How to use Danish Postcodes when sending from UK
Postal codes in Denmark have four digits, except for five special purpose 3-digit codes. Like most post codes outside the UK they cover whole districts of a city or the whole of a small town.
For senders using the Danish Postal Service the street name is written before the street number and the post code is written before the city or town.
For example the British Embassy address is:
You may also see postcodes written as: DK-9000.
However when you are booking your parcel delivery with Pharos Parcel's carriers the 3 or 4 digits MUST be written in the post code field without any letters - even if that looks a bit different to the code you've been given.
The reason is that courier and international post companies use this code to calculate the route and delivery time accurately. Place names are written differently depending on the language and keyboard type of the sender so it's not reliable enough for a computer to base a calculation on.
How Parcel Post and Goods are Transported Around the Danish Islands
Denmark is made up of more than 200 Island, even Copenhagen (København), the capital city, is on the island of Zealand.
The main islands are now well connected to Jutland, the mainland, by bridges and there are even bridges to Sweden and Germany, but there are still many smaller islands that can only be reached by ferry and this has an impact on both the cost of delivering parcels and post, and the time it takes to reach it's destination.
Public Holidays in Denmark 2016 & 2017
|24 Dec||Sat||Christmas Eve|
|25 Dec||Sun||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Mon||2nd Day of Christmas|
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|13 Apr||Thu||Maundy Thursday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|16 Apr||Sun||Easter Sunday|
|17 Apr||Mon||Easter Monday|
|12 May||Fri||Prayer Day|
|25 May||Thu||Ascension Day|
|4 Jun||Sun||Whit Sunday|
|5 Jun||Mon||Whit Monday & Constitution Day|
|24 Dec||Sun||Christmas Eve|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||2nd Day of Christmas|
Public holidays can also make your parcel delivery take a little longer so do check this list before booking if your consignment is time sensitive.
Danes often spend much of the summer at their beach houses, which can be very difficult for courier drivers to find, so if you're sending something that needs to arrive quickly an extra line in the address describing the beach house street can really help!