Danish beer and snaps
Okay, so technically beer and snaps are not dishes, but they go well together with everything else on this list. Well, maybe not the pastries, but whatever floats your boat.
Many associate Denmark with beer, and it may not be so strange when you consider that no other country in the world produces as much beer in relation to its size and number of inhabitants. In addition to world-renowned Carlsberg, be sure to try locally-brewed beers at one of the many microbreweries scattered all over the country.
You should also try to pair your smørrebrød with a shot of snaps which is a traditional Scandinavian spirit. It is a rather strong alcoholic spirit based on aquavit, but it can be infused with many different flavours, newbies might want to try dill or honey. Tip: snaps pairs particularly well with the pickled herring.
And of course, the most important word to learn for your next trip to Denmark - Skål!