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Foreign Exchange Guide to Denmark

Latest market mid-rate: 1.0 =

Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Danish krone
Symbol - Code:
kr DKK
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The domestic currency in Denmark is the Danish krone with currency code DKK. Read this foreign exchange guide to Denmark and the Danish krone with money transfer and travel tips plus Danish krone exchange cross rates.

In this guide we review :

  1. Danish krone info - general info about the Danish krone
  2. Danish krone in the markets - recent DKK moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Denmark - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Danish krone cash online - travel money for Denmark
  5. Sending money to Denmark - save on Danish krone bank transfers to Denmark
  6. Danish krone exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Danish krone (DKK) general currency information

The Danish krone contributes to a little less than 1% of foreign exchange market volume. It is the world’s twentieth most traded currency. The krone is subdivided into 100 øre.

Denmark is one of more than twenty nations and territories which currently pegs its currency to the euro. Denmark is the largest nation to do this.

Denmark is a member of the European Union but like the UK and Sweden, among other countries, it opted out of adopting the euro upon its introduction in 1999.

As part of the ERM II mechanism, the krone is restricted to moves of 2.25% above or below a fixed euro-krone exchange rate of 7.4604. In other words, the euro-krone rate can trade only between 7.2925 and 7.6282, and it is the role of Denmark’s central bank, Danmarks Nationalbanks, to ensure this happens.

Since 2004, the EUR/DKK rate has traded well within its allowed boundaries. Several times it ventured above 7.47, but no higher, and its most dramatic fall was only to 7.42.

Against the world's reserve currency, the US dollar, the krone was historically strongest in April 2008 when USD/DKK fell to just 4.66. The krone was at its weakest in February 1985 when USD/DKK reached 12.37.

What is the Danish krone currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Danish krone is DKK and the symbol is kr.

Which countries use the Danish krone?

It is the domestic currency in Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Danish krone (DKK) in the markets

After reaching its strongest level in three years in mid-February at 5.93 to the dollar, the krone followed the euro lower (the krone is pegged to the euro), weakening to 6.3 per dollar by mid-May. The krone lost value against the greenback due to the latter currency’s recoupling with interest rate expectations. Higher US yields had pushed the dollar higher across the board.

Against sterling, the krone is little changed since September of last year. The British currency continues to buy 8.5 kroner, give or take.

Anticipating an end-of-year reduction in the level of ECB quantitative easing, Stephen Gallo of BMO Capital has predicted a summer rally in the euro – a rally that will drive the Danish krone higher. Gallo’s EUR/USD forecast of 1.30 for the first half of 2019 is suggestive of a USD/DKK rate of 5.73.

Danske Bank’s mid-August EUR/GBP forecast of 0.865 is suggestive of a GBP/DKK rate of 8.61 at the same point in time.

The interactive chart below shows the DKK to USD exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

DKK-USD 3 Month chart
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DKK currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Denmark

Denmark is a beautiful, clean, and fascinating country. Denmark has a long history dating back to the vikings, and the cities here are beautiful with their medieval charm. While Denmark's cities can be expensive  try to visit the countryside which is gorgeous and less pricey. Most tourists only spend a few days in Copenhagen before high costs force them to move on.

Although Denmark is a member of the European Union, the Danes rejected the euro as their form of currency. They continue to use the krone (crown), which breaks down into 100 øre. The plural is kroner. The international monetary designation for the Danish kroner is "DKK." ATMs are plentiful and credit cards are accepted in most places. Train travel across Denmark (Jutland to Copenhagen) costs around 445 DKK. Buses start around 308 DDK. The closer you get to the travel date the higher the cost. The train from the airport to Copenhagen center is 40 DDK. Local trains and buses are around 30 DDK for a two-zone ticket. The Danish rail system offers cheap tickets via their online website called “Orange tickets.” They are only available online, and you have to print out the ticket before you board the train. These tickets though are a third of the cost of what you can buy at the railway station. Booking train and bus tickets a month in advance can save you up to 50%.

Eating out in Denmark is not cheap, and since Denmark is known more for its views than its cuisine, you won't miss much by cooking your own food. There are plenty of streets stalls selling sausages and hot dogs etc, that are more on the budget side.

Is the Euro accepted in Denmark?

Denmark does not currently use the euro as its currency and has no plans to replace the krona in the near future. This is the same situation in all the Scandinavian countries - Norway, Sweden and Iceland. You may find some shops that will accept the Euro but watch out for the EUR/DKK exchange rates they offer.

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Travel money for Denmark

Save money and time by Ordering your Danish krone online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the DKK cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Danish krone otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

Travel Money Exchange Rates Compared

Buying DKK Cash with USD 1,000

Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
kr5873.70 DKK (8.13%)
Free Home Delivery when you Buy Online Travel Money & Cards with $0 commission and great exchange rates only available from Travelex Online. Zero cost for Home Delivery or pickup your foreign cash at your local Travelex store or at the airport on departure day. * Home deliveries can only be made to the registered billing address of your chosen payment method.
Price Details
Receive: kr5873.70 DKK
Exchange Rate: 5.8737
(Inverse 1DKK=USD 0.1703)
Fees: USD 0
Total Cost : 8.13% (from mid-rate: 6.3936)
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate USD/DKK=5.8737 and inclusive of the fee of USD 0.
Rate timestamp : Sat Jun 23 2018 23:00:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank Rates - Average
kr5538.46 DKK (13.37%)
This is the average USD to DKK Buy Foreign Cash exchange rate from multiple banks, exchange kiosks and post-offices, available over the counter and via the internet.

Price Details
Receive: kr5538.46 DKK
Exchange Rate: 5.5944
(Inverse 1DKK=USD 0.1788)
Fees: USD 10 (1%)
Total Cost : 13.37% (from mid-rate: 6.3936)
Receive DKK kr335 less than with  Travelex Online logo Travelex Online
Amount of money that could be received by your currency exchange at rate USD/DKK=5.5944 and inclusive of the fee of USD 10 (1%).

Sending money to Denmark

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Denmark you need to start with finding out the latest Danish krone foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Getting a better deal when sending money to Denmark

When sending money to Denmark it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

  1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
  2. You specify the local or Danish krone amount you want to transfer
  3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
  4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted DKK amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Denmark.

Use our Send to DKK calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Danish krone deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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Sending USD 10,000 to DKK

OFX logo OFX (prev. USForex)
kr63,072 DKK (1.35%)
Book & track your foreign transfers online (24/7) with industry best rates for all your deals - not just the first one! Lock in exchange rates with Spot & Forward Deals. BestExchangeRates users get the transfer fees waived.
Price Details
Receive: kr63,072 DKK
Exchange Rate: 6.3072
(Inverse 1DKK=USD 0.1585)
Fees: USD 0
Total Cost : 1.35% (from mid-rate: 6.3936)
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate USD/DKK=6.3072 and inclusive of the fee of USD 0.
Rate timestamp : Sat Jun 23 2018 23:04:05 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Bank Rates - Average
kr61,093 DKK (4.45%)
This is the average USD to DKK International Transfer exchange rate and fees from multiple banks for FX rates available over the counter and also via Internet Banking.

Price Details
Receive: kr61,093 DKK
Exchange Rate: 6.1185
(Inverse 1DKK=USD 0.1634)
Fees: USD 15
Total Cost : 4.45% (from mid-rate: 6.3936)
Receive DKK kr1,979 less than with  OFX logo OFX
This is the amount of money that could be received by your transfer at rate USD/DKK=6.1185 and inclusive of the fee of USD 15.

Danish krone - exchange rates - live and historic

Major DKK cross rates
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DKK/USD - Danish krone to U.S. dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.15821 Week
18 May 20180.15811 Month
19 Dec 20170.15906 Months
17 Jun 20170.15061 Year
17 Jun 20160.15152 Years
18 Jun 20130.17945 Years
19 Jun 20080.207710 Years

DKK/EUR - Danish krone to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.13431 Week
18 May 20180.13411 Month
19 Dec 20170.13436 Months
17 Jun 20170.13451 Year
17 Jun 20160.13442 Years
18 Jun 20130.13405 Years
19 Jun 20080.134010 Years

DKK/GBP - Danish krone to British pound sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.11791 Week
18 May 20180.11731 Month
19 Dec 20170.11886 Months
17 Jun 20170.11781 Year
17 Jun 20160.10552 Years
18 Jun 20130.11475 Years
19 Jun 20080.105310 Years

DKK/JPY - Danish krone to Japanese yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 201817.31631 Week
18 May 201817.51331 Month
19 Dec 201717.97046 Months
17 Jun 201716.69391 Year
17 Jun 201615.79842 Years
18 Jun 201317.08685 Years
19 Jun 200822.405710 Years

DKK/AUD - Danish krone to Australian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.20811 Week
18 May 20180.21041 Month
19 Dec 20170.20786 Months
17 Jun 20170.19751 Year
17 Jun 20160.20492 Years
18 Jun 20130.18935 Years
19 Jun 20080.218710 Years

DKK/CAD - Danish krone to Canadian dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Jun 20180.20521 Week
18 May 20180.20381 Month
19 Dec 20170.20486 Months
17 Jun 20170.19901 Year
17 Jun 20160.19562 Years
18 Jun 20130.18305 Years
19 Jun 20080.210610 Years