Helsinge originally consisted of twelve farms situated near the church and reservoir. By the end of the 1700s, the community had dissolved and each farm – except for two – had moved out to their own piece of land. The village now enjoyed a large hinterland, and it grew into a merchant town. Helsinge is a quaint old railway town, and for many years it served as the railway terminus after which the journey continued along the coast by horse and carriage. In the summer of 1924, the last stretch of railway track between Helsinge and Tisvildeleje was inaugurated, and since 1950, the population has doubled.
In and around Helsinge you’ll find many of the major supermarkets and large nationwide chains, and whatever you seek in vacation supplies or cleaning products for your holiday rental, you’re almost certain to find them in the town’s wide selection of shops. Helsinge is also home to North Zealand’s friendliest camping centre, Bijé Fritid & Camping, which has its own workshop and everything you need for camping holidays.
Things to do
A thriving chamber of commerce ensures that there are plenty of events for both locals and visitors throughout the year and the town’s cultural centre – Gribskov Kultursal – features numerous big names on the marquee whether you’re into music, theatre or standup comedy.
If you’re unlucky and your vacation is rained out one day, take the family to the Gribskov Swimming Centre located in Helsinge. There’s a large kids’ pool and a water slide that’s just as much fun for mum and dad as it is for the kids.
If you enjoy more active holidays, take Cycle Route 32 to either Tisvildeleje or south toward Hillerød. And Helsinge town centre also offers a number of playgrounds for the little ones.