Frederikshavn is a commercial town with a bustling life. On an annual basis, the town receives approximately 5 million visitors. Whether you arrive by ferry or from the motorway, you will be met by the radiance of the city lights; and there is always a lot going on in the town.
In Frederikshavn, there is a wealth of activities and events which you simply cannot pass by: the central town with its museum of art, the church, the old powder magazine and Fiskerklyngen (former fishermen's cottages, and the oldest part of the town). The Bangsbo area is steeped in cultural history and great nature experiences. From June to September, you can visit Palmestranden (Palm Beach), located only 1.5 km from the town center, where you can enjoy the sight of sea-breeze gusts wafting through 60 palms – you could also choose one of the many other nearby chalky-white sandy beaches. If you rather prefer peace and quiet, the manor-house environments and the scenery surrounding the town provide oases of tranquility. Moreover, Frederikshavn boasts a 2-kilometre-long pedestrian precinct with lots of shopping opportunities. On such a trip through central Frederikshavn you should let eyes roam – also beyond the display windows, for you will then catch sight of a wealth of interesting and beautiful architectural details. Round off your walk with a trip to the 173 hectares of harbor area comprising 80 businesses with a total of 1800 work places within shipping companies, shipyards, maritime services and development, shipping, fish exportation, etc.
The last weekend in June is reserved the annual celebration of Tordenskioldsdagene. Here, 1000 volunteer performers assist in making the naval hero, Tordenskiold, and 1717 Frederikshavn come to life. This weekend is a clear favorite among tourists. Other than this, Frederikshavn organizes a number of concerts and sports events in the course of the year. Typically, concerts etc. will be held in Arena Nord or at Det Musiske Hus in Frederikshavn.
Frederikshavn is home to a wealth of small and cozy cafés and restaurants where you will be served a delicious lunch or dinner. Do not miss a visit to, for instance, 2takt Café & Brasserie and Restaurant Essens. Both are on the list of North Jutland’s finest restaurants.
Frederikshavn boasts innumerable overnight accommodation opportunities – most frequently hotels and bed & breakfasts in central Frederikshavn. In addition, the area round Frederikshavn provides rich opportunities for sleeping out, in shelters.