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Hirtshals is an important ferry harbour in North Jutland, Denmark.

Get in[edit]

Color line Superspeed I docking in Hirtshals ferry terminal

By car or bus[edit]

The European route E39 highway ends in Hirtshals, where cars can continue their journey via ferry to Norway. Nordjyllands trafik selskab route 224 connects to Hjørring several times per day.

By train[edit]

  • 1 Hirtshals station. Nordjyske Jernbaner runs regional trains every 30-60 minutes throughout the day. Hirtshals station (Q2126022) on Wikidata Hirtshals railway station on Wikipedia

By ferry[edit]

Get around[edit]

Map of Hirtshals


Hirtshals Lighthouse and environs
  • 1 Hirtshals Lighthouse (Hirtshals Fyr), Fyret 2. 18 Jan-31 Dec 10:00-17:00. Built in 1862 and still in use. It is 35 meter and stands on a 27-m mound giving a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside as well as the sea. 20 kr, children 10 kr. Hirtshals Lighthouse (Q12316822) on Wikidata
  • 2 Nordsøen Oceanarium (North Sea Oceanarium), Willemoesvej 2, +45 9894 4188. 09:00-17:00. Among the biggest aquariums in Europe, with a massive 22x33 metre aquarium with more than 4.5 million litres of water and 2-3,000 fish from the North Sea. There is also a big outdoor aquarium with seals and a show area, and several smaller habitat and theme tanks. 130 kr, children 55 kr. Nordsøen Oceanarium (Q31808) on Wikidata Nordsøen Oceanarium on Wikipedia


Hirtshals is a starting point of the epic hike of Hærvejen, leading down the entire Jutland peninsula, all the way to the border with Germany. The trail is 500 km long and follows ancient trails used in olden times to transport cattle and soldiers. It is designed for an 18 day journey, but you can chose to hike shorter individual parts and still get a great experience of the nature and cultural variety of Jutland.






Go next[edit]

Hirtshals is an important habour for the Nordic Region. From here, you can go by ship to these countries:

  • Norway. From Hirtshals, you can sail to a handful of Norwegian towns, including Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, and Larvik. From Frederikshavn, not far from Hirtshals, you can sail on to Oslo, the capital of Norway.
  • The Faroe Islands. Board a ship and sail on to Torshavn, the main town on The Faroe Islands. Hirtshals is the only port in Denmark servicing these remote and beautiful islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
  • Iceland. Hirtshals also serves Seyðisfjörður by ferry. This is the only port in Denmark with a ferry service to Iceland.
Routes through Hirtshals
StavangerKristiansand  N  S  HjørringAalborg

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