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Nice to know about Denmark

Climate and clothing

Due to its situation in the northern part of Europe, Denmark enjoys a climate with moderately cold winters and warmer summers. In November, you can expect almost any kind of weather, as it tends to be unpredictable: wind, rain, sun, and sometimes snow. Temperatures will usually vary between 5° and 10° C.

In order to be well prepared, we recommend that you bring good shoes, a warm sweater, a good overcoat and an umbrella. We also recommend packing for this kind of cold weather if you enjoy light hiking, as there are some beautiful sites around Odense and Funen.


The currency in Denmark is kroner, DKK. Please notice that the exchange rate may fluctuate. However, you can pay with credit cards almost everywhere in Denmark.

The best way to follow the rate is visiting the site published daily by the Central Bank of Denmark

Time zone

Denmark is on Central European time (CET) which is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour (GMT+1).


Denmark has some of the world’s best drinking water. Therefore, all tap water in Denmark is clean and all Danes drink water from the tap. It is not necessary to buy water, this would just be a waste of money.

Daily and personal needs (supermarkets and pharmacies)

There is plenty of supermarkets around in Odense and the city center, so there will be a supermarket near your hotel. In addition, there are two big supermarkets near SDU campus open every day:

NettoAddress: Cortex Park Vest 12, 5230 Odense M, Open: 07-22 every day
BilkaAddress: Niels Bohrs Alle 150, 5230 Odense, Open: 07-23



You can buy common over-the-counter medicine in Danish supermarkets, such as pain killers, or medicine for a sore throat or a runny nose. You can also visit the pharmacies located in the city center:

Apotek Ørnen: Address: Filosofhaven 38B, Open 06-00
Sct. Knuds apotek: Address: Kongensgade 51, Open: 09-17.30
Apotek Vesterbro (inside Føtex): Address: Vesterbro 39, Open: 09-18
Apotek Odense Banegård (inside the train station): Address: Østre Stations vej 27, 2. sal, Open: 09.30-18

Or the pharmacy located near SDU campus: 

Niels Bohrs Allé Apotek (inside Bilka): Address: Niels Bohrs Alle 150, 5230 Odense, Open: 09-19


Extending your stay or making use of extra time while visiting

If you are thinking about extending your stay or want to make use of any extra time, we can recommend many good excursions. If you are interested in learning more about Odense, Funen and Denmark before your visit, you can visit:


Last Updated 19.02.2024