If you are in Vendsyssel, the active fishing city of Hirtshals is definitely worth a visit. The city is known for its two harbors: the fishing harbor and the ferry harbor, where you will find plenty of life. With ferry you can sail to both Norway and the Faeroe Islands, and if you move up "The Stair", which connects the life on the harbor with shopping, cafe and city environment, you will have an amazing view over the ocean.
In Hirtshals you can enjoy the impressive harbor, where you can buy freshly caught fish for your dinner and also take a harbor cruise. Otherwise there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the city life, shop in the pedestrian street of Hirtshals and visit the many exciting restaurants.
The nature surrounding Hirtshals is perfect if you want to try more activities. Among other things there are plenty of hiking and biking routes, and if you have the mind to try riding or fishing this is also an option.
Otherwise Hirtshals offers exciting attractions, which attract people from all over the world. We can mention Nordsøen Oceanarium, Hirtshals Museum, Hirtshals Lighthouse and The Bunker Museum Battery 10.
Nordsøen Oceanarium is the absolute largest attraction in Hirtshals, and here you will find something for both children and adults. Experience the fish of the world and watch as they are being fed by divers, while the children get an insight into the mysteries of the ocean through play.
At Hirtshals Museum you can experience exciting exhibitions about the city's and the harbor's development, where Hirtshals can pride itself with having one of Denmark's largest harbors.
Hirtshals Lighthouse was built by King Frederik the 7th in 1863. The lighthouse is 35 meters high and is today automatic and still working, although it is mostly used for art exhibitions.
The Bunker Museum Battery 10 is Denmark's only excavated, complete German defense installation from the Second World War that is open to the public. The museum consists of 54 excavated bunkers and many canon, mortar and machine gun positions along with a radar and searchlight facility, where you can move through the different areas via the 3,5 kilometer long trench.
There is always plenty going on in Hirtshals, especially in the summer months. Musik Under Trappen (Music under the Stair) offers free music experiences in week 30, and in the first weekend of August there is an opportunity to spoil your senses, when Hirtshals Fish Festival takes place.
Hirtshals has plenty of cozy dining places, who specialize in the delicious fish, which comes directly from the harbor.
Whether you're looking for private accommodation, hotel or camping sites - Hirtshals has it all!