Set off on a “back to basics” trip and taste true Nordic cooking. Many of the ingredients used in Nordic cuisine can be found on the beaches and in the forests of Royal North Sealand. Birch Syrup, sea buckthorn berries and wild garlic capers are just some of the delicacies the area has to offer.
The evenings are still long and light, the temperature warm, and calm has once again descended, now that most of the tourists have returned to their everyday lives. Throughout history, North Sealand has been a royal retreat and playground with time for pampering. And the retreat and pampering are still here today!
A walking holiday is the perfect opportunity to allow yourself the time to take stock, to find a balance, time to take a break, slow things right down and enjoy things for what they really are.
The kids are ready to go with their rubber rings, buckets and spades, swimming costumes, towels and sunhats. The sun is shining – there’s no time to waste! You stroll along the beach, while the kids have already found their favourite dune. Sand between your toes and fingers, and then a sandcastle.
• Arrival at Hundested Kro og Hotel where you’ll be spending the night.
But the adventure is no longer the reserve of the royals. Now you can also come behind the castle walls, and gain a unique insight into the dramatic history of the castles and participate in a host of exciting events. On this tour, you will encounter art and culture of high quality. You will be taken past all the must-sees of the area and enjoy a few unforgettable days in Royal North Sealand, where you will see and experience the history, culture and cuisine as never before!
Visit to Culture Harbour Kronborg
You start the tour at Culture Harbour Kronborg, which is built up around four institutions: the Danish Maritime Museum, the Culture Yard, Kronborg Castle and the Port of Elsinore. The Culture Harbour has grown up around the former Helsingør Skibsvært shipyard. The port opened in summer 2013.
The Nordic, modernist design tradition with its simple, clean-cut forms is apparent in many places. It is a tradition closely connected with nature. It not only provides inspiration, but also supplies materials and ingredients. Many of the new local producers share an awareness of the need to protect nature. Sustainability and ecology are therefore another characteristic.
Visit the new Culture Harbour Kronborg in Elsinore
Did he just blink? You begin the tour in Elsinore with a look at HAN (he), a sculpture by the artists Elmgreen and Dragset. The surface is shiny and reflects the surroundings. And yes, he blinks, but patience and contemplation are required because it only happens once in a while. Do you have the time to wait?
You will encounter art and culture of high quality. You will visit all the must-sees in the area. You will visit the architectural gems that contain the very soul of the best Danish architecture has to offer. And you will also meet some of the people who helped create these places – and thus helped to create the modern North Sealand. People who hold fast to tradition, but who also dare to think innovatively. People who dare to create buildings that blend in with the landscape.
Approx. 38 km
The art trip in the beautiful late summer landscape can also be combined with a gastronomic bike ride, where you visit local farms producing milk, honey and cheese, and vineyards and breweries. Go behind the scenes and see how the local dishes are prepared and food and beverages are produced.
• Arrival at Hotel & Casino Marienlyst, a 4-star hotel located right on Øresund Sound with beautiful views of Kronborg and walking distance from the old town of Elsinore.
• Restaurant Sletten is located at the idyllic Sletten Harbour and is owned by the chefs behind the Michelin starred Restauranten Formel B in Copenhagen. You enjoy your dinner here.
The days are also filled with great art, but of the more modern kind, when you visit the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Housing over 3,000 works, the museum’s permanent collection is one of the largest and most fascinating collections in Scandinavia. And set in some of today’s most fascinating architecture and beautiful green surroundings, your visit will be an experience worth lingering over.
The history is not just stories, but also experiences. Experiences based on the thoughts about pilgrimages back then, brought right up to date. As the need for reflection is common to all people and eternal. And the natural and cultural landscape in Royal North Sealand provides the perfect setting for reflection, with its intimacy and the joy of life.
• Arrival in Elsinore.
• The Carmelite Monastery, the old medieval town of Elsinore, Kronborg Castle.
• Overnight stay at Helsingør Camping, which has some lovely little cabins directly overlooking the Øresund Sound.
• Dinner at La Dolce Vita – a lovely Italian restaurant in Elsinore old town.