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Helsingor
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Helsingor

Framed by long stretches of beach and verdant forests, this Danish port town is also home to a castle made famous in William Shakespeare.

The Danish town of Helsingør faces the glistening water of the Øresund Sound, surrounded by pretty beaches and nature trails. Walk along cobblestone streets past historical architecture, visit museums and discover Nordic legends. Bike along unhurried coastal roads to beachside villages, thick woodland and picnic areas.

Start your visit at Kronborg Slot, a majestic Renaissance castle dating back to 1420. It has since been a tollhouse, a royal residence, a military barracks and the setting for Hamlet’s Elsinore Castle. Marvel at the huge ramparts, peek inside lavish royal halls and visit the spine-tingling dungeon. Notice the statue of Holger Danske, a Viking hero rumored to return to life if Denmark is ever in danger.

The pretty town center is characterized by a neat collection of narrow lanes and pedestrian-only streets. Admire colorful low-rise houses, timber-framed cottages and Gothic stone buildings. Today many double as handicraft stores, fashion outlets, pubs and cafés. Visit the 13th-century Saint Olai’s Church, medieval Carmelite Monastery and Sankt Mariæ Kirke, decorated with 15th-century frescoes.

Helsingør’s museums showcase the town’s long history. Investigate antique pottery, Viking coins and ship timber at Helsingør Bymuseum, set in a former sailors’ hospital. Learn about the town’s seafaring heritage at the subterranean M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark. Attend art exhibitions, live music events and movie screenings at Kulturværftet.

Enjoy a walk in glorious nature while following the trails of nearby woods and forests. Egebæksvang, Hammermøllen and Teglstrup Hegn are all less than a 15-minute drive away. Travel along the coastal road to beaches, such as Hellebæk Strand and Hornbæk Strand, which are uncrowded even in the summer.

Located in North Sealand, Helsingør is just a 45-minute drive from Copenhagen and well connected by public trains. Travel between the town’s major attractions comfortably on foot. Adopt the Danish style and explore areas outside of town on rented bicycles. For a change of scenery, cross the strait on a ferryboat to the lively Swedish city of Helsingborg.

Danhostel Helsingør Vandrerhjem
Danhostel Helsingør Vandrerhjem
4 out of 5
Nordre Strandvej 24, Helsingor, Sealand
The price is $57 per night from Jun 23 to Jun 23
Situated in Helsingor, this beach hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Gummistranden, Julebæk Strand, and Museum for Sofart. Saint Olai's Church and Kronborg Slot ...
4.2/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
"The four bunk-bed room with private bathroom was pretty reasonable. What was unfortunate, and must have been in the fine print somewhere that was not obvious to us, is that the room charge does not include the linen. If you have a longer stay, then you can still have decent savings, but for just ..."

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Danhostel Helsingør Vandrerhjem
Hotel Skandia
Hotel Skandia
3 out of 5
Bramstræde 1, Helsingor
The price is $115 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in the heart of Helsingor, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saint Olai's Church and Kronborg Slot. Museum for Sofart is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) away. ...
3.8/5Good! (598 reviews)
"Warm hotel with a central location opposite the railway station, lift to all floors and a great breakfast with a plentiful variety of choices."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Hotel Skandia
Marienlyst Strandhotel
Marienlyst Strandhotel
4 out of 5
Nordre Strandvej 2, Helsingor
Free Cancellation
The price is $318 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Helsingor, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Museum for Sofart and Kronborg Slot. Louisiana Museum of ...
4.3/5Excellent! (973 reviews)
Incredible place to give mind and body a break
"The hotel is beautiful, well maintained, very clean and the view and access to the beach are incredible. We had dinner at 1861, the food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. Our room was nicely decorated and very spacious; the only thing that I didn’t like was the blanket, even though ..."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Marienlyst Strandhotel
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1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
Helsingor, Hovedstaden
Situated in Helsingor, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Gummistranden and Museum for Sofart. Kronborg Slot and Saint Olai's Church are also ...
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
Helsingor, Hovedstaden
Situated in Helsingor, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Gummistranden and Museum for Sofart. Kronborg Slot and Saint Olai's Church are also ...
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
Helsingor, Hovedstaden
Situated in Helsingor, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Gummistranden and Museum for Sofart. Kronborg Slot and Saint Olai's Church are also ...
1 Bedroom Accommodation in Helsingør
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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