The small Danish town of Helsingør (also called Elsinore) north of Copenhagen and the similarly named Helsingborg in western Sweden, are connected by a mere 20-minute boat ride across the Øresund Sound, making it easy to combine two countries in one visit and discover everything these two picturesque towns have to offer. And under an hour by train from Copenhagen, Helsingør makes the perfect base to explore both countries as part of a larger trip in the capital region. Use this itinerary to guide and inspire a day trip in this historic area.
Looking for a longer trip? Check out our 2-day itinerary here.