Traveling to Denmark soon? Get yourself a local sim card on arrival and avoid high roaming costs while traveling. This is your guide for buying a sim card in Denmark in 2021 with up to date prices, the best network, 5G in Denmark and where to buy a sim card for tourists in Denmark.

This article is updated in July 2021 with the latest information and prices.

Buying a local sim card is the first thing I do when traveling overseas. Because I am trying to visit every country in the world I get around a lot. My passion for sharing valuable travel tips on my blog has led to writing more than 150 local sim card guides from countries and airports around the world. Like for example: USA, Germany, Sweden, Mexico, Indonesia, Israel, South Africa, Kenya and many more.

When flying into Copenhagen then check out this article as I also wrote a guide for buying a sim card at Copenhagen Airport!

Why buying a sim card in Denmark

Traveling in Northern Europe and especially Scandinavia is already expensive enough so don't waste money on high roaming costs. Getting a local sim card in Denmark is easy and done fast. Within a couple minute you are online with a lot of data included.

Don't rely on public WiFi. Although free WiFi in Denmark is mostly good and widespread, there is no guarantee it is working and keep in mind that public WiFi is an UNSECURED connection. What if the signal in your hotel room is too weak or the WiFi speed is very slow? Simply don't rely on others.

On top of that having a working data connection on your phone makes traveling to Denmark so much easier. Think about ordering an Uber on the streets or getting directions from Google Maps, finding nearby restaurants with good reviews, and so on!

Therefore Traveltomtom recommends travelers to buy a local sim card at all times. However, if you are not keen on swapping sim cards and changing phone numbers you might want to look into getting a portable WiFi device. It is not my preferred way to stay connected, but some people like it. Check out my article about how to stay connected while traveling and read my HONEST review about these pocket WiFi devices.

My recommendation

Traveltomtom recommends a Lycamobile sim card for Denmark. Be aware that the Lycamobile Denmark prepaid sim card limits free EU roaming and therefore it is recommend ONLY for traveling in Denmark.

If you are traveling onwards to Europe then please read my guide for buying a local sim card in Europe with more info on free EU roaming or check out my list of the best sim cards for traveling in Europe that you can order directly online.

Traveltomtom does NOT recommend international sim cards. These global sim cards with world coverage are compared to local sim cards insanely expensive. For my article about the best international sim cards we made a comparison and reviewed them one by one. Conclusion: most of them are NOT worth it!

Prepaid sim cards in Denmark 

Finding a shop that sells prepaid sim card for tourists in Denmark is a little harder than in other countries. It may be one of the most well organized and wealthiest countries in the world but when it comes down to prepaid sim cards, Denmark is like a 3th world country!

I wrote the ultimate guide for finding the best Europe sim card and Denmark is definitely not listed on there. So when traveling to Europe and in need of an international sim card click on the link.

The problem is that all the mobile internet providers in Denmark stopped selling prepaid sim cards!

So what now? Can I still buy a sim card in Denmark? Yes! However, tourists are not spoiled for choice, as if traveling to Denmark alone is not already expensive enough! There is not one mobile internet provider selling prepaid sim cards with data!

It was so weird to found out about this. In whole of Europe, sim cards for tourists are easy to find everywhere. Countries like SwedenSpain, UK, France, Belgium, Greece and Italy have great sim card deals for tourists.

So what are the options for buying a Denmark sim card? You will have to go with so called MVNO's, Mobile Virtual Network Operators and there are 2 in Denmark: Lycamobile and Lebara Mobile. 

where to buy a denmark sim card

In the picture it says Copenhell on the banner hanging across the street and that is exactly what buying a Denmark sim card is like! It is a hell for tourists! The 7-Eleven's across Denmark are one of the few places where tourists can buy a prepaid sim card. 

Order a sim card for Denamrk online

Trust me when I tell you that you that online you can find better sim cards deals for traveling to Denmark. Order your Denmark sim card directly from the Simoptions website. For less than $30 you already get 10 GB data and unlimited calls and text. Click on the link above or the banner below to see all offers.

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Where to buy a Denmark sim card?

The are 4 big mobile internet providers in Denmark:

  • YouSee
  • 3
  • Telia
  • Telenor

As I first did not believe it, I wanted to check it out myself and went to all the telecom shops in the city center of Copenhagen. All of them told me the same: we don’t sell prepaid sim cards for Denmark! All of them sent me to either the 7-Elevens or Netto supermarket.

netto supermarket denmark

Buying a Denmark prepaid sim card is only possible in a supermarket or a convenient store! At least you don’t need to bring anything buying a Denmark sim card. It is like ordering a Snickers! :)

Denmark sim cards for tourists in 2021

Of course someone working at the Netto supermarket or the 7-Eleven does NOT know everything about the sim cards they are selling, Service is awful and most of the staff have no clue what they are actually selling. No offence, they are convenience stores.

Asking questions about what was the best sim card for travelers was kind of useless. They had no clue and I had to search everything myself online.

Lebara Denmark

I went to 5 different 7-Eleven’s in Copenhagen city center and all of them could sell me just one sim card: Lebara Mobile. If you have read my Amsterdam Airport sim card article you know Lebara Mobile sim cards and I are NOT a match! :)

They always lure you with attractive prices but in the end you either end up paying a lot or it is not working abroad. The same for Lebara Denmark! At the 7-Eleven in Denmark they sell the following prepaid sim card for tourists: 49 Krones ($7,50). This sim card comes with 10 Krones calling credit, no data!

lebara denmark sim card

Data packages can easily be bought from the 7-Eleven and these are the available packages.

lebara denmark sim card packages

In the photo above you can see that for 99 Krones ($15) you get a ton of data: 60GB and 10 hours calling time. Unfortunately the data is ONLY valid in Denmark and NOT in Europe. Well I must say if you only stay in Denmark this is a fairly good prepid sim card for tourists.

You will also have to activate the Lebara sim card through their website.

Lycamobile Denmark

At the Netto Supermarket I could find a Lycamobile sim card. Kind of similar to the Lebara sim cards at the 7-Elevens but cheaper! A Lycamobile Denmark sim card at Netto supermarket cost 29 Krones ($4) and it comes with 10 Krones calling credit.

lyca mobile denmark sim card

In both shops I went to no one could tell me more about what packages were actually available for Lycamobile Denmark so I went online and checked it for you. This is what I found on the Lycamobile Denmark website.

lyca mobile denmark prices

As you can see for 99 Krones ($15) you can already get 60GB data, 10 hours calling time and unlimited texting within Denmark. That actually is a great value deal if you only stay in Denmark.

But for people traveling in Europe BE CAREFUL! All the Lycamobile data packages are capped! I hate false advertisement and Lyca Mobile is a master in doing this. On the above picture it says EU data roaming is included on the back, but when you dive in deeper you can find very small letters saying:

Data while roaming in EU is capped: All In One 99 = max 5GB, All In One 149 = max 7.25GB, All In One 199 and Plus = max 9.75GB data.

You can also find Lycamobile and Lebara sim cards in some random shops around Copenhagen, wherever you see their logo on the window.

Best Denmark prepaid sim card in 2021

If you only travel to Denmark then there are actually two good options available for tourists, but what is the best one...

Lycamobile is the best prepaid sim card in Denmark for tourists in 2021!

When traveling onwards in Europe Lycamobile does have EU roaming included, but it is very limited.

Other countries in Europe are much more affordable and offer better European prepaid sim cards than Denmark. Click on the link to read my complete guide for buying a sim card for Europe in 2021.

Buy a Sim card for Denmark online

Don’t forget you can also buy a European sim card that works in Denmark online. No need to go through all the hassle buying a sim card in Denmark. You can order them directly from the Simoptions website and they will be shipped to your home address. All the below offers and more can be found in the link above.

1. Orange Holiday ZEN - $29.90

  • 8 GB data
  • Unlimited calls in Europe
  • 30 minutes worldwide
  • Unlimited sms in Europe
  • 200 sms worldwide
  • Valid 14 days

2. Three PAYG AIO15 - $29.90

  • 10 GB data
  • Unlimited calls within Europe
  • Unlimited sms within Europe
  • Valid 30 days

3. Three PAYG AIO20 - $39.90

  • 12 GB data
  • Unlimited calls within Europe
  • Unlimited sms within Europe
  • Valid 30 days

4. Orange Holiday Europe - $49.90

  • 20 GB data
  • Unlimited calls in Europe
  • 120 minutes worldwide
  • Unlimited sms in Europe
  • 1,000 sms worldwide
  • Valid 14 days

Personally I would recommend you either the Three or Orange sim card linked above. Sim cards will be shipped to your home address and are activated automatically from its first use. Click on the links above or the banner below for more info.

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I hope this article about buying a Denmark sim card was helpful for you. May you have additional questions let me know and leave me a comment below. Im happy to help out with all your questions.

Enjoy your trip to Denmark!

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