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.

Prepaid sim cards in Denmark 

Tourists have a hard time finding prepaid sim cards for traveling in Denmark. 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 in there. So when traveling to Europe and in need of an international sim card click on the link.

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!

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 even have great sim value deals for European sim cards.

So what are the options buying a Denmark sim card? For this article I did research buying a sim card at Copenhagen airport but also researched in the city center of Copenhagen. I went to many different mobile phone shops to gather information and this is the outcome.

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 Denmark sim card online

Trust me when I tell you that you that you can find better sim cards for traveling in Denmark online. 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.

Or may be a portable WiFi device with unlimited data per day is something that might be of interest for you. A portable TEP portable WiFi device for Denmark lets you connect 5 devices at the same time. Perfect is you are traveling with children for example.

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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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Portable Wifi device for Denmark

If you want to connect more than 1 device to the internet at the same time than a portable WiFi device could be very useful. TEP offers unlimited data in more than 100 countries for just a couple dollars per day. You can order a TEP WiFi device online through the link and they ship it to you or you pick it up at your destination. Check the link for more info.

portable wifi device for traveling

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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