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Quietly Wonderful Aalborg awaits

Denmark’s Intimate Cruise Port

Aalborg is a charming city full of contrasts: From ancient Vikings through Middle Age and renaissance buildings to an international city full of modern architecture and culture. The award winning harbour front, where cruise ships dock at Aalborg Royal Cruise Berth, is situated only 200 meters, from the main square, encircled by 300 special shops in a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Beautiful approaches are always a superb kick-off to a fantastic stay. In Aalborg, the approach starts two hours prior to berthing with a fabulous scenic fjord cruise – passing endless cornfields en route. Reaching the unique port of Aalborg, guests will arrive at the waterfront with innovative world-class architecture and exciting park areas.

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What you need to know



Distance from pier to city center

Royal Cruise Berth: 0 meters City Cruise Terminal: 1,5 km

Transportation to/from airport

5 km to Aalborg Airport. Several daily flights to and from Copenhagen/Billund/Aarhus plus international flights. Connecting buses to the airport from the main railway station.


Danish Kroner DKK

Transport to/from city center

Free shuttle service

City maps

Are always avalibe for guest at the pier

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Important Port Matters

Berthing policy: First come, first served. Information available here

Royal Cruise Berth (4041)

Max LOA: 250 m Max depth: 9,0 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise/passengerFenders available (brand and type): Rubber tiresBollard strength: SWL 40 t and 80 t Learn more
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Pier 3014-152

Max LOA: 250 mMax depth: 7,5 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): CargoFenders available (brand and type): Rubber tiresBollard strength: SWL 40 t Learn more

Pier 4050-62

Max LOA: 2 x 250 mMax depth: 6 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Passenger/cruiseFenders available (brand and type): Rubber tiresBollard strength: SWL 40 t and 80 t Learn more

Pier 4110

Max LOA: 250 mMax depth: 9,3 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): CargoFenders available (brand and type): Rubber tiresBollard strength: SWL 40 t Learn more

Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 31 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

2,80 Dkk/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

0,00 Dkk/Pax

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome
Musical welcome and/or farewell
Free local food samples

Free hotdogs for all passengers and crew!

Gifts for passengers
Shops open on Sundays

Smaller retail shops are closed on Sundays and bank holidays, but department stores and leading cafees, bars and restaurants are open in the city center.

Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information
Money exchange in port area

Just across the main square (200 meters).

Free city maps
Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network

Cruise network between port, destination and the municipality.

Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Free shuttle available
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS
Turnaround facilities
Direct flights to USA
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Destination Highlights

Utzon Center

Impressive cultural exhibition centre by the waterfront, designed by famous Danish architect, Jørn Utzon.

Viking Museum, Lindholm Hoeje

Scandinavia’s largest Viking burial site: More than 700 graves, several findings exhibited at the museum.


One of the most beautiful areas of historic houses in Aalborg, the pride and joy of the city.

Budolfi Cathedral

Beautiful white church, from 1300 with the city´s trademark baroque spire. Expanded for more than 800 years.

Aalborghus Castle

Impressive castle and sinister dungeons, built by King Christian III, year 1539 -1555, as a fortress.

Exciting extras

Aalborg Waterfront

Take a walk down Aalborg’s waterfront before or after a great meal. Stroll through the beautiful Jomfru Ane Park with the harbour pool, experience the Utzon Center or sit on the stairs right by the fjord, take in the ambiance.

Park of Music – ‘The Singing Trees’

In Kildeparken, you have the unique possibility of activating trees playing music from artists that have performed in Aalborg.

What’s on right now in Aalborg?

There are no upcoming events at the moment

Excursions – on and off the beaten path

Classic & Popular

Aalborg Walking Tour
Take a walk through the streets of Aalborg and experience history at close range. Renaissance mansions, Baroque – and modern architecture and shady dungeons… Aalborg has it all!
Aalborg City Highlights
The scene is set for a number of Aalborg’s top attractions on this exciting trip.
Aalborg Beerwalk
Relish some of the city’s juiciest, quirky stories on this very special walk, Aalborg Beerwalk.
The Relentless Battle of the Lighthouse
Rubjerg Knude lighthouse is a splendid example of how man can’t beat nature. Enjoy the amazing view from the top of the lighthouse; experience one of the north coasts most idyllic fishing villages, now populated by artisans with their handcraft workshops and galleries.
‘Someone had to do Something’
The unlikely and astonishing event during one of Denmark’s darkest periods of World War 2; the first, Danish, resistance movement started here in Aalborg, by teenagers. Visit the scenes where they operated and hear their fascinating story
Sustainable Experience: Aalborg by Bike
Experience Aalborg and its locals from a sustainable bike. Meet some of the locals most preferred leisure areas and enjoy a picnic stop with light refreshments.
We invite you for a ‘hunt’ in the largest protected Danish wilderness - a cornucopia of experiences for nature lovers.
Meet the Thrysøe Family
The Thrysøe Vineyard family invites you in for a warm and pleasant experience, to one of the world’s most northerly vineyards where you can taste their 2020 European award-winning Danish ‘Champagne’.
Voergaard Castle
Experience Denmark’s most beautiful Renaissance Castle, home to a fabulous collection of priceless art treasures and scary ghost stories.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch

Anja Mathiasen
CFO & Head of Shared Service Center Phone +45 25 12 35 00
Kjellerups Torv 5, level 13
9000 Aalborg, Denmark
Port of Aalborg
Michael Lind
Senior Commercial Manager - Bulk, Oil, Project & Cruise