Frederikshavn attractions - Harba

Sailing in Denmark – Part 4: Frederikshavn

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Welcome back to this week’s Sailing in Denmark 🙂

Every week we bring you closer to one of our favorite sailing destinations. Denmark has many beautiful and charming places and if you are sailing towards Norway and Sweden, you should definitely plan a stop over in Frederikshavn in Northern Jutland.

Frederikshavn is an idyllic fishing town located on the north east coast of the Jutland Peninsular. The city is perfect for sailors who want to travel in between the Scandinavian countries and want to discover a wonderful Danish town.

While visiting you can stay at Frederikshavn Marina where you will experience a nice and family friendly harbor with modern facilities. The Marina offers free WiFi which you can use while relaxing in your boat or spending time in the „Sejlerstue“. During daytime the children can enjoy themselves at the fun playground or you might feel like taking them on a bikeride – bikes are available at the harbor free of charge. The outdoor area includes tables and benches from where you can have a nice evening with barbecue and marshmallows 🙂

Frederikshavn is a perfect gateway to Norway, Sweden and also the little island Læsø, located 19 km from the East coast of the Jutland peninsula. If you don’t want to take your boat, there are also ferry connections from Frederikshavn to Sweden and Norway. What can you do there? Let us tell you a few things 🙂


Palmestranden - Harba

You can not leave Frederikshavn before visiting the beautiful beach. Just a few kilometer from the pedestrian zone in Frederikshavn, you will find the only Palm Beach in Denmark. The infamous palm beach is easy to find and it stretches at the north coast. With over 100 imported palms from Italy, volleyball courts and barbecue places, the beach offers a lot of activities to spend your time there with friends and family. You can also rent a lounge chair and relax in the shade of palm tree 🙂

Bangsbo Museum

Bangsbo Museum is a part of Nordjyllands Kystmuseum. The museum itself is housed in the old Bangsbo Manor, which has a turbulent and interesting past, in both architecturally aspects and history of ownerships. There is a lot to discover and see if you are interested in the Danish time during World War II. The ticket for the museum also provides access to the bunker close by.

Bangsbo Botaniske Have

Bangsbo Botanic Garden - Harba
If you are interested in flora and fauna, we would recommend you to take a short trip to the botanical garden in Bangsbo. It is a beautiful place, where you can have a great panoramic view over the areal as well. In the park, you can take a long walk around, enjoy the nature and discover all kinds of lovely, colourful flowers. Bangsbo Botanishe Have is for free and it is definitely an exciting destination for children and adults.

Frederikshavn Art Museum

Another interesting museum worth visiting is Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum. It shows 6 to 8 exhibitions of Danish and international contemporary art every year and it has a large collection of local art with an emphasis on Karl Bovin, one of Denmark’s greatest landscape painters. In addition, the museum is one of the few European and Scandinavia’s museums for bookplate (ex-librīs art). The museum houses the largest collection of bookplateswith over 450,000 original bookplates, including bookplates from many royal houses.

We think that Frederikshavn has a lot to offer and it is definitely worth visiting on your sailing trip. During good and sunny weather you can take a walk at the beach or through the botanical garden, and if it is raining, you can spend you time in interesting museums.
Frederikshavn attractions - Harba
We hope you will visit soon and we are happy to hear your experiences from Frederikshavn in the comment section below 🙂 Book and pay for your berth or mooring with HarbaApp – a free mobile app for boaters!

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