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:

Kastelsvej 36-40,
2100 København,

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 2019

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. 


Date Holiday
1 Jan New Years' Day
18 Apr Maundy Thursday
19 Apr Good Friday
22 Apr Easter monday
17 May General Prayer Day
30 May Ascension Day
10 June Whit Monday
24 Dec Christmas Eve Day
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec Second Day of Christmas


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!