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Denmark: 6 Best eSIMs Compared + Discounts (2022)

Denmark – part of Scandivania, is known for the Vikings, Lego, and being a cold travel destination.

And I can tell you it can be cold – I lived there for 3.5 years.

But it is also a popular destination, especially for travelers from East Asia who are OBSESSED about Scandinavia.

While there is a lot you can do in Denmark, such as exploring Nyhavn, enjoy rides in the Tivoli Gardens, or see plenty of castles, like Rosenborg Castle, do not waste your time visiting the Little Mermaid.

Just like Manneke Pis in Belgium is a disappointment, the Little Mermaid will be too – do not tell you I did not warn you 😜.

But there is something else I need to mention about Denmark – it is an expensive country.

Not just for European standards – just expensive overall.

And it would be a shame if you had to spend even more money to stay online in Denmark by roaming internationally there – roaming can be expensive.

Instead, if your phone supports eSIM, you may want to go with a travel eSIM to skip the queues in Denmark.

So, how much do Danish (travel) eSIMs cost?

You can get an eSIM for Denmark for as low as 5 USD up to 99 USD from Airalo (with Teledansk), Holafly & Nomad, offering between 1 GB and truly unlimited data.

There are some mobile operators who will charge you 100 USD for only 100 MB of roaming data, so these travel eSIM offers are much better than most international roaming deals.

In this guide, I will go over the eSIM options offered by the Danish mobile operators (if available), Airalo, Holafly & Nomad. Let's get started.

Buying an eSIM for Denmark Guide (logos of Airalo, Holafly, Nomad & Teledansk)

Original publication: 9th of August 2022. Last updated: 21st of August 2022.


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eSIMs offered by the Danish Mobile Operators

In order to get the best performance out there, it is often recommended to go directly with the local mobile operators because you will get a higher priority on the network compared to roaming.

Currently, the Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), Lebara Denmark and Lycamobile Denmark, are the only Danish mobile operators offering prepaid services (to travelers), but they have no eSIMs.

But that is fine – you have other options.

Travel eSIM providers Airalo (with Teledansk), Holafly & Nomad offer attractive eSIMs for Denmark, allowing them to be set up before arriving in Denmark and activating them as soon as you land.

Very convenient, right? And I have used eSIMs from Airalo, Holafly & Nomad before, and I can assure you they work well!

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So let's check out all the options, shall we?


Airalo eSIMs for Denmark (Teledansk)

Denmark Teledansk eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Airalo eSIMs are my favorite travel eSIMs out there because they are always good value for money compared to other travel eSIM providers (especially travel eSIMs not mentioned in this guide).

And the same can be said for the Teledansk eSIM – 10 GB of data is available for only 27 USD.

The Teledansk eSIM uses the Telenor Denmark network, which is the best overall Danish mobile operator (coverage and speed-wise).

Telenor Logo
© Telenor

So even if you go to some remote Danish town, you will still have reception with the Teledansk eSIM.

Alright, you have four Danish Teledansk eSIM options:

  1. Denmark/Teledansk 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 5 USD (most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers)
  2. Denmark/Teledansk 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 10 USD (most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers)
  3. Denmark/Teledansk 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 15 USD
  4. Denmark/Teledansk 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 22.50 USD

When I say that the 1 GB & 3 GB variants are loved by Phone Travel Wiz readers, all readers get either the 1 GB or 3 GB variants.

So yeah, they are really popular.

For Airalo eSIMs, the links above will automatically get you the Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers available – a code is not necessary.

Honestly, the Teledansk eSIM gives you the best bang for your buck, and it is the eSIM I recommend the most for Denmark.

Airalo Teledansk eSIM Pros

So, why should you get the Teledansk eSIMs? Well, because of the following:

  • You can purchase and set up your Teledansk eSIM before arriving in Denmark (and activate it upon landing)
  • You get full (up to 4G/LTE) access to Denmark's best mobile operator – Telenor Denmark
  • The eSIMs are affordable and have generous data allowances
  • You can avoid expensive international roaming fees

But it is not all good news with Airalo though – there are some disadvantages.

Airalo Teledansk eSIM Cons

So, why should you not get the Teledansk eSIM?

  • The Danish Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) have much more generous data allowances
  • While you get access to Telenor Denmark's network, the best in Denmark, your speeds will not be as fast as going with Telenor Denmark itself because you will be roaming on their networks (and not be a native customer)
  • There is no 5G NR access with the Teledansk eSIM
  • You cannot call or text with the Teledansk eSIM (nor can you receive them – you get no (local) phone number)
  • You cannot get in-person support (Airalo gets back to you by email fast, but you cannot visit an Airalo store because there are none)

Airalo Teledansk eSIM Overall Thoughts

Overall, the Airalo Teledansk eSIM is a great eSIM offering a lot for the money you pay (especially compared to many non-EU countries).

You get fast speeds and access to the best Danish network (Telenor Denmark) without standing in queues.

But if making actual phone calls and sending real text messages are important to you (so not through an app like WhatsApp), you may want to buy a Danish SIM card instead.


Holafly eSIMs for Denmark

Holafly Logo
© Holafly

The second eSIM provider I recommend is Holafly.

It started something revolutionary in June 2022.

Holafly offers unlimited data plans for Denmark, many other European Union member states & a few other countries.

From what I know, Holafly is the first to offer unlimited data plans for so many countries WITHOUT a Fair-Use Policy.

And that is super exciting!

Now, I have to say that the unlimited data plans offered by Holafly are more expensive than the Airalo Teledansk eSIM or the eSIMs sold by Nomad.

But if you do not want to worry about data allowances, Holafly is the one to go for.

The Holafly eSIMs use the Telenor Denmark (as well).

You have the following seven options with Holafly:

While I do not know which variant Phone Travel Wiz readers go with, I can tell you that the Holafly eSIMs are popular with those who simply do not want to worry about data caps.

And based on the emails I have received, the 20-, 30- & 60-day plans are popular because those who buy Holafly eSIMs tend to stay in Denmark for a prolonged period to explore the country.

As I recently started my collaboration with Holafly, it offers 5% off each purchase whenever you use code PHONETRAVELWIZ – how cool is that?

Of course, there are some pros and cons with going with Holafly, so let's go over them.

Holafly Denmark eSIM Pros

So, why should you get the Holafly eSIMs? Well, because of the following:

  • You can purchase and set up your Holafly Denmark eSIM before arriving in Denmark (and activate it upon landing)
  • You get full (up to 4G/LTE) access on the Telenor Denmark network – the best network in Denmark
  • You do not have to deal with data caps because you get unlimited data (40 GB – here I come!)
  • You can avoid expensive international roaming fees

But it is not all good news with Holafly though – there are some disadvantages.

Holafly Denmark eSIM eSIM Cons

So, why should you not get a Holafly Denmark eSIM?

  • While the Danish mobile operators do not offer unlimited data plans (yet), their plans are much cheaper than Holafly
  • While you get access to the Telenor Denmark network – the best network in Denmark – your speeds will not be as fast as going with Telenor Denmark itself because you will be roaming on their networks (and not be a native customer)
  • There is no 5G NR access with the Holafly eSIM
  • You cannot call or text with the Holafly eSIM (nor can you receive them – you get no (local) phone number)
  • You cannot get in-person support (Holafly gets back to you by email fast, but you cannot visit an Holafly store because there are none)
  • Holafly is the most expensive travel eSIM provider in this guide

Holafly Denmark eSIM Overall Thoughts

Overall, the Holafly Denmark eSIM is an excellent eSIM for those who hate data caps and just want to use data the way they want.

You get fast speeds and access to the Telenor Denmark network, which has the best 4G/LTE network in Denmark.

However, Holafly is the most expensive option in this guide and may not be the best for budget travelers.

Luckily, we still have one more Denmark-specific travel eSIM to go through, which is cheaper than Holafly.


Nomad eSIMs for Denmark

Nomad eSIMs Logo
© Nomad

The last eSIM provider I recommend is Nomad.

Nomad is just in the middle.

But that does not mean Nomad is bad – not at all.

The Nomad Denmark eSIM uses various operators.

This way, you will always be connected!

Nomad is a bit more expensive than Airalo's Teledansk eSIM but cheaper than Holafly.

That is because, unlike the other two eSIM providers, the Nomad Denmark eSIM uses various of several Danish networks (TDC (YouSee), Telenor Denmark, Telia Denmark & Tre (3) Denmark), allowing you access to the best network at your location.

And for this feature, you pay a little more than Airalo, which only uses Telenor Denmark.

You have the following four options with Nomad:

  1. Denmark 1 GB eSIM for 7 days, costing 8 USD/8 EUR/7 GBP/10.50 CAD
  2. Denmark 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 16 USD/16 EUR/13.50 GBP/21 CAD
  3. Denmark 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 18 USD/18 EUR/15 GBP/23.50 CAD
  4. Denmark 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 26 USD/26 EUR/22 GBP/33.50 CAD
Denmark eSIMs Nomad

By the way, you can get 3 USD off of your first Nomad purchase by using code ADU123 – how cool is that?

Of course, going with Nomad has some pros and cons, so let's go over them.

Nomad Denmark eSIM Pros

So, why should you get the Nomad eSIMs? Well, because of the following:

  • You can purchase and set up your Nomad Denmark eSIM before arriving in Denmark (and activate it upon landing)
  • You get full (up to 4G/LTE) access on all Danish networks, allowing you to have the best reception at all times
  • The eSIMs are affordable and have generous data allowances
  • You can avoid expensive international roaming fees

But it is not all good news with Nomad though – there are some disadvantages.

Nomad Denmark eSIM Cons

So, why should you not get a Nomad Denmark eSIM?

  • While you get access to four networks, your speeds will not be as fast as going with the Danish mobile operators themselves because you will be roaming on their networks (and not be a native customer)
  • There is no 5G NR access with the Nomad Denmark eSIM
  • You cannot call or text with the Nomad Denmark eSIM (nor can you receive them – you get no (local) phone number)
  • You cannot get in-person support (Nomad gets back to you by email fast, but you cannot visit a Nomad store because there are none)
  • Airalo is cheaper than Nomad with all variants

Nomad Denmark eSIM Overall Thoughts

Overall, the Nomad eSIM is a great premium eSIM offering.

You will always have the best reception because the Nomad because it automatically switches to the best network at your location.

Moreover, the Nomad Denmark eSIMs will be cheaper than getting the SIM cards of the four Danish mobile operators.

However, just like the other travel eSIMs mentioned in this guide, you do not get a (local) phone number with the Nomad Denmark eSIM.

Moreover, Nomad is not the cheapest option out there (that would be Airalo).


Best eSIMs for in Europe (not just Denmark)

So what if you plan to visit neighboring Germany? Norway? Sweden? Or any other country in the European Union?

Unfortunately, you cannot use your Airalo Teledansk, Holafly Denmark, or Nomad Denmark eSIMs in any country than Denmark.

However, the three eSIM providers do have eSIMs covering all of the European Union and European Economic area + some other countries.

I highly recommend these Europe eSIMs if you plan to visit multiple European countries to save money!

Airalo Eurolink Europe eSIM

Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Eurolink eSIM is the most popular Airalo eSIM, per Phone Travel Wiz readers.

Most readers tend to visit multiple European countries, so they would rather have a travel eSIM covering multiple countries than just one (like Denmark).

The Eurolink eSIM can be used in 39 countries in Europe, including all nations in the European Union (EU).

The eSIM can be used from Iceland to Ukraine and Norway to Spain.

Below is a complete overview of countries the Eurolink eSIM works in:

With the Eurolink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit – averaging 10.78 USD/country in Europe!

Below is an overview of how much each Eurolink eSIM costs:

  1. Europe/Eurolink 1 GB eSIM for 1 day, costing 5 USD
  2. Europe/Eurolink 3 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 13 USDmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  3. Europe/Eurolink 5 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 20 USDvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  4. Europe/Eurolink 10 GB eSIM for 30 days, costing 37 USDvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  5. Europe/Eurolink 50 GB eSIM for 90 days, costing 100 USD
  6. Europe/Eurolink 100 GB eSIM for 180 days, costing 185 USD
Eurolink Europe eSIM Airalo (with Prices)

Honestly, the Eurolink eSIM is my favorite Europe travel eSIM out there. Affordable, extensive & good value for your money.

I also used it during my 1-month tour throughout Europe in 12 countries.

Airalo Eurolink eSIM Review by Phone Travel Wiz

So yeah, you can say I have some experience with the Eurolink eSIM 😏.

Holafly & Nomad eSIMs for Europe

Holafly and Nomad also have eSIMs covering all of the European Union (and more).

But honestly, the Eurolink eSIM is superior (but you can consider the Holafly Europe eSIM if you want unlimited data in 30+ countries – just do not forget about code PHONETRAVELWIZ if you go with Holafly).


Overview of the Best eSIMs for Denmark (Airalo vs. Holafly vs. Nomad)

The MVNOs, Lebara Denmark & Lycamobile Denmark are the only Danish mobile operators offering prepaid services, but without eSIMs.

But that is fine – we discussed several other options in this guide!

In terms of the travel eSIMs, this would be my recommendation order:

  • Airalo's Teledansk Denmark eSIM (best value for money)
  • Airalo's Eurolink Europe eSIM (best value for money when also visiting other European countries)
  • Holafly Denmark eSIM (truly unlimited data plans at premium prices)
  • Nomad Denmark eSIM (switches to the best network, allowing for excellent reception at all times)
  • Holafly Europe eSIM (truly unlimited data plans when also visiting other European countries at premium prices)
  • Nomad Europe eSIM (the best of both worlds in terms of pricing and performance)

Remember to use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for Holafly eSIMs and code ADU123 for Nomad eSIMs – a code is not necessary for Airalo eSIM purchases.


Buying a SIM Card in Denmark

Want to just use a SIM card but not your current one because roaming will be criminally expensive?

Consider getting a Denmark SIM card instead – local SIM cards are the cheapest way to stay connected abroad.

Buying a SIM Card in Denmark Guide (logos of Lebara & Lycamobile)

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