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Visit Hundested

Enjoy a pleasant seaside atmosphere during a holiday or weekend in Hundested – a vibrant harbour and station town.

Hundested is a popular spot for boating, sport fishing and other water activities. Hundested originally got its name from the Danish word for the seals found along the coast.

Watch the morning catch come in at Hundested Harbour. If you're travelling with children, they will love the floating Discovery Platform, where they will get the chance to touch fish and trap crabs. Later, you can eat lunch in one of the excellent restaurants, such as in Halsnæs Bryghus, where there’s a beer for every taste. Then pay a visit to one of the small galleries or artisanal workshops.

The main street in Hundested features a statue of one of Denmark's proudest sons: the polar explorer Knud Rasmussen, who spent several years in Hundested. To pay tribute to his achievements, the house he lived in has now been converted to a museum (the Knud Rasmussen House) where you can learn about Rasmussen's expeditions to Greenland in great detail. The house is situated in charming surroundings close to Spodsbjerg Lighthouse.

A walking and cycle path, the North Coast path, runs from Hundested to other small towns along the Kattegat, including nearby Kikhavn, an idyllic old fishing village with half-timbered houses and farms. The route actually stretches all the way along the coast of North Zealand to Helsingør, a total distance of 40 miles. From Hundested Skanse you will enjoy a marvellous view over the sea and the landscape. A few miles from Hundested is Lynæs, an ideal surfing location.

Public transportation options are available if you have not hired a car for your holiday in Hundested. You can take a bus or train to Hillerød and see the portrait gallery in Frederiksborg Castle. You can also take a train to Copenhagen, putting the capital's international airport within reach.

In Hundested Harbour you can visit an exciting glassblowing studio, the Glass Smith, where you can watch glassblowers at work and maybe even find a unique gift to take home with you.

Top hotels in Hundested

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hundested Kro og Hotel
Hundested Kro og Hotel
3 out of 5
Nørregade 10, Hundested, Hovedstaden
per night
9 Dec-10 Dec

Situated near the boardwalk, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Knud Rasmussen House and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Nordsjaellands Kattegatkyst. Hempel Glass Museum ...

3.1/5 (92 reviews)
Avoid this hotel, very poor.

"Very dated hotel in shabby condition, very low service level and zero hospitality from staff. Loud and smelly, not a good place to sleep. The price they charge and the value you get in return are completely out of alignment."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

Hundested Kro og Hotel
Holiday House Close to the Beach
Holiday House Close to the Beach
Jonathanvel 12, Hundested, Hovedstaden

Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Nordsjaellands Kattegatkyst and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Knud Rasmussen House. Hempel Glass ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)
Gezellige vakantiewoning op loopafstand van zee.

"Deze woning ligt op een ruim stuk grond, is van alle gemakken voorzien en de verhuurders zijn erg vriendelijk en goed bereikbaar. De zee op loopafstand, huisje in het bos."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2019

Holiday House Close to the Beach
Fantastic Beach Front Property
Fantastic Beach Front Property
Kattegatvejen 23, Hundested, Hovedstaden

Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nordsjaellands Kattegatkyst and Knud Rasmussen House. Hempel Glass Museum and Gjethuset are ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Cosy, well-equipped, picturesque seaside cottage

"Beautiful house, cosy and well-equipped. Off the beaten track, but only an hour's drive from Copenhagen. Dramatic off-shore weather changes can be observed from the conservatory. Helpful host (we didn't meet in person, but he was very swift in replying to queries)."…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2017

Fantastic Beach Front Property

Popular things to do in Hundested

Frederiksborg Palace
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trover photo by Allan Cardow

Frederiksborg Palace

5/5(1 review)

Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerød Kommune. While you're in the area, stroll along the marina.

Skjoldungernes Land National Park
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trover photo by Peter Cardow

Skjoldungernes Land National Park

Explore the great outdoors at Skjoldungernes Land National Park, a lovely green space in Roskilde. Discover the area's museums and cathedral.