Travel to Denmark with a GHIC Card

Why visit Denmark with your Denmark GHIC card?

Did you know Denmark is made up of over 400 islands? Just over 70 of these are inhabited, giving an amazing range of interesting and wild islets to explore. Varying from 7000 square km to less than a quarter of a square km, it’s hard to choose where to start.

Here are five Danish islands to visit and what you can do whilst you’re there:

North Jutlandic Island

You could say Jutland, the “mainland” of Denmark, is an island in its own right, but it’s found at the Northernmost point of Denmark where the Skagerrak and the Kattegat seas meet.

This island features a unique lighthouse that was picked up and moved 70m inland to stop it falling into the sea, as well as Råbjerg Mile – a dessert-like square mile of migrating sand dunes.

Try wild camping under the stars in Denmark’s greatest wilderness, Thy National Park, or catch a wave at Klitmoller (nicknamed “cold Hawaii”).


This small island of 700 people, found in the Wadden Sea national park, is connected to the mainland via a causeway.

With one of the widest beaches in Europe (up to 2 miles from dunes to the sea), it’s a paradise for kite flying, buggy driving and surfing. The island features several blue-flag beaches, nudist beaches, and horse riding beaches; it’s common for families to drive their cars out onto the beach, park up for the day and enjoy a picnic!

For the history fans, try a tour of the WWII bunkers on the island – you can even climb down the ladders and explore the tunnels.


Reached by ferry from Jutland, this island is home to just over 3000 people. In the North of the island is Norby, the best-kept village in Denmark, featuring a collection of Denmark’s famous half-timbered houses from the 18th/19th century.

Another fun fact about Samso is that it features the Guinness Book of World Records’ largest maze! Containing more than 5000 bushes and trees, there are 186 different decision points where you can decide your fate.


This island was the home of famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen – visit his birthplace in Odense and the museum dedicated to him.

Although most tourists don’t venture further than Odense, there’s more to the island than a famous storyteller; explore the beautiful rolling countryside, visit a Viking-era boat museum at Kerteminde, or enjoy the Renaissance beauty of Egeskov Castle.


Namesake to New Zealand, and home to the capital Copenhagen, Zealand island contains more than 15 beautiful castles, including Hamlet’s fabled Kronberg Castle.

Take in the old quarry pools filled with turquoise water at Faxe Kalkbrud and you might discover some fossils if you’re lucky.

Copenhagen itself has plenty to offer – where else in the world can you find an underground art exhibition in a reservoir or a hippy commune and self-proclaimed state in the city centre?

With over 50 museums, you can learn about everything from Danish music to medical oddities.

Hopefully, The Medical Museion will be the only hospital visit during your trip, but ensure you’re not out of pocket for any medical treatment by applying for the Global Health Insurance Card.

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What is the Denmark GHIC?

For years, European citizens have had access to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) whilst travelling. This covers you for any healthcare you need whilst abroad, as long as you haven’t travelled specifically for this reason. You can access all state-provided healthcare at a reduced cost (often it’s actually free!).

Since Brexit at the end of December 2020, the UK is no longer part of the European Union, so UK citizens are now ineligible to use the EHIC.

But there’s no need to panic! Your current EHIC will continue to be valid until it expires, then you will need to apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) like Portugal GHIC card.

The GHIC works in the same way as the old EHIC, and is totally free – websites offering a GHIC for a fee are not legitimate.

In order to visit Denmark and other EU countries in the future, it will be important to have a Global Health Insurance Card. Apply for your GHIC here.

Why do I need a Denmark Health Insurance Card to visit Denmark?

Whether you’re hiking past one of Thy National Park’s 200 lakes, or cycling between islands in the UNESCO-listed Wadden Sea, you can enjoy your outdoor pursuits with the knowledge that your GHIC will help make healthcare costs affordable, should anything happen.

If you’re planning an extended stay to explore some of Denmark’s 400+ islands, don’t let a long-term health condition hold you back. The GHIC can help cover the costs of managing your chronic condition. From routine maternity care to dialysis, a Global Health Insurance Card means you’re treated like a local and charged accordingly.

Citizens of Denmark enjoy access to universal, free healthcare. With your GHIC card, you will be treated as a Danish citizen, saving you money if you need any help, and giving you one less thing to worry about on your travels.

How do I apply for a Denmark UK Global Health Insurance Card?

Apply for your Denmark UK Global Health Insurance card or Netherlands GHIC card via the form provided on the EHIC website here.

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FAQ about Denmark GHIC Cards

How much does a Denmark GHIC or Poland GHIC card application cost ?

The Denmark GHIC application is always free of charge. Any websites asking for money during the application process are a scam. Visit the legitimate website here to get your Denmark Health Insurance Card.

The aim of the Denmark GHIC Card is to save you money on your visit to Denmark, or any other EU country. Not only will your healthcare costs be massively reduced, but the Denmark UK GHIC Card may also reduce your travel insurance costs.

What treatment will my Denmark Health Insurance Card cover during my trip?

With a Denmark GHIC, you will be charged the same as Danish citizen when visiting a state-run hospital or GP surgery – nothing!

Which other countries will my Denmark GHIC card cover?

The Denmark UK GHIC card is universal – GHIC cards aren’t issued for a specific country, so it covers all 27 European Union countries. Don’t forget Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland aren’t part of the EU, so you won’t be covered by your Denmark UK Global Health Insurance Card here.