Flying to Copenhagen soon? Don't let high roaming costs and or slow overseas data roaming ruin your trip to Denmark! On arrival in Copenhagen Airport you can buy a local sim card for traveling in Denmark. This is your guide for buying a Denmark sim card at Copenhagen Airport. Where to buy a sim card, up to date prices as per February 2021 and everything else you need to know.

Denmark sim cards

I have done research in nearly all EU countries and airports about tourist sim cards like in: UK, Paris Airport, Barcelona Airport, Germany, Ireland, Croatia and many more. but in Denmark I stumbled upon a new phenomenon.

When you have read my article about buying a sim card in Denmark you already know that none of the 4 mobile internet operators in Denmark sell prepaid sim cards for tourists. Yep that is right! Not a single mobile internet provider has prepaid packages for sale.

Denmark is the first country I found where the market for prepaid sim cards is so complicated. But there don't worry there are still some options.

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Buy a Denmark sim card online

There are some great sim cards for traveling in Europe that also work perfectly fine in Denmark. What about unlimited calls and texts + 10 GB data for less than $30? This and many more sim card deals for Denmark can be found on the Simoptions website. Click on the link above or the banner below for more info.

Another option if you are traveling with kids a portable wifi device for Denmark. A TEP Wireless Wifi device lets you can connect up to 5 devices at the same time and you will get unlimited data per day for just a couple dollars per day. You can use it in over 100 countries, check out more about it in the link.

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Copenhagen Airport

The airport in Copenhagen is rather small and not really a big hub for traveling in Europe, though there are still a bunch of direct intercontinental flights arriving from North America, Middle East and Asia. There is only one Arrival Hall which makes thing easier! The arrival hall is located in Terminal 3.

As soon as you walk out of arrivals you basically find yourself in the heart of Copenhagen Airport and shops and public transport are right there.

Where to buy a sim card at Copenhagen Airport?

There are 3 places to buy a Denmark sim card at Copenhagen Airport: WH Smith shop and the 7-Eleven in the arrivals hall and a sim card vending machine at the baggage claim hall.

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There are no mobile phone shops at Copenhagen airport. You can’t really expect any service from the above convenient stores and I of course neither from the sim card vending machine. 

Good thing at least is that people in Denmark speak very good English and are very friendly and helpful. Staff at these convenience stores are no experts in sim cards, so difficult questions like if sim cards include EU roaming, etc could not be answered.

Be careful buying a Denmark sim card when traveling onwards in Europe. Denmark sim cards are among the worst in Europe unfortunately!

Prices Denmark sim cards Copenhagen Airport in 2021

Vending machine in baggage hall

Even before you collect your luggage you can already buy a sim card for traveling in Europe. The sim card vending machines at Copenhagen Airport sells Lebara and Lycamobile sim cards. There is obviously no service at all and when buying these Denmark sim cards at Copenhagen Airport. You will need to activate the sim card yourself and find a shop where you can top up as the sim cards come without anything. The sim cards costs between $5 and $8. Top up can be done at most 7-Elevens and convenience stores.

Lebara sim card  at the 7-Eleven CPH Airport

The 7-Eleven shop is on your way to Terminal 2, so as soon as you walk out of arrivals turn left and keep on walking until you pass the Information desk and then it will be on your left hand side, just 1-minute walk.

At 7-Eleven Copenhagen Airport they only sell one sim card for tourists in Denmark: Lebara sim card - 49 Krones ($7,50).

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The Lebara sim card comes with 10 Krones credit just for calling. Which basically means you will have to buy extra bundles for data separately. These are the bundles you can buy on top up with and you can buy them directly from the 7-Eleven cashier. Lebara operates on the Telia and Telenor networks in Denmark.

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The LEBARA 10 TIMER 60GB for 99 Krones ($15) sounds like a great deal. That means 2GB per day and 10 hours of calling for $15. Great if you stay just in Denmark, but…

All the Lebara Denmark data bundles are ONLY valid in Denmark and NOT in the rest of the EU! This totally sucks if you are on a Euro trip and therefore I would NOT recommend buying a Lebara sim card in Denmark for your trip to Europe.

Oister sim card at the WH Smith shop

The WH Smith shop at Copenhagen Airport is easy to find as it is right in front of you when you walk out of arrivals and across from the DSB ticket machines where you buy your train ticket to get to Copenhagen city center.

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At the WH Smith Copenhagen Airport they only sell the Oister sim card. I had never heard of this brand, neither when I researched the best Denmark sim card. It works exactly the same as the Lebara sim card they sell at the 7-Eleven, but cheaper! The Oister sim card operates on the network of Three mobile network.

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The Oister sim card at Copenhagen Airport cost 49 Krones ($7,50) and comes with 50 Krones credit. This credit stands for 100MB data or 100 minutes calling time. Obviously not enough and therefore I went online to their website and figured it out for you. I used Google translate as their website is in Danish only. This is what I found.

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For 89 Krones ($13) you can get 25GB data in Denmark, 5GB data in Europe and 5 hours calling time. Check out the latest offers for Denmark sim cards on the Oister website.

Best Denmark sim card at Copenhagen Airport

Looking at the above it is an easy conclusion...

Oister is the best Denmark sim card at Copenhagen Airport in 2021!

You can buy the Oister sim card in the WH Smith shop located right in front of you when you walk out into the arrivals hall.

The Oister sim card you can use all over Europe and the Lebara packages are only valid in Denmark. I am not sure how long you are intended to stay in Denmark, but it is a really small country.

When you continue traveling through Europe then I would advice you to buy a sim card for Europe sim card online.

Buy a Europe sim card 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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How to get from Copenhagen Airport to the Copenhagen city

As soon as you walk out of arrivals continue straight. On your left hand side you will see the WH Smith shop and on your right had side you will see the DSB ticket machines for trains to Copenhagen. There is staff walking around for answering your questions about getting to the city and the (multi) day passes you can buy.

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I hope all the above information about buying a sim card at Copenhagen Airport was helpful. If you have any specific question, please leave me a comment below and I will try to help you.

Enjoy your trip to Copenhagen!

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