Have you been looking for a currency that’ll work across three nations and buy you the world’s greatest bacon? Your wait is over thanks to the Danish krone. Exchange your AUD to DKK and get ready to explore this majestic yet humble nation.
Denmark is without a doubt one of the happiest places on the planet. And why wouldn’t they be happy? They cycle everywhere, their bacon is fantastic, you’ll find some of the best music festivals in the world… and that’s just the summer!
Finding your way through this gem of a nation (or Greenland and the Faroe Islands) will require the help of the Danish krone. If you’re coming or going from Denmark, you’ll need to declare any more than the equivalent of EUR 10,000. There are also restrictions on how much bacon you are allowed to take home (bummer).
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Danish Krone with no hassles.
The AUD to DKK chart above shows how the currencies have tracked against each other in recent history. Set a date range to see the trends and get a feel for when is a good time to purchase your Danish krone. You can sign up for currency alerts and when the krone is the price you’re after, you’ll receive an alert. After all, a better exchange rate means more Danish cash, and more cash means more local pub dinners!
Coins and notes
The ‘crown’ is made up of 100 Øre, although most transactions will occur in flat krones. You may stumble on a 50 Øre coin, but you’ll most likely just find 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 kr coins.
Banknotes then take over with 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 kr values. Think of all the happiness that could buy!
Facts about the currency
- All DKK coins are completely different in size, weight and trim so they can be easily identified by people with low vision.
- You might want to hang onto a few coins or notes, because Denmark has previously declared they want a completely electronic, cash-free economy.
- The 1, 2 and 5 kr coins have holes in the middle of them. Because why not?
- The 100 kr note is locally called the dog (which translates to hund, short for hundrede).