Kronborg Castle

North Sealand's towns and villages

There are no sprawling metropolitan areas in North Sealand. The area is characterised by small fishing, harbour and ferry towns and a lovely, laid-back atmosphere.

Elsinore

Helsingør (Elsinore)

World-famous as the home of Elsinore, the castle of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Helsingør has long held a strategically important position at the mouth of the Baltic Sea. Feel the legacy of power here, with a trip to see Kronborg Castle, or walk the cobbled streets lined with half-timbered houses. The cathedral and monastery in town are also worth a visit.

Fredensborg

Fredensborg 

See Fredensborg Castle, the Danish royal family’s spring and autumn residence, in the town of Fredensborg. The large castle park has many paths and offers great views of Esrum Lake. 

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Explore North Sealand

North Sealand is a holiday favourite with Danes and not just because of its close proximity to Copenhagen.