Renting and owning holiday caravans in Denmark

Denmark is an exciting country, especially during the warmer season of Summer, part of Autumn and partly Spring. It is during these seasons that Danes and expats alike come out in their numbers to chill. The waterfronts, summer vacation sites, beaches, and attractions get the most visitors in Summer.

With the lucrative holiday allowance in Denmark, people get a chance to plan their vacationing well ahead of time. But, there can never be a better way to experience holidays in Denmark than spending it in a caravan which basically serves as a house on wheels. 

Denmark; an ultimate tourist Destination in Scandinavia

Despite being the smallest Scandinavian country, Denmark is a great tourism destination. Visitors admire the great outdoor looks but are also attracted to creature comforts while on holiday. The attractions range from widespread historical sites dating to the World wars, lush forest woods, fjords, beaches, amusement parks, waterfronts, yachting and ziplining areas, waterparks, name it. The list is just too long.

While it is possible to just drive your own car when visiting places within Denmark, caravans provide an extra luxury because they are fitted with everything just like a house. In fact, saying that they are houses on wheels would not be an exaggeration. You can imagine the feeling that comes when you are on board a luxury van with toilet, sink, bed, resting couch etc fitted all in position. Some of them have to be attached to a car but others are motorized like vans. 

As much as those on holiday can always choose from numerous holiday homes across hundreds of sites throughout Denmark, there comes a sense of flexibility when in a caravan. The country has several caravan sites, which allow visitors to choose between the great outdoors and indoors, as well as great cuisines. But what does it take to rent and own a holiday caravan in Denmark? 

Renting a Caravan in Denmark

There are several authorized campsites in Denmark offering rental caravans. Rental caravans are not regulated or classified by the Danish Camping Board. Visitors usually inquire about the quality of the caravan or may request to view it before renting. Generally, caravans are fully equipped, but to avoid disappointments, visitors ask about kitchen utensils and bedding when booking to know whether they should bring their own. It is also essential to rent a caravan that has the proper insurance that covers you, your family, and other items in case of an accident while staying in the caravan.

Rental prices for caravans in Denmark vary immensely based on the standards. The standard price ranges from €99 (approx. 96USD) per night. For an exact price, visitors usually contact the actual campsite from where they would wish to rent the caravan. Visitors also tend to book earlier since renting caravans is gradually becoming popular. Visitors will need to have an authorized Camping Key-Card for them to stay in a rented caravan. Hence, caravan owners must make arrangements to have one in place. 

Owning a Caravan in Denmark

Caravan prices vary depending on quality (new or used), size, and model. The average starting price ranges from €18,700 (approx. 17400 USD). After the purchase, an essential thing to have is suitable insurance coverage. When renting out a caravan, having appropriate insurance is crucial. The insurance protects the investment and covers damages caused by the customers. The element of public liability of the insurance also protects the owner and the customers in case of injury or accident. It is always recommended to notify the insurer if renting out the caravan to ensure adequate coverage. 

Some caravan sites prohibit renting out static caravans to others or have specific regulations that allow caravan owners to do so. It is recommended to check the caravan park ownership agreement to determine whether there are any restrictions regarding renting out. 

Regarding health and safety, the owner will need a Gas Safety Certificate, which is renewed annually and must be displayed in the caravan. It is mandatory to have a fixed electrical installation certificate for the caravan. 

All electrical appliances that have lasted for over one year (twelve months) must be tested annually. The caravan must have a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke alarm. It should also have a fire blanket and a fire extinguisher strategically positioned in the kitchen. A health and safety notice should also be visibly displayed for the guests. The health and safety notice should contain details about the nearest fire assembly points and the contact person in an emergency. 


Author: Fredrick