The name Hundested originates from royal seal hunts on a reef named "Hunderevet" or "Seal reef". The first harbour was built at the end of the 19th century. The seals are still here, but now you can only see them by the reefs at the island Hesselø wich lies in Kattegat approx one hour sail fra Hundested harbour. The island is private.
There are other small towns by the sea with white sand beaches, heather hills and ozone fragrant pine plantations. Hundested have it all-but do not talk much about it. The city lived by the sea and far into the last century, there was still a hugefleet and the herring fishery was of paramount importance to local families. Ferries, shipping andindustry has to some extent replaced fishing, but if you are lucky, you can still see the big boats come alongside the quay after a good tripand every day there is still life in the fishing port.
It is easy to imagine, that it was here the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen chose to stay between his long expeditions to Greenland. From Hundested station it will take you about 15-20 minutes to walk to the house, wich has a beautiful view over the sea.
Halsnæs offers incredible many exciting sights and experiences all year round. We have collected some of the highlights and must-see that you should not miss when visiting Halsnæ
The Dyssekilde ecological community (Økosamfundet Dyssekilde) is a village built exclusively of ecological materials and which produces its own energy. A varity of buildings with organic shops and a range of delicious organic goods. Guided tours on the first saturday of the month.
Close to Hundested you find Lynæs, which is known as a surfers' paradise. Lynæs has a nice harbor, a lovely restaurant and a large and well-stocked grocery store.
North of Hundested, within walking distance of 2 km. Is the old fishing village Kikhavn, which consists of small, thatched farmhouses built closely together. In Kikhavn there is a nice custom shop.
Torup between Hundested and Frederiksværk and is a nice little village with a daily usage, Torup church and the Organic Village Dyssekilde.