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.


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.



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.