From the hills of Pikkerbakken at the southern edge of the town, a path of 2 kilometres, Dronningestien, runs out to Bangsbo Fort, which is a German bunker installation from the World War II. Visit the bunkers and see the huge cannons from the frigate Niels Juel. From here you have a unique view of the east coast and the sea, Kattegat.
This area is part of the Bangsbo district, which also contains Bangsbo with its museum, botanical gardens and wildlife park with red deer, roe deer and fallow deer – and a cosy restaurant at Møllehuset. At the nature playground you can enjoy the sight of the wildlife, have a picnic or light up a barbecue.
If the weather invites to indoor activities, go to the "Caribbean" water park (The Reef) in the centre of Frederikshavn.
Frederikshavn is home to a rich cultural life and regularly there are sports events at Arena Nord. The music scene is very active, with both domestic and international artists.
A holiday home in Frederikshavn is also an excellent base for shorter trips. Why not visit Skagen, the picturesque town at the northern tip of Denmark – go by train and you will be there in half an hour. Or take a day trip with one of the ferries to Gothenburg in Sweden or the island Læsø or with the mail boat to the small cluster of islets at Hirsholmene. During ferry trips to the capital of Norway, Oslo, there will be at least one night at sea.