The surroundings in Hirtshals are ideal for holidays with lots of outdoors activities. A White-Flag certification waves on the many kilometres of white sandy beaches, allowing both dogs and cars on the beaches. Use the beaches all year round for various activities: windsurfing, kite flying, beach fishing, sea kayaking, amber hunting, long walks and more.
On both sides of Hirtshals there are large dune plantations as far as the eye can see. Both marked and unmarked routes cover plantations as well as the dune landscape – inviting you to explore the area by foot, by bike or on horse. In both eastbound and southbound directions, a national cycle path (Vestkyststien) and an international hiking path (the North Sea trail) lead you directly through Tornby Klitplantage and Lilleheden/Uggerby Klitplantage. A walk in the woods is a hike in the unusual landscape created by the Ice Age.
Hirtshals holds the story of the Danish fishing industry, and the city's port is the largest in the country. Grab the chance to enjoy freshly caught fish, discover the lively atmosphere and the charming city life starting right on the waterfront.
East of the city you will find Kjul, surrounded by dune plantations and perfect for walking, cycling or horse riding. Continue east and you will find Tversted - a peaceful resort with great areas og holday homes and one of the best danish beaches. South of Hirtshals you will find Tornby Strand. With the white sand beaches and dunes covered with lyme grass this feels like the epitome of Denmark. Read more about the areas of holiday homes in and around Hirthals.
Hirtshals has many restaurants and they range from cozy eateries to restaurants with first-class cuisine. You must of course visit the North Sea Oceanarium, and don't forget to swing by the city's beautiful landmark Hirtshals Lighthouse on top of Stenbjerg. If you would like an active vacation, you can hike on the North Sea Trail, which goes through the city, or cycling on one Hirtshals' Panorama Trails. Read more about what Hirtshals offers you and your family.