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Frederikshavn is a city in North Jutland, Denmark. And has a population of 62,741 inhabitants (2006) in the municipality.

Get in[edit]

Passengers traveling from other parts of Denmark can reach Frederikshavn by train, bus or airplane. The journey time by train or bus from Aalborg, the nearest large town to the south, is approx. between 1 hr 10 mins - 1 hr 45 mins. (40 minutes in car). From Aalborg Airport to Frederikshavn station is the journey time approx. 1.5 hour by bus.

By train[edit]

The train station is located not far from the town center and this connects you to pretty much all of Denmark.

Frederikshavn is on the Hjørring, Aalborg, Aarhus, Odense, Roskilde, Copenhagen, Line. It takes approximately 5 hours 50 minnuts to reach Copenhagen.

By boat[edit]

Frederikshavn can be reached by ferry from Norway (Oslo) and Sweden (Gothenburg) and connects Læsø Island to Jutland.

Stena Line operates the route Gothenburg - Frederikshavn which takes 2 hours with Stena Line Express and 3 hours 15 min. with Stena Danica/Jutlandica and the route Oslo - Frederikshavn which takes 12 hours.

Læsø Line operates the route Læsø - Frederikshavn which takes 90 min.

Get around[edit]

Public bicycles at the hub, by the tourist agency in Frederikshavn.

Frederikshavn does have a public bus system, that mainly connects the rim areas of the city with the city centre. For getting around in the centre, walking is the easiest solution, given the size of the area.

Frederikshavn has a public bike system, where bikes can be borrowed for free, with a DKK 100 depost in one of the bicycle hubs (at the tourist agency, by most hotels and at the camp site). The bicycles are available from Easter until November. The bikes can be used to getting around to attractions, outside of Frederikshavn city centre easily, as the city has, and expands on, a quite well functioning web of bicycle paths and roads and it is also possible to take the bike with you on the train to Skagen if space is available.

Getting around in own car is rather easy, as Frederikshavn has quite a number of parking areas, of which the majority is free. City centre is an exception to this, with a couple of paid parking areas.


  • Bangsbo MuseumDr. Margrethesvej 6, 9900 Frederikshavn +45 98 42 31 11. Feb.-Oct: Mon-Fri: 10:00 - 16:00. Nov.-Dec.: Mon-Fri: 11:00 - 15:00. Sat+Sun: Closed. Bangsbo Museum is located in an old manor house, surrounded by a moat, a small botanical garden and a forest playground. The museum houses exhibitions about the Danish Resistance during World War II, ships and sailing history and textiles. Adults: DKK 50. Children: 40.
  • Cloos TowerBrønderslevvej 61 (6 km southwest of Frederikshavn Station, bus 210 or 225 to Vinkestrækning 15 minutes away. You can also take a bike up there.),  +45 9848 6069fax: +45 9842 0020, e-mail: . May, Jun, Aug 10AM-5PM; Jul M-F 10AM-5PM, Sa-Su 10AM-6PM. Observation tower of 60 meter at 160 meter above sea level. This is the most famous landmark of town. The top is reached by stairs or elevator and gives a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape. The tower was built in 1962 at the initiative of Christian Cloos. It has a small shop with snacks and souvenirs. You can sit down in the tower or outside for a picnic. 20 Kr, children 5 Kr.
  • FiskerklyngenStrandgade. This is a cluster of fishermen's cottages in oldest part of Frederikshavn origianlly from the 16th century, but the houses you can see now are from the 18th century.
  • [dead link]Gunpowder Tower (Krudttårnet), Kragholmen 2 (by the harbour),  +45 9843 1919, +45 9842 3111fax: +45 9843 0597, e-mail: . Jul-Aug Tu-Su 10AM-5PM. Martello tower built in 1686-1690. The top floor (cannon deck) houses a range of artillery. The lower floors have exhibitions of the history of Fladstrand and the harbour. Citadel Fladstr. was used as a base by the Danish Navy during the Great Northern War (1709–20) and the war against GB (1807–14). 40 Kr.
Hirsholmene islands are just outside Frederikshavn
  • Hirsholm (A small ferry (12 passengers) goes daily during summer, 3 times a week during spring and fall, and weekly during winter.),  +45 29 80 14 38. Hirsholm is one of six small islands 7 km to the northeast of Frederikshavn: Hirsholm, Græsholm, Lilleholm, Deget, Tyvholm and Kølpen. Only Hirsholm is inhabited, with 17 houses and a 27 metre high lighthouse from 1886. Besides being noted for it's high population of birds, Hirsholm also sports some excellent beaches and a relatively large number of bunkers, dating back to World War II. Return tickets are: Adults: DKK 125. Children: DKK 100.
  • Northern Entrenchment (Nordre Skanse),  +45 9842 3266. Defensive works built by German troops 1627 to protect them against the Danish navy.
  • Beach. In the northern part of Frederikshavn, there is also a nice beach. You can easily get here by bike, and it can be worth it spending some time at the beach.


  • Bannerslund SoccergolfBannerslund, Strandbyvej 119, Strandby. Th-Su 10AM-7PM. Soccergolf is a mixture of golf, miniature golf and soccer (football). The rules are much like in golf, but you use your feet and a football. 100 Kr, children 50 Kr.


Frederikshavn has a small pedestrian area, surrounding the main pedestrian street, which contains the south end of Danmarksgade and north end of Søndergade. The main pedestrian street is approximately 750 metres long, and the area houses a number of retail shops with various consumer goods, such as clothes, telecom shops, radio/TV shops and restaurants.

For bigger shops such as supermarkets, DIY retailers, furniture shops and such, the north/west end of the city houses the majority of those along Hjørringvej between Suderbovej/Knivholtvej and Toftegårdsvej/Maigårdsvej.

Opening hours follows those otherwise found in Denmark; supermarkets are mainly open between 09:30 and 18:00, other shops between 10:00 and 17:30 and restaurants between 11:00/16:30 and 22:30-23:00.



  • John Bull PubHavnepladsen 1 +45 9842 4200. Mon-thu: 15:00-23:30, fri: 14:00-01:00, sat: 12:00-01:00. A pub near city centre.



  • Frederikshavn Sømandshjem & HotelTordenskjoldsgade 15B +45 9842 0977fax: +45 9843 1899, e-mail: . Offers 53 rooms with shower/toilet/hairdryer/phone/cable TV. Restaurant, meeting rooms, Internet café, wireless Internet access in all rooms, elevator, free parking. TV/living room with poolbillard and dart. The reception desk is open 24 hours.. 2 Jan-22 Dec. 515-1,275 Kr.
  • [dead link]Hotel LisboaSøndergade 248 (close to the motorway E45 in the southern part of town),  +45 9842 2133fax: +45 9843 8011, e-mail: . Three star hotel. 32 double rooms which are equipped with private bathroom, telephone, radio and a colour TV with access to satellite channels. Family restaurant, large garden and carpark.. 2 Jan-23 Dec. From 675 Kr.
  • [dead link]Hotel 1987Havnegade 8E, Damsgaards Plads (near harbour),  +45 9843 1987fax: +45 9843 1942, e-mail: . Offers 28 rooms where all rooms have bath, TV and minibar. Tel., family rooms, parking. Close to supermarket. Small but cosy hotel. 460-600 Kr.


  • [dead link]Hotel Herman BangTordenskjoldsgade 3 +45 9842 2166fax: +45 9842 2107, e-mail: . Offers 60 rooms with/without shower. Various rooms available – from business to family rooms suites and apartments. Car park. Colour TV. American restaurant. Walking distance of Frederikshavns train station and the harbour, located at the very center of Frederikshavn. Also has spa & wellness. 2 Jan, 22 Dec. 395-1,795 Kr..
  • Scandic Stena Line FrederikshavnTordenskjoldsgade 14 (opposite the port, entrance via Toldbodvej),  +45 9843 3233fax: +45 9843 3311, e-mail: . Offers 213 rooms, including 12 superior rooms and two top-suites. Rooms with writing desk and telephone, TV with in house movies, ironing board, minibar and free internet in several rooms. 111 family rooms for two adults and two children. 20 meeting and breakout rooms. Sub-tropical water park, fitness room, sauna, table tennis, restaurant, brasserie and nightclub. Free public car park. From 300 Kr




Go next[edit]

Routes through Frederikshavn
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