Hirtshals havneprominade hjørring


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In one of Denmarks largest fishing ports, you can always find fresh, delicious fish and an atmosphere unlike anywhere else.

If you are in North Jutland, the active fishing city of Hirtshals is worth a visit. The city is known for its two harbours: the fishing and ferry harbour. Here you find plenty of life with fishermen smiling over the catch of the day, restaurant guests enjoying their mouth-watering dishes and curious passers-by turning their heads to see what people are doing. By ferry, you can sail to both Norway and the Faeroe Islands, and if you move up "the stairs" by the harbour, you have easy access to the many shopping opportunities, cafées and the city environment - and do not forget the amazing view over the ocean.

Things to do and see

In Hirtshals, you can enjoy the impressive harbour, where you can buy freshly caught fish and take a harbour 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.

And, if you get enough of the city life, lace up your hiking boots or rent a bike so you can go on adventures in the wonderful nature surrounding Hirtshals. What about trying a brisk horse ride on the beach, or, if you more so enjoy a calm setting, go out fishing - this also creates possibilities of conversing with the locals or other tourists.

In the mood for experiences?

Be inspired by the selection of activities, in Hirtshals.

Nordsøen Oceanarium

Explore one of the biggest attractions in North Jutland, the Nordsøen Oceanarium in Hirtshals. Meet the sunfish in the biggest aquarium of Northern Eu...

Hirtshals Museum (regional museum)

The museum is housed in an old fisherman's home and shows the city's history. Learn more about the history of the "bjesk", and about the "bjesk" queen...

Hirtshals Fyr (Lighthouse)

Discover Hirtshals' beautiful landmark, which with its 35 meters proudly glows over the town. From the top of the lighthouse there are beautiful views...

Ørnereservatet - Eagleworld

Get close to the kings of heaven - the eagles as they unfold just above the head of the audience. Get close to the big animals and see how the falcone...

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Things to see in Hirtshals

Hirtshals Fish Festival

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Restaurants and places to eat

Hirtshals has plenty of cosy dining places, specialising in serving delicious fish, which comes directly from the harbour.

See a list of dining experiences in Hirtshals.


Whether you are looking for private accommodation, a hotel or camping sites - Hirtshals has it all!

Find accommodation here.

Inspiration for your holiday in Hirtshals can be found at the local tourist office.