What should I pack when moving to Denmark?
We asked people living in Denmark to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...
"When moving to Denmark, it is important to pack warm clothing, as the climate is generally cool. It is also a good idea to bring a raincoat and umbrella, as the weather can be unpredictable. Additionally, it is recommended to bring a few items of comfortable, casual clothing, as this is the most common style of dress in Denmark. It is also important to bring any necessary documents, such as a passport, visa, and any other paperwork required for the move. Finally, it is a good idea to bring a few items to make the new home feel more comfortable, such as pictures, books, and other personal items," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to Denmark.
"I wish I had brought 1. Over the counter medicines; 2. Purchased more all weather shoes and boots before moving; 3. Hair cutting supplies for humans and canines. I wish I had left home several electronic devices that I thought would work on plug converters but didn't (hand blender; hair dryer); 2. high heel shoes -- very hard to walk on cobbled streets in and got ruined in all the rain; 3. summer clothes -- only used for about 3 weeks tops and took up too much storage space," commented one expat who made the move to Copenhagen, Denmark.
- What should I pack when moving to Denmark?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Denmark?
- Will I be able to find a job in Denmark?
- What is life like in Denmark?
- What do expats in Denmark appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Denmark?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Denmark accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Denmark like?
- What are healthcare services like in Denmark?
- What are medical services in Denmark like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Denmark?
- What are emergency services like in Denmark?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Denmark?
- How are local medical facilities in Denmark?
- As a foreigner living in Denmark, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?
What should I pack when moving to Denmark?If you live in Denmark, newcomers to Denmark would love to hear your answer to this question.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.