The North Harbor and the marina next to it is a very nice area, and within walking distance from the downtown area of Helsingborg, including Kärnan tower. Maybe 15-20 minutes or so at the most, depending on the exact docking location.
Large cruise ships: Tenders bring passengers within a few minutes' walk of Sweden's oldest shopping street, which cuts through the heart of Helsingborg's town center
Tourist information on the pier and downtown in the Town Hall open during cruise call, normally 8 am-8 pm
A new City Pier opened in early 2020.
Printable map to take along.
Watch a destination video.
The water that divides Sweden and Denmark is called Öresund. At
the most narrow point of the Sound (about 40 kilometers north of Copenhagen),
the twin cities of Elsinore and Helsingborg mark the entrance to the
Baltic Sea. Historically, the two cities have always been closely connected
because of their strategic placement. From ships anchoring in the Öresund,
the passengers can enjoy the view of Kronborg, Hamlet's famous castle
on the Danish side and the medieval fortress tower, Kärnan, on the
More than 100 daily ferries make it very easy to go from one city to the other. Cruise ships berthing in the Helsingborg city area have a lovely view over the waterfront area with the city's new cultural house, housing almost 3,000 m2 exhibition area, the Dunker Culture center.
Helsingborg is small and is easily explored on foot.
Take the 15 minute ferry ride across the sound to Helsingor, Denmark to see the Kronborg Castle and the cute little town.
If you have time, you can also take the train to Malmo, over and under the spectacular Oresund bridge, a short stop in Copenhagen and up the coast to Helsingor.
Just outside of Helsingborg, you can visit Sofiero Castle and it's beautiful gardens (requires a short taxi ride).
In the city center, there is an abundance of shops, museums and restaurants. There is a wide selection of items such as Danish porcelain, silver, amber and leather goods. Antique and second hand shops not only add character, but also offer unique findings for everyone with a keen eye. And yes...there is an IKEA.
The national currency is the Swedish krona (SEK, plural kronor). 1 USD is about 5.91 SEK, 1 EUR is about 9.43 SEK and 1 GBP is about 12.28 SEK.
Automatic teller machines take major credit cards. Most stores, restaurants and bars accept all major credit cards, although in some cases there is a SEK 5 fee or a lowest purchase limit (between 50 - 100 SEK).
Swedish is the national language of Sweden, but you will find that people, especially those below the age of 70, also speak English very well - an estimated 89% of Swedes can speak English.
112 is the phone number to dial in case of fire, medical or criminal emergency.
Mon-Fri: 10 am-6 pm, Sat: 10 am-4 pm, Sun: closed
Holidays in Sweden
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