These are Denmark’s 2023 deadlines for sending mail in time for Christmas

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These are Denmark’s 2023 deadlines for sending mail in time for Christmas
Send parcels in good time for Christmas delivery in Denmark and abroad. Photo by freestocks on Unsplash

Danish postal service PostNord has advised customers to send Christmas cards, letters and parcels in good time if they want to be sure that shipments will arrive before Christmas Eve.


On its website, PostNord has published Christmas deadlines for sending letters and packages, which it says should be followed to ensure on-time delivery for Christmas.

The deadlines have been set out in collaboration with other countries' postal services.


It should be noted that PostNord, which is partly owned by the Danish government, is the most commonly-used postal service in the country, but other courier services can also be used and may have different deadlines.

Parcels sent domestically within Denmark should be sent by December 20th. Parcels are sent by dropping them off at post desks in supermarkets, convenience stores and other outlets. Letters and cards should be sent by December 15th.

If sending letters from post desks (as opposed to dropping them in post boxes), you can send a “Quick-brev” expedited letter as late as December 20th – the same day as the deadline for parcels.

If you are using a post box, make sure you drop your letter in before the post box is emptied that day – if you don’t, you are effectively sending your letter on the following day.

The last day on which letters and parcels are delivered in Denmark before Christmas is December 22nd. This also applies for parcels which are collected from post desks, if this is the chosen delivery option.

For Nordic and EU countries, the deadline is December 11th for both letters and small parcels.

In other European countries, the deadlines are December 4th and 11th for letters and parcels respectively.

For the rest of the world, letters should be sent by November 27th to be delivered before Christmas (meaning by December 23rd).

A ‘letter’ or brev is defined as weighing no more than 2 kilograms and measuring no more than 60 centimetres in length.

Parcels or pakker can weigh up to 20 kilograms, with a maximum length of 120 centimetres.

You can check the postage cost of your letter or parcel using PostNord’s online calculator.



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