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A DRIVE TO HELSINGOR AND HORNBAEK

 

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Follow the old costal road between Copenhagen and Helsingoer. You will pass several small harbours. Skovshoved, Taarbaek, Vedbaek, Rungsted, Nivae, Espegaere. This is old local fishing harbours, now converted to yacht harbours. Near Rungsted you get to the home of the writer Caren Blixen. Near Espegaere you find to the museum of modern art, Lusianna.
 

Helsingor has several ferries to Sweden. Also here you find the castle Kronborg, used in the play, Hamlet, by Shakespeare. The shipyard has been closed many years ago. In the harbour you can find several vessels used for fishing day trips. Also you often can see vintage sailing vessels here.
 

If you continue driving, you arrive to the north coast of Sealand. This is one of the most expensive and popular vacation areas near Copenhagen. However you do not find any concentration of hotels. This area is built with the typical Danish, summer cottage, owned by private individuals. Manny of these are up for rent during the summer. The local tourist office has more info.
 

During North West winds, You find many surfers near Hornbaek harbour and Gilleleje Harbour.

There is train connection from Copenhagen to Helsingoer. Here you can go on with local train to Hornbaek and Gilleleje.

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