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People do meet in real life in North Denmark, however most social activities for international people occur in Aalborg, where also locals join in different social or professional groups according to shared interests. Often the events are organized through social media, such as, facebook groups or through your work place. Danes celebrate almost everything and quite often alcohol follows along - and there is a good chance your meetings ends with a beer.

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Social Networks in North Denmark

Updated 7.11.2018

Most of the public events are organized on social media web sites. This is happening in the larger cities, which in this region is Aalborg. Typically people meet, share and discuss the thematics and have coffee, beer, cakes etc. It can be very cozy and inspiring to meet new people. Some of the large companies are also hosting social activities for their employees with wine tasting, art, music etc.

Social events

Social networks for expats and locals in Aalborg are organized either on Facebook, Meetup and Internations. Internations hosts parties and other types of dancing, wine, art groups, while meetups in Aalborg has different groups within machine learning, programming languages, yoga, the good life and much more. These types of events will not be much in the provincial cities in the region,

Social business events

There are 'go-home-meetings' hosted by interest organizations or professional unions, which are informal and can involve sharing of ideas and socializing. This could for instance be for people working with sustainable energy across companies, who meet to socialize and discuss something new and is organized for members of the professional union or likewise industry network.
Another example is events hosted by, where for instance a collective of programmers invite a company to tell about which challenges and solutions they have found on working with developing a new tool or project. It can be very important to extend your network, and get the right type of knowledge for a new project or a new job. This is actually how some get a new job and the right connection to a company, but there are many ways to do it.

Other inspirational sources

There are also other ways to get knowledge on the living as an expat in the region and Denmark. For instance look into the Danish section on, and you could as well search for expat work life discussions on blogs on - highlighting positive and negative experience.

 Expat Arrivals (Danish section)