Accommodation for Newcomers in Denmark

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As a new immigrant arriving in Denmark one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Denmark for you and your family.

Your first accommodation on arriving in Denmark may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Denmark take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Denmark, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Denmark is no different.

Accommodation for newcomers in Denmark Canada guide

You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Denmark as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Denmark is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.

Here is some background on Denmark for new immigration arrivals.

Coordinates: 56°N 10°E / 56°N 10°E / 56; 10

Denmark (Danish: Danmark, pronounced [ˈtænmɑk] (listen)) is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying southwest of Sweden, south of Norway,[N 11] and north of Germany.

Spanning a total area of 42,943 km (16,580 sq mi), it consists of the peninsula of Jutland and an archipelago of 443 named islands, of which the largest are Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. Denmark’s geography is characterised by flat, arable land, sandy coasts, low elevation, and a temperate climate. As of 2022, it had a population of 5.92 million (1 September 2022), of which 800,000 live in the capital and largest city, Copenhagen. Denmark exercises hegemonic influence in the Danish Realm, devolving powers to handle internal affairs. Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948 and in Greenland in 1979; the latter obtained further autonomy in 2009.

The unified kingdom of Denmark emerged in the eighth century as a proficient maritime power amid the struggle for control of the Baltic Sea. In 1397, it joined Norway and Sweden to form the Kalmar Union, which persisted until the latter’s secession in 1523. The remaining Kingdom of Denmark–Norway endured a series of wars in the 17th century that resulted in further territorial cessions to the Swedish Empire. Following the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was absorbed into Sweden, leaving Denmark with the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland. A surge of nationalist movements in the 19th century were defeated in the First Schleswig War of 1848, though the Second Schleswig War of 1864 resulted in further territorial losses to Prussia. The period saw the adoption of the Constitution of Denmark on 5 June 1849, ending the absolute monarchy that was established in 1660 and introducing the current parliamentary system.

An industrialised exporter of agricultural produce in the second half of the 19th century, Denmark introduced social and labour-market reforms in the early 20th century, which formed the basis for the present welfare state model and advanced mixed economy. Denmark remained neutral during World War I but regained the northern half of Schleswig in 1920. Danish neutrality was violated in World War II following a swift German invasion in April 1940. During occupation, a resistance movement emerged in 1943 while Iceland declared independence in 1944; Denmark was liberated in May 1945. In 1973, Denmark, together with Greenland but not the Faroes, became a member of what is now the European Union, but negotiated certain opt-outs, such as retaining its own currency, the krone.

Denmark is a highly developed country with a high standard of living: the country performs at or near the top in measures of education, health care, civil liberties, democratic governance and LGBT equality. Denmark is a founding member of NATO, the Nordic Council, the OECD, OSCE, and the United Nations; it is also part of the Schengen Area. Denmark maintains close political, cultural, and linguistic ties with its Scandinavian neighbours, with the Danish language being partially mutually intelligible with both Norwegian and Swedish.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Denmark Canada

Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Denmark may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Denmark can be of great help.

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Denmark

The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Denmark varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Denmark use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Denmark and also the option to book with confidence and security.

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

Rental accommodation in Denmark for newcomers

One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!

Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Denmark were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Denmark area.

 

 

All renters in Denmark have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Denmark to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service

Newcomer subletting in Denmark Canada

Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Denmark this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.

 

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