How many hours make up a standard working week?

One full-time working week in Denmark is typically 37 hours, distributed over 5 days.

The working hours are most often between 06.00 and 18.00 (except evening or night work).

Your working week can be much longer if you are self-employed or employed in a managerial position.

If you are employed, the working hours are fixed through collective wage agreements, but when you are self-employed, there are no fixed rules.

Part-time work

If you work fewer than the usual number of weekly hours, it is called "reduced hours" or part-time work.

Find more general information about flexible working hours at Work in Denmark.

Read more about work in general, including weekly hours at Life in Denmark.