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Is it really impossible for foreigners in Denmark to become friends with Danes?

Is it really impossible for foreigners in Denmark to become friends with Danes?
A summer day in Nyhavn, Copenhagen. Polling data suggest Danes may be among the most difficult nationalities to befriend. Photo: Kristoffer Trolle.
Danes are the hardest people in the world to befriend, according to an international survey ranking the quality of life for expats.

Danes are the hardest people in the world to befriend, according to a 2016 international survey ranking the quality of life for foreign nationals.

In the survey the Nordic countries all ranked in the bottom ten when expatriates, which is the term used in the study, revealed how easy they had found it to settle in.

Denmark was dead last when it comes to the ease of making friends, 64th for being made to feel welcome and 60th for the perceived friendliness of the locals. 
 
According to InterNations, “an astounding 68 percent” of foreigners in Denmark reported difficulty in making local friends. 
 
So is it true? What advice do you have for foreign nationals hoping to build social links with locals in Denmark?  Please take a minute to fill out the questionnaire.


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