Snekkersten - Cosy and close to Elsinore

The town's name comes from Snekke, a type of Viking ship, long and narrow like a worm or snake. Snekkersten is only a couple of kilometres north of Espergærde, separated by Egebæksvang Forest. Drive along Strandvejen (coast road) to Copenhagen, and you will pass through Snekkersten. The town is a neighbourhood in Elsinore (Helsingør) and originally started as two fishing villages in Snekkersten and Skotterup. It is mainly made up of low buildings, especially villas and terrace houses. During the World War II German occupation of Denmark, Snekkersten became one of the main towns used to illegally transport refugees to Sweden, because of its proximity to the Swedish coast.

Top Attractions in Elsinore

When arriving in the charming harbour town of Elsinore, with its cosy and colourful medieval streets, historic churches and sailors’ inns, visitors are met with the sight of Kronborg in all its austere majesty.

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle in Elsinore is one of northern Europe's most important Renaissance castles. Known all over the world from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Visit a unique and prizewinning underground museum with Dramatic exhibition design - and all inside the old shipyard!

Elsinore Walk

A DIY guided city tour of Elsinore


Flynderupgård Museum

The museum is located in a large manorstyle country house from the early 19th century. Changing special exhibitions depict the lives of farmers, fishermen and summer residents in eastern North Sealand

Events in Royal North Sealand

There are a lot of events in North Sealand. You can find them here.

Events in Elsinore

There are a lot of events in Elsinore during the year. This may give you some inspiration.


The Louisiana Route

On this route south of Elsinore, you really get your chance to experience North Sealand's modern art and architecture.

The Danish Museum of Science and Technology

The Museum is a paradise for curious children and adults. Here are family experiences at full power! You learn all about science, engineering and industry – including aviation.

Cykelruter nordsjælland

Experience North Sealand by bike

Royal North Sealand is full of fantastic bicycling experiences - and it is as easy as just jumping on your bike and pedalling away into the serene sunset

Hits for Kids

Royal North Sealand is for children as well! In the old days it was the playground of the Kings - today all children can try lots of fun things and activities, making the holiday a success at any time of year.

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