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Holiday guide to Royal North Sealand




World-class cultural experiences 3 of Denmark’s largest castles, Louisiana, UNESCO World Heritage, M/S Maritime Museum

Events of the year Musik i Lejet, Hamlet Live, Sand Sculpture Festival

My North Sealand Meet Malene Schwartz and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

The Danish Riviera




Welcome to


... and The Danish Riviera

Royal North Sealand is just a 45-minute train journey north of Copenhagen. As Copenhagen’s lush green garden, the royals have been coming here for centuries, to relax in their castles, sample the local produce and enjoy their leisure pursuits. And this is also where the Danes head, when they need peace and quiet for their souls. Historically, North Sealand has always played an important role, and has been the Danish kings’ favourite sanctuary for centuries. Today, it serves as the tourists’ favourite sanctuary, with its protected nature reserves, forests and miles of clean, white sandy beaches with beautiful clear water. Welcome to Royal North Sealand along The Danish Riviera.

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THE MAGAZINE ROYAL NORTH SEALAND IS PUBLISHED BY VisitNordsjælland, Stengade 72, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 13 33 This magazine, which is published by VisitNordsjælland, primarily consists of adverts and editorial articles which have been paid for and developed in collaboration with tourist operators and other commercial enterprises in North Sealand. Editing completed: 10 January 2018.

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EDITING Mette Schjønning (editor-in-chief), Karen Folker, Susanne Tvergaard Nielsen, Henrik Numelin, Camilla Kjærsgaard, Ole Mortensen, Peter Maag, Anne Johannisson, Jesper Bech-Petersen and others. PHOTOGRAPHY VisitNordsjælland, the advertisers, Naturstyrelsen, Henrik Sylvest, Thomas Rahbek, Wichmann+Bendtsen Photography, Sisse Langfeldt, Kaj Frøling, Bent E. Jensen-Bach, Signe Roderik, Casper Bay Grauballe, Laura Davies, Colin M, Thomas Sinding, Copenhagen Orginals, Jens Lindhe, Philip Høpner, Niclas Jessen, Stephen Freiheit and others.

PRINT RUN 115,000 copies. Published in Danish and English. DESIGN AND PRODUCTION Sebastian Sejer & Co A/S NOTE Prices, dates and opening times given in the guide are subject to change. The editors cannot be held respon­ sible for any incorrect information given in the guide. Pictures and text cannot be reproduced without permission from the publisher. All rights reserved. © Copyright VisitNordsjælland 2018


Contents 38-50


4-13 Denmark’s largest castles

and Esrum Abbey & Millyard 14-37 Interesting towns 37&80 My North Sealand Meet Malene Schwartz and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard



38-50 Art and culture 51-53 Beach life 54-55 Forests and lakes 56-63 Outdoor activities


64-65 For kids


66-80 Accommodation 81-83 Eat your way through

North Sealand 84-90 To sail is to live


91-92 Events


THE TOWNS OF NORTH SEALAND Elsinore . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9, 32-33, 42-43, 88-89 Hillerød . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7, 14-15, 16-17, Hundested . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19, 86-87 Gilleleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 28-29 Fredensborg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11, 24-25,26



Humlebæk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25, 26, 40-41 Helsinge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Græsted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Hornbæk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35, 36, 91 Tisvildeleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Frederiksværk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Liseleje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21


Nivå . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Esrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13


FREDERIKSBORG (page 6) Magnificent Renaissance castle from the beginning of the 17th century, with an impressive park. KRONBORG (page 8) Kronborg Castle was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2000 and is rich in history. FREDENSBORG (page 10) The elegant baroque palace garden has an attractive outdoor sculpture collection, called Normandsdalen (A Nordic Community in Stone). ESRUM ABBEY (page 12) The Cistercian abbey in Esrum was founded in 1151 as a daughter house to Clairvaux Abbey.



Royal North Sealand North Sealand is full of royal history, a vibrant cultural life and unique nature experiences – all within a short driving distance from Copenhagen. Discover the National Park of Royal North Sealand, which will be inaugurated in spring 2018, with outstanding natural-, cultural- and landscape values. Visit impressive castles and a medieval abbey full of experiences, soak up the unique atmosphere of the old fishing villages and jump into the sea from stunning beaches along The Danish Riviera. Active holidays on two wheels If you’re after an active holiday, you can pedal your way around North Sealand, with fresh wind in your hair and stunning views of open landscape, forests and the sea. Safe cycle routes wind their way through the scenic countryside, free of busy traffic and noise. Vibrant cultural life North Sealand towns offer plenty of up to date cultural inspiration. Live music- and


theatre venues, outstanding museums and active cultural centres make sure there is always a wide variety of entertainment and experiences in art and culture. Culinary experiences You should also give yourself the chance to taste North Sealand. The area’s lush nature makes it a veritable natural pantry with farm shops and eateries full of quality local products. Moreover, many of the country’s top chefs seek inspiration and new Nordic ingredients in North Sealand History gathers North Sealand For centuries, the green and fertile area of North Sealand has attracted Danish kings. You don’t have to go far today, before you can follow the king’s footsteps in one of North Sealand’s castles. The first castles in the area were built in the Middle Ages, but it was during the reign of Frederik II that

Royal North Sealand finally took on the form we recognize today. Gunpowder, cannons and industrial history The western part of North Sealand also became an area of interest to kings in the latter half of the 1700s. Industry and a cannon foundry were established to supply the Danish army. Today, the gunpowder works in Frederiksværk is an outdoor museum, and the cannon foundry’s buildings are used as a cultural centre. Experiences for everyone Whether you want to explore Danish history, enjoy being active in nature at sea or on land, or explore the diverse cultural opportunities, the possibilities are all there for you in Royal North Sealand.

Gunpowder Works

Esrum Abbey

Frederiksborg Castle

Fredensborg Palace

Kronborg Castle


The Museum of National History at


Frederiksborg Castle and its Baroque Garden are picturesquely located on the banks of the castle lake in Hillerød. This unique Renaissance castle was built by Christian IV at the beginning of the 17th century to signify his position as a powerful North European monarch. Evidence of this can be seen in the abundance of symbolic and decorative elements, such as the statues and reliefs, the impressive Neptune Fountain and the marble gallery in The King’s Wing. The castle was no longer a royal residence in the 18th century but was still used for official royal functions. Kings were anointed in the castle church during the period of abso6

lute monarchy in Denmark (1660–1848), and a wave of national romanticism in the 19th century resulted in the castle becoming a national memorial. The Museum of National History A terrible fire in 1859 destroyed a great deal of the castle interior. Reconstruction of the castle was financed by national subscriptions, special arts lotteries and generous private donations. J.C. Jacobsen, founder of the Carlsberg Group brewing company, played an active role in the project and in 1878, he proposed the establishment of the Museum of National History. He donated resources to the

project, and the museum was created as part of the Carlsberg Foundation, which still runs and funds the museum. The museum records 500 years of Danish history, containing history paintings, portraits, furniture and art manufacture, set in the many halls and rooms of the castle, such as the Castle Church, the Audience Chamber and the Great Hall. There are changing exhibitions, fixed tours on Sundays and seasonal activities for children, as the museum encourages people to engage in the past and put Denmark’s history into perspective.

The Museum of National History Frederiksborg Castle DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 04 39

OPENING HOURS Open every day all year round: Opening hours: 1 April – 31 October: 10-17 1 November – 31 March: 11-15

PRICES Adult DKK 75, Child (6-15) DKK 20, Senior/student/group (10+) DKK 60, Family ticket (2 adults + 3 children) DKK 150.

CHANGING EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES All year round there are changing special exhibitions and activities for children at the Museum of National History. Exhibitions reveal new aspects of the museum’s traditions, Denmark’s history, portraitures and history paintings. The castle’s old wine cellar houses the Children’s History of Denmark, which is open every day during school holidays. Children can become princesses or knights as they dress up in renaissance dresses and armour and learn more about the castle’s owner, Christian IV, and his childhood. To stay up to date with the museum’s activities visit




The UNESCO Kronborg castle is home to the famous Prince Hamlet, great Danish kings and the legendary hero Holger Danske. Throughout 2018, visitors can meet Kronborg’s famous residents and discover the renaissance castle’s dramatic and swashbuckling tales.


2018 HIGHLIGHTS AT KRONBORG CASTLE During the Danish school holidays, the castle will buzz with children’s activities and tours in eye level. During the high season, Hamlet moves in at the castle. Please visit for activities and prices.

TOURS On the daily tours you can meet the three stars of the castle, Hamlet, Holger Danske and Frederick II. Please visit for current tours. It is possible to book group tours. Please visit or call (+45) 49 21 30 78.

OPENING HOURS Please visit for opening hours and closing days.

TRANSPORTATION Elsinore Station is only 45 minutes from Copenhagen Central Station by train. The castle is in walking distance of the station.

ADMISSION Adults: DKK 90 / Children: free. Please note, that during special events and holiday activities, prices may change. Please visit for current activities and prices.

Kronborg Slot, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 30 78,

Kronborg was built in the late 1500s to impress The Royal Houses of Europe. The castle’s impressive advanced fortifications and the modern canons frightened both enemies and the thousands of sailors who sailed past the castle on the Sound. But Kronborg also spellbound courtiers and guests with its menacing beauty. The towers soared towards the sky and sun beams danced on the copper roofs. Hamlet returns to Kronborg From 1 June until 31 August, Hamlet and his friends and foes take up residence in the castle. During the summer months, Kronborg is a living backdrop for Shakespeare’s dramatic story. Hamlet ponders in his room. Ophelia runs in the halls looking for him. The Ghost appears shrouded in mist and glides through the dark passages of the Casemates. Therefore, guests tumble right into the drama

and meet the characters in the castle halls and their private chambers. Renaissance Fair at Kronborg Castle Each year in October, a Danish Renaissance King is celebrated with a spectacular Renaissance fair. Knights fight in shining armor on horseback and duel blade against blade. The King’s musketeers patrol the market and merchants offer goods from the “New World”. Cannons thunder, cooks make food, and girls and boys learn how to fence and dance. Keep an eye on Kronborg’s annual family activities at Christmas shopping at Kronborg In December, Christmas is celebrated at Kronborg Castle with a Christmas Market, where guests can buy unique Christmas gifts for the whole family. In the rooms and halls of the castle, you will find a great variety of stands selling

Christmas decorations, art and crafts, unique design, clothes, toys and small goods. Kronborg makes sure that the Christmas spirit is felt. The tall Christmas tree in the Ballroom is decorated and the children are entertained with Christmas shows. The Danish mythical hero Holger Danske Throughout the year, visitors can meet Denmark’s legendary hero, Holger Danske. He sits asleep, deep down in the underground passages of the casemates, where he has slept for hundreds of years. According to an old legend, Holger Danske will wake up when Denmark is threatened by enemies. Only then will his eyes open. He will get to his feet and raise his sword. In the meantime, you’ll see him posing on the national football team’s jersey, helping the players on the pitch, not least at this year’s World Cup in Russia. 9

OPENING HOURS The public areas of the palace gardens are always open. The palace is only open for guided tours. GUIDED TOURS Guided tours are available in the palace, Orangery and kitchen gardens 1 July – 5 August from 12.30 – 16.00 all days. Guided tour admission: Adult: DKK 95 / Children: DKK 45 Tours in English: 13.45 & 14.45. Group bookings can be made on tel. (+45) 33 40 31 87 or ADMISSION Adult: DKK 95 Child (4-17 years): DKK 45 Children under four: Free Tickets can be purchased on TRANSPORT It only takes one hour by public transport from Copenhagen Central Station FREDENSBORG PALACE DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 33 95 42 00


One of the Queen’s favourite palaces Visit Fredensborg Palace, where the royal couple often stay. Discover the palace and the magnificent baroque gardens. For every day and festivities Fredensborg Palace by Lake Esrum in North Sealand is the royal couple’s most frequented residence during the spring and autumn months. The beautiful rooms and halls often form the setting for major official state visits and royal events. Many of the large royal parties are hosted here. State leaders on official visits are received here from all over the world and foreign ambassadors submit their official credentials to the Danish Queen. Meeting place for the crowned heads of Europe The palace enjoyed its heyday during the reign of Christian IX, who became known as the father-in-law of Europe. In the late 1800s, he gathered royals from far and near at the palace. His children were given prominent positions in the European royal houses, e.g. Alexandra was married to Edward VII of England, Dagmar with Al-

exander III of Russia and Vilhelm was crowned King of Greece under the name Georg I. “Palace of Peace” The history of the palace as a whole dates further back. Between 1720-26, the architect and head gardener J.C. Krieger created a palace complex, comprising a small main palace with a dome and lanterns and an octagonal courtyard. Frederik IV named the white, elegant baroque palace “Fredensborg” to commemorate the Great Northern War that ended in 1720. In the following decades, the palace was extended several times, but still appears as an architectural entirety. See the palace halls In the summer months of July and early August when the royal couple are not in residence, the palace halls are open for guided tours. Highlights include the Dome Hall, where many offi-

EXPERIENCE THE POMP AND CEREMONY OF THE 18TH CENTURY Denmark’s largest baroque gardens have just been renovated with endless rows of avenue trees, artistically patterned lawns, fabulous sculptures and lavish monuments. Combined with the surrounding scenic landscape, this makes Fredensborg Palace one of the main attractions in the area all year round.

cial dinners take place, the Garden Room and a number of other representative rooms. The Orangery with kitchen gardens and Fredensborg’s well-preserved palace chapel – where Queen Margrethe was confirmed – are also ­included in the tour. Palace garden with magnificent grounds The impressive Fredensborg Palace Gardens are some of Denmark’s largest historic gardens. They were laid out at the same time the palace was built, but were later converted to French Baroque style in 1759-69. During this period, the sculptor John Wiedewelt created many sculptures, including the magnificent double avenue, Brede Allé. Nordmansdalen, with its 70 sandstone statues of Norwegian and Faroese farmers and fishermen, created by Johann Gottfried Grund, has its own unique spirit. Adjacent to the palace is the Royal private garden, the Orangery and the historic kitchen garden, which supplies fresh flowers and vegetables to the royal household. These three areas are only open to the public in July and early August. The rest of the gardens, including the finest baroque landscaping in Denmark, have free admission all year round Summer shop with royal plants The Orangery dates from 1995 and houses a summer shop where the Agency for Palaces and Cultural Properties sells plants that have been left over from the royal nurseries and seedlings from the garden. Take lilies, geraniums and myrtles home as a special souvenir from Fredensborg Palace Gardens. Plant sales are exclusively for guests who are on summer tours at Fredensborg. Fredensborg is one of the Royal Court’s favourite palaces, yet large parts of the palace and gardens are open to the public. And even in the busiest summer months, the gardens do not feel overcrowded and it is easy to find cosy and peaceful corners. 11



& MILLYARD Discover a unique corner of Denmark’s history at Esrum ­Abbey, founded in 1151 by French Cistercian monks and once one of the most powerful abbeys in Northern Europe. Today, Esrum Abbey is a public attraction, where you can enjoy beautiful scenic surroundings and immerse yourself in 800 years of fascinating history.


New exhibition: Experiences from another time Explore the heart of the abbey and discover how the abbot, lay brother and monks used to live, when the abbey opens a magnificent, sensory experience exhibition in spring 2018: Man-Abbey-Landscape Portal to Royal North Sealand National Park Esrum is situated in the heart of Royal North Sealand National Park, which opens in 2018. The abbey’s location makes it the perfect starting point for enjoying wonderful walks in the national park. Always worth a visit The abbey cellar offers irresistible French delicacies, cake of the day and draft abbey beer, which you can enjoy in the courtyard under the abbey vaults or amongst the herbs in the abbey garden. Or you may prefer to eat lunch in the Millyard, with spectacular views of the abbey. Dotted around the meadows surrounding the abbey, you’ll find microscopes that look back to the past, as well as visualization signs showing the greatness of the abbey in the Middle Ages. Children of all ages will love the medieval atmosphere in the nature playground and kid’s play barn.

SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2018 • Beer festival 9-10 March – a beer mecca for beer enthusiasts • Esrum Medieval Days 16-17 June – music, entertainment and market •H  arvest festival 18-19 August – discover a wealth of local seasonal produce and organic temptations •C  hristmas market 30 Nov and 1-2 Dec. – a tribute to the abbey’s French and medieval origins

• Man-Abbey-Landscape – the opening of a new sensory experience exhibition in spring 2018 • Reformation game – play your way through the reformation’s tricky dilemmas • Holiday activities – child-friendly holidays in the winter half term, Easter, summer and autumn half term

• Lazy Sunday – medieval brunch buffet every second Sunday in odd weeks • Great Cake Table – historical cake table every second Sunday in even weeks • Abbey kitchen – unpretentious meals in the abbey cellar every second Thursday in even weeks Buy ticket and see all activities on

Copyright: Chris Tonnesen, Engel From the book Toddy Punch by Adam

ESRUM ABBEY & MILLYARD Klostergade 11-12, Esrum DK-3230 Græsted, tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00, OPENING TIMES Weekend opening: 3 February – 25 March 2018 Saturday – Sunday at 11-17 Seasonal opening: 26 marts 2018 Tuesday – Sunday at 11-17 Other opening times apply for events and holidays TRANSPORT AND PARKING Bus 390 R / Elsinore to Helsinge Bus 362 / Mårum to Græsted Parking at the Millyard, access from Frederiksværksvej


The Royal Town

HILLERØD With Frederiksborg Castle as its beautiful land­ mark and Gribskov forest on its doorstep, Hillerød makes an excellent starting point for combining all your cultural, outdoor and shopping pleasures. Hillerød sets itself apart from other towns by containing a wide range of activities that are all within easy walking and cycling distance from the main town square, ‘Torvet’. The winding pedestrian streets offer a wealth of small, charming shops and the popular shopping centre ‘SlotsArkaderne’. The whole area is dotted with cosy cafés and restaurants, and you’ll also find the supermarkets Irma in Helsingørsgade and Bilka in SlotsArkaderne. Frederiksborg C ­ astle is located at the end of the pedestrian street Slotsgade, but a slight detour walking along the scenic path around the castle lake or sailing across on the quaint Frederiksborg ferry is highly recommended.


Oplevelser i Hillerød

Få overblikket over de mang e oplevelser i centrum af Hille rød


HILLERØD.NU – your shortcut to top town events


MUSIC AND MERRY DAYS 5 There’s lots of music to hear in Hillerød, and HILLERØD.NU keeps you updated on the lovely “Jazz in Rosenhaven” next to Frederiksborg Castle, concerts in the ‘Klaverfabrikken’ and Frederiksborg­ Centret, town festival and other events.

DENMARK’S LOVELIEST NAUTICAL MILE 3 The Frederiksborg ferry on the castle lake sails between Torvet and the castle every half hour from spring to autumn. The views from the middle of the lake allow you to enjoy the town, the castle and the beautiful Baroque Gardens with the historical waterfalls from a new perspective.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS 5 Hillerød has many cycling paths connecting the urban and natural landscapes. In Gribskov, just 7 km from the centre, lies the unique par force hunting landscape, which has been added to UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites. You can also stroll out into nature directly from the pedestrian streets. Adjacent to Frederiksborg Castle, you can wander around the romantic, English-inspired garden with its small lakes and shrubberies. Frederik II’s Bath House from 1580 is also situated here.


On HILLERØD.NU you can easily find what you’re looking for and keep an eye on concerts, town festivals, exhibitions and other events.

HILLERØD Shopping for every taste Atmospheric pedestrian streets Centred around the town square ‘Torvet’, the charming streets of Slotsgade and Helsingørs­ gade form a cosy shopping area in Hillerød. Small unique shops are interspersed with popular chain stores and there is something for all the family. Hillerød offers a variety of speciality shops with delicatessens and fashion shops, cafés and restaurants, Nordisk Film cinema­and the green area Posen with a playground and a lovely likeside path that runs around Frederiksborg Castle and all the way around the castle lake to the main town square. 16

North Sealand’s cosiest shopping centre SlotsArkaderne is harmoniously integrated into the town centre, with direct access from the pedestrian street. SlotsArkaderne has a unique atmosphere, which is partly due to its wonderful architecture. The glass ceiling structure lets light flood down from a height of two storeys and large chandeliers are lit when twilight falls. It is an inspirational place on several levels. SlotsArkaderne offers fashion-forward clothing for both men and women, and represents some of North Sealand’s largest fashion, interior design and sport stores, as well as Bilka – North Sealand’s largest grocery store.

Treats for the tastebuds Why not relax in Torvet or Posen by the shores of the lake and enjoy an ice cream or a cup of coffee. Or get expert advice in Helsingørsgade from Vinhuset Stoltz or buy delicacies from ­Jakobs Fisk and Irma. At ChokoladeMageriet you can buy some popular Frederiksborg chocolate and visit the workshop to see how the exclusive chocolates and marshmallow puffs are made. Several well-known and popular eateries have come to Hillerød over the last years. In the SlotsArkaderne you can try the popular buffet at Café Dalle Valle or taste excellent coffee at Espresso House, whilst you can enjoy different kinds of gourmet burgers at Halifax in Torvet. 17

CAFEBUTIKKEN CUP & CAKE Nørregade 22, Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 98 13 53 NØRREGADE’S BUTCHER SHOP Nørregade 56, Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 94 01 04 YO-YO CHINESE & FAMILY RESTAURANT Nørregade 29, Hundested Tel. (+45) 36 16 81 68 MENY Nørregade 11, Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 93 79 79 CAFÉ MØDESTEDET Nørregade 35, Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 93 91 00 RISTORANTE BELLONA Nørregade 19, Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 92 42 42 HUNDESTED KRO & HOTEL Nørregade 10, Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 93 75 38

Events 2018 • Hundested by Night • Sand Sculpture Festival • Beddingen Arts and crafts market • Hundested Harbour Festival • TimeWinder – Nostalgia on land, water and air • Water Music on the quay • ... and much more





HUNDESTED Midway between the sea and the fjord, and with one of North Sealand’s best beaches as its neighbour, lies the idyllic town of Hundested. The town has its own unique atmosphere, both in the harbour and the town, which offers a great selection of shops, cafés, supermarkets and specialty stores, as well as accommodation at the town’s lovely Kro & Hotel.



Where people meet A break with a steaming cup of coffee and delicious cake is a welcome part of any shopping trip. Cafebutikken Cup & Cake is a combined specialty shop and café, where you can succumb to its sweet temptations and take the weight off your feet. Cup & Cake is located in an old fishing cottage with a charming garden offering outdoor service in the summer months. The café offers many kinds of teas and coffees, hot chocolate and cold soft drinks, home-baked bread rolls and cakes. Light lunch dishes are also available during the summer period. All food is prepared with quality ingredients – mostly organic and home-produced. The shop’s wide assortment includes freshly ground loose coffee and tea, chocolates and delicacies for both the sweet and savoury tooth, as well as porcelain and decorative objects for the home. Gift hampers for any occasion can be ordered. Hundested Kro & Hotel is situated close to the harbour, only 100 metres from one of North Sealand’s best swim-


ming beaches. The special light and lovely atmosphere characterise the hotel, and guests cherish the harbour views. The place is a successful blend of traditional Danish inn and cosy small hotel, and staying here is a friendly and pleasant experience. The restaurant serves traditional, good Danish inn food all day. Café Mødestedet is located in the heart of Hundested, and is a friendly café and bar where people meet and socialise. Live music is often performed on Fridays and Saturdays. Café Mødestedet is open daily from 10.00, Sundays from 12.00. Tasty treats for your palate Fancy a juicy tender steak for dinner, fresh fish or delicious organic vegetables? You can easily find whatever you like in Hundested’s shops. Nørregade’s Butchers shop guarantees quality produce, whether you’re ordering tender steaks, 1/2 pig or tasty traditional ‘smørrebrod’ open sandwiches for your lunch. Come and give your tastebuds a treat.


MENY Hundested is a modern supermarket that focuses on high quality at everyday prices. We believe that the better you eat, the better you live! Here you can find fresh fish, delicious meat, fine wines, seasonal fruits and vegetables and a wide range of organic products under one roof. Customer-friendly opening hours: daily from 8-20. The Chinese & Family Restaurant YoYo is the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and great service. You can choose between Chinese food, Japanese sushi and much more. Yo-Yo is located in the middle of Nørregade in Hundested. Or pamper yourself at Ristorante Bellona, located in the heart of Nørregade, where delicious Italian dishes are served indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. With Hundested’s endless opportunities, you can be sure a warm welcome awaits you in this cosy harbour town in Halsnæs.


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Beach holidays like in the good old days

From Bente Daugaard’s blog on “Life in Liseleje…” See more “Of course the sun was always shining, we never wore many clothes, always running around barefoot, the soles of our feet were like leather, running effortlessly over sticks, stones and burning sand. For 85 years, I’ve walked through the “Maiastuen” doors, slept in the beds, sat in the living rooms and looked at the ocean, experienced a multitude of people,

Events 2018 • Beach Party • Kite Festival • Family Day • Artist’s Day • Liseleje Week 30 • Liseleje fun run • Market day • White Night • Morning yoga on the beach in the summer months


grandparents, parents, friends, children, their lovers and grandchildren. Landmark birthdays, wedding celebrations and christening parties. Beautiful sunsets, storms, raging thunderstorms. It was also the place I retreated to when I lost my husband. The only place I think I can bear to be. Probably because I felt it was my place, that no one could take from me. I wonder what makes you so deeply attached to a place. Is it the house, with all its curious sounds – doors banging, the wind blowing in the roof, a little mouse squeak in the kitchen, wood creaking,

sudden sounds that you can’t identify? Or is it the dead, all talking at the same time? No, I don’t think so, although it’s a comforting thought. Is it the sea, with its ever-changing appearance, calm on summer mornings, flashing lots of white teeth in times of rage? Is it the wide-open skies with every imaginable kind of cloud – black, grey, fluffy or whatever they’re called? Or is it a lifetime’s memories? I don’t know. I just know how much I love my place on Kystvej. And I only want to spend more and more of my time up here.”


Liseleje is one of those towns on The Danish Riviera that has managed to preserve the authentic, quaint atmosphere that you recall from the good old days. Here you can stop by the fishermen’s old ice house, take bike rides in the beautiful local nature and enjoy the friendly and welcoming atmosphere all over this charming seaside town. There are plenty of adventures for all the family in and around Liseleje. Beautiful bicycle paths lead you into an idyllic enchanting forest and the sunset from Hyllingebjerg is stunning, with unparalleled views of the winding coastline. The little ones will love the nature playground or the playland, and there are many activities for the whole family organised throughout the summer. Liseleje has one of North Sealand’s best bathing beaches with plenty of space for all the beachgoers. After a day at the beach, you can visit the town’s shops, cafés or restaurants. There are many exciting events to be enjoyed in Liseleje all summer long. Market days, artist days, White Night, the entire week 30 is packed with interesting and fun activities, kite festival and much more ...

Liseleje Borgerforening cherishes this little authentic seaside town and organises a wide variety of activities that are greatly enjoyed by local townspeople and tourists alike. Sleep well in Liseleje Enjoy a seaside holiday at hotel Liselængen like in the old days and withdraw from everyday life, switch off and just enjoy the company of yourself and others. At Feriepartner in Liseleje you can find and rent the summer holiday cottage that best suits you and your family. Holiday cottages come in many different price categories – from luxurious to more basic accommodation. Christina, Mette, Lene and Bent are ready to give you a warm welcome. Eat well in Liseleje Liseleje has a wealth of great eating choices. Make a good start to the day by visiting the baker ‘Din & Min Bager’, where the friendly atmosphere and quality of the bread, cakes and tarts are legendary. The restaurant Le Papillon offers traditional Danish smørrebrød, seafood and juicy steaks. And you can enjoy the fabulous views of the town and sea from the sky bar. Lisestuen’s café and burger bar provides great food in a friendly family atmosphere – just 100 metres from Liseleje Beach. Succumb to ice cream, home


made waffles and every imaginable sweet temptation in Lisestuen’s Isbar. There’s plenty of space for all the family both inside and out. Treat yourself and your family You don’t need to go far in Liseleje to discover great experiences for old and young alike. Lisen is a small summer shop located right by the beach. It stocks fashion clothing, shoes and interior design objects. You might light to browse their web shop, where they have an even larger selection of items. Opposite Denmark’s largest nature playground, Havtyren, and just 100m from the child-friendly beach, is Liselegeland playland. Children will love controlling the electric cars on the fun driving track. The whole family will love the challenge and fun of the adventure mini-golf course. Welcome to the idyllic seaside town Liseleje.


Events 2018 • Frederiksværk Music festival • Cannonball Friday • Gunpowder Works Festival • Gunpowder Works Market • Town Square Markets • Culture Night at the Gunpowder Works • Art in Halsnæs – Open Arts Studios • Frederiksværk Steelman ... and much more


The town’s pedestrianised shopping street enjoys a unique location between the canal and the forest – and offers lovely shops, cafés and cultural experiences One of the main features of Frederiksværk town is the winding canal that connects Denmark’s largest lake, Arresø, to Roskilde Fjord. The water flows slowly through the town, bringing nature into the urban environment. The canal has always been the pulse of the town, already providing energy to the local industry back in the 1700s. Enjoy a break in one of the town’s picturesque squares: the charming Nordtorv, the new Valsetorv or on the grassy area in front of the Cultural Centre Gjethuset. Take a look inside the palace, where you can enjoy changing historical exhibitions and an excellent museum shop. Frederiksværk Handel (local business association) ensures the streets are always full of life with concerts, Cannonball Friday and activities during public and school holidays. The town in the forest and the forest in the town Frederiksværk is beautifully located in a large and hilly forest area, which is clearly visible from a short walk away, such as from the pedestrian street and up Bakkestien. Just behind Nordcentret, some


steps lead to footpaths offering beautiful viewpoints overlooking the city, harbour and the fjord. An idyllic path runs from Frederiksværk Church along the canal through Arresødal Forest all the way to the east of Arresø. Wooden decking provides dry passage on the last stretch through Ellemosen and the dense reed forest. The lake’s covered birdwatching platform enables you to enjoy the view and discover the rich bird life – and you might be lucky enough to spot the rare kingfishers who lives along the canal. The tour boat M/S Frederikke offers trips on Arresø all summer long. At the end of the pedestrian street, Nordcentret shopping centre offers a wide selection of shops and supermarkets. It is also home to the local baker and patisserie, where you can enjoy great coffee, sandwiches and delicious cakes. The bakery has a view overlooking the town’s activity and information wall that can provide inspiration for your continued journey in the local area. A sense of history and culture Frederiksværk is Denmark’s first indus-

trial city and this sense of history can be experienced at close hand in several places in the town. Visit the Gunpowder Works, which was established by J. F. Classen and is considered the best preserved in the world. The museum tells the stories of the dangers involved in manufacturing the black powder, explosions, death and mutilation. The industry museum Frederiks Værk takes pride in recounting Frederikværk’s history through thematic walking tours throughout the summer season. The ticket works as a combined ticket and is valid for both Krudtværksmuseet (the gunpowder works museum) in Frederiksværk and Knud Rasmussen’s House in Hundested. The town’s proud culture centre is called Gjethuset. It is the largest and most beautiful culture centre north of Copenhagen – the building alone, which was originally a cannon foundry, is worth a visit in itself. Today Gjethuset serves as an active music and culture centre, which creates the setting for everything from rock concerts and conferences to children’s theatre, professional touring theatre, chamber music and international exhibitions.

EXPERIENCE FREDERIKSVÆRK Gjethuset will be hosting a diverse range of exciting experiences this season. Performances for 2018 ­include Søs Fenger, Sort Sol, Jan Gintberg & Dodo and the Dodos. Read more on Also discover Vild med Vand (Wild about Water), Harbour Festival at Frederiksværk harbour, midsummer events on St. John’s Eve, Kanonfredag (Cannonball Friday), Frede­riksværk Music Festival, Gunpowder Festival and much more. Visit the Gunpowder Works Museum (June, July and August) and Mansion at the Square or take a boat trip with M/S Frede­ rikke on Arresø, the largest lake in Denmark.



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UNIQUE PLACES Plenty to fill a day or two – on water, by bike or on foot

FREDENSBORG Start your visit in the palace town of Fredensborg. The town is famous for the palace – Fredensborg Palace – the royal family’s spring and autumn residence. The palace and its beautiful gardens are located right by Lake Esrum. In the summer there are guided tours to take you around parts of the palace and The Royal Private Garden. You can also try a boat trip on Lake Esrum with ‘Bådfarten’ and enjoy the tranquillity and idyllic views. The lakeshores in Sørup are ideal for taking a break with something to eat and drink. In Fredensborg town, you can combine a cup of coffee or a bite to eat with a visit to the town’s pedestrian shopping area and small, winding streets.

Like pearls on a string the three towns – Humlebæk, Nivå and Kokkedal are dotted along the Sound’s coast. HUMLEBÆK Humlebæk is literally a living culture town, full of first class art and cultural experiences. Humlebæk’s many local shops, cafés and restaurants are brimming with quality and speciality goods, while Krog-

erup Farm Store and Louisiana – Museum of Modern Art – are always worth a visit. Humlebæk’s long coastline with harbours, beaches and cultural settings offer plenty of opportunities for fun, activities and relaxation, while the surrounding forests give you free access to recreational nature. NIVÅ The tour goes on to Nivå, which lies just south of Humlebæk – Nivå is a familyfriendly town and is ideal for active families. Nivå lies like a unique green and natural pearl on the North Sealand coastline, surrounded by forests, bogs, rivers, beaches and clay pit lakes. Nivå’s nature and strong historical identity are closely linked to the brickwork production, which still defines the urban space and creates the framework around the nature town of Nivå. Visit the unique Ring Oven, which years ago produced clay bricks from the clay pit lakes. Drop by Nivaagaard’s Art Collection, where you can also admire one of Denmark’s largest rhododendron gardens. The tour takes you down to the Sound and its unique protected tidal meadows, rich with diverse birdlife and breathtakingly beautiful. The harbour

and beach park is an active watersports area, offering challenges for old and young alike, while the clay pit lakes offer plenty of active play, learning, training and nature adventures for families with children. Nivå Harbour offers great opportunities to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee, a beer or delicious meal as you soak up the idyllic and authentic harbour atmosphere. KOKKEDAL The last point on the tour is Kokkedal. Kokkedal is a unique place where creative solutions for sustainability are merged with creating an attractive framework for a good life. If you are interested in urban development and how large amounts of rain are tackled, Kokkedal is definitely a place to visit. The river and the green areas bind the town together physically and socially. The town features a future-proof rainwater system, which also creates new attractive and safe urban spaces with play areas and experiences. Visit Bølgepladsen’s new exciting activity area and go down to the river and work up a sweat on the zigzag wooden steps ‘Naturhængslet’.


Fabulous Fredensborg

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Fredensborg Castle is understandably the most visited tourist destination in the town, but there are many other things to see and do, such as Fredensborg Castle Museum under Fredensborg Store Kro, a beautiful bird display at Falkonergården, an interesting guided tour of the town or castle gardens by an entertaining and knowledgeable local expert, a nice lunch on the banks of Esrum Lake – these are just some of the other reasons for visiting Fredensborg.

Louisiana attracts many guests every year, and an increasing number of people are noticing other good places in Humlebæk are also worth a visit, including Gl. Humlebæk Harbour, Krogerupstien with the incredibly well-stocked farm shop, Strandvej’s stores with a good selection of quality products, and a little sustenance from the coffee shop or the restaurant with its historic interior and terrace with wonderful views.

Experience history at Falkonergården Just outside Fredensborg, visitors can experience the presence of history when the falconer’s eagles, hawks and falcons display their hunting and flying techniques at close range. During the 1-hour presentation, birds of prey are trained and century-old hunting traditions are brought to life with tales of falconry. The training of falcons, hawks and eagles takes place in an area which has been the hunting grounds of Danish kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. Davidsvænge 11, DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 48 48 25 83, Skipperhuset in Fredensborg The restaurant is part of the cluster of small, charming maritime buildings on the lake shore, where the old buildings – apart from the restaurant – include a royal barge house, boathouse, kayak rental and boat sheds with surrounding jetties. Skipperhuset restaurant serves classic Danish/Scandinavian lunches. The evening menu offers more modern Nordic dishes. Function rooms with space for 60 guests. Skipper Alle 6, DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 48 48 10 12,, Guided tour around Fredensborg Castle, park and town Walking tour to suit your needs with wit and wisdom. Hear the interesting story of how Frederik IV built the castle as his secret love nest with Anne Sofie Rewentlow. The town gradually grew around the castle until it reached its current size. Learn about the many interesting people and events involved in the story of Fredensborg. Guided tours offered in Danish, English and Scandinavian. Enquiries to: or tel. (+45) 22 36 44 55 / (+45) 48 48 04 25. Gl. Humlebæk Kro The inn’s history dates back to 1740, when King Christian VI granted it a royal license. The atmospheric rooms provide a cosy setting for enjoying good homemade Danish food and open sandwiches in a charming environment that is full of royal and maritime memories. Or relax with a steaming cup of coffee on the terrace overlooking the Sound. With the motto “Do not eat to live, but live to eat” the host, Jane Krensler, and her talented staff bid you a warm welcome. Humlebæk Strandvej 2A, DK-3050 Humlebæk, tel. (+45) 49 19 02 65, Lind’s Kaffebar Just a hundred metres from Humlebæk station on ”Louisiana’s high street” is ”Lind’s Kaffebar”. Lind’s Kaffebar is a charming blend of nostalgia, art and great coffee. There’s always a wide ­selection of home-baked, season-inspired cakes on offer. Brunch & Lunch dishes. Savoury tart of the day. Serving Espresso, Mocca, Cocoa, The, Chai, an interesting range of soft and fizzy drinks and plenty more. Gallery and shop with local artists. Come along to Oscar Brunsvej 9, DK-3050 Humlebæk, tel. (+45) 49 19 18 18,


The Harbour of Culture in Gilleleje

The large culture centre in the heart of Gilleleje is the North coast’s cultural hub and meeting place The first floor has two modern cinemas showing premieres and films for all tastes. See the programme on You can also buy sweets and popcorn in the ticket office on the ground floor. Beverages purchased from the restaurant Bolværket can be taken into the cinemas. Restaurant Bolværket serves high quality Danish/Italian food. The professional Italian pizza bakers and chefs make delicious meals from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients. Enjoy your meal in relaxed surroundings and choose from an inspiring menu and comprehensive wine list. A cup of Italian coffee with delicious cake is a great way to end your meal. See the choices on the website and reserve a table on kontakt@­ or on tel. (+45) 70 251 261. Gilleleje Library has moved to the Harbour of Culture and is one of the most beautiful libraries­ in Denmark. It is open from 7-22. You can borrow books and films, use the computers and browse online, or just enjoy the view of Gilleleje as you read the daily papers.

There are many different music events with ­internationally renowned artists on the ­‘Mezzaninen’ music stage on the 1st floor. Live music and enthusiastic audience. Lectures are ­also held on a variety of interesting subjects. During the summer there is also music on ­Kulturbroen, which leads over the canal to ‘Snedkeriet’. See upcoming events on the website. The gallery on the ground floor has changing exhibitions with works by accomplished artists. The works are often for sale, making an ideal artistic souvenir from Gilleleje. It also has museum-worthy exhibitions on subjects related to Gilleleje. The Børnetrappen in the library stages shows, theatre and lectures – very often for ­children. Discover the lovely little shops with i.e. crafts and jewellery in ‘Snedkeriet’ and the little building next to the canal. The Red Cross shop on the 1st floor is a potential treasure chest if you’re looking for lovely second-hand clothing.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION The Harbour of Culture in Gilleleje is open from 7-22. See cinema programme on or the website Ticket sales on the website or the ground floor ticket office, which also sells popcorn and sweets. See Bolværket’s menu on the website. Bolværket is open from 10-22. Reservations on tel. (+45) 70 251 261 or See upcoming events on the website. Ticket sales through cinema ticket office Parking outside the Harbour of Culture in Gilleleje has a two-hour restriction between 8-18. The Harbour of Culture in Gilleleje is owned by the Fund Kulturhavn Gilleleje and was built by Gilleleje Brugsforening (Coop) in 2016. ­Activities at the Harbour of ­Culture in Gilleleje are organised by more than 200 local volunteers


Gilleleje was named as Denmark’s most creative town in 2017


is the town on top

Gilleleje has a rich commercial life with many interesting shops, specialty stores, cosy cafés and great restaurants. The working harbour and the new, beautiful cultural centre, Kulturhavn Gilleleje, are authentic attractions rooted in local life. Together they create the ideal setting for a lovely day trip, a long weekend or an extended holiday for all the family. In 2015, Gilleleje was awarded 1st place as Denmark’s best host town among 32 Danish coastal destinations, and in 2017 it was celebration time again when it was named Denmark’s most creative town. The town buzzes with life all summer long with many events and activities being held from May until the middle of September. ‘Sildebord på torvet’ (Herring table in the town square), Bakkefest, White Saturday, Market Day, Gilleleje Festival, Vild med Vand (Wild with Water), Open Air Opera and art exhibitions at ‘Kunst i Fileten’ are just some of the experiences on offer.


The town’s atmosphere is completely fantastic and if you visit on Saturdays in the summer months, you’ll also be welcomed by the beautiful Flag Allé. For several hundred years, Gilleleje has been a thriving fishing town. Stroll through the old town and discover the special atmosphere of the authentic thatched fishermen’s houses, closely built and only separated by small, well-kept gardens. Visit Gilleleje Church, where you can go up in the church roof and hear the history of the dramatic events in October ‘43. To the west of Gilleleje, you can follow Gilbjergstien path, a bike/walking trail leading to Gilleleje’s highest point, Gilbjerg, offering fabulous views of the sea to Kullen in Sweden. The Fyrstien path lies east of Gilleleje and leads you out to Nakkehoved lighthouse. Both paths are part of the North Coast Route no. 47 that goes from Elsinore to Hundested.

Gilleleje Harbour Crying gulls, crashing waves, the reassuring sounds of the fishing boats, happy children playing among the nets or catching crabs and the smell of fresh fish leave you in no doubt. You are at Gilleleje Harbour. The harbour, which is now the biggest fishing harbour on Sealand, and is located in the heart of Gilleleje, is also a favourite destination for yachts, which make good use of the harbour’s facilities. It is teeming with life from morning to evening. The shops at the harbour sell everything from fresh and smoked fish, take-away and sushi to hotdogs, burgers or a refreshing ice cream you can enjoy on the harbour quay or whilst you head towards exotic and maritime handicrafts. The unrestricted access to the harbour areas is outstanding. See the fishermen unload their boats and unravel their nets. See where commercial vessels that operate above and under water are kept. See where trawlers are pulled on the slipway or craned to be painted, sanded, have their engines repaired. Or see the smith welding - it is amazing at the harbour. If you are hungry, sit down for lunch or supper at one of the charming eateries with a sea front location. There are many different activities at the harbour all summer long. Very few places have the same unique blend of culture, history, originality and modernity, holiday and daily life as Gilleleje Harbour. It makes Gilleleje a precious gem – a place which you will want to return to again and again. Welcome to Gilleleje Harbour.

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HELSINGE Helsinge has always been known as a lovely shopping town with a wide selection of speciality shops and supermarkets. In addition, you can experience various activities such as Torvekon­ certer, Culture Night and Children’s Festival throughout the year. Gribskov Swimming Pool Visit this ultra modern, fabulous swimming pool in Royal North Sealand that contains a 25-metre pool with 6 lanes, 1+3m diving boards, 1-metre deep fun pool with play equipment for children and a mammoth shower that sprays water into the pool, young children’s pool (34° 0.3-0.5m deep), warm water pool (34° and bench with massage jets), long water slide, steam bath, sauna, family and disabled changing areas. Please refer to website for opening hours. Boagervej 26, DK-3200 Helsinge, tel. (+45) 72 49 60 28,

Gribskov Kultursal Gribskov Culture Hall has a wide range of exciting events on offer. You can enjoy everything from plays, stand-up comedy and fashion shows to great music experiences. Food can be purchased at some of the events, which can be enjoyed before the performance. Visit our website to keep up to date with all the exciting events and happenings. Østergade 52, DK-3200 Helsinge,

Helsinge Apotek (pharmacy) Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9-17.30, Friday 9-18, Saturday 9-14 Helsinge Apotek, Østergade 35, DK-3200 Helsinge

Rådhusapoteket Helsinge (pharmacy) Your emergency pharmacy – open seven days a week, all year round. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 8-19, Saturday 8-18, Sunday 9-18, public holidays 10-13 Frederiksborgvej 20 (Kvickly), DK-3200 Helsinge

VP Arkaden VP Arkaden is a cosy shopping centre with many interesting shops and plenty of atmosphere. Part of the arcade is covered and the end of the covered area you’ll find one of the most amazing playgrounds in North Sealand. All the cars in the play area have been made in wood by local craftsmen and are maintained by Lions Gribskov. VP Arkaden holds a host of activities throughout the year, and you can always take time out on the bench under the large chestnut tree. 30

GRÆSTED VINTAGE RALLY As always, held at Whitsun: 19-21 May 2018 See opening hours and info re. ticket sales on GRÆSTED REVUE


Performances during 2018 22 June – 29 September Read more and order tickets on

Græsted is the focal point for many experiences and events Græsted is known for its many events and cultural experiences. If you’re into vintage cars, vintage trains and noisy tractors or maybe more interested in ring riding, socialising on the town square or in the communal park – Græsted has it all – and more. With a world-class revue to boot! From being a sleepy station town, Græsted has now become the town in Gribskov with the greatest rise in new residents, attracted by the rich community life, involvement of citizens and a high level of volunteering. Other key factors are the beautiful recreation areas close to the forest and beach, as well as excellent amenities and shopping opportunities. Welcome to Græsted – the event-full town Steam, nostalgia and machines for all the family Prepare yourself for an experience out of the ordinary at Græsted Vintage Rally. You can discover vintage vehicles, threshing machines, tractors, steam machines, traditional old crafts, music – basically,

there’s something for everyone. Travel back in time in our coffee tent set in 1910, or take a nostalgic trip on North Sealand’s Vintage Train. Come and enjoy a lovely day with the family, and when hunger pangs strike, there’s a wide variety of food and drink on offer. Vintage train North Sealand Vintage Train is a very special experience. Climb aboard the beautifully restored carriages and get taken back to a bygone era as you drive through the scenic North Sealand landscape. Feel the sea breeze and smell the fragrant forest in summer and enjoy the snowy landscape from the Christmas vintage train in winter. It’s an unforgettable experience - whatever time of year. The vintage train is kept at Græsted Station. Stark The timber yard in Græsted plays a major role in the town’s industrial history. It

was founded in 1916, making it over 100 years today. The buildings were constructed in connection with the railway. The old railway tracks are stored in the old woodworking factory, at the end of the asphalt. Today, it is a modern timber yard, stocking everything you need for the outside- and inside maintenance of your home. Græsted Kro and Revue The idyllic Græsted Kro on the town square was built in 1869 and underwent a major renovation in 2017. In addition to its restaurant, the inn has also opened a Pub & Wine Bar, where you can enjoy a well-poured draft beer or a glass of wine from the bar’s wine list in cosy surroundings. Græsted Kro specialises in a delicious fusion of traditional Danish dishes, pub dishes and Spanish-inspired tapas. ‘Græsted Revyen’, which has been one of the most acclaimed revues in Denmark for many years, received the award for “Best Revue of the Year” in 2014 and 2017. 31

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Follow the trail through Elsinore’s 800-year history

Now you can follow the blue dots through the town that has become worldfamous for Kronborg Castle and Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, and enjoy a glimpse of an era when the Sound Dues ensured the city’s prosperity for more than 400 years. The newly established town walk, Elsinore Walk, gives you the opportunity for a unique journey on foot, which will take you through Helsingør’s development from a small fishing village through its prospering heyday collecting the Sound Dues, to industrialisation and up to the world-class modern culture town that Helsingør is recognised as today. The route firmly establishes the town centre



as an attraction in itself, on a par with Kronborg Castle, Kulturværftet and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark. The old town centre has so much to offer, if you open your ears and eyes and know the right places to go. The route leads you around the narrow cobbled streets and ‘secret’ places, that you could only previously find, if you knew the city really well. A free offer Elsinore Walk is totally free. If you want to follow the route, you can pick up a guidebook containing a map of the route at Kulturværftet, in the town’s museums




and at Kronborg Castle. You can also follow the route on our digital map on the website. Head to Helsingør and start your trip by planning to walk the route, as it will take you to almost all the places worth seeing in Helsingør. Pit stops and playgrounds You can make as many pit stops as you like along the way. Along the route you will discover delicious restaurants, cafés and Helsingør’s renowned sailor taverns. And the children can explore the playgrounds you’ll encounter en route, where younger and older children can let some steam off.



Elsinore Walk Highlights CULTURE HARBOUR KRONBORG Helsingør’s old shipyard has been transformed into a modern intersection that combines art, culture, history and world-class events. This is where you’ll find Hamlet’s Castle Kronborg and M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, designed by star architect Bjarke Ingels and elected as best culture building in the world. This is also where you can find Kulturværftet with its impressive library, which has been named the best in Europe. At the back of the museum, you can experience the shipyard museum, Værftsmuseet. SKIBSKLARERGÅRDEN Visit the unique well-preserved house, which today is a museum furnished from the days when Helsingør was a rich cosmopolis from collecting duties paid on the Sound. Go into a shop from 1780 and buy your groceries as you did back then, such as ship’s beer and biscuits. TOWN MUSEUM Set in the small Carmelite monks’ hospital from 1520, Helsingør Town Museum is a sight in itself with a fascinating history. Once you step inside, you will discover an amazing model of the original Helsingør town and enjoy exhibitions about Helsingør’s history. CARMELITE MONASTERY A wonderful feel of calmness spreads through your body as you walk through the open arcades looking onto the green lawn and the large tree that stands in the middle of the cloister in Scandinavia’s best preserved monastery complex. ANNA QUEENS STRÆDE There are lots of old historic houses in Helsingør, but this little cobbled street really stands out with its very special atmosphere and the original old houses.




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HORNBÆK – the town of light

Hornbæk is a popular seaside town on The Danish Riviera. However, this town by the sea has so much more to offer, and is worth a visit all year round. Yes, Hornbæk IS undeniably lovely in the summer months, but the town is so much more than just a popular seaside town. Originally a little fishing village, it later became an artist colony and most recently the jetsetters’ favourite resort, brimming­ with charm and atmosphere. Many streets and roads are named after some of the artists or other famous locals who grew up here. In the local history association and archive you can discover much 34

more about Hornbæk in “the olden days”. Throughout the year, the association also organises town walks, telling how the artists took over the town and how the fishermen moved to annexes and other extra buildings in the summer months so they could rent their houses to tourists. Among other places, the tours take you through charming narrow streets with beautiful houses in the old fishing v­ illage. The tours also pass the town’s beautiful old church and the two ­cemeteries, where several famous people have been laid to rest. Hornbæk town is buzzing all year with shops, cafés and restaurants. There are a variety of specialty shops with ­fashion for men, women and children, lifestyle and interior design, food and wine and a large supermarket. At Bytorvet­ you will find Hornbæk Library and a

tourist office. The tourist office provides answers for all your questions about Hornbæk, and the library enables you to read the daily papers and get internet access. One of the town’s cafés serves coffee and home-baked food in unconventional surroundings, where you can even buy the table you’re sitting at. Should the desire for spa, wellness and beauty treatments arise, this can also easily be fulfilled in Hornbæk. In addition to several good cafés and restaurants, Hornbæk also offers excellent accommodation in a couple of recently fully restored hotels. From Copenhagen you can reach the town within 1-2 hours, depending on whether you come by car or public transport. If you prefer to arrive by boat, Hornbæk also has a wonderful and well-functioning harbour.

Welcome to Hornbæk – all year round When the summer sun sends warm rays from blue skies, you can be sure there’s life in Hornbæk. The beach is filled with happy visitors, splashing and swimming in the waves or on surfboards. And between the active pleasures, you can enjoy life with delicious refreshments from a café located directly on the beach with the most beautiful view of the sea and, in clear weather, Sweden For many years, the beach has been awarded the “blue flag” and with its kilometre-long stretch, fine sand and crystal clear bathing water, it’s a perfect choice for beachgoers of all ages. The waves aren’t too strong and you have to go quite far out before the water gets deep. This makes the beach an ideal destination for families with children. And if the kids get bored of playing on the beach, the ­adjacent harbour area has one of Denmark’s best beach playgrounds, where young and slightly older children can let off steam in the fun and challenging boat-inspired playground. But Hornbæk is so much more than beach and harbour. The town also has a plantation with an exciting history dating back from World War II, and is a beautiful natural area to visit by foot or by bike. Another nature area worth mentioning is Hornbæk Lake, which is located in the middle of the town. You can walk around the lake in a short time, and along the way you can take a break and enjoy the wonderful views from the benches. If you’re into more physical challenges, there are several outdoor fitness areas around the lake. Finally, fishing competitions by the lake are held throughout the year. Hornbæk holds various events all year round, which are run by dedicated locals and attract and entertain both town residents and tourists. Summer kicks off with Big Swimming Day, where about 600-700 ‘Hornbækkians’ charge en masse into the sea. And it continues with plenty of events in weeks 27-30, including several major sporting events on Hornbæk Beach, the Hornbæk Run and the Harbour Festival. Hornbæk’s health and wellness event – ‘Week 31’ deserves a special mention. The event is held during week 31 and gets its name from the town’s postcode, which is 3100. The event takes place all over the town, where tourists and locals can try e.g. dancing, fitness, fencing, golfing, sailing, SUP and diving, free of charge and without prior registration. The week also offers races, guided walks in the plantation, tennis and children’s crab fishing Finally, there’s also the chance to ­enjoy entertaining street theatre at selected sites in the town. Other exciting activities include Culture Night, the art exhibitions ‘Kunst i Teltet’ and ‘Kunst på Molen’ and Herring Day. And the year is finished in the best possible way with “Christmas in the old hut village”. The tiny fishermen’s houses by the harbour form a festive setting for serving glögg and other traditional Danish Christmas delicacies, and take the opportunity to display wreaths, decorations and anything else to sweeten and enhance the cosy Christmas season. 35

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KURBADET by ILSE JACOBSEN A.R. Friisvej 16, DK-3100 Hornbæk Tel. (+45) 70 60 60 20 ILSE JACOBSEN HORNBÆK A.R. Friisvej 1-3, DK-3100 Hornbæk Tel. (+45) 49 70 16 98 BLOMSTEN by ILSE JACOBSEN A.R. Friisvej 3, DK-3100 Hornbæk Tel. (+45) 49 70 04 90

Spa KURBADET by ILSE JACOBSEN enjoys a scenic location by Hornbæk Beach and offers the perfect environment for ultimate relaxation and self-pampering. Enjoy the luxurious spa and wellness facilities and experience a wide range of professional beauty and wellness treatments. The treatments use the award-winning spa and beauty range ILSE by ILSE JACOBSEN.

Eating The restaurant at KURBADET epitomises the spirit of Hornbæk. We serve food and drink with great passion for excellent taste, quality craftsmanship and good service. Based on new Nordic cuisine, our chefs prepare food using organic ingredients from local farms and fish caught in Danish waters. Enjoy food and wine with good friends and get an authentic feeling of Hornbæk’s soul.

Shop The Danish designer Ilse Jacobsen built up her lifestyle brand in the little charming seaside town of Hornbæk. Ilse Jacobsen’s shops offer an aesthetic shopping experience with shoes, accessories, handmade rubber boots and practical rain jackets. The cosy little backyard offers a wide selection of seasonal flowers and plants, interior design objects and handicrafts.


Tisvildeleje – an authentic seaside town Tisvildeleje is a historic seaside resort where generations of city bohemians have sought refuge from the limelight and hectic city life. The sea, forest and hedgerow areas make the perfect place to gear down and become one with nature. The kilometre-long white sandy beach has plenty of room for everyone, and you can always find your own private spot in the dunes, just as it’s possible to go walking in Tisvilde Hegn and enjoy the silence all for yourself. But Tisvildeleje also offers a thriving social life: In just a few years, the music festival ‘Musik i Lejet’ has become so popular that tickets are sold out in less than an hour. The annual Kildemarked attracts lots of visitors with handicrafts, entertainment, food and drink, and there’s a Saturday flea market at Birkepladsen in the summer months. Tisvilde Bio plays excellent films, and Bio Bistro ensures entertainment and good food throughout the year. Experience the authentic seaside atmosphere at historic, lovingly restored seaside hotels, where pampering in a homely atmosphere is paramount. Or stay at the family-friendly Sankt Helene holiday and course centre, with animals, nature playground, sports facilities and plenty of space for relaxation.

Malene Schwartz’ North Sealand Just as she shone in her days as Matador’s Maude, actor Malene Schwartz enjoys her sun-filled summers in the countryside. She has spent her summers in Tisvilde since she was very young. First in her parents’ summer cottage and now in her own, where she spends the lighter months. Malene Schwartz has just published her memoirs: My Tisvilde. A declaration of love for the sea and the forest – her Tisvilde. What does North Sealand mean to you? Tisvilde has always been close to my heart. Firstly, because I stayed there every ­single summer throughout my whole childhood and youth. The nature by the wonderful Tisvilde Hegn, where I walked and cycled as a child and later as an adult. And the sea with the amazing beach with dunes big enough that you can always be sure to find a place to lie and enjoy the sun. Tisvilde means everything to me. Do you find sources of inspiration for your work in the area? I’ve used the forest for practicing my different roles countless times. Over the years, I’ve been in many musicals, so I’ve done a lot of singing in the forest. I could be there in peace and talk and shout or sing (very loudly) without disturbing ­anyone. If you’ve never been to North Sealand before, you must experience ... … Tibirke Church. It’s incredibly charming. And if you’re on a bike and continue a little further, you can enjoy a lovely bike ride over the hilly Tibirke Bakker. When the day nears its end, go down to the beach in Tisvilde and experience the most wonderful sunset. Even Skagen can’t beat it!


North Sealand has a wealth of art and culture on offer. Below are some excellent examples. Find lots more in the magazine or visit

Art culture in North Sealand

When a polar explorer plans In the most northern part of North Sealand, all the way out to the west of Hundested, you’ll find Knud Rasmussen’s House. Denmark’s famous polar explorer built the house by Spodsbjerg Lighthouse in 1917. He lived in the house between his journeys to the North Polar Region. The house has been left as it was in Knud Rasmussen’s day. The interior is intact, including furniture, paintings and photographs. Arboretet Arboretet in Hørsholm is part of the University of Copenhagen and was esta­

blished in 1936 as an expansion to Forst­ botanisk Park in Charlottenlund, with the objective of supporting teaching in forestry and garden botany. Arboretet is still used for botany teaching today. With over 2,000 species of trees and plants, the collection is the biggest in Denmark. A large number of visitors and horticultural enthusiasts visit every year. Open daily from 07:30 to dusk. Karen Blixen’s home Rungstedlund was Karen Blixen’s home and is now the Karen Blixen Museum, just a few minutes walk from Rungsted

harbour. Karen Blixen (1885–1962) remains one of Denmark’s greatest writers. Rungstedlund opened as the writer’s museum in 1991. Karen Blixen was born and grew up in the house and she spent a large part of her adult life there. Her grave lies under a great beech tree, in the park close to the museum. Trommen in Hørsholm Culture centre in the middle of Hørsholm with cinema, theatre and large library. Trommen stages more than 200 events every year and offers the possibility of holding private conferences.

Hundested Sand Sculpture Festival This year’s theme is “myths and legends” and takes you on a spectacular worldwide journey in a fantasy universe. The Sand Sculpture Festival can be enjoyed at Hundested Harbour from 10 May to 16 September 2018. Kajgaden 7, Hundested Havn, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 50 47 98 30,


Nivaagaards Art Collection Nivaagaards Art Collection includes international masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance, Dutch Baroque and Danish Golden Age – by artists like Rembrandt, Bellini, Cranach, Brueghel, Eckersberg, Lundbye, Marstrand and others. The museum is located in a famous rhododendron park with beautiful old trees and shows two to three special exhibitions a year and has a popular café and shop.

OPENING HOURS Tuesday – Friday 11-20 Weekend and public holidays 11-17, closed Mondays Nivaagaards Malerisamling Gl. Strandvej 2 DK-2990 Nivå Tel. (+45) 49 14 10 17

Special exhibitions in 2018  A scent of eternity Flower painter J.L. Jensen 21 January – 12 August 2018  Illustrator Jens Hage 26 August – 30 December 2018

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Museum of Modern Art Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is world-famous. It is also a vibrant cultural centre and a very special place where art and architecture meet parkland with direct access to the Sound. Every year Louisiana hosts several major international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The museum has a long tradition of presenting visual culture in alternative and diverse forms – including photography, design and architecture exhibitions. Louisiana’s collection covers a period dating back from 1945 upwards and includes superb masterpieces and examples of nearly all genres – painting, sculpture, photography, film and installations. Architecture and sculpture park Architecturally, Louisiana is considered to be one of the finest examples of 1950s elegant and understated modernism. The museum blends perfectly with the landscape and the surrounding sculpture park


with views overlooking the Sound. The park sculptures are an important part of Louisiana’s collection. Works are displayed by artists such as Moore, Calder, Ernst and Miró – all precisely positioned amid the sculpture park’s verdant setting.

menu every week, as well as a lunch and evening buffet. Louisiana Shop is one of Denmark’s leading design stores, focussing mainly on Danish and Scandinavian design. The product selection is a good reflection of the latest trends on the design scene.

The Children’s Wing, café and shop Children of all ages have the unique opportunities to work creatively and explore their imaginations and senses in the Louisiana Children’s Wing. A 500 m² three-storey building. Louisiana Cafe offers panoramic views across the Sound, and the outdoor patio is open in the summer. The kitchen serves modern Danish food, prepared from scratch using seasonal ingredients. There is a new

A living culture house Guided exhibition tours, art kick in the collection, creative workshops, painting schools, concerts, Friday lounges, live debating events, professional lectures – and an international literature festival. Art, contemporary culture, words and sounds are brought to life all year round in Louisiana’s creative surroundings.

LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk Tel. (+45) 49 19 07 19, OPENING TIMES Tuesday-Friday: 11–22. Closed Mondays. Sat, Sun and bank holidays 11–18.




Discover one of the most famous and spectacular museums in Denmark M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, in front of Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, is in the shape of a huge ship, built underground and surrounding the port’s old dry dock. The unique, underground museum has been designed by the worldfamous Danish architects BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. Their sloping bridges take you down to a whole world of maritime history. The exhibitions take you through the story of Denmark as one of the world’s leading shipping nations, where you can explore the museum’s rich collections in an atmospheric and dramatic setting of film projections and soundscapes. You


can stand face-to-face with a torpedo, get an old-fashioned sailor’s tattoo, see the biggest model of a container ship in the world - and much more. An Award-Winning Museum Since the dry dock museum opened in 2013, it has won a number of international prizes for its architecture and exhibitions, winning great acclaim from international media. The musem has been called ’A cutting-edge cultural venue’ by The New York Times and ’One of the eight greatest new museums’ by the BBC.

More than a Museum M/S Café has Denmark’s most stunning underground view. The café’s panorama windows open onto the rough-hewn dry dock and BIG’s spectacular architecture. During the summer season the open-air dock is transformed into a sheltered ‘subterranean’ terrace. M/S Café serves lunch, hot and cold drinks, and a selection of delicious cakes. The museum shop has a wide selection of maritime books, designer items, clothes and toys. Entrance to the museum café and shop is free of charge.

M/S MARITIME MUSEUM OF DENMARK Ny Kronborgvej 1, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 06 85 Instagram: @maritimemuseumdenmark OPENING HOURS Tuesday-Sunday 11-17 July and August: Open daily 11-18 Closed on Mondays, except Monday in winter holidays, Easter holidays, Whitsun and autumn holidays. Closed 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31 December and 1 January


Rudolph Tegner’s Museum and Statue Park

Rudolph Tegner’s Museum and Statue Park Museumsvej 19 DK-3120 Dronningmølle Tel. (+45) 49 71 91 77 The park is accessible all year round and the museum during the summer months. Opening hours on


Russia is the name given to this special area at Dronningmølle, where the sculptor Rudolph Tegner (1873-1950) established his enchanting Statue Park and architecturally groundbreaking modernist museum. The museum houses 300 of his own beautiful, poetic, dramatic, voluminous and masculine sculptures in plaster, clay, marble and bronze. They provide a unique insight into the sculptor’s lifetime works, reflecting his fascination with symbolism, vitality and classism. Fourteen bronzes are arranged in the outside landscape, interacting with heather, sky and seasonal changes. Sheep graze freely among the works in the summer months. The museum has a small coffee shop (see opening hours and order three days in advance when possible on Children can go on an art treasure hunt, borrow drawing equipment and climb trees in the park.

Special exhibition: Tegner and Morocco 1/6-21/10 2018. Rudolph Tegner visited Morocco twice in his life and was very inspired by the culture. The exhibition is set up as Tegner’s third encounter with Morocco, but this time Morocco comes to him. Eight contemporary artists, who use modern art forms to reflect their own culture, exhibit works and show how the art scene in Morocco has shifted in recent years. “A Sound Year” by composer Gunner Møller Pedersen 1/1-31/12 2018. The work is the composer’s main work, and is one of the most important electro­ acoustic Danish works. It is a 4-channel spatial quadrophonic piece of music with 12 sections, all linked to each month of the year. The composer has written a short poem for each section. Played daily at 12.00 throughout 2018 (in June, July, August and September at 12.00 and 21.00). Duration: 30 min. Free admission.

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MUNKERUPHUS – a meeting place to enjoy art and design Exhibition space and artist’s home Munkeruphus is a former artist’s home beautifully located overlooking Øresund on the stretch of coast between Gilleleje and Dronningmølle. Since 1989, it has served as an exhibition space for art, architecture and design. In addition to changing exhibitions showing Danish and foreign artists, the house also has a small shop and café with outdoor serving in the summer and expansive gardens with sculptures. The wooden building was designed in 1916 by architects Terkel Hjejle and Niels Rosenkjær, and in 1987 it was listed as one of the finest and most complete examples of this style of building, which came to Denmark via the Arts and Crafts movement in England and the American Colonial Style. The hybrid artist Gunnar Aagaard Andersen The history of Munkeruphus is closely associated with one of the most versatile and experimental Danish artists of the 20th

century, Gunnar Aagaard Andersen (19191982), who lived and worked in the house with his family from 1958 until his death. The house’s old garden room has become a permanent space for Gunnar Aagaard Andersen’s hybrid works of art that ranged from painting, sculpture and architecture to scenography, furniture, wallpaper and textiles etc. Visitors are welcome to use the room’s furniture and look into books, iPad and drawers, that are available for those who wish to delve into the world of Gunnar Aagaard Andersen. Café and shop The old dinning room contains a cosy café, with a view of the sea, where you can buy light lunch dishes, home-baked treats, quality coffee and tea, speciality beers, cordials and wine. In the summer months you can enjoy the café’s delicacies in the garden, and we light the cosy fireplace on colder days. The shop sells its own catalogues and books on art, photography, architecture, design and landscape. You can also buy

Exhibition season from the end of March to the end of October. See website for more information on opening hours, exhibitions and events. Munkeruphus Munkerup Strandvej 78 DK-3120 Dronningmølle

homemade Munkeruphus Honey from our own bees, special designs made from Gunnar Aagaard Andersen textiles and small objects made by Danish designers and craftsmen. Park and beach The lovely park area surrounding Munkeruphus is characterised by its undulating and varied terrain, old exotic trees and a number of permanent sculptures, including works by Gunnar Aagaard Andersen. In the summer months, the park is also used for openings, concerts and other events. There is direct access to a lovely sandy beach via Dronningekløften at the bottom of the park. In the summer, it’s a wonderful place for swimming, fishing or enjoying your ice cream from the café. Everybody is welcome to use the garden from sunrise to sunset. Free entrance to the park. 45


CULTURE YARD In 2010, the Culture Yard opened at the end of Kongekajen, and Helsingør gained new opportunities to attract and develop new types of concerts and cultural events. Events such as CLICK Festival and Knejpe Festival have been established, along with several hundred other concerts being held during the festivals. The modern cultural centre also houses an award-winning library and a museum about the shipyard years. The Culture Yard focuses on children and families in the local culture centre, ‘Toldkammeret’, located at the other end of Kongekajen. On you can read more about the programme for the two cultural centres: Concerts, comedy, drama, film, festivals, lectures, debates, knowledge and an extensive programme for children and young people.


Denmark’s largest private art collection Discover Denmark’s largest private art collection at close hand when you hold meetings and conferences amid Konventum’s stunning architecture, where art can be enjoyed in all shapes and forms. More than 1,200 works of modern art from the 1950s until present day, grace the walls, ceilings and floors. Konventum is a conference centre, and not a museum, so the art is displayed randomly, allowing you to experience the works in a living and changing environment. Artists including Asger Jorn, Katrine

Ærtebjerg, Per Kirkeby, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Lizzie Mallow, Egil Jacobsen, Kurt Trampedach, Kristian Hornsleth and many others offer you some unique and outstanding experiences at Konventum. Check the website for guided tours or explore the building on your own. Or book your next conference among the art. Konventum Gl. Hellebækvej 70, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 09 00,

Danish Museum of Science & Technology The Danish Museum of Science & Tech­nology is a veritable paradise for children and adults. Discover technical inventions that have changed the world. You can admire the world’s oldest running car, see the Danish aviation pioneer Ellehammer’s aircraft from 1906 and different models of the famous Danish motor­cycle Nimbus. You can enjoy plenty of full-power experiences that create genuine admiration for tech­nology and science. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to create new inventions that we can’t live without? With one of Europe’s best technical collections, it’s certainly brimming with inspiration. The Danish Museum of Science and Technology invites you on a journey where we build bridges between you and Denmark’s history of technology and we look into the future together. Danish Museum of Science & Technology Fabriksvej 25, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 22 26 11,




MUSEUM OF NATIONAL HISTORY Discover 500 years of Danish history at Frederiksborg Castle through portraits, historic paintings, furniture and art industry. Frederiksborg Slot, 3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 04 39,

M/S MARITIME MUSEUM OF DENMARK Learn about Denmark’s story as a shipping nation in past and present in a spectacular framework. Ny Kronborgvej 1 , 3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 06 85,

ESRUM ABBEY Cistercian abbey founded in 1151, which is now an attraction with events, exhibitions and family activities. Klostergade 11-12, Esrum, Græsted Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00,

FLYNDERUPGÅRD The history of agriculture and fisheries. Historical farm, garden and nostalgic recreated kitchen. Agnetevej 9, DK-3060 Espergærde Tel. (+45) 49 28 19 00

ELVÆRKET Hillerød’s old power station, now museum with special exhibitions in the high-ceilinged turbine hall. Frederiksgade 11, DK-3400 Hillerød,Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40

PIBE MØLLE Some summer Sundays the local Miller’s Guild operates the mill Høbjergvej, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40

MUNKERUPHUS Exciting art museum in attractive park with changing exhibitions. Access to Øresund. Munkerup Strandvej 78, DK-3120 Dr. mølle, Tel. (+45) 49 71 79 06

HØRSHOLM EGNS MUSEUM Meet the Stone Age hunters from Nivå Fjord and see Hirschholm Palace among the museum’s exhibitions. Sdr. Jagtvej 2, DK-2970 Hørsholm Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40,

DANISH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Experience a world of technology with fun, fascinating and epochmaking inventions. From vintage cars to mobile phones. Fabriksvej 25, 3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 22 26 11,

RAMLØSE MØLLE & HÅNDVÆRKSMUSEET Flour mill from 1908. Still operated on many Sundays. Tradesmen’s museum in side building. Møllelodden 4, 3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40

LAUGØ SMEDJE Smithy demonstrating the old craftsmanship. Discover the importance of horseshoes in folklore. Laugø Byvej 2, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40

RUDOLPH TEGNER’S MUSEUM & STATUE PARK Museum and statue park in the beautiful area, Rusland. Permanent Tegner exhibition. Museumsvej 19, DK-3120 Dronningmølle, Tel. (+45) 49 71 91 77

HILLERØD BYMUSEUM The history from medieval to modern times. Turn back time at Time Street with shops and classroom. Graphic Museum in the cellar. Helsingørsgade 65, 3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40,

HELSINGØR BYMUSEUM The town museum is located inside Carmelite House – previously an Abbey hospital and poorhouse. Sct. Annagade 36, Tel. (+45) 49 28 18 00,

KNUD RASMUSSEN’S HOUSE Former home of the famous polar explorer, now museum with items from his Greenland expeditions. Knud Rasmussens Vej 9, DK-3390 Hundested, Tel. (+45) 47 72 06 05

DET GAMLE HUS See how a family lived in the mid-1800s – with clay floors, short beds and open fire in the kitchen. Hovedgaden 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40

ÆBELHOLT KLOSTERMUSEUM Skeletons and medical instruments illuminate the quality of life, diseases and death in 1175. Beautiful abbey garden and Æbelholt abbey ruins. Æbelholt 4, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40,

KAREN BLIXEN MUSEET Rungstedlund, her childhood home which she returned to in 1931 after 17 years in Africa. Rungsted Strandvej 111, DK-2960 Rungsted Kyst, Tel. (+45) 45 57 10 57

SKIBSKLARERERGAARDEN Helsingør’s best preserved merchant & ship clearing office from the Sound Dues period. Strandgade 91, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 18 36

KRUDTVÆRKSMUSEET World’s best preserved gunpowder works. Working machinery. Krudtværksalléen 1 DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 72 06 05

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KARMELITERKLOSTRET The Carmelite Abbey (Vor Frue) with St. Mariæ Church is one of Scandinavia’s best preserved medieval monasteries. Guided tours by prior arrangement. Sct. Anna Gade 38 , DK-3000 ­Helsingø,

LOUISIANA Leading international museum of modern art. Unique location by the Sound, where art, architecture, park and nature create a whole experience. Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Tel. (+45) 49 19 07 19

INDUSTRIMUSEET FREDERIKS VÆRK The Ironmaster’s Mansion houses the museum ’s administration, exhibitions, shop, library and archive. Torvet 1, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 47 72 06 05

DANSK FARMACIHISTORISK SAMLING Pharmacies, the pharmaceutical industry and history of medicines in Denmark over the past 100 years. Milnersvej 42, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 20 60 00

ØRESUNDSAKVARIET Discover the marine life in the Øresund. Touch pools and marine summer activities. Strandpromenaden 5, DK-3000 Helsingør, Tel. (+45) 35 32 19 70

NIVAAGAARDS MALERISAMLING Works from Italian and Northern European renaissance, Dutch baroque periods and golden age of Danish art. Gammel Strandvej 2 DK- 2990 Nivå, tel. (+45) 49 14 10 17

HAMMERMØLLEN Built in 1765 on Kronborg Geværfabrik (Weapon Factory). Museum and cosy café with idyllic location. Bøssemagergade 21, DK-3150 Hellebæk, Tel. (+45) 49 21 89 72

THE RING OVEN AT NIVAAGAARD TEGLVÆRK In Nivå you’ll find Denmark’s last preserved ring oven. See the website for opening days and guided tours. Teglværksvej 23, DK-2990 Nivå,

SKIBSHALLERNE IN GILLELEJE Tells the story of the danger-filled lives of North Sealand fishermen over 500 years. Hovedgaden 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40

KARLEBO MØLLE A well-preserved Dutch mill. Open to schools and groups by arrangement. Kirkeltevej 161 C, DK-2980 Kokkedal, Tel. (+45) 60 68 27 82

HYLLINGEBJERGSTENEN Denmark’s most engraved 3,000-years old stone at entrance to Frederiksværk Library. Frederiksværk Bibliotek, Torvet 41, 3300 Frederiksværk, Tel. (+45) 47 78 41 00,

ELSE KLUG’S CAFÉ, HOLIDAY APARTMENT AND CLASSROOM Home to the Klug family for several generations. See a holiday apartment from 1960s and a classroom from 1865. Enjoy coffee and home-baked cakes, weather permitting. Østergade 20, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45)72 17 02 40

FREDENSBORG LOKALHISTORISKE MUSEUM Has a historical classroom with collection of historical school items. Avderødvej 19, DK-2980 Kokkedal Tel. (+45) 48 28 01 76 / 23 41 54 40

VÆRFTSMUSEET It tells the history of Helsingør Shipyard’s heyday and the lives of the shipyard workers. Allégade 2, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 18 16

FYRHISTORISK MUSEUM AT NAKKEHOVED ØSTRE AND VESTRE FYR Describes Danish lighthouse development from the 16th century to modern automation. International and rare lighthouse. Fyrvejen 20 + 25 a, DK-3250 Gilleleje, Tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40

MODEL RAILWAY MUSEUM Large model railway with 130 m of rails, many train sets and masses of fascinating details. Shop and model railway club. Strandgade 93, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 30 43 57 85

KRONBORG CASTLE World-class renaissance castle, listed on UNESCO World Heritage site. World-famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s immortal play, Hamlet. Kronborg 2 C, 3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 30 78


Museum North Sealand Museum North Sealand has many exhibition areas – and has plenty to amuse both adults and children. Discover Royal North Sealand’s fascinating history with an annual ticket costing DKK 70. At the museums you will encounter Stone Age hunters and farmers, fishermen and citizens from later times. Go from the fishing village Gilleleje in the north via Hillerød Town to the castle garden in Hørsholm. Read more about the individual museums on Museum Nordsjælland, Frederiksgade 9, DK-3400 Hillerød, administration, tel. (+45) 72 17 02 40 Annual ticket DKK 70. Can be purchased from and the exhibition venues


ELVÆRKET – OLD POWER STATION See for events Frederiksgade 11, DK-3400 Hillerød

HILLERØD TOWN MUSEUM Old street with plenty of fun for kids! Helsingørsgade 65, DK-3400 Hillerød

ÆBELHOLT ABBEY MUSEUM Visit the ruins and see medieval tombs Æbelholt 4 (by Istedrødvejen), 3400 Hillerød

SHIP HALL History of fishing on Sealand’s north coast Hovedgaden 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje

THE OLD CLASSROOM What was school like 100 years ago? Hovedgaden 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje

LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM AT NAKKEHOVED Culture- and countryside experiences Fyrvejen 25A, DK-3250 Gilleleje

THE OLD FISHERMAN’S HOUSE How fishermen lived in the 19th century Hovedgaden 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje

HIRSCHHOLM PALACE AND STRUENSEE The story of the magnificent castle in the north Sdr. Jagtvej 2, DK-2970 Hørsholm

STONE AGE HUNTERS FROM NIVÅ Come close to a 7,500-year-old tomb Sdr. Jagtvej 2, DK-2970 Hørsholm

The Danish Riviera The world is full of wonderful beaches but the top of Sealand has some of the best beaches in Europe, dotting the coast like pearls on a string. The Danish Riviera stretches from Sejerøbugten in the west to Øresund in the east – 230 km of coastline. One day you’re enjoying the vibe in Gilleleje Harbour, the next day you’re in Rørvig. You decide if your journey from one harbour to the next is on a bicycle, in a car or on foot. If the wind is blowing at Sejerø-bugten in the west, then choose a beach on the north or east coast. Every beach has its charm. Naturally, your journey includes a trip on the Riviera’s own ferry service: Hundested/Rørvig or vice versa. In addition to miles of child-friendly beaches, the Danish Riviera offers you a wide selection of holiday homes, Denmark’s largest castles, ferry services to Helsingborg, Ebeltoft and Aarhus, good hotels, abbeys, cathedral, lovely camping sites, delightful restaurants, a wealth of local food producers, art museums, hundreds of artists and authentic large and small commercial towns. And only about one hour’s drive to City Hall Square in the centre of the Danish capital, Copenhagen.


Beach life Denmark’s fantastic riviera

Sealand’s north coast is a long string of beautiful beaches, all offering safe swimming water and outstanding experiences. Here, where the clean, fresh waters of the Kattegat and Sound wash up on North Sealand’s coast, you’ll discover 11 idyllic coastal- and seaside towns, joined together like pearls on a string. The beaches, the light, the dunes and the plantations combines with high skies and fresh sea breeze instils a wonderful sense of peace. The Danish Riviera has plenty of experiences in store for families with children and nature lovers. There are manned lifeguard posts at 21 beaches in North Sealand. These specially trained lifeguards ensure the bathing water along the almost 70-kilometre stretch between Nivå and Hundested is the safest in Denmark. Popular sandy beach with lovely dunes Far west is the harbour town of Hundested with its popular sandy beach and 52

dunes, just a two-minute walk from the harbour and Hundested town. The beach is popular with both tourists and locals. There are good parking facilities and a fine view across the mouth of Isefjord and Rørvig to the west. Five kilometres further east, the beach at Gråstenvej is slightly less busy and more child-friendly. Eight kilometres of golden beach Liseleje is a romantic seaside town by the edge of Tisvilde Hegn, with classic timbered houses and hollyhocks and a wide sandy beach. Plenty of parking space, so the town is easily accessible. Enjoy the child-friendly, lifeguarded beach, which offers disabled access too. The Kattegat Kite Festival is held on Strandengen in the month of August. The water is shallow but children and bathers must keep clear of the stone breakwaters because of the risk of strong currents and rip currents.

Classic seaside town The old fishing village in Tisvilde is the essence of a very traditional seaside town that has become a fashionable and popular destination with cafes and intimate night life in recent years. The popular beach is dotted with classic bathing huts painted in charming colours and the bay behind the jetty provides ideal shelter if the wind gets up. Further down the beach from the car park, you’ll find beach areas with large dunes in wild, raw nature. Further along you’ll find the beach at Stængehus, roughly in the middle of the long beach between Liseleje and Tisvildeleje. Own beach under impressive cliffs The stretch between Tisvildeleje and Rågeleje has steep and impressive cliffs towering over the Kattegat. The view is magnificent. At the foot of the slopes, there are rarely-visited small coves with fine beaches. With luck, you can find your

Lifeguard-manned beaches 2018 Espergærde Snekkersten Hornbæk E+W Villingebæk – Dronningmølle Strandbakkerne Gilleleje Veststrand Smidstrup Rågeleje Strandbjerggård Tisvildeleje E+W Stængehus Hundested Lille Kulgab Liseleje E+W Gråstenvej – Hundested Grønnehave/Marienlyst Elsinore Nivå Strandpark

The North Sealand Coastal Lifesaving Service ensures the safety of the numerous bathers visiting the popular beaches along the North coast.

Good disabled facilities Espergærde Tisvildeleje Liseleje Dronningmølle Hornbæk

Green flag: Bathing permitted  ellow flag: Bathing permitted Y but extra care is needed.

Red flag: Bathing is strictly prohibited

own private beach at the end of the many sets of steep steps which you will find along this stretch of coastline. Classic Boardwalk Rågeleje has a superb classic seaside promenade, which along with the coast road follows a long stretch of coastline, close to the water’s edge. When the wind gets up, there are many windsurfers to watch out at sea. A perfect family beach Dronningmølle beach is probably one of North Sealand’s most child- and familyfriendly beaches. With fine-grained sand, clean, shallow waters and 2 lifeguard posts for optimum water safety, the beach is a popular choice. Handicap accessible with a ramp to the water’s edge, toilets and parking at Dronningmølle Camping. Also parking and stairs to the beach in the village of Dronningmølle.

Charm and atmosphere Hornbæk is the most well-known seaside town on the north coast. It is a lively harbour town with a charming marina atmosphere with timbered houses in the old fishing area. The town is buzzing with life and activities and the large beach has lovely fine sand and high dunes. Warm summer days attract lots of sun-seekers. The playground on the beach at Hornbæk is crafted in wood and designed as a harbour with breakwaters, bridges, lighthouse, boats, slides, swings and much more. Fishery and atmosphere Gilleleje is an old fishing town that still has an active fishery and a large, busy harbour. The beaches on either side of the harbour are excellent. The lovely, familyfriendly beach, Strand­bakkerne, lies in the east. On the other side of the harbour is Veststranden, with slightly deeper water, often with more waves.

Delightful beaches with views of the Sound Past Elsinore the coastline turns south, where there are lots of small but very charming and intimate beaches. Snekkersten and Espergærde lie side by side with lawns and old sites, once used to dry fishing nets, that hint at a time when fishing for herring in the Øresund was a vital source of wealth. Both neighbourhoods have fine sands and a lovely view of Sweden across the Sound. Child-friendly beach close to the harbour Nivå has a lovely child-friendly beach that extends from Nivå Harbour. Perfect for safe swimming and catching crabs. Lovely sandy beach for the whole family A lovely bathing beach is adjacent to Rungsted Harbour, where children and adults play in the bobbing waves and on the beautiful sands. 53

Royal North Sealand National Park will open in 2018

Forests lakes in Royal North Sealand Living history Whether it’s the white-tailed eagles swooping after its prey across the lake or reflections of the royal history, North Sealand brings the feeling of history and heritage alive. Between the beech trees and still water lies pure peacefulness and the possibility to be active. White-tailed eagles have bred in North Sealand since 2009 and the osprey built its first nest in North Sealand in Gribskov in 2011. This is a testimony of the excellent conditions, as eagles need good hunting and nesting terrain. The red kite has also returned to breed in North Sealand. Denmark’s largest lakes Esrum Lake holds the greatest volume of water, located between hilly farmland and Gribskov, Sealand’s largest forest. A sailing trip along the lake banks offers wonderful experiences. Rich bird life, forest barbecue sites, a magnificent view of Fredensborg and its castle garden avenues and the lakeside restaurant Skipperhuset. Lake activities on a sunny day include swimming, barbecuing, bird watching, bicycling, sailing and fishing. A boat trip will take you over the lake to a forest café that is located on the lake shore. Close to the west lies Arresø, Denmark’s largest lake. The lake waters can be as still as a mirror or heave with buckling waves in 54

a storm. The lake is a protected area for birds and western marsh-harriers can be seen flying over the reeds. And you might be lucky to spot a white-tailed sea eagle or sea hawk. Meadow lakes line Arresø’s hinterland like pearls on a string: Strødam Engsø, Solbjerg Engsø and Alsønderup Engsø, through which the Pøle river flows before joining Arresø. To the north lies the lake Holløse Bredning. The lakes support rich birdlife and grassy meadows run down to the lakesides. In 2009, the first beavers were ­released into the area and more came along in 2010 and 2011. They quickly spread throughout Arresø’s hinterland. There have also been sightings of beaver cubs in North Sealand, as far inland as Hillerød. Gurre Lake is a more mystical place. The ruins of Gurre Castle lie by the lake. Valdemar IV of Denmark’s fabled connection to the location adds an exciting dimension. The lake lies in a forested area with Gurre Vang in the south and Horserød Hegn in the north. The majority of the forest is protected, and its tranquillity treasured. A charming little trail circles the lake and a brand new bird tower offers lovely views of Mågeøen. There are also primitive barbecue- and overnight facilities along the path.

The royal forests and UNESCO World Heritage North Sealand owes its existence to the popularity of hunting sports among royalty. In the 17th century, Christian V returned from visiting France’s Sun King, and full of enthusiasm he introduced parforce hunting in Denmark. You can still see the old forest hunting routes with their long, straight paths that meet in star- and cross-formations in the forests of Gribskov and Store Dyrehave. Stand at Rødepælsstjernen in the heart of Gribskov or at the Kongestjernen in Store Dyrehave, and you can imagine the horns, the galloping hunters and baying hounds chasing their prey to its exhausted doom. There are new pamphlets and an audio guide at the centre of the star formations to aid your imagination. This par force hunting landscape, along with the landscape in Jægersborg Dyrehave and certain road sections outside of the forests have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Wild deer and leaf roller moths Four species of deer are found in North Sealand: Red deer, sika deer, fallow deer and roe deer. All four are found in Gribskov. Fallow deer and roe deer are the most populous. They are most active in the mornings and evenings, and it is

CALL UP HISTORY AND THE COUNTRYSIDE Get more out of your forest walk and call your way to history – to learn about the very place you are in. Selected historical sites are equipped with an information post with a telephone number. Themed folders with GPS points can be downloaded from FIND YOUR WAY AROUND NATURE AND FOREST AREAS IN NORTH SEALAND “Find vej I” is a kind of treasure hunt/­ orientation run that takes you around the sights and attractions in a forest, park or nature area. Visit to learn more

easier to see them. The wild deer mostly stay within the Tisvilde area, but also wander across the fields to other forests in North Sealand. It’s a magnificent sight to spot a herd of red deer appearing from the morning mist. Tisvilde Hegn has its own special history. The forest was planted on the sand – lots of sand. Sand which had been drifting in from the beach for centuries and had covered several villages. Not all trees thrive on sandy soil. The Scots pine can though. But the sea winds and tree moth’s larvae have transformed parts of the wood into a troll-like tree-contorted fantasy world. Legend says it was the Sea Bull that spread the sand all those years ago. Now the Sea Bull is back, guarding the seaside-inspired nature playground at Liseleje beach. Active on land and water Danish Forest and Nature Agency forests and lakes offer plenty of activities. Bicycle tours, horseback riding, camping overnight in tents and kayaking. There are barbecue picnic areas in beautiful surroundings, especially along the lakeside. There are countless walking and running routes, Health trails, mountain bike routes and nature playgrounds. And there is wonderful wildlife and a rich history

of local culture. There are medieval abbeys and castle ruins, and 5000-year old burial mounds and passage graves. Using your mobile phone, you can hear the local history of a particular site simply by using the phone number provided on the information post at that particular site. Disabled people and those with mobility difficulties can also enjoy nature as short routes with good surface have been made in several places. Grazing for growing flowers Certain areas in North Sealand have a more open feel to them. Hellebæk Kohave is an old grazing area next to Teglstrup Hegn. Around 150–300 cattle grazed here, which lets the local flowers grow freely in the naturally cropped grass. In many other places, including the forests, you might suddenly spot a herd of horses in a clearing or between the trees – they help keeping the plants kept low with their teeth. On Melby Overdrev, between Liseleje Plantage and Asserbo Plantage, the heather grows all the way to the dunes. The abundant flowers in the sunny open areas attract beautiful butterflies and other rare insects. Grasshoppers sing in the grass, while bumblebees buzz drowsily from flower to flower. The same idyllic scene

can be experienced at Gilbjerg Hoved and Rusland by Tegner’s Museum. Rungstedlund garden and forest Rungstedlund is located close to the Øre­ sund coast in Rungsted, with 17 hectares of land, gardens and park stretching behind the buildings. In accordance with Karen Blixen’s wishes, the area is a designated bird sanctuary open to the public. Visitors can also visit Karen Blixen’s grave, at the foot of Ewald’s Mound. Folehaveskoven Hørsholm One of the most lush forests in North Sealand, where many species of trees thrive. The forest has many ancient monuments, like Bronze Age burial mounds and single Bronze Age barrows. This is described in greater detail in the Danish Forest and Nature Agency’s hiking brochure. As are the designated hiking routes. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN NORTH SEALAND EXPERIENCES AND PLACE DESCRIPTIONS naturguider/ UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE www.kongernes-nordsjæ


Sleeping under the stars Royal North Sealand has many beautiful public forests where visitors are allowed to stay overnight. Some campsites have shelters, whereas you need to bring your own tent in other places. There are also some forests that offer free camping. On the Danish Nature Agency’s website, you can find practical information about the sites and their locations.

Outdoor Guide with action-packed experiences VisitNordsælland’s Outdoor Guide 2018 offers inspiration for outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, golf and lots of water-based activities. The Outdoor Guide can be picked up at Tourist Offices in North Sealand or seen on the website


Tisvildevejen ‘Tisvildevejen’ is a culturally historical route brimming with magical experiences that perfectly encapsulate North Sealand’s nature, culture and local products. You can travel along the Tisvildevejen route all year from Esrum Abbey and Møllegard to Tisvildeleje, or participate in the unique exclusive cultural hiking event for only 30 participants. This is when Tisvildevejen offers four days filled with special experiences. For more details visit

WORLD HERITAGE in Royal North Sealand

North Sealand forests are not as natural as you might think. They were actually designed as the backdrop for the most magnificent form of hunting: The monarchic Royal Par Force Hunt. Christian V loved riding with his huntsmen and hounds after a fleeing deer and experience the triumph of defeating it. The terrain in the Store Dyrehave and Gribskov was unsuitable for the king’s par force hunting. It was too dangerous to ride in the swampy, hilly forests so the king decided to tame the wild nature. In the 1680s, hundreds of soldiers were ordered to create a network of winding paths in the forests to make it safe for the king and his guests to ride. Everyone who knew the system could understand it because the paths were formed in stars and squares grid systems, and the paths had

numbers that were carved in stone. The forest became well organised. Denmark’s almighty king had once again proved the power he had over nature and people. Everyone could see this and everyone enjoyed using it, including the king’s foreign guests. He had learned about par force hunting in France, he got his ideas for the road system from France and Saxony, and his hounds came from England. However, Christian V combined the different elements he had discovered and created something completely new. The par force hunting landscape in North Sealand is unique, but it is also an expres-

sion of its time and reflects how ideas were disseminated in Europe in the1600s. This is why it was made a World Heritage Site in 2015. Discover the World Heritage site in the forests of Gribskov or Store Dyrehave. You can find information boards and leaflets at the four parking areas, which give inspiration for lovely forest walks along the old parforce hunting path system. Learn more about the World Heritage site and find the parking areas on:


Active Holidays Holidays are freedom – from the everyday humdrum, routine and office life. Freedom to spend active time outdoors and feel the weather and changing seasons on your body. North Sealand offers a wide range of activities for action-packed holidays in the most beautiful settings – with your partner, family or children. Do you want to work up a sweat, on a forest mountain bike trail? Or slow things down, with some meditative fishing along the beach? Would you rather do some outdoor fitness or walk down ancient pilgrim routes? North Sealand has it all, allowing you to combine an active holiday with unique experiences that suit your tastes exactly.


HIKING AND BIKING ROUTES offers you biking and hiking routes for the whole area.There are descriptions of local walks as well as longer hikes e.g. The Nordkyststien along North Sealand’s coastline, which stretches for a total of 69 km from Hundested to Helsingør. MOUNTAIN BIKE ROUTES Read more about the route suggestions on www.naturstyrelsen. dk under naturoplevelser/aktiviteter/mountainbike. RUNNING ROUTES Find health trails and other running routes on under Motion. KAYAK ROUTES Descriptions of routes, kayaking conditions and places to spend the night can be found on under Sejllads. RIDING For riding tracks, visit where you can also find folders with maps and rules for riding. SKI RUNS For more details visit, search the map under “vinterlege/skiløjper”.

MORE INFORMATION Danish Cyclists Federation, Danish Forest and Nature Agency,

Cycling Many people have discovered the great biking opportunities in North Sealand, and for excellent reasons. The region is crisscrossed by bike routes, all connecting one major attraction to another, making the journey there a part of the experience. Beside the sea, along flowering meadows, through deep forests. In Hillerød you cycle straight through Frederiksborg Castle and northbound, on route 32 or 33. Route 33 takes you down Gribskov’s shady forest roads, through open countryside, over old seabeds past Søborg castle ruins to Gilleleje, where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest or dip in the sea. Route 32 passes two picturesque lakes with rich birdlife, Strødam Engsø and Solbjerg Engsø, before it meets the North Coast Path in Tisvildeleje via Helsinge. Route 47, the North Coast Cycle Route, follows the coast all the way from Helsingør to Hundested. Enjoy the fabulous sea view and inhale the Kattegat’s fresh sea air – whilst the irresistible aroma of freshly cooked Danish fishcakes in Gilleleje will force you to stop at the harbour. Hundested Harbour is full of interesting workshops and galleries with unique art and crafts. You might like to continue on the Fjordstien (Fjord Path) around Roskilde Fjord and Isefjord. See more routes at And remember – passengers on the local train or S-tog can take their bikes free of charge.

Hiking Challenge yourself with North Sealand’s answer to El Camino, the Pilgrimage Route ‘Tisvildevejen’, which takes you from Esrum Abbey to Tisvildeleje through some of North Sealand’s most beautiful areas. Young children can also join in – there are idyllic hiking trails, historic routes and authentic footpaths. Everything seems so much more intense when you hike – smells, sounds, sights and tastes. Great exercise for your body and peace for your soul. You pass castles, abbeys, churches and other cultural gems and can drop in whenever you feel like it. Visit farm shops, taste local produce and stay at family-run Bed & Breakfasts. If you want to sleep out in nature, several forests provide free camping, and the Danish Nature Agency has equipped good nature campsites with shelters. Find them on

Riding Discovering nature on horseback is a unique experience. North ­Sealand has an impressive network of connected riding trails that pass through varied natural areas: flat meadows, hilly terrain, shady forests or open beaches. Most of the forests in North Sealand are state-owned, meaning you can ride in the forests free of charge. ­Several places have fenced areas and tethering poles at barbecue and campfire sites. You can overnight with your own horse, or you can rent horses and enjoy guided tours with or without an overnight stay. Swim with your horse at Stængehus Strand followed by a lovely ride in Asserbo and Tisvilde Hegn. Visit to read more.

Outdoor fitness Once you’ve tried exercising under the open skies, it’s hard going back to the gym. Fresh air, oxygen to the muscles, wonderful nature – and it’s all free! Nature fitness is great for people of all ages and is an active way for the whole family to have fun together. You can train outdoors with lovely forest and lake views from many nature fitness areas including: • Glenten exercise and play area • Egebækvangs exercise and meeting area • Nature fitness by Hornbæk Lake • Ølsted Grusgrav (Gravel Pit) 59

Active on water Are you a total water freak? Then North Sealand is the perfect place for you. It has everything from challenging water sports like surfing, SUP and kayaking to fishing. Drop by Lynæs Surfcenter or SUPspot in Hornbæk, where both places have the perfect setting for a great day of water-based activities. At Denmark’s second largest lake, Esrum Sø, the whole family can rent canoes or kayaks and enjoy peace and tranquillity with views of Gribskov and Fredensborg Castle. Speed demons might prefer to hire a motorboat in Helsingør and take a trip on the Sound, visiting some of the charming small harbours along the coast. If you’re after the peace and presence of fishing, the North Coast offers some of Denmark’s best coastal fishing. From Rungsted in the east to Hunde­ sted in the west, sea trout spots are dotted like pearls on a string. Wading out from the beach and standing in waist-high water, with only the sound of screeching gulls and lapping waves, is an unparalleled nature experience. You can find familyfriendly Put & Take fishing several places in North Sealand, and pier and harbour fishing don’t require much equipment or experience. Enjoy sea fishing on the Sound together with other fishermen, aboard one of the tour boats that sail from Helsingør. There’s a good chance of taking a fine catch home! VisitNordsjælland’s Outdoor Guide offers plenty more information and inspiration for many outdoor activities. The guide can be picked up at Tourist Offices in North Sealand. Read more on


Royal, magical and private gardens in North Sealand Royal North Sealand is a mustvisit destination if you love gardens, culture and nature. In North Sealand you will find sublime royal gardens and experience living history in a region that has been used as a royal retreat for centuries. You can also explore gardens and parks that contain world-class art, and unique magical parks that will invigorate all of your senses.

Find more inspiration and suggestions for guided tours on

Royal gardens North Sealand is full of royal history. Discover the unique royal gardens where royals have cavorted for centuries. The gardens are absolutely stunning and even allow you ­access to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe’s private garden at Fredensborg Castle. The Magic Garden If you’re seeking adventures and magic, you simply have to visit The Magic Garden in Fredensborg. You’ve never seen anything like this garden in your life. This very special garden has been created with imagination, symbolism, mythology and creativity. Parks With their lavish yet rustic style, the parks in Royal North Sealand are well worth a visit. North Sealand’s parks feature everything from raw, untouched nature to architecture and colourful blooms.


Tee off in the green Enjoy a golf holiday in Royal North Sealand with some of the country’s very best golf courses, where many of Denmark’s professional golfers have started their careers. Royal North Sealand is rich in beautiful scenery and cosy accommodation options, and it’s never far to the first tee on one of North Sealand’s beautiful golf courses. Ree Golf

Fredensborg Golf Simon’s Golf Club

Fredensborg Golf Club This fabulous golf course is located close to Fredensborg Palace. It’s suitable for all levels, with a slightly hilly terrain with lakes and a river that winds its way through the beautiful countryside. Bring this advert and get a 10% green fee discount. Fredensborg Golf Club, Skovsvinget 25 DK-3480 Fredensborg, tel. (+45) 48 47 56 59,

REE Golf REE Golf is established around the historic post mill “Pibemølle” – with exciting challenges in hilly terrain. Finish the round by visiting the friendly restaurant, where everyone is welcome to enjoy the outdoor serving. Take advantage of the summer holiday discount on the green fee (up to 28% discount). REE Golf, Høbjergvej 32, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 79 56 55,



Anniversary 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of Simon’s Golf Club, one of Denmark’s most famous golf clubs. The course enjoys a scenic location in North Sealand, where the 27 holes, designed by the famous Martin Hawtree, wind their way among the soft hills in the beautiful landscape. Simon’s Golf Club opened in 1993, when former world no. 1 and US Master’s winner, Ian Woosnam, took the first swing. He returned again, along with 8-time winner of the European Tour, Colin Montgomerie, when the club hosted the Nordic Open in 2003, the first ever European Tour event in Denmark. In 2007, the club celebrated the expansion from 18 to 27 holes with a demonstration game between Ian Woosnam/Colin Montgomerie on one team and Søren Hansen/Iben Tinning on

the other team. In 2008, it was the Ladies European Tours’ turn to enjoy the velvety fairways at Nykredit Masters; with participants including Anikka Sörenstam and Dame Laura Davies. Shipco Masters 2018 2018 will go down as another great year in Simon’s Golf Club’s history when the Shipco Masters is held on 1-3 June. The tournament is part of the Staysure Tour (formerly European Senior Tour) and Ian Woosnam, Colin Montgomerie and Dame Laura Davies will be a welcome sight, who will, together with the rest of the strong competitors, compete for a prize sum of DKK 2.6 million. Besides being able to follow the legends on the golf course, there will be plenty of spectator activities in the exhibition area and on the training area.

Hotel Nybogaard Alongside its famous course, Simon’s Golf Club also presides over the Hotel Nybogaard, which dates right back to 1688. The large manor estate has been carefully restored, and includes rooms, houses and an atmospheric party/event room. An ideal place for conferences or just relaxing after a round or two of golf. Hotel guests can enjoy the delicious food in the Golf Club’s Restaurant Lakeside with beautiful views overlooking the course, or you may prefer a drink in the cosy Albatross bar, which is reminiscent of a classic English pub. Simon’s Golf Club and Hotel Nybogaard are conveniently located only 30 min from Copenhagen and 10 min from Elsinore with Kronborg Castle.


North Sealand

for kids

There’s no mistaking such happy music – the song of children playing gladdens every heart. Be inspired by fun and exciting child-centred play all year round. Esrum Abbey Esrum activities are designed for kids. During the summer and autumn holidays, kids can enjoy outdoor fun and adventure with their friends and families. They can become knights and princesses at the Medieval Market (16-17 June 2018) or hear scary stories on Ghost Night. All year round they can dress up, get “hunting licences”, be countryside detectives, go on treasure hunts, make swords and princess masks and much more. And animal lovers will enjoy the goats, horses, rabbits and chickens. For more details about kids activities visit Vintage train Enjoy a trip on this fine vintage steam train during the summer, lovingly restored and maintained by a group of steam train enthusiasts. Hundested Harbour adventure platform Discover the large floating platform at Hundested Harbour. The platform is equipped with two shallow touch pools where visitors can get close to the sea’s amazing animals. Welcome to “Tickle a fish”. Hundested Harbour 64

Grønnehavegaard Visitor Farm Three generations welcome guests at the four-winged yellow timbered farm, with 15 different kinds of animals to enjoy. Help feed the animals and the carp in the pond as the farmer shows you around. Sit on a bench under the apple tree and stroke the cuddly animals (rabbits, guinea pigs, kittens, chicks and ducklings). Jump on the farm trailer and enjoy a tractor ride to the Scottish Highland cattle, where you can see and help feed deer, pheasants, etc. Try riding a pony or Frederik the donkey, with mum or dad pulling you along. Visit our little museum with interesting finds from our fields, such as stone axes. We also have a number of old tools on display. The farmer is a lively and entertaining storyteller, ensuring a fun and educational day at the farm. Admission, including tickets for all the above activities is DKK 75 for everybody above 1 year. Helsingevej 98, Frederiksværk, tel. (+45) 24 48 26 13, open in summer 30/6-12/8 (closed Fridays) 11-16, other hours: Experience history at Falkonergården Just outside Fredensborg, visitors can experience the presence of history


Arresødal Forest Frederiksværk, parking behind the church

Nature playgrounds and outdoor exercise areas

Egebækvangs exercise and meeting area

North Sealand has a wealth of nature playgrounds. The playgrounds are located next to forests or beaches and built from natural materials. Children can balance, hop, crawl, climb and play in their own fantasy world, as well as enjoy their lunch over an open fire.

Hornbæk beach playground

Strandvejen south of Snekkersten Harbour

Eghjorten Jespersvej 309, Fredensborg close to Hillerød

Glenten exercise and play area Knorrenborg Vang, south of Fredensborg

Havtyren nature playground Lisehøjvej, Liseleje

Hellebæk Next to Hellebæk School Nordre Strandvej 141, Ålsgårde Near Havnevej 32C, Hornbæk

Høbjerg Hegn East of Helsinge

Nature/activity route with playground at Hundested

Nature playground Esrum Abbey Klostervej 11-12, Esrum

Nature playground in Tisvilde Nyruphus – for young children Kongevejen 270, Espergærde

Teglstrup Hegn Near Gl. Hellebækvej 79, Helsingør

Ullerup Forest, Hundested Ølsted Grusgrav, nature playground Rakenhøj, Ølsted

when the falconer’s eagles, hawks and falcons display their hunting and flying techniques at close range. Davidsvænge 11, Fredensborg, Olliestedet, Skatetopia & Multipark There are plenty of opportunities in North Sealand for you to slide the rails or do ramp drops in the numerous skater parks. Read more about the skater parks on, or onørsholm Sommerland Sjælland There is plenty of space for fun and thrills on a family visit to Sommerland Sjælland, right in the middle of beautiful Odsherred. Sommerland Sjælland offers more than 60 rides, great places to eat and green areas where the family can relax and enjoy time together. Remember you can buy a combination ticket with ferry ticket to Hundested-Rørvig and admission to Sommerland Sjælland. Open from 19/5-16/9 in the 2018 season. See events, opening hours and much more at To the Tops What does the world look like 12 metres

up in the sky? Would you love to experience the forest from the treetops and see the world from above, or are you just a thrill-seeker after an adrenalin rush? Til Tops offers a fun and challenging climbing area with top safety equipment and procedures. Klosterrisvej 4, Hornbæk, www. Museum of Science & Technology Do you dream of being a fighter pilot or maybe just sitting behind the steering wheel of one of the earliest cars? Then come and visit the museum, where we have an impressive collection of steam engines, electrical inventions, bicycles, cars and airplanes. Fabriksvej 25, Helsingør, Explore the Sound with Øresund Aquarium We open a window to the sea life in the Sound and welcome all children to come and enjoy the amazing marine life that exists at the bottom of the sea. Special activities for children and their parents are held throughout the summer holidays. The Øresund Aquarium offers many other activities, such as porpoise- or snorkelling safaris. Porpoise- and snorkelling safaris

take place throughout the summer holidays. Opening hours and online booking at Tothavens Visitor Farm Outside the old fishing village of Kikhavn, adjacent to Ullerup forest and 1 km from the gentle waves of the Kattegat, lies the friendly little visitor farm Tothaven. The farm dates from 1796, and is home to dairy goats, ponies, donkeys, wool pigs, kunekune pigs, muscovy ducks, Indian runner ducks, turkeys, honey bees, hens, rabbits and cats. During summer there are plenty of baby animals to cuddle, and our passionate animal keepers love helping you and telling you about the animals. Explore the farm and animals at your own pace. Watch the goats being milked, jump in the straw, relax in the hammocks under the linden trees, eat your packed lunch in the garden, or enjoy an organic ice cream, tea, coffee or a piece of homemade cake in the little café. Admission DKK 40. A ride on one of the farm’s ponies costs DKK 20. See opening hours and read more about what’s on offer at Tothaven on, Torupvejen 2, DK-3390 Hundested, tel. (+45) 20 36 02 26 65

Accommodation in North Sealand Staying away – and yet feeling at home. You’ll most probably recognise this feeling when you stay in North Sealand. We make a real effort to provide the best service, in a friendly and relaxed way.

Historic and atmospheric seaside hotels, carefully renovated to meet your expectations of modern comfort and luxury. The light, the sky, the sea, with gently lapping waves that lull you to sleep. Breakfast in light, charming dining rooms, followed by a long stroll along the beach. That’s one type of accommodation in North Sealand. Alternatively you could try a Bed & Breakfast along one of the many good bicycle routes, where the local host will warmly welcome you, and give you his personal recommendations for some interesting experiences.

Would you like to stay in the heart of North Sealand, with the magnificent castles of Frede­riksborg and Fredensborg as your neighbours? If so, Hillerød and Fredensborg have excellent hotels that make ideal bases for exploring the whole area. North Sealand’s beautiful and varied scenery appeals to campers, and you certainly won’t be disappointed by a lack of lovely campsites, whether you’re travelling by bike or car. Along the Danish Riviera, they lie dotted like pearls on a string, close to the sea and beach, and within walking distance of major cultural experiences in the towns.

North Sealand’s hostels are conveniently located with day-long distances between them, and offer a comfy bed and friendly atmosphere, which is ideal for getting to know the other travellers. If you are in North Sealand for a meeting, conference or event, you will feel extraordinarily pampered. Unique Meeting Places in Royal North Sealand is a network of 14 meeting venues that professionally take care of facilities, experiences and accommodation.

Hotel Hillerød – world-class hospitality Hotel Hillerød is situated in the heart of lush North Sealand. The hotel is surrounded by magnificent forests, royal castles and proud hunting traditions, while the town’s attractions include great shopping, lovely lakes and sports trails. At Hotel Hillerød and Restaurant krydderiet, you will be welcomed with real dedication and passion to ensure the 66

best environment for your stay. The staff take great pride in inspiring and helping you to find the best experiences – whatever it is you are looking for. Restaurant krydderiet will serve you the best and freshest seasonal ingredients. Depending on the season, strawberries are picked from local farmers’ fields, wild plants are gathered from the forest and the restau-

rant has its own herb garden right outside its window. Our genuine passion for food and our professional dedication makes a visit to Restaurant krydderiet a unique experience.

Hotel Hillerød, Milnersvej 41, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 24 08 00,

Family holidays for all tastes in lovely Tisvildeleje at ...

Sankt Helene You need to recharge your batteries during your holiday. You need to feel like you’re staying in a home away from home. So your surroundings have to be restful and calming. You need the countryside right at your door, beach, forest and fields. An environment that’s full of good vibrations and energetic staff with a twinkle in their eye. Sankt Helene has it all. It’s for a good reason, that clever men

and women tell us about Sankt Helene’s life-giving energy, and throughout history Tisvildeleje has attracted many special guests. For example, Christian IV took water from the holy spring and kept it with him as he travelled around Europe. Sankt Helene provides holiday apartments, family rooms, holiday cabins and tent sites. Moreover, it has Restaurant Sofie, café and bar and several

party rooms. The large outdoor area has a campfire area, animals, nature playground, obstacle course and a wide range of sports activities. Children are wellcatered for with a children’s club, nature school and a large programme of activities throughout summer. Sankt Helene, Bygmarken 30, 3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50,


Boutique hotel in the heart of Helsingør Hotel, Café and Meeting facilities Kyhns Gæstehus is a little oasis nestled in the centre of Helsingør city, overlooking the city’s old and beautiful town hall. It is a listed townhouse with courtyard, café and lots of character. The building has six beautiful double rooms that are decorated in their own individual style with fine details that incorporate the building’s unique history. It has views overlooking the town or set back, quieter rooms. It offers a tranquil, cosy atmosphere with plenty of space for meetings, small parties or a romantic weekend. In Kyhns Gæstehus, the emphasis is on ecology and sustainability in everyday life. All food is prepared from scratch, and the kitchen works closely with local producers who are also committed to high quality and the pleasure of using quality, natural ingredients. Kyhns Gæstehus looks forward to giving you a warm welcome. Kyhns Gæstehus, Stengade 58, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 71 70 84 82,

Hotel Villa Brinkly Halfway between the old fishing harbours in Espergærde and Snekkersten lies the worthy, old-style timber building Villa Brinkly. Originally, Villa Brinkly was a summer residence for prosperous families from Copenhagen. They were “summer residents”, people who had the time and


resources to move to the countryside for the summer. A new trend which quickly proved popular, but which was initially the preserve of the rich. With only a stone’s throw away from the beach and with the well-known Egebæksvang woods backing the property, Villa Brinkly offers

its guests a unique natural experience. It is also the ideal meeting place for undisturbed anonymity for CEO groups. Space for up to 16 people in our meeting room. Strandvejen 258, DK-3070 Snekkersten Tel. (+45) 49 13 20 19,

Hotel Sleep2Night A few minutes’ drive from Hotel Sleep2Night takes you downtown Helsingør with its paved streets, beautiful old houses, many specialty shops, and a hectic business life. Denmark’s most festive corner - Helsingør and the rest of North Sealand – has so much to offer that the most people cannot help themselves but repeat the words of the fairytale poet H.C. Andersen: “to travel is to live” Hotel Sleep2Night is a simple concept – first and foremost it is especially made for the person on the move who only needs a nice and cheap place to sleep in between the experiences. Hotel sleep2Night is strategically located with easy access to the motorway, trains and ferries – just 3 kilometers from Helsingør´s charming Centre. Hotel Sleep2Night offers 64 double rooms with all the facilities a traveler needs. You can drive right up to the hotel. All of the rooms are on ground floor with their own parking space outside. In other words – a perfect starting point. Enjoy the large breakfast buffet before you are on the go again – maybe with inspiration or help from the friendly staff, to find the next experience. Hotel Sleep2Night, Industrivej 17-19, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 27 01 00,

Hotel Gilleleje Strand In the heart of the town, with the beach as its garden and the harbour as its neighbour The historic hotel dates from 1896 and reopened in 2017 after a thorough renovation. Today it offers ultra-modern and comfortable facilities, but has retained its original character and atmosphere. The hotel enjoys a unique location on the town square. It is just 100m to the town’s best beach, and the authentic and atmos-

pheric fishing harbour is just around the corner. All rooms are tastefully decorated with carefully selected furniture, blissful beds and new bathrooms with underfloor heating. Visit the cosy pub/café, the bright and friendly restaurant or the town square with its almost southern atmosphere. The hotel offers everything from

Danish open sandwiches with homemade delicacies to delicious dinners prepared from scratch at a reasonable price – with the focus on organic- and local produce. Hotel Gilleleje Strand Vesterbrogade 4 B, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 48 30 05 12, www.




From king’s pub to queen’s inn Did you know that Fredensborg Palace was built as King Frederik IV’s love nest? Did you also know that the King then built the inn right next to the castle, so he could meet his people and do business there without being disturbed inside the palace itself? Did you know that Fredensborg Palace was built as King Frederik IV’s love nest? Did you also know that the King then built the inn right next to the palace, so he could meet his people and do business there without being disturbed inside the palace itself? King Frederik IV knew it required the right place for the right experiences. A principle and tradition we’ve made into the focal point of Fredensborg Store Kro. We see service as our calling and strive to accommodate our guest’s every wish – no matter how large or small. We do this by creating a modern atmosphere based on the inn’s rich traditions of high quality food and drink and authentic personal service from every employee.


The queen’s inn Store Kro was built to provide accommodation for the king’s guests. However, royals and statesmen are not the only important guests to grace the inn with their presence – Søren Kierkegaard also stayed here after he broke up with his Regine. The building opposite was the inn’s stable for guests’ horses. This is where Niels W. Gade stayed when he wrote the music for the famous bridal waltz in Bournonville’s ballet A Folk Tale. In 1967, the inn was used for negotiating withholding tax rules under the leadership of then foreign minister Per Hækkerup. During the proceedings, a note was received saying a bomb had been placed in the inn. Hækkerup read it aloud and said, „We’ll take that with coffee“.

There are many similar historic tales linked to Fredensborg Store Kro. Bedrooms, libraries, restaurant, dining rooms, party/ event rooms and a beautiful hall with fireplace combine to create the impression of a modern inn, which was thoroughly renovated a few years ago by the new owner Niels Fennet, the man behind the hotel chain Cabinn. Gastronomic ambitions The inn follows a bistro concept with a carefully selected menu and wine list. Its goal is to satisfy the many locals who spontaneously pop in, as well as guests who come to enjoy a delicious meal. Slotsgade 6, 3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 71 71 21 21,

Havgaarden Badehotel – the feeling of coming home Havgaarden Seaside Hotel enjoys a set back location, with just a few minutes’ walk to the beach. A little gem of wellness, well hidden off the road, along the beautiful North Sealand coast. Enjoy peace, harmony and each other’s company, take a short break, romantic holiday or getaway. Visit the restaurant, where the great love of Italian cuisine and wine is apparent in the delicious menu. Celebrate your next party at Havgaarden when you’ve got a reason to celebrate. Havgaarden Badehotel, Strandlyvej 1, 3210 Vejby Strand, tel. (+45) 30 56 40 56,

Munkerupgaard Idyllically situated right by the coast, it offers plenty of possibilities for conferences, parties and spending the night in a beautiful setting. Munkerupgaard enjoys an undisturbed location in a large park, which has its own golf course. The light, luxurious rooms ensure guests enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep, whether the day has been spent in conferences, parties or walking in the beautiful nature that

surrounds the property. Arrange your party or meeting at Munkerupgaard and have the whole property for yourself. If you arrive in the afternoon, you can enjoy the hotel’s 6-hole par 3 golf course, tennis court, petanque court or take a dip in the Kattegat before dinner, which is prepared by Munkerupgaard’s own kitchen. Munkerupgaard is located in Munkerup, between Gilleleje and Hornbæk, and has

been owned by FL Smidth since 1943. For many years, Munkerupgaard served exclusively as a holiday guesthouse for FLS office workers and their families and FLS pensioners. In 1984, the decor and equipment were modernised to include company courses. Munkerupgaard , Jørgenshvilevej 10, DK-3250 Gilleleje, tel. (+45) 49 71 91 11,


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Plenty has happened at the new Marienlyst, but the location remains exactly the same. In addition to Strandhotel Marienlyst’s perfect location – adjacent to the Sound and with fabulous views of the beach, sea, Kronborg and the Swedish coastline – you can now also look forward to new rooms, new meeting facilities, a new chef, a new service team and a brand new Beach spa, which is one of the most beautiful in Denmark. Step inside and be welcomed by a world of pampering and luxury. The individual and beautifully designed rooms offer everything from freestanding bathtubs to large terraces that lead you directly to the beach. If you stay in a room with a sea view, you’ll wake up to the most beautiful mornings, with the sound of lapping waves and sunrises over the Sound. Several of the hotel’s terraces overlook the Sound and offer direct access to the beach and waterfront, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner during the summer months. On the hotel’s other terraces you can just sit and breathe in the fresh air, enjoy time out and totally relax. Food and drink are an important part of life at Strandhotel Marienlyst. We strive to ensure every meal is a culinary


experience. Whether you’re dining in elegant surroundings in Salon Marienlyst or with sea views in Brasserie 1861, you can look forward to carefully prepared dishes. Everything is prepared based on French-Nordic cuisine, using seasonal ingredients and with sustainability, local and organic products in mind. Spend the day in the hotel’s cosy and atmospheric bar and lounge area, reading the newspaper or meeting family, friends or colleagues for a nice drink, a good lunch, a light evening meal or a colourful cocktail from the bar. This January, Marienlyst opened a brand new beach spa – a paradise of wellbeing for the body and soul. As a guest, you can look forward to over 20 different spa facilities and treatments. This

includes hot tubs, beach saunas, panoramic sauna, salt therapy, fitness, lounge areas and cosy spa café. Our professional spa team will also offer you spa activities and treatments. All experiences create a setting for ultimate pampering and wellness. From top to toe. Just a few minutes from Marienlyst, you’ll discover forests, the marina, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, Kronborg Castle and Elsinore town centre with its historical streets. You might like to pop over to Sweden or take a trip along North Sealand’s beautiful coastline by car, train or bicycle. Strandhotel Marienlyst Ndr. Strandvej 2, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 21 40 00

Helenekilde Badehotel Our guests are the focal point, and we provide understated luxury, excellent food, a comfortable atmosphere and the space and vistas to set your thoughts free. With its views overlooking the Kattegat Sea, Helenekilde Badehotel is situated beautifully. And the ambiance is in true

harmony with the area’s natural setting and history. Helenekilde Badehotel gives you that warm intangible feeling that you are visiting a private home. The meals too are a treat at Helenekilde Badehotel. Everything served here is made from scratch with fresh ingredients, determining the

menu’s seasonal variations. Enjoy a homely stay, sleep like a dream, and return to your daily life rejuvenated. Helenekilde Badehotel, Strandvejen 25 DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, tel. (+45) 48 70 70 01

To meet in North Sealand is an experience Did you know that Royal North Sealand also has a wealth of exciting and unusual meeting and function rooms on offer? There are castles, monasteries and fascinating museums you can hire. There are seaside hotels and unique function rooms, top professional conference spaces with wonderfully high ceilings; perfect for great thoughts and creating innovative ideas. Explore the numerous venues on the website, or take a closer look at the selected Unique Meeting Venues, which collaborate together, allowing you to combine multiple experiences in one offer. Read more on or Please contact us if you would like to hear more.


Tisvildeleje Strandhotel When Tisvildeleje Strandhotel’s founder Frederik Nielsen built his house back in 1895, little could he imagine that one day it would be this romantic pearl in a historic fishing town. The warm hues, bamboos and safari interior transport you a world away to a farm in Africa.

The rustic, fresh and homemade food style determines serving of uncomplicated and delicious dishes. Enjoy a relaxing stay in homely surrounding at Tisvildeleje Strandhotel. Sip hot chocolate after a walk along the beach, or just relax on a sofa with a good

book – beat your partner at backgammon, or just spoil yourself with a massage … Tisvildeleje Strandhotel, Hovedgaden 75 3220 Tisvildeleje, tel. (+45) 48 70 71 19

Konventum – world-class culture Stay in world-class Danish design and architecture. Read the paper sitting in furniture designed by the greatest Danish designers. Discover Denmark’s largest private art collection of unique pieces from the 1950s to the present day. Enjoy the sumptuous breakfast buffet with pan-


oramic views overlooking the Øresund. And explore North Sealand’s beautiful nature and culture right on your doorstep. Konventum has 222 rooms and space for 370 diners in the restaurant, making it the ideal choice for larger or smaller travel groups, who want to find peace

for contemplation and space for unique experiences in beautiful surroundings. Konventum looks forward to giving you an unforgettable experience. Konventum, Gl. Hellebækvej 70, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 49 28 09 00,

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Gilleleje Badehotel sits on the top of a 30-metre cliff at Sealand’s northernmost point, Gilbjerghoved. If you add the hotel’s three floors to the height, you have the most amazing view of land and sea. You can see all the way to Kullen in Sweden and enjoy watching the multitude of birds performing air acrobatics

over the Sound and Kattegat. Gilleleje Badehotel has 25 beautiful double rooms, 16 of which are in the main building and 8 in Gilbjerghuset. All rooms have private bathroom and toilet and many have a view overlooking the sea, Kullen and Denmark’s most beautiful sunset. All hotel guests are welcome to use the hotel’s

spa area, where you can enjoy treatments and pamper yourself and your partner or friend. Try, for example, the hot stones in our Turkish hamam, steam bath or the mahogany sauna. Gilleleje Badehotel, Hulsøvej 15, 3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 48 30 13 47,


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SØÅSEGÅRD FERIE Charming holiday apartments in beautiful natural settings with modern facilities. Sørupvej 23, DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 23 61 55 16


SMÁTTAN B&B AND ANNEX Charming older house centrally located in town opposite Gilleleje Church. Two separate balconies. Courtyard by the annex. Gilleleje Hovedgade 32, DK-3250 Gilleleje, tel. (+45) 61 78 61 32

MUNKERUPGAARD Beautifully situated B&B between Gilleleje and Hornbæk, with great views over the Kattegat. Private bathroom and toilet. Jørgenshvilevej 10, DK-3260 Gilleleje, tel. (+45) 49 71 91 11

B&B “ROSE-HOUSE” HILLERØD Romantic B&B 75 m² family apartment with 3 rooms. Rent partially or entirely. 1-7 pers. Tornskadevej 5, Ullerød, DK-3400 Hillerød, tel. (+45) 48 24 75 75 / (+45) 40 25 75 95,

NORDSTRAND B&B Charming 40 m² annexe w/kitchen, bathroom, TV, internet and private terrace. Close to beach & harbour. Østre Alle 40, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 30 27 39 88


HANNES BED & BREAKFAST Large well-furnished room in peaceful residential area. Private bathroom/toilet, kitchenette and entrance. Ridehusvej 14, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 20 81 36 50


GILLELEJE B&B, HØVELTEGÅRD Cosy, atmospheric farmhouse very close to the town centre. Lovely garden. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, B&B kitchen and sitting room. Græstedvejen 38, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 40 18 85 07 / (+45) 48 30 11 56,


Unique opportunity in July for B&B in calm surroundings with direct access to Smidstrup Beach. All rooms have private bathroom. Pre-booking is recommended. Sognevej 15, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 48 31 80 25

SOMMERS HUS Cosy B&B in Hillerød C. Close to Fredensborg Palace. 2 rooms, 50 m² retro summerhouse style. 1-7 pers. Frederiksværksgade 80, DK-3400 Hillerød, tel. (+45) 25 70 99 69 / (+45) 26 84 01 88,




Lis Herand B&B 50 m² annexe with sea view. 1 dbl. room+ 1 bunk bed. TV room, kitchen living area, bathroom, terrace. Prices from DKK 495. Lærkevej 11, Hundested, Tel. (+45) 40 34 31 35 ,

B&B MELBY SNEDKERI Spacious bedrooms with a large communal area and kitchenette in modern villa. Near Liseleje Beach. Melbyvej 83, DK-3370 Melby Tel. (+45) 29 16 16 67 / (+45) 28 33 20 33

HÅRLANDSGÅRDEN Charming rooms, holiday apartment – large, mature garden – close to forest and beach. Hårlands Allé 12, DK-3220 Tisvildeleje, tel. (+45) 48 70 83 96


SOV DEJLIGT Sleep well in Hillerød C. Cabins and rooms. Spa and exotic garden. Book online at Fredensvej 12, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 40 81 19 08


DET GAMLE HUS I HORNBÆK Authentic fisherman’s cottage, lovingly renovated with modern comforts and original interior. Central location just by the harbour and beach. Øresundsvej 22, DK-3100 Hornbæk Tel. (+45) 23 23 84 44

MARIEHØNEN B&B 2 double rooms (one with bunk beds). TV, WiFi. Access to open kitchen/family room, terrace and garden. Parking area. Close to beach and marina. Frederiksværkvej 5 B, Lynæs, DK-3390 Hundested, tel. (+45) 23 61 06 54,

MELBYVEJ B&B BY HANNE AAEN Lovely studio flat with kitchen, bathroom, hall with eating area and living room with double bed and 2-seater sofa bed. Access to garden with terrace. TV & WiFi. Melbyvej 121, DK-3370 Melby Tel. (+45) 47 92 42 63 Mob. (+45) 50 74 34 25

NORDENSBJERG B&B 38m² holiday apartment on small farm in St. Havelse. Kitchen, bathroom and view overlooking fields and Roskilde Fjord. Store Havelsevej 74 DK-3310 Ølsted, Tel. (+45) 47 74 92 92/ (+45) 40 85 , 39 37

HUNDESTED HARBOUR CABINS On the quay by the marina with view across the Isefjord. 200 m to the beach and 100 m to the centre. Nordre Beddingsvej 8, Hundested Havn, DK-3390 Hundested, tel. (+45) 21 29 24 25,


Campsites & Hostels along the Danish Riviera Scents of the forest, water, beach and cool night air mingle with the Nightingale’s tender song. The sky stretches out with a carpet of stars and it’s time to digest the day’s impressions at one of North Sealand’s many lovely campsites and hostels. Gilleleje Harbour

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NIVÅ CAMPING Sølyst Allé 14, DK-2990 Nivå Tel. (+45) 49 14 52 26

FREDERIKSVÆRK CITY CAMPING & VANDRERHJEM Strandgade 30, DK-3300 Frederiksværk Tel. (+45) 23 44 88 44,

SANKT HELENE DANHOSTEL TISVILDELEJE Bygmarken 30, 3220 Tisvildeleje Tel. (+45) 48 70 98 50




HELSINGØR CAMPING & VANDRERHJEM Strandalleen 2, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 49 50

SØLAGER STRAND CAMPING Kulhusvej 2, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 93 93 62

DANHOSTEL HILLERØD / NORDIC CAMP & CONFERENCE CENTRE Lejrskolevej 4, 3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 19 86,




DRONNINGMØLLE STRANDCAMPING Strandkrogen 2, DK-3120 Dronningmølle Tel. (+45) 49 71 92 90

HILLERØD CAMPING Blytækkervej 18, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 26 48 54

FREDENSBORG VANDRERHJEM Østrupvej 3, 3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 60 54 97 00


Bijé Leisure & Camping A camping holiday in Denmark begins with a visit to Sealand’s most well-equipped camping store, with all that you could possibly need for caravans, inside and out. You can have your caravan inspected and checked in the large service centre. If you’re looking for a new caravan, Bijè is the ideal location. They always have hundreds of new and used caravans in storage and you and your family are always welcome. Bijé Fritid & Camping, Bomose Allé 19, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 79 31 10,

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard’s North Sealand Raised in Gilleleje, went to secondary school in Helsinge and played his first roles on Asserbo castle ruins. It’s clear to see that Mikkel Boe Følsgaard’s big heart has a great affection for North Sealand. The nature and theatre environment played particularly large roles in shaping the young actor, who made his breakthrough with A Royal Affair, became a household name with The Legacy and can soon be seen in the first Danish Netflix series The Rain. What does North Sealand mean to you? I guess you could say I’ve been shaped by North Sealand. I was born on Bornholm, but my parents decided to move back to Sealand where they came from. And North Sealand shares some of the same nature that Bornholm has. We lived in Gilleleje and I went to secondary school in Helsinge. Nature has always meant a lot to me – I’ve always sought out the forest or beach when I needed to find peace. Sometimes I miss that calmness and tranquillity now that I live in Copenhagen. North Sealand is also a great place for theatre. There is such great support around the creative environment, and it was in those years that I really got a taste for acting. Can you recommend your own “secret place” at the destination? When I was young and I sometimes felt the world was against me, I always sought out the sea. There’s a special place on the Gilbjerg Path ... At the time I thought it was “my place”. Actually, it’s just a bench with a fabulous view, where I would sit and philosophise, here I realised that the world was bigger than oneself. Do you find sources of inspiration for your work in the area? My mother-in-law has a summer cottage in Hundested, where there are some beautiful beaches. I love winter bathing, it kick-starts your mind and inspiration. When I recently had to practice for a big part, I went down to the sea to practice my lines out in nature. Nature gives me a wonderful sense of calm, a feeling of being alone in the world. If you’ve never been to North Sealand before, you must experience... There’s so much to see. Gilleleje alone needs a whole week to see everything. Take the local train to Gribskov, get off at an unmanned station out in the sticks – discover the unexplored or get lost on purpose. Hundested and Kikhavn are also some of my favourite places. Hop on a bike or put your walking boots on and follow the Spodsberg path. Buy Danish fishcakes from Lynæs Harbour and find a good bench to sit and admire the sea view. It’s incredibly beautiful.



Sletten Discover one of the most iconic places on Sealand’s east coast, with direct views of the Sound and surrounded by idyllic fisherman cottages. Restaurant Sletten offers gourmet food with sea views for lunches, dinners, conferences or parties. Based on classic cuisine with a primary focus on individual ingredients. We strive to source our ingredients from the best local producers, along with European specialties. We are also proud to offer one of North Sealand’s most ambitious wine lists. Restaurant Sletten, Gl. Strandvej 137, DK-3050 Humlebæk Tel. (+45) 49 19 13 21,


Far til 4 Restaurant Far til 4 is located by the beach, close to the harbour. It’s a charming family restaurant with an extensive menu that appeals to both adults and children. Enjoy food from the large, inviting buffet inside the atmospheric rooms or out on the spacious covered patio with a wonderful view overlooking the sea. Keep an eye on the website, as there are special offers several times a week in the winter months. Restaurant Far til 4, Alfavej 21, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 49 71 76 72,


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Meat, Eggs & Shop The best meat comes from cows, calves, lambs, pigs and poultry that have had a good and healthy life with access to fields and exercise. Organic family farms sell their quality products in their own farm shops, and also supply selected butchers, who ensure correct ripening and cutting techniques are used.


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Food & Culture Food reflects an important part of life in North Sealand. Just like the monks who used to live there, Esrum Abbey is focused on local production, sustainability, herbs, seasonal crops and considerate cooking methods. Taste for yourself in our café, at markets and festivals. At Torup Market and in Halsnæs, you’ll discover food production is also a top priority when you visit the numerous farm shops and food markets on selected Saturdays at Dyssekilde Station.


 ØDSNEDKEREN K Farvergårdsvej 14, DK-3210 Vejby Tel. (+45) 48 71 87 85


ESRUM KLOSTER Klostergade 11, DK-3230 Græsted Tel. (+45) 48 36 04 00


FREERSLEV KOTEL Roskildevej 207, DK-3330 Gørløse Tel. (+45) 23 37 19 28,


SPISEKAMMER HALSNÆS & TORUP MARKET Dyssekilde Station, Stationsvej 1 Torup, DK-3390 Hundested

Wine Ice cream, coffee & cafés Ice cream should be made of fresh milk and cream, delicious locally grown berries and real vanilla. Zero added colours, scents or artificial additives. Coffee should be an experience that arouses your senses of smell and taste, both when grinding freshly roasted beans at home and enjoying a freshly brewed cup in cafés with some home baked treats.



NINAS NATURCAFE Kirkeltevej 101, DK-3450 Allerød Tel. (+45) 48 28 06 02 CAFÉ VAABENGAARD Nordre Havnevej 7, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 20 32 67 16, Facebook: cafevaabengaardgilleleje

Approved wine growing in Denmark has only existed for around 20 years. North Sealand has some of the oldest vineyards that you can visit on guided tours with wine tastings and sale of prize-winning wines. 10 DOMAIN AALSGAARD

Ålsgårde Stationsvej 13, DK-3140 Ålsgårde Tel. (+45) 49 70 80 10 11 ØRBY VINGÅRD

Maglebjergvej 16, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 40 77 93 67 12 FREDERIKSBORG VIN

Harløsevej 164, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 70 23 69 39 13 VEXEBO VIN

Veksebovej 9, DK-3480 Fredensborg Tel. (+45) 60 86 70 25 14 ANNISSE VINGÅRD

Præstevej 89, DK-3200 Helsinge Tel. (+45) 48 28 58 04

Berries & Vegetables Berries have particularly favourable conditions to grow and develop taste in Scandinavia – as producers in North Sealand can testify. Enjoy the intense flavour of freshly picked raspberries and strawberries in season, or ice cream, cordial, jam, chutney, mulled wine, etc. all year round. Cabbages, root vegetables, pulses and herbs help make meals extra tasty and healthy. 7

 UNDEKILDEGAARD G Rågelejevej 46, DK-3210 Vejby Tel. (+45) 31570740


 SROMGÅRD E Frederiksværksvej 11 C DK-3230 Græsted


ROKKEDYSSEGAARD Lejrvej 45, DK-3500 Værløse Tel. (+45) 31 57 07 40

Chocolate Chocolate-lovers don’t have to compromise on quality when the yearning for a little indulgence arises. North Sealand has chocolate workshops and shops where professional pride is paramount. Enjoy real handmade chocolates, where each piece is shaped, filled and decorated by hand, made from the best ingredients with no artificial additives.


Stæremosen 49, DK-3250 Gilleleje Tel. (+45) 38 10 90 25


To sail is to live FERRIES IN NORTH SEALAND Scandlines Sundbusserne Boat service on Esrum Lake Kulhuse-Sølager ferry

North Sealand’s Riviera takes in both the Kattegat and the Sound and includes many lakes and fjords, so it stands to reason that sailing plays a role in the daily lives of tourists and residents alike. There are a number of possibilities for seeing both large and small ferries at close quarters.

Kronborg Minicruise Discover Kronborg and Helsingør from the sea. Scenic and cosy trip lasting 40 minutes for sea-lovers who enjoy relaxing on the waves. MS VIKING sails in the summer season on the hour from 11-15 from Kulturværftet (the Culture Yard). The guide relates Kronborg’s history with perhaps an authentic sailor’s story or two. MS VIKING also offers a sunset cruise, porpoise safaris and other tours – by prior agreement. Ticket sales and refreshments on board. MS VIKING, tel. (+45) 23 84 08 89,

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Set sail with Sundbus MS Pernille, which runs a regular ferry service between Helsingør and Helsingborg. Close to everything – the ship docks right in the centre of both Helsingør and Helsingborg. Buy a refreshing drink or delicious lunch on board. If you want more time to enjoy your food and drinks, feel free to stay on board as long as you like – it doesn’t cost any extra. See the website for timetable, fares and on-board music- and activities, as well as Evening Cruises on the Sound. Sundbusserne, Færgevej 24, DK-3000 Helsingør, tel. (+45) 53 73 70 10,

With Frederikke on Arresø Set sail on Denmark’s largest lake: Arresø on board the charming wooden boat “Frederikke”. The trip starts from the jetty on Arresødalvej, with the leg stage passing through the narrow canal where you might be lucky enough to spot a kingfisher. Then it sails out on the wider lake, with views of not less than 3 churches. On the way, the skipper explains the lake’s history and shares various anecdotes about life on the lake. 1-hour trips at 14:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. In the high season there are departures every day. There are also several 3-hour adventure tours, as well as the possibility to charter the entire boat. M/S Frederikke, Arresødalvej 103, DK-3300 Frederiksværk, Booking: or directly by the boat

See Frederiksborg Castle from the lake ‘Den Lille Færge’ sails Denmark’s loveliest sea mile on the castle lake around Frederiksborg Castle. Departs every half hour from Hillerød Torv (Town Square), Rosenhaven (Rose Garden) and Barokhaven (Baroque Garden). 12 May to 15 September Weekdays 11-17. Sundays 13-17. Every day last trip departs from Torvet at 16.30. In the autumn holidays, 20 October - 28 October departs daily 12-16. Ticket sales on board Den lille Færge, Torvet, DK-3400 Hillerød Tel. (+45) 48 24 26 26,

HundestedRørvig ferry – the natural short cut Take the fast connection between Hundested and Rørvig and enjoy the trip across the entrance to Isefjord. The crossing takes 25 min. Departs every 30 min. (in the high season). Hundested Rørvig Ferry, Bookings tel. (+45) 47 93 71 50


Hundested Harbour

Hundested Harbour is perfectly situated between the inlet and the sea. The Culture Harbour has something for everyone – from music, local beers and freshlycaught fish to children’s activities, open work­ shops, galleries, sandy beaches and cruise ships.

It’s always full of life at Hundested Harbour. The freshly caught fish sold from the quayside attracts masses of seagulls and people, and the adjacent Culture Harbour exudes a wonderful atmosphere both inside and out. The pat-a-fish platform and nature playground attract the youngest children, while the galleries and active workshops offer solid craftsmanship and quality art. There’s an abundance of delicious eateries, and the train goes all the way to the sandy beach behind the dunes. Over the summer, there are many activities such as the arts and craft market Beddingen, the Sand Sculpture Festival, enchanting Watermusic concerts on the floating stage, the annual harbour festival in July and Herring Day in September. Several cruise ships will also be stopping at Hundested Harbour in summer 2018. Add an active industrial harbour and the result is a totally unique harbour town characterised by its friendliness, quality and authenticity. Discover everything from beautifully crafted woodwork to exclusive jewellery design on the quayside Egeværk reflects an uncompromising dedication to the exquisite craftsmanship and love of wood. Owners Mette Bentzen and Lasse Kristensen are inspired and guided by craft traditions dating back to their great grandparents’ time, while their insistence on quality craftsmanship is not nostalgic, but focused on adding something a contemporary dimension, which is actually an old design process. At Egeværk, all products are made in the workshop and with an almost spiritual approach to working with wood. Come 86

and experience the world-famous and beautiful glass ships, created together by Egeværk and their glassblower neighbours Backhaus & Brown. Goldsmith Christina Bendix owns and runs the jewellery shop Bendix Copenhagen at Hundested Harbour. Quality and aesthetics are the focal point of her exclusive jewellery, which is crafted in the highest quality and consists of materials like untreated Tahiti culture pearls in natural colours, conflict-free brilliantcut diamonds and 18 kt yellow gold and white gold. Bendix Copenhagen prioritises expertise and service, and aims to give visitors much more than just lovely jewellery, sunglasses and watches to look at – it offers a complete experience! Stay in the loveliest spot between the town and the harbour Hundested Harbour offers overnight stays in both alternative and traditional accommodation. Hundested Kro & Hotel is situated close to the harbour, with only 100 metres to one of North Sealand’s best swimming beaches. A special light and its lovely atmosphere characterise the hotel, and guests cherish the harbour views. The place is a successful blend of traditional Danish inn and cosy small hotel, and staying here is a friendly and pleasant experience. The restaurant serves traditional, good-quality Danish inn food all day. Harbour with own brewery and delicious fish restaurant Hundested Harbour is home to the brewery Halsnæs Bryghus. The beers in the taps at the microbrewery range from bitter to sweet, from dark to light. Meals

are prepared using high-quality raw ingredients, with the focus on simplicity, tradition and a harmony of flavours. The events calendar lists blues, jazz, pop, wellknown musicians, local stars and wine and beer tastings. Enjoy the charming brewery, which is open all year, both during the summer months when the courtyard is a hive of activity, and in the darker months, when the oil lamps are lit and guests welcome the cosy warmth inside. Havfruen offers a charming atmosphere, great ambience and good food. There are lovely views of the marina from the quay and Havfruen’s terrace. Havfruen stages various music events throughout the year. Fun and sea views for all the family If you’re after some family fun, have a go at mini golf at Fjordens Minigolf Café and Ice Cream Parlour. Everyone can enjoy its maritime-themed 18-hole mini golf course. The café and ice cream parlour offers light dishes, desserts, various ice creams and hot and cold drinks, which can be enjoyed outside with a lovely harbour view. The success continues in 2018 for the seventh year in a row at the International Sand Sculpture Festival in Hundested. Discover a very special cultural attraction at the thriving harbour, where international sand sculptors, including several world champions, create amazing sculptures from golden grains of sand. This year’s theme is “myths and legends” and takes you on a spectacular worldwide journey in a fantasy universe. The Sand Sculpture Festival can be enjoyed at Hundested Harbour from 10 May until 16 September 2018.


HUNDESTED HARBOUR Nordre Beddingsvej 24 DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 93 72 34

HUNDESTED SAND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL Kajgaden 7, DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 50 47 98 30

FJORDENS MINIGOLF, CAFÉ & ICE CREAM PARLOUR Havnegade 16 DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 81 81 26 26 Facebook/fjordens minigolf

HAVFRUEN Ndr. Beddingsvej 21 DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 25 77 97 24 Facebook/ Havfruen Hundested

HALSNÆS BRYGHUS Nordre Beddingsvej 35 DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 26 16 70 46


HUNDESTED INN & HOTEL Nørregade 10, 3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 47 93 75 38

EGEVÆRK Ndr. Beddingsvej 24 DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 23 96 62 94 BENDIX COPENHAGEN Kajgaden DK-3390 Hundested Tel. (+45) 31 79 10 60




Events on Hundested Harbour in 2018 • Hundested Sand Sculpture Festival • Arts and Crafts Market Beddingen • Hundested Harbour Festival


• Water-Music • Cruise ship arrival • Herring Day BENDIX COPENHAGEN

• Hundested Motor rally See much more at


1 town, 3 harbours

and countless maritime activities Helsingør’s harbours have recreational and maritime experiences for all tastes Summer fun for everyone at the marina A ten-minute walk from the town centre will take you to one of the largest marinas in Denmark, Helsingør Nordhavn. The harbour has a wonderful recreational area and you certainly don’t need to sail to enjoy yourself here. The new beautiful promenade is the heart of the harbour. Kids particularly love our special summer attraction: The big red inflatable jumping cushion. Perfect for children to let off steam while the adults enjoy the harbour atmosphere. There are also boxes of toys and games available to borrow. The Øresund aquarium is located by the harbour and is open all year round. An outdoor pool is being built this year, enabling you to come into close contact with fish and crabs. If you want to experience the real thing, the aquarium also arranges sailing trips on the Sound. Fishing boats offer organised fishing trips, but if you want to be your own skipper, you can rent a boat at the harbour’s rental shops instead. Art lovers will appreciate North Sealand’s best gallery, located in the old boatyard. Ice cream, food and drink are syn88

onymous with a hot summer’s day. The harbour has a small, but good selection of cafés and shops. Or you can sit on a well-placed bench and enjoy your packed lunch. The town’s best beach is adjacent to the harbour, so remember your swimwear! Have fun on the ferries At Helsingør Ferry port, a ferry trip is an adventure in itself. The Sundbussen ferry offers a cosy atmosphere, good food and great entertainment. An event programme with music, kid’s events and a party atmosphere, makes the Sundbussen unique, and a return ticket enables you to take as many trips back and forth as you like. Scandlines only allows you one trip, but it offers three departures every hour and you can take your car too. You’re on Swedish soil after only 20 minutes. The ferry shop always has great offers if you’re in a shopping mood. Look at fascinating ships in the Culture Harbour When Helsingør Shipyard closed, the shipyard area was transformed into a

unique Culture Harbour, where culturaland harbour activities function side by side. You can find lots of fascinating ships moored by the Culture Harbour’s quays. Enjoy a trip with the coal-fired icebreaker ‘S/S Bjørn’, visit the lightship ‘Gedser Rev’ or go on a mini-cruise around Kronborg with ‘Viking’. There are frequent visits by beautifully preserved wooden ships, and you might be lucky enough to see the royal ship Dannebrog or a cruise ship moored by the Royal quay. There are lots of cultural experiences to enjoy at the Culture Harbour, but if you’re more into screeching gulls than museum visits, why not take a trip on the Sound in a fishing boat, where you can catch your own dinner. You can also just hang out on a bench in the sun and enjoy harbour life. Want to join the party at the harbour? Both the Culture Harbour and the North Harbour host a wealth of exciting events throughout the year. Visit the harbour’s calendar and see what’s on when you’re in town.

Harbour office Nordhavnsvej 13, DK-3000 Helsingør Tel. (+45) 49 28 10 80 Opening times 1 September-31 May: 9-13 (closed on Wednesdays) 1 June -31 August: 8-15 (Thursdays 8-17) Visit and learn more about events, experiences and shops at Helsingør’s harbours.


Download the app Make taking the ferry even easier by downloading Scandlines mobile app. Then you can quickly see which ferry you can get and buy the ticket on the go

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Scandlines Helsingør-Helsingborg The Best Break Enjoy the ferry to Helsingør as a foot passenger or take the car when you’re off on your Swedish adventures. If you decide to leave your car, you can park right below the gangway. Enjoy a lovely break on board and get the best view of the twin towns Helsingør and Helsingborg from the deck as we cross the Sound. Treat yourself to coffee and cake, sandwich and soft drink or Danish ‘smørrebrod’ and wine. Our cafés have everything you need, whilst our shops always have great offers on fragrances, sweets, wine and spirits. Take the trip back and forth a couple of times and reserve a table in the restaurant for lunch or dinner in the middle of the Sound. We guarantee fantastic front-row views of the sea. Hop off in Helsingborg and enjoy exploring the town. The romantic Sofiero 90

Castle is situated in the northern outskirts of Helsingborg. It’s surrounded by a magnificent park that overflows with thousands of blooming rhododendrons in summer. The charming town is brimming with art and architecture in both modern and older styles. If shopping is more your thing, the town centre has over 400 shops selling everything from famous brands to craftwork and Swedish design. The shopping centre Väla is just outside Helsingborg and is shopping heaven with over 200 shops under one roof. Taking your car over gives you endless opportunities for all the fantastic experiences you can manage in one day. Visit Skånes Djurpark (Zoo) in Höör if you want to see Nordic animals in authentic surroundings, or the Kullaberg nature reserve if you’d like to wander along the wild Swedish cliffs and enjoy the view

from the lighthouse at the top. Or drive around Skåne’s small towns and visit Tomatens Hus, Glasriget or Flickorna Lundgren and enjoy authentic local specialties and unique products. Find inspiration on Sail with the current Our ferries Tycho Brahe and Aurora have been converted to 100% battery operation for your benefit, as well as the environment. We actively work to protect the marine environment and we are proud that two of our large ferries have been converted, enabling us to reduce total CO2 emissions by 50% – without changing our sailing schedule. We sail every 15 minutes most of the day and night, and welcome everyone on board a greener journey across the Sound. Read more at

Week 31 in Hornbæk

Enjoy Hornbæk’s health and wellness event – ‘Week 31’. The event is held during week 31 and gets its name from the town’s postcode, which is 3100. During this week, the ‘Hornbækkians’ show the very best of their town with a specific angle on wellness and healthy lifestyle. The organisers, Hornbæk Tourist Association, started the event in 2012, based on an EU project ‘Worldclass Hornbæk – the Danish Riviera in Hornbæk’ in collaboration with VisitNorthsealand. In the five years the tourist association has organised week 31, it has evolved into a funda-

mental part of the town’s spirit. Many of the town’s tourists choose to stay an extra week so they don’t miss out on the Harbour Festival and ‘Week 31’. The event takes place all over the town, where tourists and locals can try e.g. dancing, fitness, fencing, golfing, sailing, SUP and diving, free of charge and without prior registration. The week also offers fun runs, guided walks in the plantation, tennis and children’s crab fishing. Finally, there’s also the chance to watch entertaining street theatre at selected sites in the town.

There are usually around 100 free events to try during ‘week 31’ and the tourist association is working hard to develop even more for 2018.


2018 21 january – 12 august The scent of eternity, Flower painter J.L. Jensen, 1 february - 27 may Louisiana – Picasso – Ceramics 9 – 11 march Hillerød Art Days 13 – 14 april Hillerød Øldag (Beer day) 3 may – 19 august Louisiana – Gabriele Münter 5 may ‘Krudtværksmarked’ (Powder Mill Market) in Frederiksværk 10 may – 16 september Sand Sculpture Festival at Hundested Harbour, 11 may Cruise ship arrival Hundested Harbour 19 may Herring Buffet Gilleleje ”royal herring”. To mark the occasion of Crown Prince Frederik’s birthday 19 – 21 may TimeWinder – At land, sea and air, Grønnessegaard Gods, Hundested, 19 – 21 may Historic wooden ship days, Helsingør 19 – 21 may Græsted Veteran Machine Rally, 19 may – 18 august Market Day every Saturday in Gilleleje 20 – 21 may Click Festival, Helsingør 20 – 21 may Helsingør Jazz Festival 25 – 27 may Special Olympics Sports Festival june, july, august Flea market every Saturday in Tisvilde, 1 june Culture Night in Helsinge 1 – 3 june Hillerød Castle Lake Festival www.slotssø 1 – 3 june Shipco Masters – Simon’s Golf Club 1 june – 31 august Hamlet Live, Kronborg,

Major events in North Sealand

5 june Father’s Day, Danish Museum of Science and Technology, Helsingør, 7 – 10 june Words Festival, Helsingør 8 – 10 june Arts and Crafts Market Beddingen, Hundested Harbour 8 – 10 june LYNX-OPEN-Lynæs Watersports Festival, Lynæs Harbour, 9 june Vild med Vand festival, Lynæs Harbour 9 june Harbour Festival in Nivå, 13 june Cruise ship arrival Hundested Harbour 15 june – 5 august ‘Kunst i Fileten’ art exhibition in Gilleleje, 16 – 17 june Medieval Market at Esrum Abbey 16 june – 18 august Jazz in Rosenhaven 17 june Promenade concert by Fredensborg Castle Gates Fredensborg Brass Ensemble 17 june KMD IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Elsinore 22 june Lisa Ekdahl concert 23 – 24 june Æbelholt Abbey Market 24 june – 12 august Sunday flea market in Gilleleje 28 june – 9 august Town square market day on Thursdays in Gilleleje 29 june Cannonball Friday in Frederiksværk 30 june – 1 july XTERRA Tisvildeleje 1 july – 5 august Guided tours of Fredensborg Palace 1 – 31 july Frederiksværk Music Festival Gjethuset, Frederiksværk

5 july Cruise ship arrival, Culture Harbour, Helsingør, 5 – 8 july Hundested Harbour Festival 6 – 8 july Bakkefest summer party in Gilleleje, 13 july Hundested by Night 19 – 20 july ‘Musik i Lejet’ music festival, 20 – 28 july Hobie Multi Europeans 23 – 26 july Music week in Gilleleje 23 – 29 july Liseleje Week 30, 27 – 28 july Gilleleje Festival, 27 – 29 july Himmelstorm Festival, Eco-village Dyssekilde, 27 – 29 july Hornbæk Harbour Festival 30 july - 5 august Week 31, Hornbæk 31 july Cruise ship arrival, Culture Harbour, Helsingør, 31 july - 5 august Passage Street Theatre Festival 2018 1 – 20 august Shakespeare Festival, Kronborg, Helsingør, 2 – 4 august New Note Festival 4 august Kryds Isefjorden (Cross the Isefjord), 4 august Herring Day in Gilleleje Harbour 4 august Vild med Vand festival, at Gilleleje harbour 4 august Open air opera, Gilleleje 4 – 5 august Kildemarked in Tisvilde 10 – 12 august Lifestyle fair in Frederiksborg Castle gardens, 11 – 12 august Art in Halsnæs- Open Ateliers 12 august Round Lake Arresø Start Liseleje

Find much more on These dates of major events are the ones known to the editorial team at the time of going to press 20 December 2017

14 august Cruise ship arrival, QUEEN MARY2 18 august Sundtoldsmarked, Helsingør 18 – 19 august Harvest festival at Esrum Abbey 26 august Round Esrum Lake run 30 august – 2 september Hillerød Bric-a-brac Market 31 august – 2 september Hundested Motor rally Hundested Harbour Facebook/hundestedmotortræf 2 september Frederiksværk Steelman 8 september Krudtværks Festival in Frederiksværk 8 september Fredensborg Palace Market 15 september Culture Night in Gilleleje 21 september Hillerød Culture Night 21 – 23 september Hillerød Horse Show 23 september Merida MTB Marathon 28 september Culture Night Helsingør and Espergærde 2 october Cruise ship arrival, Helsingør 5 – 6 october Knejpe Festival, Helsingør, 6 october The Word is Loose Literary Festival 8 october Cruise ship arrival Hundested Harbour 15 – 19 october Renaissance Festival, Kronborg 1 – 20 november Hillerød Music & Theatre Festival 18 november MTB Fall Race, Tisvilde Hegn 1-2 & 8-9 december Christmas market at Kronborg,

Visit North Sealand Holiday Guide 2018  
Visit North Sealand Holiday Guide 2018