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Helsingor Elsinore Denmark Cruise Port Guide


Small cruise ships dock close to the center of town.

From quay 1-3: 5 minutes walk.

Larger cruise ships over 150m anchor. Passengers will be tendered to a new two-sided pier at King quay.

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Before the Malmö-Copenhagen Øresund bridge was finished, most of the trans-scandinavian traffic (transit and tourist) used the ferries between Helsingborg and Elsinore. There is still heavy traffic across the Sound here because of the high population density on either side of the border. In addition, the ferries are usually somewhat cheaper than the fees for the bridge and they often provide a shorter route compared to the bridge.

Helsingborg Castle This is one very impressive castle. It has huge ramparts with some being over 20 feet thick. The views are also stunning. This castle was the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet and sometimes they do performances of Hamlet there. Set in impressive and extensive grounds, moats and ramparts that are easily accessible from landing stages, the visitor-friendly castle provides a fascinating insight into Denmark’s military, maritime and royal history


Tours Excursions Transportation:

While the city is quite expansive, most sights of interest - besides the technical museum - lie within the compact city centre, so walking is really the best way to get around.

Modernised quays provide access to the striking architectural novelty of the Culture Yard – an eldorado of facilities tastefully built into the converted buildings of the former shipyard and bordered by the Danish Maritime Museum, itself exquisitely built into a dry dock. With its vast collections of artifacts and innovative exhibitions, the museum provides an impressive interactive insight into the maritime world for visitors of all ages.

It pays to compare your cruise line tours here.

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Shopping and Food

The main shopping areas are the pedestrian streets Kullagatan, Bruksgatan and Södra Storgatan.

Just outside the city there is Väla, one of Scandinavia's largest shopping centers


Denmark is not part of the EURO-monetary system, but major shops will probably give prices both in Danish kroner and in EURO (€). Most major international credit cards are accepted in Denmark.

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Danish, english is widely spoken.

There are many cafes which offer free WiFi for customers, mostly around the main railway station. Also at the city library, 10-15 minutes' walk from the port

Emergency number: 112

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Mon-Thu: 10 am-5.30 pm, supermarkets to 8 pm. Fri: 10 am-6 pm. Sat: 10 am-2 pm

Some shops in tourist areas stay open beyond the normal opening hours, particularly during the summer season.

Shops are allowed to open on the first Sunday of every month, as well as on all Sundays in December, preceding Christmas Eve. However, if the first Sunday in a month falls on a holiday or on Constitution Day, shops will stay closed.
Please note that ordinary shops are closed on public holidays including Constitution Day, 5 June, and Christmas Eve, December 24. Kiosks, bakeries, station shops etc. are usually open on Saturdays after 5 p.m. and Sundays.

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