Danes have always traveled to foreign countries, but in the Viking age Danes visited cultures all over Europe extending down the northern Africa.

Like many European countries also Danes emigrated from Denmark to the United States. Most of them arrived in the United States between 1870 and 1930. Today you still find communities in states like Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota.

Danes did also emigrate to Australia in a larger number since WWII.

Today a large number Danes have chosen to emigrate to other countries a lot of Danes study or work abroad. However the number of Danes leaving Denmark every year has lowered primarely due to the Camilla Broe case.