A Government backed trade mission to Denmark is getting underway.

The three day visit will involve the IDA and Enterprise Ireland, as well as Minister for Enterprise, Leo Varadakar.

The trip will see the organisations attend meetings and events in Copenhagen and Herning, where the Agromek agricultural trade fair is taking place.

In total 60 Irish and Danish businesses are taking part in the mission and will attend a business reception in the capital.

20 Enterprise Ireland backed firms already have a presence in the country.

Another Irish company Skanstec Engineering is announcing a new office in Denmark today.

The IDA has 37 clients from the Nordic region which operate in Ireland.

Collectively them employ 3,550 people.

The trip will also involve a meeting with Danish green energy business Ørsted and two of their Irish innovation partners XOCEAN and Vilicom.

There will also be a visit to a high-tech construction site with John Sisk & Son which is building infrastructure for a global technology company.