Palmestranden Frederikshavn Turisthus Nord


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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.

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Activities and experiences

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. 

Kystmuseet Bangsbo

The manor house, which in the late 19th century was frequently visited by the country’s leading poets, including Herman Bang and Gustav Wied, is now a museum.

Strandby Havn

The harbour is the lifeblood of Strandby. The big fishing cutters moor alongside the quay, the small boats sail around, and there is a marina. It has room for 140 guests and tourists are very welcome. For long, people in Strandby have been fishing the sea. The first attempt to establish a...

Palm Beach

From June to September, you can visit Palmestranden (Palm Beach), located only 1.5 km from the town centre, 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.

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A town with plenty of opportunities

Experiences for kids

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Shopping in Frederikshavn

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Visit Ålbæk
The cosy fishing village

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Events in Frederikshavn

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 favourite among tourists. Other than this, Frederikshavn organizes several 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.


Restaurants and cafés

Frederikshavn is home to a wealth of small and cosy 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.

2takt Café & Brasserie

2takt Café & Brasserie is a dining and meeting place in the heart of Frederikshavn.

Restaurant Gratværk

Experiences in the natural and seasonal local produce, prepared with tradition in a modern expression.

Restaurant Smørgåsen

Restaurant Smørgåsen serve classic Danish open-faced sandwiches, also known as 'smørrebrød'. Restaurant Smørgåsen is the perfect place, for people wh...

Cafe Stæhr

Cafe Stæhr is a cosy café, coffee bar and piano bar. Here you´ll find delicious sandwiches, salad, homemade cakes and much more. Enjoy your food insi...


Frederikshavn boasts innumerable overnight accommodation opportunities – most frequently hotels and bed & breakfasts in central Frederikshavn. Also, the area around Frederikshavn provides rich opportunities for sleeping out, in shelters.