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Hanstholm is an important fishing harbour in North Jutland, Denmark

Get in

Smyril lines M/S Norönna during Hanstholms days as an active ferry port

Hanstholm is the ending point of national routes 26 & 29. Bus lines 96 and 322 connects Hanstholm to Thisted several times per day, in Thisted there is connections to other regional bus lines, the national rail system. Flights to Thisted Airport has been suspended, nearest airports are now in Aalborg and Karup.

Hanstholm used to be in important ferry harbour for the North Atlantic, but services has moved to harbours better connected to the national highway system. Though there is local initiatives to reopen a ferry route to Norway, so far the hard work has been fruitless, mostly because a suitable ferry has not been found.

Get around

  • Bus line 96 connects the harbor with the town centre and continues to Ræhr, Nors and Thisted.
  • Falke Taxi, Tel. +45 9796 2111


  • Hanstholm Harbour (Hanstholm Havn), +45 9655 0710, fax: +45 9655 0720, . Denmark's largest commercial fishing harbour at a length of 4,5 km. There is a fish auction M-F from 7AM, and a smokehouse offering both smoked and fresh fish. It is possible to join one or two days fishing tours.
The lighthouse in Hanstholm
  • 2 Museumscenter Hanstholm, Molevej 29, +45 9796 1736. Jun-Aug 10AM-5PM. Museum including part of the very extensive WWII military defences forming part of the 'Atlantic Wall', placed at Hanstholm because of its strategic importance during the German occupation. 60,00K Adults 15-25K concessions. 60 Kr.


Most activities in Hanstholm is centered around the city's maritime heritage, especially the lively fisheries industry. You could try getting up early and attend the daily fish auctions taking place at 6.30 at Auktionsvej 11 [1], or take a fishing trip to the rich fishing grounds of the Yellow reef about 2 hours sailing off shore. The town is also home of a lively windsurfing and kite surfing scene, locally branded as "Cold Hawaii". Yet another option is diving one of the many wrecks in the area - the nearest diveshop is Thy-Dyk[2] in Thisted, which can be contacted at +45 20 11 21 49.

  • Surfklubben NASA (surfing club), Ørhagevej 14, Klitmøller, . Is the local surfing organisation, it's not a commercial enterprise, but if you want to surf here - these are the guys to get in touch with
  • Thy National Park. The national park stretches from the lighthouse in Hanstholm in the north to Agger Tange in the south and is bordered on the east by farmland. The park consists of dwarf shrubs, lakes and limestone slopes. In the national park,ruins from WWII can be seen and. Several types of birds as well as rabbits, deers and hedgehogs can be spotted.
  • Hanstholm Camping. Offers variety of activities in the high season, such as walking tours, tree climbing, sea kayak courses, diving in Thy National Park, kitesurfing and horse riding on Icelandic ponies.






Go next

Bus 96 to Thisted via Ræhr and Nors Bus 322 to Thisted via Klitmøller

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