Experiences you won’t want to miss
Helsingør offers an incredible array of fascinating sights and experiences all year round. We’ve gathered some of the most interesting ones that you won’t want to miss when visiting Hamlet’s city.
A cornucopia of history, sights and authenticity. Elsinore is a vibrant and modern cultural city with deep historical roots.
Helsingør, or Elsinore, is world-famous for Kronborg Castle, Shakespeare’s Hamlet and the Sound Dues, which formed the foundation of the city’s prosperity for more than 400 years.
More recently, Helsingør Shipyard served as the focal point of the city. Today it has been rebuilt as Kulturværftet (the Culture Yard), a dynamic cultural centre with concerts, theatre, festivals, the main library and a maritime museum.
In Helsingør Harbour you will find the architecturally fascinating Maritime Museum of Denmark. The harbour connects the old Renaissance castle with the heart of Helsingør, where well-preserved historic houses with quaint backyards are situated alongside an array of shops, cafés and restaurants.
Helsingør is full of history, but it also keeps up with modern developments, which means that here you can experience brand-new and innovative architecture alongside a Renaissance castle, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Find other amazing sights here.
Visit a unique and prizewinning underground museum. This unique experience begins even before you enter the museum. Follow the sloping bridge down into the former dry dock between Kronborg Castle and The Culture Yard and enter a fabulous underground museum, designed by the world-renowned B...
Maritime transport is part of Helsingør’s DNA. You can take the car ferry with ForSea across the Sound to Helsingborg, or the Sundbussen, which carries pedestrians and cycling passengers. If you are sailing in your own boat, you’ll find excellent facilities here.
Take the car, or walk on board when you are going on a day trip to Sweden. With ForSea ferries, the journey takes only 20 minutes, and the battery-driven ferries sail every 15 minutes during daytime. Enjoy a nice break aboard and get the best view of the sister cities Elsinore and Helsing...
Helsingør Nordhavn (North Harbour) is a municipal yachting harbour with about 1000 berths. It was built as a fishing port and yachting harbour by the municipality of Helsingør in the years 1932-1934 and was in the beginning of the 1970 extended to its present size.Nordhavnen has an authent...
Sundbussen M/S Pernille is a small ferry which departs every hour directly from Elsinore city centre to Helsingborg city centre. The trip only takes about 20 min. Sundbusserne has a quick and easy connection for pedestrians and bikers. The good atmosphere on board makes every trip an expe...
Here you will find useful information for planning and use during your vacation.
Find opening hours at the tourist information, plan your holiday, see the map of the city, how to get around by public transport, read the large holiday magazine for North Sealand, and where to rent a bike? Get answers to this and more here.