While ordinary tourist travels are heavily restricted due to COVID-19, business travels to Denmark are allowed to some extent. As there are different restrictions for different geographies, State of Green may or may not welcome your delegation to Denmark. We will handle each request with great attention to the COVID-19 situation and the official rules and guidelines. We reserve the right to postpone or cancel delegation visits at any given time, with regard to the COVID-19 situation.
We highly encourage international stakeholders to explore our digital offerings, including virtual meetings with relevant Danish partners – hosted by a State of Green employee. Visit our event page for more information.
Official information about the coronavirus situation in Denmark can be found at: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/covidtravelrules
Through our “State of Green Tours” service, we can assist your delegation in planning a customised programme with business meetings and site visits to facilities that match the particular interests of your delegation.
Our services are free of charge. However, we expect delegations to handle all other costs related to the visit.
Read more about our terms and conditions here.
What to visit
Whether you are planning a fact-finding mission, looking for investment opportunities or potential partners for upcoming projects, we can connect you with Danish companies, utilities, organisations etc. who can help you solve your particular green challenge.
To find inspiration for your visit, we encourage you to explore the many solutions featured on our website or browse through the list of potential partners. You can add these directly to your visit request.
Plan your green visit
Ready to start planning your State of Green Tour? Please contact us by submitting a visit request.
If you already know which companies, organisations or solutions you wish to visit, please add them to your request.
Following your selection, simply submit the visit request and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days.
A tour around Denmark’s many green solutions
Let's take you on a tour around Denmark to explore some of the many green solutions the country has to offer.
Visit House of Green
An introduction to Denmark’s green transition
Almost all our tours begin with a visit to our showroom “House of Green”, which is located in the heart of Copenhagen.
In the showroom, we provide guests with an introduction to the Danish approach to a more sustainable future and present examples of Danish solutions that can inspire to solving global challenges concerning energy, water, cities and circular economy.
House of Green is primarily open for foreign business representatives, politicians, civil servants and journalists. However, every third month we open the showroom for other visitors at our Open House sessions.
House of Green is funded by the Danish Industry Foundation.
Feedback from delegations visiting Denmark
Are you in doubt about why you should visit Denmark, share knowledge and meet with relevant stakeholders? Be inspired by other delegation's insights from visiting Denmark in these short videos.
Delegations from all over the world visit Denmark
Since 2008, we have hosted more than 1300 delegations consisting of companies, politicians and civil servants from all over the world. Get inspiration for your own tour by reading about some of them here.
The President of the Slovak Republic visits House of Green
On 10 May, the President of the Slovak Republic H.E. Zuzana Čaputová visited House of Green to learn more about Danish experiences and strategies within energy efficiency, retrofitting and green buildings. The President visited as part of a two-day trip to Denmark in connection with Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
“If we succeed, Europe will have the most encompassing set of laws and regulations covering the green transition”
On 15 April, House of Green hosted leading policy makers and industry players for a Green Talk on how to employ offshore wind in Europe. During the event, participants looked at the EU Green Deal and discussed the main hurdles in fulfilling the ambitious deployment of offshore wind energy in Europe as set out by the offshore renewable energy strategy. Read the headlines or re-visit the event here.
Latvian Prime Minister on tour in Denmark: “Denmark is the world leader in wind energy”
Danish wind technology and know-how is internationally sought-after as more countries are looking towards a green energy transition. Inspiration for a stronger wind energy sector is an important reason for Latvia’s Prime Minister to visit Denmark.
Chinese mayors explore Danish sustainable urban solutions
This week, a group of Chinese mayors and senior officials from Hubei Province start a two-week training programme in Denmark to learn from Danish municipalities, companies, green solutions and knowledge institutions, all working with the green transition.
A visit from Chinese first-class university
On October 4, a delegation from the Chinese first-class university, Tsinghua University, was in Denmark to learn about the Danish solutions within energy efficiency and district heating. The delegation visited State of Green’s showroom, House of Green, and EnergyLab Nordhavn.
South Korea visits Denmark to explore smart cities
South Korea has a strong focus on smart city and big data solutions that can make cities more intelligent, liveable and sustainable. Therefore, a delegation group of South Korean government officials, business representatives and researchers visited Denmark to explore the innovative digital solutions that can address cities’ energy, environment and climate-related challenges.
Island exchange: Oceania countries visit Denmark to gain insights into Denmark’s green transition
Last week two high level delegations from Australia and New Zealand visited Denmark to learn more about the Danish approach to a number of political and business-related topics. To gain further insight into the way Denmark is working towards carbon neutrality by 2050, the delegations visited State of Green’s showroom, House of Green.
Mexico inspired by Danish solutions while investing heavily in renewables
Mexico has an eye for Danish renewable energy solutions as the country is investing heavily in a greener energy sector. This prompted a group of Mexican city officials to tour Denmark for solutions and inspiration.
A visit from the largest public utility in the world
On April 10-12, a delegation from State Grid Corporation of China – the world’s largest public utility – is visiting Denmark to get inspiration from Danish green solutions that could lead China towards a greener energy future. During their time in Denmark, the delegation will talk to State of Green, Danish Energy Agency, DBDH, Ramboll, ProjectZero and Danfoss.
Portugal seeks inspiration in Danish sustainable transport solutions
On February 27 Portugal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, visited the newly renovated House of Green. During his visit, the minister was introduced to Danish green solutions that could assist Portugal in accelerating their journey to carbon neutrality.
Indonesian delegation explores Danish waste management solutions
Last week, an Indonesian delegation visited Denmark to explore Danish policies, solutions and management frameworks within bio-waste treatment. The delegation consisted of both government officials as well as public and private company representatives. The five-day long visit was organised by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta and State of Green.
Chinese top officials explore Danish green solutions
Right now, a group of senior civil servants from Tianjin, China attend a training programme in Denmark. The two-week programme gathers Danish municipalities, companies, green solutions and research institutions with the aim of inspiring the participants with in-depth knowledge of Danish green solutions.
Kenyan chief executives inspired by the Danish plastics industry
In Kenya, they use street collectors; in Denmark, we use robots. The Kenyan plastics industry looks to Denmark for inspiration after Kenyan chief executives and industry organisations visited Danish plastic companies.
Vietnamese delegations visit Denmark to get inspiration
Right now, three delegations from Vietnam are in Denmark to learn more about energy efficiency in the industry, integration of renewable energy into the energy system and long-term modeling of the energy system. The delegations consist of officials from the Vietnamese energy administration and two local provinces that Denmark collaborates with through the Danish-Vietnamese authority program.
Useful tips for planning your visit to Denmark
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Due to limited resources, we, unfortunately, cannot accommodate all requests for assistance. Should this be the case, we cooperate with a number of organisations who might be able to assist you.
Who can request assistance for planning a State of Green Tour?
We primarily assist foreign business representatives, politicians, civil servants and journalists interested in experiencing Danish solutions within the areas of energy, water, sustainable cities and circular economy.
How to apply for a State of Green Tour?
If you are interested in a tailor-made State of Green Tour, please contact us by submitting a visit request. If you already know which companies, organisations or solutions you wish to visit, please add them to your request. Following your selection, simply submit the visit request and we will get back to you within 1-2 business days.
What to do if a request is declined?
Due to limited resources, we, unfortunately, cannot accommodate all requests for assistance. Should this be the case, we cooperate with a number of organisations who might be able to assist you. See a full list of our Tours Network Partners.
What are the deadlines in relation to preparations of a tour programme?
Our standard procedure requires confirmation of the delegation’s arrival date (i.e. booked flights and visa) a minimum of 3 weeks prior to their arrival in order for us to plan a relevant tour programme.
What to visit when coming to Denmark?
Based on your specific challenge and request and our in-depth knowledge of the Danish stakeholders’ areas of expertise and market focus, we can assist you in arranging site visits to different types of facilities – from power plants, biorefineries and wind farms to recycling stations or wastewater treatment plants. We can also set-up business meetings with relevant Danish stakeholders such as consulting companies, research institutes or government agencies etc. based on your area of interest.
Where to find inspiration for a tour?
To find inspiration for your tour, we encourage you to explore the many solutions featured on our website or browse through the list of potential partners. You can add these directly to your visit request.
What is the cost of a State of Green Tour?
State of Green’s assistance with planning tour programmes is free of charge. However, we expect the visitors to handle all bookings and costs related to flights, local transportation, all meals, accommodation and translation if needed. Please note that some organisations/companies may require payment for a tour, but State of Green does not charge any of the Danish companies or organisations that are visited by delegations on a State of Green Tour.
Is it possible to do a standard one-day programme?
All tours are tailor-made and consequently, there is no ‘standard’ tour. Most tour programmes are between 1-3 days. If the delegation plans to stay in the regional area of Copenhagen it is usually possible to have 2-3 site visits per day. This also depends on the group size. If the delegation is interested in visiting an island (for instance Bornholm or an organisation like Project Zero in Southern Denmark), time for domestic travelling must be expected.
Is it possible to arrange a programme for a student delegation?
State of Green creates tour programmes for business representatives, politicians, civil servants and journalists interested in experiencing Danish solutions within the areas of energy, climate, water and environment. Therefore, we do not create tours programmes for student delegations. However, all students are more than welcome to attend our Open House sessions that are held four times a year.
What is the difference between State of Green and House of Green?
State of Green is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership between the Danish Government and Denmark’s four leading business associations: Confederation of Danish Industry, the Danish Energy Association, the Danish Agriculture & Food Council and Wind Denmark. We foster relations with international stakeholders interested in discussing their challenges and bring into play relevant Danish competencies and technologies that enable the green transition.
House of Green is State of Green’s showroom and visitors’ centre located in the heart of Copenhagen. At House of Green, visitors will get an introduction to Denmark’s green transition – focusing on the specific challenges and solutions that are most relevant to them.