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.

Gilleleje Kirke
Gilleleje Havn

There’s no doubt that Gilleleje’s focal point is its harbour. This is where you naturally gravitate to soak up the atmosphere, stroll along the pier and look out at the fishing boats and sailors. Gilleleje Harbour is Zealand’s largest commercial port. The boatyard is not there for the tourists, nor are the fishing net poles, colourful pennants and ropes. And that’s exactly why the harbour is so appealing.

But the city welcomes its visitors and has done so since the early 1900s when the first holidaymakers arrived. So enjoy the maritime atmosphere, the beach and the nature around Gilleleje, and savour a wonderful fish dinner at the harbour while the children run about at Stejlepladsen’s popular nature playground.

The cultural harbour with a library, cinema, restaurant and a host of cultural events all year round is a new gathering place for locals and tourists alike. And the many speciality shops and supermarkets are proof that Gilleleje thrives all year long.




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Longitude: 12.311684

Latitude: 56.125195

Practical information

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, find a blue flag beach and where to rent a bike? Get answers to this and more here.