Going on a road trip is one of the best ways to experience any country, including Denmark. After all, driving around in your own car gives you the freedom to go off the beaten path, not being constrained by the routes and schedules that public transports or even booked tours impose.
If you do plan on seeing what Denmark has to offer this way, you need to make the necessary arrangements to make your road trip as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. To help you out with your road trip preparations, here’s a short list of road trip essentials:
1. Your car – Whether you’ll be driving your own car or renting a car once you get to Denmark, have it checked to make sure its in good condition. No matter how beautiful the sights may be, the last thing you want is to get stuck in the middle of nowhere.
2. Car insurance – Even if your car is in good condition, you never know what might happen so be sure to double-check your car insurance policy. If it does not include Denmark in the list of places covered, get an additional car breakdown policy for the trip. You will find great European car breakdown insurance plans on the Internet. And yes, you’d also better save their emergency number on your phone while you’re at it.
3. Emergency kit – Aside from the usual car emergency tools you keep stashed in your trunk, bring a gasoline canister with you and buy a medical emergency kit to bring on your trip. This should include any maintenance meds you take and wound dressings.
4. Maps and a dictionary – You may do away with the maps if you have a GPS device, but if you’re really going off road, local maps can still come in handy. A dictionary might also be helpful although you won’t really be hard pressed to find English-speaking Danish folks.