From historical fishing hamlets to modern cultural towns

Towns in North Sealand

There is a very special feeling and energy in the towns of North Sealand. Location, nature, history and transport routes have determined the development of the towns and resulted in the interesting places they are today. Some of them have arisen around royal palaces, other picture the early Danish industrial history and many have a past as fishing hamlets along Oresund and the North Coast. Go exploring today’s modern towns which are full of experiences with shopping, delicious food and not least culture and history. 

Elsinore - Kronborg, culture and maritime history

A cornucopia of history, sights and authenticity. Elsinore is a vibrant and modern cultural city with deep historical roots.

Hillerød - The castle town in the green

With Frederiksborg Castle as its historical landmark, Denmark’s second-largest forest as a neighbour and a thriving commercial life in the city centre, Hillerød is the ideal starting point for combining culture, outdoor experiences and shopping.

Hundested & Lynæs- authentic towns with charm and an edge

The harbour towns, between sea and fjord, which is  completely unique.

Liseleje - Beach holidays like in the old days

Old-fashioned beach holidays. Sand for as far as the eye can see, and sparklingly clear blue-green water that tempts you to take a dip. Large, sun-warmed stones on the beachfront, because Liseleje enjoys slightly more hours of sunshine than most places in Denmark.

Frederiksværk-From cannons to canal idyll

Frederiksværk is named after the Danish King Frederik V and the city developed around the king’s industry and the Gjethuset cannon foundry.

Gilleleje - The fishing village at the top

Gilleleje, the fishing village at Sealand’s northernmost point, has succeeded in preserving the charm and idyllic atmosphere of the original fishing village and is also a vibrant cultural and commercial centre throughout the year.

Hornbæk - More than a fancy seaside resort

With nature and the sea as a neighbour, there is a wide range of activities on offer in Hornbæk all year round. Whether in spring, autumn, summer or winter, every day spent at the top of North Sealand is beautiful and rewarding.

Tisvildeleje - Historic seaside resort and young culture

Tisvildeleje is the historic seaside resort where for generations Copenhagen’s bohemians have sought refuge from the limelight and hectic pace of urban life.

Fredensborg - The castle town at Lake Esrum

Fredensborg is a lively castle town that has developed around Fredensborg Palace. The palace is a true gem in Royal North Sealand, and one of the Danish Royal Family’s favourite homes.

Hørsholm - Karen Blixen and a royal affair

Hørsholm sets the stage for the good life on the Øresund Coast, with three golf clubs, a first-class harbour and gorgeous castle hotels. And the city also boasts an exciting history.

Humlebæk - The home town of Louisiana

A city of culture on the Sound with one of the world’s finest art museums.

Cosy small towns along the Danish Riviera

By Oresund and along the North Coast and its backing you find cosy, small towns – each of which has a charm of its own.

Nivå - World art, bricks and bird life

Nivaa is located on the wide, shallow Nivaa Bay on the Øresund Coast. The area is home to rich birdlife, an idyllic harbour and a lovely beach park. T...

Espergærde -Harbour and beach by the Sound

Espergærde was originally a fishing village on the Øresund coast just south of Helsingør. The town boasts an appealing marina and beach and offers acc...

Snekkersten - An old fishing village

Located on the northern part of the Øresund Coast between Helsingør and Espergærde, Snekkersten is one of the many original fishing villages along the...

Dronningmølle - Family friendly seaside resort

Fantastic family-friendly beach and amazing sights.

Rågeleje -Seafront and striped beach houses

A classic boardwalk with iconic beach huts and views of the sparkling blue sea.

Vejby Strand - Tradition and fantastic sea views

Vejby Strand is a lovely old summerhouse area located between Rågeleje and Tisvildeleje.

Græsted - Home town for the vintage train

Græsted is a railway town located just north of Gribskov in Gribskov Municipality. It is an ancient town where the oldest area around the church, the ...

Helsinge -The large commercial town

Helsinge is the last large commercial town you encounter before reaching the stunning summer country of Tisvildeleje, Vejby Strand and Rågeleje. Once ...