of our members have been the newbie in a strange town or city at one time or another and have used the network to help them settle in (either that or they have discovered the network in retrospect and wished they had known about it earlier). Now, they not only know where to find the best cup of coffee in town, they also know which establishments helped them to feel most welcome when they first arrived, and that kind of know-how is pretty invaluable!
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Attend our monthly events and activities for Denmark expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Denmark expat forums.
In the future, you may be sitting next to the Eriksen statue of The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue to the locals) on Copenhagen’s waterfront, eating smørrebrød, reading Hans Christian Andersen and feeling like a stereotypical local, but expat life in the early days is not without its challenges. The InterNations community can support you though this and advise you about Danish healthcare, education, visas, and property rental. They are a friendly bunch, more than happy to share, not only their top tips, but also the mistakes and pitfalls in their expatriate journey to help you avoid the same problems. InterNations can also make it easier to negotiate cultural differences with the Danes that may otherwise go unexplained. Did you know, for example, that what is often considered unfriendliness in Danish people is actually a deep-rooted respect for privacy? So, if you feel miffed that a Danish colleague isn’t taking an interest in what you got up to on the weekend, they may just feel that it isn’t their business to enquire.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in China or Peru, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Meeting new friends and establishing a new social circle in Denmark couldn’t be easier with InterNations. Whether you’re a foodie with a passion for wine tasting and good restaurants or a sporty type with a yen to discover new running routes in your locality, you can use the forum to meet like-minded expats who can help you get the most out of your time. The InterNations expat community isn't just web-based. There are local get-togethers covering a range of interest groups and you can also take advantage of the large-scale community-wide events, organized to help you meet other expats and share your experiences of living and working abroad. In Copenhagen alone there is a Spanish Language Group, a Movie Group, a Photography Group, and even a Pole Dance Group! If your interests aren't catered for, why not propose your own group? You never know, there may be expats in your area just waiting to pursue the same hobby as you!