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Nivå - World art, bricks and bird life

Photo: Tine Uffelmann

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. The city was once an industrial centre with brickyards, and today it is known for its Ring Oven and the Nivaagaard Collection.

Nivå Harbour and Strandpark is a scenic, idyllic and family-friendly area. At the harbour, you’ll find a number of restaurants and eateries, as well as barbecue areas near the quay. The beach is very child-friendly with shallow water and inviting sand. There are lifeguards during the school holidays and a swim platform for people with disabilities.

In windy weather, the water is often filled with talented kite surfers, a sport for which the shallow water is particularly suitable.

Next to the beach is a fascinating bird sanctuary. The shallow Nivå Bay and the narrow coastal meadows are the only areas on the Danish Øresund Coast where wading birds can rest and forage. More than 200 different bird species have been observed here.

Nivaagaard Brickyards Ring Oven is the world’s oldest ring oven still in existence. It tells the story of industry in the Denmark and Europe of the nineteenth century.

A close neighbour of the Ring Oven is the Nivaagaard Collection, a little gem with an exquisite collection of 500 years of European masterpieces and temporary art and design exhibitions.


Sights and activities

Nivå is host to many exciting and varied sights and activities. Are you interested in art, history, or do you prefer the great outdoors? Find your experiences here.

Nivaagaards Malerisamling

Nivaagaards Malerisamling (the Nivaagaard Collection) by the North Sealand Oresund coast is an exquisite experience for art lovers. The rather small museum has a special atmosphere of “hygge” (cosiness) and intimacy making you feel special when you walk around among 500 years old European ...

The Sanctuary for Endangered Words

When walking in the beautiful park surrounding The Nivaagaard Collection, you will discover groups of small white signs on sticks, planted among the Rhododendrons. Each sign has a word printed on it, an endangered word. You are entering the Sanctuary for Endangered Words. Do words need...

The Rhododendron park at Nivaagaard

A romantic garden at Nivaa The museum is situated in a wonderful park laid out as a romantic garden with large old trees and a great number of rhododendrons. The major part of the park is accessible throughout the year. By the end of May and beginning of June, the Rhododendrons are in ful...

Nivaagaard Teglværks Ring Oven

Explore the old brick factory in the scenic area near the Sound. The circular ring oven from 1870 is the only one of its kind in Denmark. In the smith...

Dronningerunden-Bicycle route in Fredensborg

Queen's Route is about 40 km long and takes you through Fredensborg Municipality on the bike. The route goes through all four major urban communities ...

Fredensborg Museum

Cultural historic Museum of Fredensborg Municipality  This museum tells the local history of Fredensborg and is situated in Avderød near Kokkedal....

Nivå Golf Club

18 holes course, 9 holes course and Pitch and Putt course.

A meal with a view

Time for a break and a good meal? At the harbour, you’ll enjoy your dinner with a stunning sea view.

Restaurant Lagunen

Lagunen is a waterfront restaurant located just north of Copenhagen in the beautiful surroundings of Nivå. Settle down on our charming deck and enjoy the marina atmosphere! Our menu revolves around seafood and traditional Danish and French cuisine – everything is carefully prepared fro...

Restaurant Trekosten

Restaurant Trekosten is situated at the entrance to Nivå Harbour with stunning views to the island of Ven - the Swedish coast,  and of course Kronborg Castle.


Photo: Tine Uffelmann


Stay in the wonderful natural surroundings of Nivå Camping or opt for a Bed and  Breakfast – such as a villa with a sea view.

Nivå Camping

Nivå Camping is situated in some of North Sealand’s most beautiful nature on the outskirts of Lave Forest, only 800m from the Marina and Nivå Beach Pa...

Hvidt Bed and Breakfast

Hvidt  B&B is centrally located between Copenhagen and Helsingør. Close to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Nivaagaard and Karen Blixen Muesum.

Nivå Harbour

Nivå Harbour port is located in one of Nivå Teglværks's former clay pits. There are 400 boat spaces, modern facilities and free wireless internet. ivå...

Idyllic harbour environment and beautiful beach

Arrive in Nivå by sailboat or visit the harbour to soak up the cosy atmosphere and the nature. The beach park beckons with a lovely, child-friendly beach, and the bird sanctuary offers magnificent outdoor experiences.

Nivå Harbour

Nivå Harbour port is located in one of Nivå Teglværks's former clay pits. There are 400 boat spaces, modern facilities and free wireless internet. ivå Proviant and Boat Accessories, as well as Restaurant Trekosten, are located in the harbour area. Very popular small harbour visited by many...

Nivå Beach

Nivå has the most beautiful beach near the harbour. There are lifeguards throughout the school summer vacation. A bathing bridge has been established for disabled people. At the harbour, there is a boule course, restaurant and kiosk.

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, and where to rent a bike? Get answers to this and more here.