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Frederikshavn is a bit like a big city with its rich cultural life, lots of restaurants, cafés and fantastic shopping possibilities – but without the big city’s heavy traffic and bustle. The city, with its attractive red rooftops, lies between green hills and the harbour where the ferries from Sweden, Norway and the island Læsø come in from the blue Kattegat.

Through the city centre runs one of Denmark’s longest pedestrian streets. Along the street, and in its side streets, you will find a diversity of shops, all kinds of restaurants and cosy cafés.

Featured holiday homes in Frederikshavn

Holiday homes in Frederikshavn

The Picturesque Frederikshavn is located between green hills and the blue sea. One of Denmark's longest pedestrian streets runs through the city with restaurants, cafés and shops located side by side. In a holiday home in Frederikshavn you are close to both city life and attractions, and you also have a nice base for day trips with the ferry to Gothenburg, Oslo and Læsø, or the small island group Hirsholmene.

City and beaches in beautiful association

Only 9 kilometers north of Frederikshavn you will find Bratten Strand - a lovely holiday home on the eastern side of Skagen Odde. The beach goes on as far as the eye reaches. It has the Blue Flag certfication and the fine sand, the gentle waves and the shallow water makes it extra child friendly. There are toilets and an ice-cream kiosk. A long ramp from the parking lot to the beach ensures that families with children, elderly and disadvantaged have easy access.

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.

Activities, nature and gastronomy

Frederikshavn is not called 'The big small city' for no reason. The city is the gateway to the rest of the Nordic region and an international traffic hub with ferries to Norway and Sweden. Enjoy the busy harbor life and go shopping on the city's long pedestrian street. Are you into European history then visit the Bangsbo Museum or the Bangsbo Fort Bunker Museum, where you can learn more about the Danish resistance movement during World War II. End your day with a nice dinner at one of the beautiful restaurants in town. Read more about what Frederikshavn offers you and your family.


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