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 Denmark - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +1, summer time UTC +2 from end of March to end of October.

Yachting Essentials

Electricity
Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Plug types C & K

Denmark's connectors have slight differences from those used elsewhere. While pin diameter and spacing is standard, outlets may have different housing depths which could interfere with standard adaptors
One report says this is due to "childproofing." Also, Plug C fits into K-type outlets (but not vice versa).

LPG
Camping gaz widely avaialble. Also propane gas.

Liftout and Repairs
There are boatyards and repairs on several East coast ports, on Bornholm, Funen/Fyn, Langeland, Sjaelland (including Copenhagen) and West coast ports.
At Skagen and Vejle there are some repair services.

Money

Danish krone (Dkr) of 100 ore.

Credit cards are widely accpted.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Denmark is +45

Telephones - the telephone system is excellent. Public telephone boxes accepting credit cards and prepayment cards (available from shops and kiosks) are widely available. It is quite difficult to find public telephone boxes that accept coints.

The coverage is good for GSM mobile phones authorised for "roaming".

Fax - generally available at marina offices and hotels.

Navtex - provides English language broadcasts of weather forecasts, navigational warnings etc. is worth having particularly if cruising beyond Denmark to other Baltic destinations.

Stockholm radio (stations D and J) can usually be received in Denmark. (See Admiralty publication NP 291 for transmission times and other details).

Internet connections are available in most public libraries.

Transport

Public transport is good and cheap.

Comprehensive and reliable network of comfortable bus services.

Denmark's excellent rail network is connected to the UK via the Channel Tunnel and the Great Belt Bridge.

Copenhagen Airport is the major "hub" airport.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Dial 112 for Police, ambulance, fire department
(From public booths calls are free)

Dial 70 13 00 41 Doctor (between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm)

Dial 35 38 02 51 Dentist

Distress and urgency signals are broadcast on VHF Ch 16 and 70 in the usual way. Rescue is co-ordinated by the Danish Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre. The lifeboat service is provided by a govenment agency, the Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography. (January 2009).

Publications

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Danish charts are produced by the Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography in special editions for yachts. It is essential to have good charts for the smaller channels.

Information sheets and other brochures for cruising may be obtained from the Danish Tourist Board, 55 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SY - Tel 0171 259 5958 or www.visitdenmark.com

Several local tourist associations publish leaflets for yachtsmen, which are available from Danish Tourist Association offices.

The Baltic Sea and Approaches
By RCC Pilotage Foundation
Published by Imray (4th edition 2017)
DISCOUNTS available through Imray and Bluewater Books (see details and links above)
This new edition incorporates substantial updates refecting the changes happening in this area. It covers the nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea; Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia.

The Cruising Almanac 2018
By Cruising Association and Imray
Publisher Imray (2018 Edition)
DISCOUNTS available through Imray and Bluewater Books (see details and links above)
Covers North West Europe from Shetland and southern Norway to Gibraltar and West Ireland to the Baltic. Fully revised and additional plans. Available as Imray Nautical Apps for iPad users. Free updates approximately every two months.

Händbog for Tursejlere
The Danish Yachting Association (Idraettens Hus, 2605 Broendby) publishes this annual handbook with details of rates and facilities for Danish harbours.

Cruising Guide to Germany and Denmark
By Brian Navin
Published by Imray (4th Edition 2012 / update 2016)
DISCOUNTS available through Imray and Bluewater Books (see details and links above)
Covering the North Sea and Baltic coasts of Germany and Denmark, this guide is a companion to Brian Navin’s North Sea Passage Pilot and Cruising Guide to the Netherlands.

Baltic South West Pilot
By Mark Brackenbury
Publisher Stanford Marine
ISBN 0540074144

Sailing Guide to East Jutland, Denmark
By Helen Rosager
Publisher: Arhus Amts Erhvervsafdeline
ISBN 8790099354

Komma's Havnelods 2009/2010
Includes 1006 harbours in Denmark, Germany and Sweden. From the Norweigean border all the way to Kattegatt (Gota kanal excluded)

www.visitdenmark.com
Denmark´s Official Tourism Site

www.danskehavnelods.dk
A useful link for plans for Danish Harbours

www.sejlsport.dk/tursejlads
Link to a webpage with an electronic harbour pilot. It shows every harbour in Denmark, including depths, leading lines etc.  All text is in Danish, but most people understand the icons and the numbers.

http://map.krak.dk
Free electronic sea charts of Denmark.

http://www.channelpilot.info
A useful travel log by Nicholas Hill on sailing the Baltic. Very good descriptions, photos etc.

A week’s cruise in Denmark in early June (2017)

http://www.bwsailing.com/bw/blue-water-sailing/discovering-denmark-by-tri/

Update History

September 2017: Publications updated.
July 2017: Formalities checked. Yachting Essentials updated.
August 2015: Formalities checked & links updated.
April 2015: Publications revised
November 2013: Links and useful info. checked.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.

Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

AlWil
AlWil says:
Jun 06, 2015 10:14 AM

Nexo is a good port of call, on the west side of Bornholm: although mainly fishing, there are spaces for visiting yachts either in box berths or with a line to a stern buoy. Visit the harbourmaster to pay (+45 56 49 22 50): walk north (right) along the frontage; take the first left; the office is 100m on the left. In the season, watch for the ferry arriving with around 100 cyclists + bikes getting off & the same number getting on: a sight to behold.

Rytteren
Rytteren says:
Sep 24, 2014 07:02 AM

Don't expect to be received by a harbourmaster in a Danish yachtharbour, just find a free berth - normally marked with a green sign (red means that the regular owner will return the same day) look for messages like "free until date so and so". In many yacht harbour you then have to report to a selfservice machine to pay your harbour fee, and get a key for the toilet and bath. Just follow the instruction on the maschine, they are normally at least written in danish, german and english. You can stay for a long period in a danish yachtharbour without ever seeing the harbourmaster. In fishing harbours a harbourmaster can be present - but no guarentee.

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