PASSPORTS / VISAS

PASSPORTS
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.

Should you wish to take a pet on your journey, please see our Guide to European Camping for further information. If you intend to travel on one of our Escorted Tours, please check our Tour Pages to find out whether pets are permitted.

VISAS
You don’t need a visa to enter Denmark for tourism. As a British passport holder you can stay as a visitor for up to 3 months. For longer stays, you should apply for a residence permit. Visit the Denmark Embassy website for more information.

The Faroes isn’t a members of the European Union, but don’t need a visa to enter for tourism.

BORDER CONTROLS
On 4 January 2016, the Danish authorities increased border controls at the land border with Germany. If you’re travelling to Denmark from Germany using the land border, you should make sure you have your passport with you.

The Swedish authorities have announced additional immigration controls when entering Sweden, including when travelling from Denmark to Sweden. This may cause delays to your journey and you should make sure you carry a passport or other valid identity document with you if you plan to travel from Denmark to Sweden.

SHOPPING

Shopping hours vary but standard operating hours for most businesses are generally 0800 / 0830 – 1730 . In many small towns shops are usually closed on Saturday after 1400 and on Sunday. Some small shops are closed on Monday.

You may be entitled to a VAT refund on goods you purchase in the Faroe Islands to take home. More information is available here.

TIPPING

Restaurant bills and taxi fares include service charges so tipping is unnecessary, although rounding up the bill is not uncommon when service has been especially good.

TIME ZONES

DENMARK
GMT + 1 hour, with Summer time (from the end of March to the end of October) being GMT + 2 hours, so that throughout the year the country is always one hour ahead of the UK.

FAROE ISLANDS
GMT, with Summer time (from the end of March to the end of October) being GMT + 1 hours, so that throughout the year the country is always the same time as the UK.

TOURING IN DENMARK AND THE FAROE ISLANDS

We run Escorted Tours Denmark and the Faroe Islands where you can enjoy some of the delights of these destinations in the comfort of your own unit. Find out more about our Iceland and the Faroe Islands tour and our Scandinavia and North Cape tour.