Holiday in Helsingborg – A beautiful city on the Swedish west coast
A weekend trip to Helsingborg will offer a fascinating experience with culture, nature and history. Visit important historic buildings, go for a picnic in one of the city’s many public parks and soak up the sun on a lovely sandy beach.
Helsingborg is one of the oldest cities in the Nordic region. The name 'Helsingborg' is derived from an old word meaning 'neck', referring to the neck-like strait between the Danish town of Elsinore and Helsingborg. Don't miss going for a day trip to the charming town in Denmark. There is a regular ferry service from Helsingborg, and you cross the strait in about 20 minutes.
If history is your thing, don't miss the medieval watchtower Karnan, which has come to symbolise the city. Here you can take in an amazing view, and on a clear day you can even spot Malmo's Turning Torso and the Oresund Bridge. Make sure you stop by Sofiero castle to admire the marvellous surrounding garden, and Fredriksdal Museums and Gardens, where you can explore an open air museum and a historic town centre.
At the city's famous culture centre Dunkers Kulturhus you can always expect spectacular cultural events. The architecturally magnificent culture centre offer interesting art exhibitions all year round. If you're tempted by Swedish fashion and trends, you can do some shopping on the pedestrianised street Kullagatan. After a long day of sightseeing you can lean back and relax with a musical performance at Helsingborg's concert hall.
Helsingborg is easily accessible by car, bus, train and boat. There are direct trains that will take you from Copenhagen Airport to Helsingborg city centre in just an hour. Stretch your legs with a bike trip along Kattegattleden bike trail, which ends in Gothenburg. You won't need to venture that far to find lots to see, eat and experience, though.
The city has an astonishing selection of pubs and restaurants, so you are sure never to run out of new options during your stay in Helsingborg.