CYCLING

It will not come as a surprise to you that many Danes like to use their bike. Not only it is healthy, but it is also cheap! Biking and walking are the two cheapest means of transportation in Denmark.

Do you want to bike? If your host family or project has not already helped you get a bike, please ask them if it is possible for you to loan a bike or if they will help you buy a used bike.

Dansk ICYE will help pay for a bike, bike helmet, and the bike lights (required by law) – but please contact us before you buy it! We will have to approve the budget first.

Please also note, that your bike should have a lock.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

We understand that transportation in Denmark can be expensive. Therefore we have made a guide about transportation in Denmark that includes the various transportation options available and what discounts you can get. It is a long guide, but it may explain some options for you, which you did not know about before.

If you need to use public transportation for your daily transport to your project, we recommend “Rejsekort with a season pass product” or a bus pass (“Pendlerkort”/”Periodekort”) from your local bus company’s smartphone app.

For going to the Dansk ICYE camps or local activities we recommend looking into DSB Orange tickets or regional bus companies such as Flixbus or Pendulfart – these tickets must be bought in advance.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Using a personal Rejsekort is always cheaper than a standard single ticket, but Orange tickets (for trains) may be even cheaper.
  • Dansk ICYE will only reimburse seat reservations if you have been in the same train for more than two hours.
  • Remember to save your tickets (or take screenshots), so you can get your money refunded.
  • Do NOT buy a Rejsekort Anonymt, as you will not be able to document your expenses.
Transport Guide
Guide to Rejsekort self-service

CAR

If you have a car/have borrowed a car you can get refunds for the kilometers. You get 1,50 kr. per kilometer. For going to the Dansk ICYE camp in car, you get 1,50 kr per kilometer and 50 kr per passenger – each way. This is, however, only applicable to you and the passengers if you live more than 70 km from the destination AND the passengers are picked up more than 70 km from the destination. For the four annual Dansk ICYE camps the destination for the 70-km-rule is calculated as Fredericia or Odense, as the busses to the camp depart from these cities.

On the reimbursement form you need to write who got a ride from you and where you picked them up.
You will also have to show your route on Krak or Google Maps to document route and kilometers.
You will not be reimbursed more than the price of standard public transportation.