Best Prepaid SIM Card in Denmark: Ultimate Comparison

Going to Denmark soon? Will you be exploring the country for its nature, or will you be going some attractions in the cities?

Whatever you will be doing in Denmark, it will most likely be fun. Those who like to party can go to the cities where there are plenty of bars. Those who love peace can enjoy their time in rural Denmark, like Region Zealand.

And if you are staying in Copenhagen, cross the Oeresund Bridge and you will be in Sweden! Do note that the toll for that bridge is fairly expensive, so you may want to consider taking the train.

Whatever you plan on doing in Denmark, I am sure you will have a great time there.

You may have read my Buying a SIM Card in Denmark guide, where I briefly introduce the Danish operators and talk about their prices.

One of the operators may have intrigued you, so you decided to read my Lycamobile Denmark review and/or my Lebara Denmark review. If you have done so, then you are already knowledgable about the telecom situation in Denmark.

Even if you have read all those articles, it may still be difficult to decide which operator is the best. What if you are on a budget and do not want to spend a lot of money on data? What if you are all about speeds and would be willing to pay a premium for that? What if you plan on using your Danish SIM card to call your friends and family abroad? Or to roam with your Danish SIM card within the EU without a surcharge?

All these questions are difficult to answer when considering the operators separately. Therefore, I have created this Denmark Ultimate Comparison, where I take everything I know about the operators into consideration, compare them, and test them against specific variables.

Based on all these results, it will be easier to determine which operator is the best for specific situations.

With that being said, welcome to the quest to find the best Danish prepaid SIM card for you. Let's get started.

Adu from Phone Travel Wiz with a Lycamobile Denmark SIM Card and a Lebara Denmark SIM Card

Telecom Providers in Denmark

Denmark has 4 telecom providers: TDC, Telenor Denmark, Telia Denmark, and 3 (Tre) Denmark. All operators, except for 3 Denmark, have 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE networks. 3 Denmark does not have a 2G network, but it has a national roaming agreement with TDC on its 2G, 3G, and 4G/LTE networks where 3 Denmark has no coverage.

Telia Denmark and Telenor Denmark share their networks in a partnership called TT-Netværket (the Telia and Telenor Network). Although the core networks of both operators are separate, you will get close to the same coverage and speeds with both Telia Denmark and Telenor Denmark.

The telecom situation in Denmark is unique. The main operators do not offer prepaid services anymore. As a result, travelers are forced to use a Danish Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO). Denmark has many MVNOs. However, most of them are not available to foreigners.

You need a Danish Personal Number (CPR – Centrale Personsregister) to activate most Danish SIM cards, which you will not get unless you plan on living in Denmark for at least three months. Therefore, the following 3 MVNOs are available to travelers: Lebara Denmark, Lycamobile Denmark, and OiSTER.

Lebara Denmark uses the Telenor network, which is shared with Telia. Lycamobile Denmark uses the Telia network, which is shared with Telenor. OiSTER uses the 3 Denmark network. You can get Lebara Denmark and Lycamobile Denmark SIM cards in various stores, but you can also order them online and get them delivered for free to a Danish address. OiSTER SIM cards are supposedly sold in various stores as well, but it is quite a challenge to find them. You are better off ordering those online too.

What is the best Danish prepaid SIM Card?

  • Overall, Lycamobile is the best SIM card in terms of price to data allowance ratio, EU roaming, international calls, speeds, and coverage
  • OiSTER has an unlimited data plan that costs 150 DKK, outdoing all the other operators

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There is so much more to know about these operators, so read long to find the best SIM card for your situation.

What Frequencies are used in Denmark?

Denmark uses standard European frequencies and bands, which are also used in Asia. The frequencies are:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 800 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 2600 MHz on Bands 1, 3, 7, and 20

To learn whether your device supports these frequencies or not, go to this site to find out.

As always, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator.

How do I buy a SIM Card in Denmark?

You can buy Danish SIM cards at select outlets, supermarkets, gas stations, and 7-Eleven. You can also order your SIM card online and get it delivered for free to a Danish postal address. As always, ask your ho(s)tel or Airbnb if they can keep your SIM card safe for you in case you wish to order them online. Else, they may be wondering why they received a random SIM card.

Although English is widely spoken in Denmark, a SIM card is called SIM kort, and a starter pack is called startpakke. Those will be easy words to pronounce but just saying brand name + SIM kort/card will do you well when trying to buy a SIM card.

  • Lebara SIM cards are free at Lebara outlets or 50 DKK in supermarkets, gas stations, and 7-Eleven. The starter kit comes with 10 DKK credit
  • Lycamobile SIM cards are handed out for free at Copenhagen Airport, although you have top-up immediately, or for 30 DKK in gas stations, supermarkets, and 7-Eleven 
  • OiSTER SIM cards are sold for 30 DKK (starter credit), 40 DKK (starter data), or 100 DKK (data-only SIM card)
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How do I Activate my Danish SIM Card?

In Denmark, you do not have to hand over your passport details to buy a SIM card. They can be anonymous if you want them to be. Once you purchase your SIM card, they are instantly ready to be used. With Lebara, you have to make a call first. Call Lebara customer service at (+45) 50 10 10 10. With all the others, making a call is not necessary.

Lebara Denmark and Lycamobile Denmark SIM Cards

How and Where can I Top Up my Danish Sim Card?

You can buy top-up vouchers at the same places where you purchased your Danish SIM card, which are many establishments throughout Denmark. Depending on the operator, you can redeem the voucher through a call, text, or online.

You can also buy credit on the websites of the operators themselves. They all accept international debit- and credit cards, and some even allow you to use PayPal.

Do note foreign currency exchange with traditional debit and credit cards are expensive because banks use unfavorable currency exchange rates or take an insanely high commission, which is almost criminal. Let’s not talk about PayPal’s fees. That is why I use Transferwise for any non-Euro payments (because my main currency is the Euro).

TransferWise allows you to convert your main currency to Singaporean dollars for a small fee (up to 8 times less than with your bank!) Getting a Transferwise Borderless account is FREE, so you will get an instant return on your investment. I even use my Transferwise debit card when paying for things abroad (with Google Pay as well).

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What Packages do Danish Operators Offer?

Each operator has a variety of packages you can select from. Let’s see what each one offers.

Lycamobile Packages

Lycamobile Logo

Lycamobile has 3 types of plans: All-in-One Packages, Data-Only Packages, and National Packages.

Lycamobile All-in-One Packages

Lycamobile has 4 monthly All-in-One Bundles that you can buy:

PriceDataEU DataMinutes**SMSBonusActivation SMS to 3535Activation USSD
100 DKK60 GB6.5 GB10 hoursUnlimitedNone4599*139*4599#
150 DKK100 GB7.25 GB15 hoursUnlimitedNone45129*139*45129#
200 DKK60 GB9.75 GB10 hoursUnlimitedNone199*139*199#
200 DKK200 GB9.75 GBUnlimitedUnlimited300 minutes*45199*139*45199#

* Bonus 300 minutes are to Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Turkey.

All Lycamobile All-in-One plans can call to 50 or 69 countries with their included minutes. These countries are:

  • Afghanistan *
  • Argentina *
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Costa Rica *
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus *
  • Czech Republic
  • Egypt *
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini (Swaziland) *  
  • Faroe Islands *
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran *
  • Iraq *
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan *
  • Jordan *
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon *
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria *
  • North Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine *
  • Philippines *1
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Slovakia 1
  • Slovenia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • South Africa *
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka *
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan *
  • Thailand
  • Turkey 1
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • United States (US)
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

* Only available to the 199 DKK 60 GB plan
1 landline phones only

Lycamobile Data-only Packages

In need of data only? Get one of the 5 monthly data-only plans:

PriceDataEU DataActivation SMS to 3535Activation USSD
25 DKK1 GB1 GB4510*139*4510#
35 DKK2 GB1.75 GB4520*139*4520#
50 DKK5 GB2.5 GB4530*139*4530#
70 DKK7 GB3.5 GB4545*139*4535#
100 DKK80 GB5 GB4545*139*4540#
Lycamobile Denmark starter pack for 29 DKK with 10 DKK credit

Lycamobile National Packages

You also have the option to get a national plan. The name may seem misleading because these plans come with an EU data allowance as well. But unlike the All-in-One bundles, your minutes can only be used to Danish numbers. There are 3 monthly Lycamobile national plans, which can only be purchased on the Lycamobile website:

PriceDataEU DataMinutesSMS
50 DKK5 GB3.5 GB500500
100 DKK110 GB6.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited
150 DKK250 GB9.5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited

Lebara Packages

Lebara Logo

With Lebara, you have offline and online packages. Offline plans are bundles you purchase in stores or through SMS, whereas online bundles are plans you buy on their website. The online plans are cheaper or come with more data for the money you spent.

So you have 4 options with Lebara: online SIM-only packages, offline SIM-only packages, online data packages, and offline data packages.

Lebara Online SIM-Only Packages

Lebara has 4 online monthly SIM-only packages:

PriceDataEU DataMinutes*
50 DKK4 GB2 GB4 hours
100 DKK100 GB5 GB100 hours
150 DKK200 GB7 GB200 hours
200 DKK300 GB10 GB300 hours
EU Data

Lebara Offline SIM-Only Packages

You can choose from 3 Lebara offline monthly SIM-only packages:

PriceDataMinutes*Activation SMS to 5010
100 DKK60 GB10 hoursGETALL
150 DKK100 GB15 hoursGETON
200 DKK200 GB20 hoursGETBIG

Both the online and offline SIM-only packages come with minutes that can be used to Danish numbers, but also to 50 international destinations. These other 50 countries are:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • South Korea
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom (UK)
  • United States (US)
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
Adu from Phone Travel Wiz holding a Lebara Denmark SIM Card

Lebara Online Data Packages

Lebara has 4 online monthly data packages:

PriceData
50 DKK4 GB
100 DKK100 GB
200 DKK300 GB
300 DKK500 GB

Lebara Offline Data Packages

Finally, you have 4 Lebara offline monthly data packages:

PriceDataActivation SMS to 5010
50 DKK3 GBDATAM
100 DKK60 GBDATAXL
200 DKK200 GBDATA2XL
300 DKK300 GBDATA3XL

OiSTER Packages

Oister Logo

OiSTER has combo packages for their regular SIM cards and data packages for their data-only SIM cards.

OiSTER Combo Packages

OiSTER has 5 combo packages you can choose from:

PriceDataEU DataMinutes
50 DKK2 GB2 GB2 hours
90 DKK25 GB6 GB5 hours
100 DKK40 GB7 GB10 hours
110 DDK60 GB7 GBUnlimited
150 DKKUnlimited*10 GBUnlimited

* Fair-use policy is unknown

OiSTER Data-Only Packages

If you buy the OiSTER data-only SIM card, then you can purchase time-based vouchers that will give you 50 GB per day. The following 4 vouchers are available

PriceMaximum DataValidity
30 DKK50 GB (1*50 GB)1 days
80 DKK350 GB (7*50 GB)7 days
200 DKK1500 GB (30*50 GB)30 days
500 DKK4500 GB (90*50 GB)90 days

What is the Best Danish SIM Card?

Logos of Telecom Providers in Denmark: OiSTER, Lycamobile, and Lebara

Now that you know everything there is to know about Lycamobile, Lebara, and OiSTER, it is time to figure out which SIM card is the best for you.

Pay As you Go rates will not be taken into consideration, as they are costly for data usage.

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The Best Danish SIM Card for Budget Travel

In these scenarios, I will only be looking at local data and ignore all other perks because they will be analyzed in different scenarios. It is also assumed that you have ordered your SIM card online so that you do not have to spend money on SIM cards. That way, you can maximize your data allowance with the money you spend.

Spending 1 DKK

In some countries, 1 DKK, or the local equivalent (such as USD, EUR, GBP, etc.), you can get some credit or even data. However, 1 DKK is only enough for a piece of candy. You cannot even buy a SIM card with it, so you have to spend a bit more if you want to get data.

Spending 50 DKK

With 50 DKK, we can finally buy some packages. Let’s have a look.

OperatorPlanPriceDataValidity
LycamobileData-Only50 DKK5 GB1 Month
LycamobileNational50 DKK5 GB1 Month
LebaraSIM-Only Online50 DKK4 GB1 Month
LebaraData Online50 DKK4 GB1 Month
LebaraData Offline50 DKK3 GB1 Month
OiSTERCombo50 DKK2 GB1 Month
OiSTERData-Only50 DKK50 GB1 Day

Just looking at the numbers, you would think that OiSTER is killing it with 50 GB of data. They are… but the plan is only valid for 1 day. Therefore, they are not a good option.

Both of Lycamobile’s plans come with 5 GB of data that will last you for a full month. As a result, Lycamobile will be the best SIM card if you want to spend only 50 DKK on data.

Spending 100 DKK

With 100 DKK, we get access to all the plans available.

OperatorPlanPriceDataValidity
LycamobileAll-in-One100 DKK60 GB1 Month
LycamobileData-Only100 DKK80 GB1 Month
LycamobileNational100 DKK110 GB1 Month
LebaraSIM-Only Online100 DKK100 GB1 Month
LebaraSIM-Only Offline100 DKK60 GB1 Month
LebaraData Online100 DKK100 GB1 Month
LebaraData Offline100 DKK60 GB1 Month
OiSTERCombo100 DKK40 GB1 Month
OiSTERData-Only80 DKK350 GB7 Days

Before I even analyze the plans, look at how BEAUTIFUL these data allowances are. They are so generous. I wish more operators around the world would offer so much data for such relatively low prices. There are some island nations out there where you have to spend even more than 100 DKK to get 500 MB or 1 GB.

Also, look how much data you get compared to spending 50 DKK on data. It is undoubtedly worth it to increase your budget a bit.

Anyway, looking at just the data allowances again, OiSTER once again kills it with 350 GB… but it is valid for 1 week only. You also have to be aware that these Data-only packages give you an allowance of 50 GB a day, which comes to 350 GB for a week.

What if you are staying in Denmark a bit longer? Then you are best off with Lycamobile’s national plan that comes with 110 GB for 1 month.

In summary, OiSTER will be the best SIM card if you want to spend only 100 DKK on data, use less than 50 GB a day, AND are staying in Denmark for less than a week. Else, Lycamobile will be the best SIM card if you are staying for more than a week.

Spending 200 DKK

With a budget of 200 DKK, will your data allowance double compared to spending 100 DKK? Let’s see. Before we do, I have to mention that I will only select the plan with the highest data allowance per category. For example, the Lycamobile All-in-One plans have two plans that meet this criterion. Only the one with the most substantial allowance will be highlighted.

OperatorPlanPriceDataValidity
LycamobileAll-in-One200 DKK200 GB1 Month
LycamobileData-Only100 DKK80 GB1 Month
LycamobileNational150 DKK250 GB1 Month
LebaraSIM-Only Online200 DKK300 GB1 Month
LebaraSIM-Only Offline200 DKK200 GB1 Month
LebaraData Online200 DKK300 GB1 Month
LebaraData Offline200 DKK200 GB1 Month
OiSTERCombo150 DKKUnlimited1 Month
OiSTERData-Only200 DKK1500 GB1 Month

Once again, these data allowances are beautiful. Right off the bat, OiSTER is stealing the show with an unlimited plan and 1500 GB for a whole month. The only issue I have with the OiSTER unlimited plan is that there is no clear fair-use policy for this plan. It certainly will allow you to use more than 60 GB, which is the plan a step below this one, but it could be anything.

The data-only SIM card comes with 50 GB a day for 30 days, which comes at 1500 GB for a month.

Therefore, OiSTER will be the best SIM card if you want to spend only 200 DKK on data.

Spending 300 DKK

There is no point in making a comparison here because OiSTER offers an unlimited plan, and no other operator comes close to the 1500 GB allowance OiSTER has with their data-only SIM card. As a result, OiSTER is the best SIM card if you want to spend only 300 DKK on data.

The Best Danish SIM Card for Speed

Internet speed is one of the important factors in deciding which operator is the best. You could get 1000 GB of data, but what if your speeds are 2G speeds, 100 Kbps? You would never reach that allowance, even if you tried because it is so slow. Therefore, only looking at speed is not enough, neither is looking at any of the other factors.

I do have to note that when I was in Denmark, I was not able to find an OiSTER SIM card in the town I was staying in, Nykoebing Falster. My time in Denmark was short, so ordering one online would be a waste of time. As a result, I have only done speed tests with Lebara and Lycamobile. Both of them had 6 speed tests. 4 in Nykoebing Falster and 2 in Copenhagen. 2 of the speed tests done in Nykoebing Falster were done for the individual video reviews.

Lycamobile

Lycamobile Denmark speed test at my Airbnb in Nykoebing Falster
Lycamobile Speed Test in my Airbnb in Nykoebing Falster
Lycamobile Denmark speed test at Copenhagen Central Station
Lycamobile Speed Test in Copenhagen Central Station
Lycamobile Denmark speed test at my old university in Nykoebing Falster
Lycamobile Speed Test in UC Absalon in Nykoebing Falster
Lycamobile Denmark speed test at Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport
Lycamobile Speed Test at Copenhagen Airport

Lebara

Lebara Denmark speed test in Nykoebing Falster
Lebara Speed Test in my Airbnb in Nykoebing Falster
Lebara Denmark speed test in Copenhagen Central Station
Lebara Speed Test in Copenhagen Central Station
Lebara Denmark speed test in Nykoebing Falster
Lebara Speed Test in UC Absalon in Nykoebing Falster
Lebara Denmark speed test at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport
Lebara Speed Test at Copenhagen Airport

The Fastest Operator in Terms of Absolute Download Speed

I got the fastest download speed, 106 Mbps, with Lycamobile in Copenhagen Central Station.

The Fastest Operator in Terms of Average Download Speed

With Lycamobile, I managed to get the fastest average download speed of 51 Mbps throughout Denmark.

The Average Download Speed Ranked

  • Lycamobile: 51 Mbps
  • Lebara: 46 Mbps

The Fastest Operators in Terms of Absolute Upload Speed

I got the fastest upload speed, 36 Mbps, with Lebara at Copenhagen Kastrup Airport.

The Fastest Operator in Terms of Average Upload Speed

With Lebara, I managed to get the fastest average upload speed of 22 Mbps throughout Denmark.

The Average Upload Speed Ranked

  • Lebara: 22 Mbps
  • Lycamobile: 18 Mbps

So, Who is the Fastest?

Based on these results, Lycamobile has the fastest download speed, and Lebara has the fastest upload speed. Case closed, right? Well, not so fast.

The spread in speed between these two operators is simply too small. Why is that? Remember in the Telecom Providers section from much earlier? There we learned that Telenor and Telia share their networks, which also means that speed should be about the same. Well, that is what I concluded from these speed tests.

Yes, at some places, I did get much faster speeds with Lycamobile than with Lebara or vice versa. That is normal. But when you get more data sets and find the average, you will see it smoothens out, mainly because the networks are shared by Telia and Telenor.

Speedtest.net, which is the app I use for my speed tests, did a study back in 2016 to see which mobile operator is the best in Denmark. TDC has the best download and upload speeds with an average of 45 Mbps and 22 Mbps, respectively. Telia followed with an average 30 Mbps download and 12 Mbps upload. After that, we have Telenor with an average 29 Mbps download and 12 Mbps upload. Finally, we have 3 with an average of 21 Mbps download and 9 Mbps upload.  

Even though I was not able to do speed test with OiSTER, I do know that OiSTER is a 3 MVNO, which has the slowest mobile speeds in Denmark. I can also say with confidence that 3 is quite slow, as I was a 3 customer for 2.5 years when I lived in Denmark. When I moved to TDC, my speeds were much higher – I did not think that was possible because I was used to 3 speeds.

Based on all of this information, I can conclude both Lycamobile and Lebara are fastest because the networks both operators use, Telia and Telenor, share their networks, and are objectively faster than the 3 network, which OiSTER uses.

The Best Danish SIM card for EU Roaming

Although buying a local SIM card is almost always cheaper than roaming with your provider, the new EU regulation allows for those within the EU to roam without a surcharge within the EU. However, restrictions do apply.

For example, if you roam with your SIM card for more than 4 months in a year, then the operator may decide to charge you regular roaming rates. They can also impose a fair-use limit. In some countries, they do not have to offer free roaming because data rates are so low, like countries in the Baltics.

In the case of Denmark, the operators do offer EU roaming, but certain conditions apply.

  • With Lycamobile, the All-in-One plans and National plans come with an EU allowance
  • With Lebara, only the SIM-only packages purchased online come with an EU allowance
  • With OiSTER, only the combo plans come with an EU allowance

So, which operator is the best for EU roaming?

1 GB EU Data

If you want to spend the least amount of money on data in general, then the Lycamobile data-only plan that costs 25 DKK is your best bet. For 25 DKK, you get 1 GB and 1 GB to be used within the EU.  

4 GB EU Data

If you need 4 GB EU roaming data, get the Lycamobile 50 DKK national plan. It comes with 5 GB local data, 3.5 EU roaming data, 500 local minutes, and 500 local SMS. Not precisely 4 GB, but that is the best deal for almost 4 GB.

10 GB EU Data

Need a lot of data when traveling within the EU and do not feel like buying multiple SIM cards? Get the 150 DKK OiSTER combo plan that comes with unlimited local data, 10 GB EU roaming data, and unlimited local minutes.

The Best Danish SIM Card for International Calls

Both Lycamobile and Lebara are internationally known for offering low rates for international calls. The same applies to Denmark. However, call allowance can be used for local calls and international calls (to select destinations). This begs the question, who is the best for international calls?

OiSTER does not offer international calls at all, so only Lebara and Lycamobile are your options.

What do Lycamobile and Lebara offer?

  • Lycamobile: With the All-in-One Bundles, and depending on the plan you choose, you can call from 10 hours up to unlimited calls to 50 or 69 international destinations
  • Lebara: With both online and offline SIM-only plans, you can call from 4 hours up to 300 hours to 50 international destinations

What can we conclude from this?

  • Lycamobile allows you to call to 19 destinations more than with Lebara
  • With the right plan, Lycamobile allows you to make unlimited calls to 50 destinations
  • The most hours you can call to internationally is 300 hours with Lebara
  • Lebara offers international calls to all its 50 destinations with all their plans
  • The Lycamobile 200 DKK 60 GB plan is the only plan that allows you to call to 69 destinations

Now it is time to compare where you can call to with each operator.

CountryLycamobileLebara
Afghanistan200 DKK
Argentina200 DKK
AustraliaAllYes
AustriaAllYes
BangladeshAllYes
BelgiumAllYes
BrazilAllYes
BulgariaAllYes
CanadaAllYes
ChileAllYes
ChinaAllYes
Costa Rica200 DKK
CroatiaAllYes
Cyprus200 DKKYes
Czech RepublicAllYes
Egypt200 DKK
EstoniaAll
Eswatini (Swaziland)  200 DKK
Faroe Islands200 DKK
FinlandAllYes
FranceAllYes
GermanyAllYes
GreeceAll
Hong KongAllYes
HungaryAllYes
IcelandAllYes
IndiaAllYes
IndonesiaAllYes
Iran200 DKK
Iraq200 DKK
IrelandAllYes
IsraelAllYes
ItalyAllYes
Japan200 DKK
Jordan200 DKK
LatviaAllYes
Lebanon200 DKK
LiechtensteinAll
LithuaniaAllYes
LuxembourgAllYes
MacauAllYes
MalaysiaAllYes
MaltaAllYes
MexicoAllYes
NetherlandsAllYes
New ZealandAllYes
Nigeria200 DKK
North CyprusAll
NorwayAllYes
PakistanAllYes
Palestine200 DKK
Philippines200 DKK
PolandAllYes
PortugalAll
Puerto RicoAllYes
RomaniaAllYes
SlovakiaAllYes
SloveniaAll
SingaporeAll
SpainAllYes
South Africa200 DKK
South KoreaAllYes
Sri Lanka200 DKK
SwedenAllYes
SwitzerlandAll
Taiwan200 DKK
ThailandAllYes
TurkeyAllYes
United Arab Emirates (UAE)All
United Kingdom (UK)AllYes
United States (US)AllYes
VenezuelaAllYes
VietnamAllYes

In Summary:

  • Lycamobile covers all countries that Lebara covers
  • Lycamobile is the only operator to include Afghanistan, Argentina, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, Eswatini (Swaziland), Greece, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Liechtenstein, Nigeria, Northern Cyprus, Palestine, the Philippines, Slovenia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates
  • You have to get Lycamobile’s 200 DKK 60 GB plan if you want to call to Afghanistan, Argentina, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Egypt, Eswatini (Swaziland), Faroe Islands, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Palestine, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan

Based on these findings, Lycamobile is the best SIM card for those who want to call abroad.

The Best Danish SIM Card for Going off the Beaten Track

Having coverage throughout Denmark is important. Otherwise, you cannot enjoy the data you paid for. Some may just stay in one of the bigger Danish cities, like Copenhagen, Aarhus, or Odense. Others will go on adventures in the beautiful Danish nature, like in region Zealand, on Fyn, or Jutland. Especially for the latter group, it is important to know which operator has the best coverage.

Telia, Telenor, and 3 share their coverage maps on their websites. Some operators around the world do not do this and claim they cover *% of the population. Even if you have coverage with a particular operator in some remote Danish town, you should not expect the fastest speeds out there. The general rule is the more populated the area, the higher the speeds. The less populated the area, the slower the speeds.

Telia (Lycamobile)

Telia Denmark/Lycamobile Denmark Coverage Map

Telenor (Lebara)

Telenor Denmark/Lebara Denmark Coverage Map

3 (OiSTER)

3 Denmark/Oister Coverage Map

Based on these maps, you will see that practically all of Denmark is covered by these Danish operators. However, I do want to warn you if you plan on going with OiSTER. Even though 3 claims they have good coverage throughout Denmark, my experience with them, 3 – not OiSTER, proved otherwise, especially on the road (in a car or on a train). Even in Copenhagen city center, I experienced black spots with 3, so I am not a fan of the 3 network.

As a result, both Lycamobile and Lebara are the best SIM cards for those wanting to go off the beaten track.

The Best Overall Danish SIM Card

Now that we have gone over everything you need to know about Lycamobile, Lebara, and OiSTER, it is finally time to determine which SIM card is the best Danish prepaid SIM card out there.

You have probably noticed that each operator is the best in some way if you only look at one variable. However, once you combine all of them, it becomes easier to see which one is the best… for you.

Some may care about network quality, others want the fastest speeds, while others want to get the most data for the money spent.

We have learned that Lycamobile is the best if you spent up to 100 DKK because you get the most data with them. If you spend more than 100 DKK, then OiSTER offers the most data. But, OiSTER using the 3 network has the worst in this list. Both Lycamobile and Lebara have the best coverage because Telia and Telenor share their networks. This also means that Lycamobile and Lebara are the best for those who care about speed because they are the fastest. Need a large EU data allowance but do not want to spend too much money? Go for Lycamobile if you want to spend less than 50 DKK on data and OiSTER if you plan on spending 150 DKK on data.

So, which Danish SIM card is the best? It is easy to say that Lycamobile is the best prepaid SIM card in Denmark because they offer the most data for those on a small budget, have excellent speeds and coverage, are the best for EU roaming, and allow you to use your minutes to the most international destinations. Lycamobile is the best prepaid SIM card for those visiting Denmark.

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Best International SIM cards for Denmark

Even though buying local SIM cards is often the cheapest way to stay connected while abroad, some travelers prefer to buy international SIM cards so that they do not have to pay expensive roaming bills while being reachable on one phone number.

There are many international SIM cards out there covering Denmark, but there are a few 3 I would recommend for Denmark.

Surfroam

Surfroam is my to-go international SIM card that acts as a bridge between me arriving in a new destination and before buying a local SIM card. Often, airport WIFI is slow, and the SIM cards offered at the airports are overpriced.  

Surfroam is a data-only SIM card. You get a UK number (+44) and can receive SMS, but you cannot call or text. The SIM card will not expire as long as you top up once a year. The Surfroam SIM card is free, but you have to top-up at least €15 (or €20 for the eSIM variant) upon purchase.

Depending on where you are, you pay a minimum of €0.01 per MB (or slightly more than €10 per GB), which is cheaper than data packages in various countries around the world.

In Denmark, you will pay €0.01 per MB when using your Surfroam SIM card on the Telenor, Telia, TDC, and 3 networks.

Surfroam has agreements with operators in more than 200 destinations around the world, including Denmark, which means that it will always have your back.

Orange Europe SIM Card

Orange is a French telecom operator that is active in many parts around the world, including Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean. They have 2 travel SIM cards, which are the Orange Smart Comfort S for $30 and the Orange Smart Comfort X for $50.

Orange Smart Comfort S comes with:

  • 8 GB
  • 30 minutes from Europe to everywhere else in the world
  • 200 SMS
  • A French phone number (+33)
  • The ability to top-up
  • The ability to tether (mobile hotspot)

The Orange Smart Comfort X gives you:

  • 20 GB
  • 120 minutes from Europe to everywhere else in the world
  • 1000 SMS
  • A French phone number (+33)
  • The ability to top-up
  • The ability to tether (mobile hotspot)

The Orange SIM cards are valid for 1 year, but the perks are valid for 14 days. Luckily, you can top-up your SIM card if you want to.

Orange SIM cards cover, including Denmark, the following 49 destinations:

  • Andorra
  • Azores
  • Aland Islands
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Balearic Islands
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Corfu
  • Crete
  • The Cyclades
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • The Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Rhodes
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City
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3 Smart SIM cards

3 Hutchison is an international telecom operator active in various countries in Europe, including Denmark, and Asia. The 3 Smart SIM cards are issued by 3 UK and come with a UK number (+44). They come in 4 variants:

SIM CardPriceDataCalls*SMS*Credit Validity
3 Smart Silver$3010 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
3 Smart Gold$4012 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days
3 Smart Platinum$6012 GBNoneNone1 year
3 Smart Platinum X$8024 GBNoneNone2 years

* From Europe to European numbers

All 3 Smart SIM cards can, including Demark, be used in the following 49 destinations:

  • Austria
  • Azores
  • Balearic Islands
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canary Islands
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guinea
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guernsey
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Jersey
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mayotte
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Martin
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Vatican City

Recharging these SIM cards is only possible with cards registered to a UK address our 3 UK top-up vouchers.

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Best Mobile Hotspots for Denmark

Mobile hotspots, also known as Pocket WIFI, are useful for those traveling to Denmark as a group or family. Buying data packages for everyone can add up quickly, which is why mobile hotspots can be a good alternative.

Just like international SIM cards, many companies are offering mobile hotspots, but there are 3 companies I would recommend for Denmark.

Travelwifi

Travelwifi offers unlimited data with their Teppy Pocket WIFI device. You can rent Teppy from $7 a day, and browse the web in more than 130 destinations around the world.

Travelwifi also allows you to buy add-ons, such as calling and texting internationally or use in-flight WIFI.

Travelwifi has several tiers for Denmark:

  • Adventure: $8/day – 1 GB per day
  • Escape: $9/day – 5 GB per day
  • Voyage: $12/day – Unlimited data

Want to use Teppy throughout Europe? Then the following applies:

  • Adventure: $8/day: 1 GB per day
  • Regional Escape: $10/day: 3 GB per day
  • Regional Voyage: $12/day: 8 GB per day

You can also buy Teppy in red, blue, or green for $150 and buy country or global passes when traveling.

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Vision Global WIfi

Vision Global WIFI is another mobile hotspot provider. With over 14 million happy customers, Vision Global has a good reputation among travelers.

Vision Global hotspots cover more than 130 destinations around the world, including Denmark. Their service comes in 3 variants:

  • Unlimited 4G Basic: $6/day – 500 MB high-speed data per day, then unlimited normal speed
  • Unlimited 4G Advanced: $8/day – 1 GB high-speed data per day, then unlimited normal speed
  • Unlimited 4G Max: $12/day – Unlimited high-speed data every day

The prices drop if you plan on using a Vision Global device for more than two weeks. You can also choose the Europe Multi-Country profile, which allows you to use your device across Europe.

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Skyroam

Skyroam is a popular portable hotspot because they rent their Skyroam hotspot with unlimited data from $6 a day, and up to 10 devices can be connected to the hotspot. It works in more than 130 countries.

In Australia, you will pay $9 per day for unlimited high-speed data if you rent it, which is incredible.

You can also buy the Skyroam Solis Lite for $120 or the Skyroam Solis X for $180, and purchase country passes from $9 a day or global passes for $99 a month.

Both devices offer fast and secure WIFI speeds and allow you to connect to 10 devices. The Solis X also has a remote camera, speaker, microphone, Bluetooth, and a Smart Assistant. Pretty cool.

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What is next?

Looking for the best companies and gadgets to enhance your travel experience? Check out my resource page for the best companies to use when you travel! Save money on plane tickets, bus rides, cruises, and accommodation. Besides that, I also list services and items I use to make my life easier – and I believe they will help you too!

Book Your Flight for Denmark

It is time to book your flight. Find cheap flights with AirWander so that you can add free or cheap stopovers in destinations you have not considered yet before going to Denmark. If you are not ready to take off yet, set up flight alerts with Airfarewatchdog, and they will notify you once ticket prices to Denmark drop.

Book Your Accommodation for Denmark

I am a huge fan of Airbnb because it allows me to live with a local or get a local place for myself. Staying in someone’s house or apartment feels much different than being in a ho(s)tel, especially in Denmark. At least, that is how I see it. Moreover, Airbnb can often be much cheaper than staying in a Danish hotel.

Get Your Travel Insurance for Denmark

You will regret not having travel insurance once you actually need it and “forgot” to get it. Nowadays, travel insurance is cheap and comprehensive unlike back in the days. World Nomads is by far the best travel insurance for adventurous travelers like yourself. You can even get insured WHILE already traveling in Denmark, which is not something many insurance companies allow you to do.

Get a Travel Debit Card

Travel Cheques are outdated. Paying with your credit card or debit card can be expensive because of all the exchange commissions banks charge you. TransferWise allows you to convert your main currency to Danish Kroner for a small fee (up to 8 times less than with your bank!) Getting a Transferwise Borderless account is FREE, so you will get an instant return on your investment.

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Enjoy your trip!

Ernest Adu

Ernest Adu, going by just Adu, is the founder and editor at Phone Travel Wiz. He has been a traveler for 6 years. Although from Europe, the Netherlands, Adu's favorite region in Asia, in particular, East and Southeast Asia. He currently lives in Tainan, Taiwan, and plans on exploring Oceania and more of East and Southeast Asia.

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