Welcome to Helsingborg


Perhaps this longing for creative expression stems from the fact that its strategic position on the Öresund, a mere 4km from Denmark, saw Helsingborg battled over with ferocious regularity during the many Swedish–Danish wars, until in 1710 Danish invaders were finally defeated just outside the city.

In this historical context it's easier to get a sense of the brazen statement the architects of Helsingborg's wealth of flouncy, turreted, buildings might have been making. A happy denouement is that today, almost 15 million passengers traverse the waterway shared by the city and its Danish counterpart Helsingør, with friendly, seasoned nonchalance.


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Private Tour to Frederiksborg or Kronborg Castle

EXCURSION TO THE FREDERIKSBORG CASTLE Frederiksborg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerod, north of Copenhagen. The palace, which is surrounded by the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace Garden, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian 4. The palace was built in Dutch Renaissance style by King Christian 4 in the 17th century. After a devastating fire in the middle of the 19th century, the palace was rebuilt by the owner of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen. The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace exhibits the history of Denmark and houses a considerable collection of portraits, historical paintings and modern art. At the museum you will find portraits of both Johan Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilde made by the artist Jens Juel, as well as other paintings by artists like Karel van Mander, Wilhelm Marstrand, P.S. Kroyer and Niels Strob?k. A new permanent exhibition shows the history of the castle and the museum - including parts of the castle, previously closed to the public. Here you can see original sculptures and decorations from before the fire in 1859. The palace chapel survived when the rest of the palace burnt down in 1859 and today it stands as in Christian 4's time. The Palace Garden was laid out as a romantic landscaped garden. In the garden you will find King Frederik 2's small Bath House Palace (Badstueslot) which is occasionally used by the Royal Family for hunt lunches. The grounds also include the baroque style garden that was recreated in 1996 according to the original drawings by J.C. Krieger from 1725. Especially worth noting are the royal monograms executed in boxwood, the historical flowers and the festive cascades. EXCURSION TO THE KRONBORG CASTLE Kronborg Castle is probably the most famous Danish castle, known worldwide from Shakespeare's Hamlet. The elegant castle has both served as home for the royal family until the late 1600’s, but also as an active military fortress. Towering on a promontory in Northern Zealand, Kronborg faces the sound between Elsinore and Helsingborg in Sweden. Grand fortifications with bastions and casemates used to protect the Danish land from unwanted visitors. A tour of the castle will take you through beautifully decorated rooms with renaissance and baroque interiors that reveal the residents’ decadent lifestyle. Among the main attractions is Frederik II’s fine ballroom and the statue of Ogier the Dane, a mythical national hero that has been sitting in the cold casemates below the castle for hundreds of years. Due to its long history filled with royalty, myths and drama, Kronborg has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is definitely worth a visit. Elsinore and Kronborg Castle is approximately 40 minutes from Copenhagen by train.

$261.43 Outdoor Activities

Kattegattleden Biketour

Route Example:Day 1: MalmöSleep well in the central part of Malmö, pick up your rental bike. Enjoy your first day with a visit to the local fish market, or try a “Swedish Fika” and discover the people in the city.Day 2: Malmö - Helsingborg (ca 70 km)Discover Öresund on the way with a gorgeous view over the island Ven. Enjoy a night in Helsingborg with a beautiful view over Kronborg Castle in Denmark. We highly recommend that you try the ferry crossing between Helsingborg and Helsingør so you can experience the famous Danish dish called Smørrebrød.Day 3: Helsingborg – Ängelholm (ca 60 km)Pass by Sofiero, small fishing harbors, Kullen and farm shops.Day 4: Ängelholm – Halmstad (ca 73 km)Pass by beautiful Båstad with plenty of nice beaches.Day 5: Halmstad – Falkenberg (ca 56 km)The trip continues along the coast with nice local food and drinks. Don't forget to visit renowned Tylösand with Spa, music and history with Gyllene tider and Roxette.Day 6: Falkenberg – Varberg (ca 40 km)Beautiful coastal landscapes with plenty of opportunities for bathing and to visit historical sites.Day 7: Varberg – Kungsbacka (ca 60 km)More beautiful coastal landscapes with e.g. Menhirs.Day 8: Kungsbacka – Göteborg (ca 58 km)Experience Särö, the place where the “crème de la crème“ of Gothenburg used to party. You’ll stay at the Best Western Water Front Hotel iin Gothenburg for your last night as a perfect round-up of your bike tour. Feel free to try their shrimp sandwich with a glass of Swedish Port.Day 9: Journey home or extra nights

$112.89 Walking & Biking Tours

Copenhagen - Sweden Roundtrip by bike

The southern part of Sweden have diverse characteristics in both nature and culture. If your insterested in these areas then this tour is for you. If your interests include gourmet and food then it's possible to arrange food stops along the way in local farm shops and restaurants in many of the castles. These offer delicacies that are locally produced and include everything from sweets, cheeses, salmon and salads. The coastline between Helsingør and Copenhagen have lots historic castles, Loisiana, the wonderful nature around Klampenborg, and of course the bike friendly city of Copenhagen itself. With flexible means that you can start in Copenhagen, Malmö or Helsingborg (other hotels and pick-up/ drop-off on request). You'll be provided with a train ticket over the Øresund bridge and a ferry ticket for Helsingborg - Helsingør or vice versa. You'll also get a nice 24-speed touring bike and a map with points of interests.

$117.95 Tours & Sightseeing

Hamlet And Sweden Tour - Two countries in one day !

We leave the Grand Hotel on Vesterborgade at 09.00 or 09.30 and travel up the Beach Road, (Strandvejen) by luxury mini-bus to Helsingør, known as Elsinor in English. There you have time on your own to visit Hamlet's Castle, or the Maritime Museum. You can also visit The old town in the middle of Helsingør and Culture Wharf, where they sell delicious Danish open sandwiches.  After Helsingør, we drive on to a ferry and sail across the Øresind Strait to Helsingborg and then drive down to the ancient City of Lund, where you can visit the Cathedral, which was consecrated in the year 1145. In Lund you can also take a walk around the medieval style streets or have lunch in one of the city's many restaurants. After Lund, we drive to Malmö, where you can do some shopping and see the Turning Torso, the tallest building in Scandinavia. Finally we drive across the impressive Øresund Bridge, back to the Grand Hotel, in Copenhagen.