Visas: Most western nationals, including Americans, citizens of EU countries, Australians, Canadians, New Zealanders, Malaysians, Singaporeans and most South Americans do not need a visa.
Public holidays: New Year’s Day; Holy Thursday; Good Friday; Easter Monday; General Prayer Day (April/May); Ascension; Whit Sunday; Whit Monday; Constitution Day (5 June); Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; Boxing Day.
Good buys: Baked goods and dairy products.
Local dishes: Smørrebrød (open sandwiches) and pastries, as well as a lot of fish, meat and potatoes.
Interesting fact: The Danish flag, the Dannebrog, is one of the world’s oldest flags.
Good reading: The Viking World by James Graham-Campbell is an outline of Viking history, which was turned into a Hollywood movie in the 1980s. Tales Told for Children by Dane Hans Christian Andersen includes such classic stories as The Tinderbox and The Princess and the Pea.