Planning a trip to Denmark and wondering what is the best way to stay connected? Forget about slow and expensive overseas data roaming packages, get yourself a local prepaid sim card on arrival in Denmark and avoid high roaming charges while traveling. This is the ultimate guide for buying a sim card in Denmark with up to date prices as per July 2022, the best 4G/5G network in Denmark, where to buy a sim card and even information about international and e-sim cards for Denmark.

Buying a local prepaid sim card is the first thing I do when traveling overseas. Because I am trying to visit every country in the world I get to new countries regularly and that is why on Traveltomtom you can already find more than 150 prepaid sim card guides from all over the world: USA, New York, Canada, TorontoGermany, Sweden, Mexico, Colombia, Israel, South Africa, Kenya, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and many more.

So next time you are planning your adventure abroad come check out Traveltomtom for the latest prepaid sim card advice. Bookmark this website!

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!

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 prepaid sim card in Denmark is easy and done fast. Within a couple minute you are connected.

Don't rely on public WiFi. Although free WiFi in Denmark is very good and widespread, there is no guarantee it is working and keep in mind that public WiFi is through an UNSECURED connection. What if the signal in your hotel room is too weak or the internet speed is 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 or finding nearby friends 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 there are also portable WiFi devices. Read my HONEST review about these pocket WiFi devices in my article how to stay connected while traveling because this is so old school!

These days there are e-sim cards! 

E-sim cards for Denmark

The easiest way to get connected when traveling abroad in 2022 is an e-sim card. You arrange everything online and there is no need to visit a store anymore or swap a physical sim card. Order one, receive a code, apply the settings and you are all set. Check out the following e-sim card deals for Denmark:

  • 1 GB data for 7 days = $5 USD
  • 3 GB data for 30 days = $10 USD
  • 5 GB data for 30 days = $15 USD
  • 10 GB data for 30 days = $22.5 USD

Click here to directly order your e-sim card for Denmark or find more info in the link.

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You can also still find physical sim cards that you can order before your trip to Denmark. They will get shipped to your home address and it is plug and play. For less than $30 you can get a sim card for Denmark with 10 GB data. Click here to order this Denmark sim card deal or find more info and see more offers.

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 prepaid 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 for tourists!

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 sim card in Denmark is like! It is a hell for tourists! The 7-Eleven convenience stores across Denmark are one of the few places where tourists can buy a prepaid sim card. 

Where to buy a Denmark sim card?

The easiest place to buy a sim card for Denmark is of course on arrival at Copenhagen Airport. Check out my complete guide for buying a sim card at Copenhagen Airport.

There 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 a 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 2022

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 has no clue what they are actually selling. No offence, they are convenience stores, not mobile phone shops so I can totally understand.

Lebara Denmark

lebara denmark sim card

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. Most of the time Lebara Mobile sim cards and Traveltomtom are not a match for the reason that Lebara sim cards always have a lot of hidden fees/restrictions.

They 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) =  10 Krones calling credit, no data!

lebara denmark sim card packages

Data packages can then be bought from the 7-Eleven counter and these are the available 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. I must say if you only stay in Denmark this is a fairly good prepaid sim card for tourists. You will also have to activate the Lebara sim card through their website.

Lycamobile Denmark

lyca mobile denmark sim card

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 sim card at Netto supermarket in Denmark is 29 Krones ($4) and it comes with 10 Krones calling credit.

lyca mobile denmark prices

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.

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 2022

If you only travel to Denmark then there are two good options available for tourists. The data plans are more or like the same, but since Lycamobile is slightly cheaper Traveltomtom concludes that Lycamobile is the best prepaid sim card in Denmark for tourists in 2022!

When traveling onwards in Europe Lycamobile does have EU roaming included, but it is very limited. So this sim card is NOT recommended for traveling in Europe.

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 2022.

Buy a Sim card for Denmark online

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Personally this all sounds like so much hassle that I would recommend you to order a sim card for Denmark online before your trip and get it send to your home address. Check out the following international sim card deals for Denmark:

1. Orange Holiday ZEN - $29.90

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

2. Three PAYG AIO15 - $29.90

  • 10 GB data
  • Unlimited calls/sms in Europe
  • Valid 30 days

3. Three PAYG AIO20 - $39.90

  • 12 GB data
  • Unlimited calls/sms in Europe
  • Valid 30 days

4. Orange Holiday Europe - $49.90

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

Click here to directly order one of the above sim cards for traveling in Denmark or find more offers and info in the link. Personally I would recommend you option 3 or 4. 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.

Also another reminder that you can order an e-sim card for Denmark through this link. You keep your own phone number with an e-sim card!

I hope this article about buying a prepaid sim card in Denmark 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.

Curious what it looks like trying to visit every country in the world? Go check out my Instagram account @traveltomtom and follow along. As of July 2022 I have visited more than 135 countries, so still a long way to go.

Enjoy your trip to Denmark!

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