Sailing in Denmark – Part 4: Frederikshavn

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. 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’s explore a few options.


Palmestranden - Harba

Just a few kilometers from the pedestrian zone in Frederikshavn, you will find the only Palm Beach in Denmark – Palmestranden. With over 100 imported palms from Italy, volleyball courts, petanque lanes and barbecue places, the beach offers a cozy atmosphere and lots of activities for you and your family or friends.

Bangsbo Museum

Bangsbo museum in Frederikshavn

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 architecture and history of ownerships aspects. There is a lot to discover and see if you are interested in the Danish time during the World War II. The ticket for the museum also provides access to the bunker nearby. Check out what other people think about this museum on Trip Advisor.

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 surrounding area. 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 free to visit, and it is definitely an exciting destination for both children and adults.

Frederikshavn Art Museum

Frederikshavn art museum

Another interesting museum worth your attention is Frederikshavn Kunstmuseum. It shows 6 to 8 exhibitions of Danish and international contemporary art every year. It also 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 bookplates with over 450,000 original bookplates, including bookplates from many royal houses.

To conlude, Frederikshavn is a lovely sailing destination and it has definitely a lot to offer for nature and culture lovers alike.

Sailing to Frederikshavn

Sailors can dock their boats at Frederikshavn Marina. It is a modern family-friendly marina with all the basic facilities. You can book and pay for your berth and other related marina facilities through our HarbaApp – a free mobile app for boaters – or directly through Frederikshavn Marina page on our website.

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