Hundested & Lynæs- authentic towns with charm and an edge

Photo: Daniel Overbeck

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

At the entrance from the Kattegat to Isefjord and Roskilde Fjord lies the charming harbour town of Hundested. The city is completely unique – a mix of the modern cultural harbour and active commercial harbour, where boats bring in the daily catch of fresh fish.

Here you’ll find a modern brewery with excellent beer, workshops with innovative glass art and furniture design that resonates worldwide alongside a traditional boatyard, net maker and a blacksmith’s forge. It’s this fun mix of intact maritime atmosphere and modern art and design that makes Hundested a very unique experience for visitors.

Visit polar explorer Knud Rasmussen’s House in the exceptionally beautiful nature near Spodsbjerg Lighthouse, and be sure to visit Lynæs, a paradise for wind and kite surfers.

And where does the city’s name come from? Once upon a time, there was an extensive stone reef here where a large number of seals lived and bred. Many Danish kings and their hunting parties would come to Hundested to hunt seals – hence the name (sælhunde = seals + sted = place).


Sights and activities

Visit polar explorer Knud Rasmussen’s House, now a living museum located in the midst of the dramatic nature near Spodsbjerg Lighthouse. Or take a stroll around the harbour, soak up the atmosphere and visit the Sand Sculpture Festival and the many galleries, workshops and shops.

Experiences you won’t want to miss

Halsnæs is an area filled with exciting sights and experiences all year round. We’ve gathered together some of the highlights here – and you won’t want to miss them.

Events in Hundested

Hundested is especially famed for its Sand Sculpture Festival, but TimeWinder, the harbour festival and Hundested By Night are also well worth a visit. The creative environment at the harbour offers you amazing experiences all year round.

Restauranter & Caféer

Restauranter, caféer eller en hurtig sandwich på farten- nyd en god øl i det lokale bryghus på havnen og selvfølgelig lækker fisk eller smørrebrød med et tvist i Hundested.


Whether you enjoy camping, inns, hotels or B&Bs, you’re certain to find great accommodations options here.

Restaurants & Cafés

Restaurants, cafés or a quick sandwich on the go – savour a good beer in the local brewery in the harbour and naturally, delicious fish or an open-fac...

Art & Culture

The three bodies of water that surround Halsnæs provide a very special light throughout the area, and here in Hundested, you’ll find a large conc...

Farm shops

Farm shops and roadside stalls selling fresh produce, locally produced meat with local ingredients – Halsnæs is known for its fresh, delicious foods a...

Knud Rasmussen's House

Knud Rasmussen’s House is located close to the beautiful Spodsbjerg Lighthouse and with a fantastic view over the Kattegat Here, the great polar explorer worked in between his many and long expeditions in Greenland.

Hundested Sand Sculpture Festival

Hundested Sand Sculpture Festival invites you to a great sand experience.  The beautiful sculptures can be seen from 7 May - 8 October 2020.

Lynæs the idyllic fishing village and surf paradise

Photo: Halsnæs Kommune

Harbours and ferries

There are three harbours in Halsnæs: Hundested, Lynæs and Frederiksværk. There are also two ferry connections: Between Hundested and Rørvig in Odsherred, and between Sølager and Kulhuse in Hornsherred.

Hundested Harbour

Hundested Harbour lies between bay and ocean and right in the city centre. Hundested Harbour offers a great opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery, while there in the old fishing port is a culture and experience harbour. In the morning the fish is landed by local fishermen, and late...

Lynæs Harbour

On Lynæs harbour you find the restaurant Skipperstuen, and there is both a delicious fish house with the option to eat on the spot, a nice ice cream h...

Frederiksværk Harbour

Frederiksværk marina is a new marina completed in 1995 right next to beautiful Hanehoved. It is situated 1,8 km from the town centre and 5 km from t...


Hundested-Rørvig Færgefart A / S. The connection on the Danish Riviera Up to 26 daily departures from each side in high season. The fastest route ...

Sølager - Kulhuse ferry

The ferry from Sølager to Kulhuse sails from april 1. till september 30. For more information:

Visit a village

There are many beautiful places to visit in the area, but we particularly recommend that you stop by one of these small but very scenic villages.

Kikhavn Fishing Hamlet

Idyllic Kikhavn near Hundested is an old fishing hamlet and village on the north side of Halsnæs in North Sealand .

Torup Village

The small village of Torup between Hundested and Frederiksværk is home to the Dyssekilde e co-community


South of Frederiksværk is Ølsted. Situated amid beautiful scenery and with a view that reaches as far as Lynæs and Roskilde Cathedral.

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 these questions and more here.