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Port of Helsingor - Home of Hamlet

Helsingor is the destination where history meets the sea. Historic and Modern. Maritime and urban. This is Home of Hamlet and Kronborg Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire waterfront of the city has in 2010 been revitalized for 175 million Euro and remodeled under the Culture Harbor project incl. re-establishing the original rampart layouts of Kronborg Castle and turning an old shipyard into a modern culture and museum center, ‘The Culture Yard’ and the Danish Maritime Museum drawn by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Helsingor is a renaissance town with a great history. It has a small town charm with an idyllic, historic town centre. Helsingor offers easy access to more than 30 attractions within maximum 30 min. of transportation. Frederiksborg Castle, stunning and beautiful interior and remarkable gardens. Fredensborg Palace, the Royal family's summer residence. Each summer, Kronborg Castle hosts the Shakespeare Festival, international stars portraying Prince Hamlet. Former Hamlets count Richard Burton, Sir Lawrence Olivier and Jude Law.

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Useful information

Language

Danish

Distance from pier to city center


Royal Pier no 3: 200 meters.

Transportation to/from airport

Train to/from Copenhagen Airport departs 3 times/hour. Travel time approximately 1 hour. No bus connection. By car approximately 1 hour.

Currency

Danish Krone DKK - most shops and attractions accepts Euro.

Transport to/from city center

Most sights are within walking distance from the harbour.

City Card

Copenhagen Card. Most attractions and train rides in Helsingor are included in the Copenhagen Card.

Port information

Port of Helsingor - Home of Hamlet: A large increase in the number of cruise passengers to the Baltic Sea opens up opportunities for Port of Helsingor, the gateway to the Baltic Sea. We are a small charming port who accommodate small and large cruise vessels such as Queen Mary 2 and Princess Pacific.

Royal Quay (Kongekajen) No. 3

Max LOA: 150 meters Max depth: 6,8 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Mixed use Fenders available (brand and type): Trelleborg V- fenders Bollard strength: 20 tons Learn more
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Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 32 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)

3,71 DKK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

Included in harbour dues

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome
Musical welcome and/or farewell
Cruise guest national flags
Shopping
Shops open on Sundays

Some shops might be open - list on request.

Port
Independent guest reception and help
Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport

Maps are provided at the quay.

Tourist information

There will always be a guide represented during the call.

Money exchange in port area

Only 200 m from the port area cruise guest can exchange money.

Free Wi-Fi in port
Free city maps
Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Authorized guides

Please get in touch with your agent for further information.

Transport
City centre within 1 km from pier

Town center is 200 meters away from the quay.

Publicly regulated taxis

It can be ordered. Please get in touch with your agent.

Bike rental including map or GPS

It can be ordered. Please get in touch with your agent.

Credit cards accepted in taxis

Selected attractions

Port of Helsingor is the destination where history meets the sea. Historic and Modern. Maritime and urban. This is Home of Hamlet and Kronborg Castle, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Easy acess from pier to attractions - most in walking distance.

Kronborg Castle, The home of Hamlet

Home of Hamlet, immortalized by Shakespeare. One of three Danish UNESCO sites. The four-wing castle is a masterpiece of Danish renaissance architecture. The copper-covered towers and spires adorning the building and the church gable are especially impressive. One can visit the Royal Chambers, the church and the ballroom (the longhest room of its kind in Northern Europe) and the underground casemates. Every summer (June-August) Hamlet and his family take up residence ind the castle during "Hamlet Live". In the second week of August the "Shakespeare Theater Festival" takes place at a scene outside the castle.

Maritime Museum of Denmark (M/S Søfart)

One of Denmark's most talked about and spectacular museums, design by BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. Situated in front of Hamlets Castle is the shape of a huge ship, built underground and surrounding the ports old dry dock. Visionary presentation of the story of Denmark as one of the world's leading shipping nations in dramatic settings of films, soundscapes and models. Do not miss it.

The Culture Yard

Helsingors multicultural house: The Ship Yard Museum, public library, café, free acces to internet, international newspapers and computers. From the outside the sail-inspired facade of glass and steel present a modern sculpted apperance. Inside the old shipyard buildings are preserved as a historial core; you will find ra concrete walls, exposed ceiling beams, magnificnet windows and balconies facing the harbour. The amount af visitors has been stedadily rising. In 2015 the total exceeded 700.000 guests.

The Sculpture HAN

On the far end of the pier in front of the Culture Yard you will find the sculpture HAN (meaning HE in english). The young male in polished steel was created by the world famous artists duo Elmgreen & Dragset and it has become a landmark for Kulturhavn Kronborg and Helsingor. HAN is a clear referance to the classic "Little Mermaid" in Copenhagen. The Danish-Norwegian artist-duo Elmgreen & Dragset, who are based in Berlin, is also famous for "The Rocking Horse Boy" at Trafalgar Square in London and the Venice Biennial in 2009. Despite his young life, HAN has already become an international tourist attraction.

Old Town Helsingor

Helsingor is a renaissance town. The town was founded in the 1200s. Helsingor's old town is full of history. The city is shaped by the prosperity that followed with the Sound Dues, and a trek through Helsingors old town center offers a good insight into the city's history. The cityscape is characterized by beautiful Gothic town houses, neoclassical mansions and well-equipped buildings from the late 1700s. Stengade is the pedestrian street is lined with shops, cafés with outdoor seating.

Castle tour

Three castle in one day: Frederiksborg Castle, stunning and beautiful interior and remarkable gardens. Fredensborg Palace, photo stop at the Royal family's summer residence. Kronborg Castle, UNESCO World Heritage site.

Exciting extras

Frederiksborg Castle

Denmark’s greatest Renaissance castle and famed for its elegant Baroque Garden.

Fredensborg Castle

Named Little Versailles, summer residence of the Queen of Denmark and the royal family.

Louisiana

World famous international art museum, Giacometti, Picasso, Warhol, extraordinary sculpture park. Oresound view.

Rungstedlund

Home of late, world famous author Karen Blixen (aka. Isak Dinesen). Open to the public.

Events

1 Jun 2023
31 Aug 2023
Street Theater Festival
Place:
Category: Folklore
The PASSAGE Festival is the largest international street theater festival in the Nordic countries with world class performances for the whole family in both Helsingor and Helsingborg. The PASSAGE Festival both opens and ends with performances that in each way take the street theater to new heights and defy gravity in the two health resorts. Of course, this is not going to happen in the meantime: You can experience the long awaited clown performance of synchronous swimming, artists shooting with fireworks, kissing on benches, creating magic in the dark of the tent, trying to maintain unrest and disorder and tuner mopeds and delicious hair to the extreme!
29 Jul 2023
7 Aug 2023
Shakespeare Festival
Place:
Category: Folklore
Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s castle is a Danish event which in 1816 established the Shakespeare tradition at Kronborg Castle. The spectacular and amazing world class interpretations of Shakespeare are produced by some of the most prestigious theatre companies. The performance takes place in the open air in the courtyard of the castle.
1 Jun 2024
31 Aug 2024
Street Theater Festival
Place:
Category: Folklore
The PASSAGE Festival is the largest international street theater festival in the Nordic countries with world class performances for the whole family in both Helsingor and Helsingborg. The PASSAGE Festival both opens and ends with performances that in each way take the street theater to new heights and defy gravity in the two health resorts. Of course, this is not going to happen in the meantime: You can experience the long awaited clown performance of synchronous swimming, artists shooting with fireworks, kissing on benches, creating magic in the dark of the tent, trying to maintain unrest and disorder and tuner mopeds and delicious hair to the extreme!
29 Jul 2024
7 Aug 2024
Shakespeare Festival
Place:
Category: Folklore
Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s castle is a Danish event which in 1816 established the Shakespeare tradition at Kronborg Castle. The spectacular and amazing world class interpretations of Shakespeare are produced by some of the most prestigious theatre companies. The performance takes place in the open air in the courtyard of the castle.

Varied Shore Excurions

We are, for the moment working on new ideas for shore excursions.

Contacts

Port of Helsingor
Martin Vestergaard
Managing Director
martv@helsingor.dk Direct: +45 2531 1083
Nordhavnsvej 13
3000 Helsingør, Denmark
Port of Helsingor
Lise Lotte Blicher Bendtsen
Cruise Manager
lisbe@helsingor.dk Direct: +45 5377 5255
Nordhavnsvej 13
3000 Helsingør, Denmark