Get in Edit
By car or bus Edit
By train Edit
- 1 Hirtshals station. Nordjyske Jernbaner runs regional trains every 30-60 minutes throughout the day.
By ferry Edit
- Color Line, Norgeskajen 2, ☏ , email@example.com. Runs two routes out of Hirtshals to destinations in Norway; Kristiansand (3 hr 15 min) and Larvik (3 hr 45 min).
- Fjord Line, Trailerkajen 1, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Runs an overnight route to Stavanger (11½ hours), continuing onwards to Bergen (19½ hours), both in Norway. The ferry departs Hirtshals Tuesdays at 14:30 and on Thursdays and Sundays at 12:30. Plus a departure just to Stavanger Saturday (8.5 hr). The same ferries continue Hirtshals- Langesund (4½ hours). There is also a special ferry that runs Hirtshals — Kristiansand in the summer season.
- Smyril Line, Container Kajen 4, ☏ , email@example.com. The only ferry route to the two North Atlantic islands; Faroe Islands (Torshavn) and Iceland (Seyðisfjörður) - departs weekly.
Get around Edit
- 1 Hirtshals Lighthouse (Hirtshals Fyr), Fyret 2. 18 Jan-31 Dec 10:00-17:00. Built in 1862 and still in use. It is 35 meter and stands on a 27-m mound giving a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside as well as the sea. 20 kr, children 10 kr.
- 2 Nordsøen Oceanarium (North Sea Oceanarium), Willemoesvej 2, ☏ . 09:00-17:00. Among the biggest aquariums in Europe, with a massive 22x33 metre aquarium with more than 4.5 million litres of water and 2-3,000 fish from the North Sea. There is also a big outdoor aquarium with seals and a show area, and several smaller habitat and theme tanks. 130 kr, children 55 kr.
Hirtshals is a starting point of the epic hike of Hærvejen, leading down the entire Jutland peninsula, all the way to the border with Germany. The trail is 500 km long and follows ancient trails used in olden times to transport cattle and soldiers. It is designed for an 18 day journey, but you can chose to hike shorter individual parts and still get a great experience of the nature and cultural variety of Jutland.
- Hotel Hirtshals, Havnegade 2, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Large hotel at the harbour in the city centre, in modern and newly renovated buildings around the old village inn. In high season doubles from kr in adjacent annex or 895 kr in the hotel.
- Hotel Strandlyst, Strandvejen 20, Tornby, ☏ , email@example.com. 40 rooms in a hotel from 1895 in a red brick building near the beach, also has a restaurant. Doubles from 795 kr in high season including breakfast.
- Motel Nordsøen, Niels Juelsvej 32, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. Family run, reasonably priced motel near the oceanarium Doubles from 575 kr including breakfast..
- 1 Munch's Hotel, Strandvej 31, Tornby, ☏ , email@example.com. A small beach front hotel with 5 rooms some 6 km south of the city centre. The hotel also has a small restaurant with sea view, and rents out vacation homes in the same area. Doubles goes from 490/590 kr low/high season.
- 2 Skaga Hotel, Willemoesvej 1, ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. A large and modern 4-star hotel near the centre but away from the beach. Accepts pets for a small extra fee. Doubles from 1195 kr in high season..
- 3 Hirtshals Camping.
Go next Edit
Hirtshals is an important habour for the Nordic Region. From here, you can go by ship to these countries:
- Norway. From Hirtshals, you can sail to a handful of Norwegian towns, including Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand, and Larvik. From Frederikshavn, not far from Hirtshals, you can sail on to Oslo, the capital of Norway.
- The Faroe Islands. Board a ship and sail on to Torshavn, the main town on The Faroe Islands. Hirtshals is the only port in Denmark servicing these remote and beautiful islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
- Iceland. Hirtshals also serves Seyðisfjörður by ferry. This is the only port in Denmark with a ferry service to Iceland.
|Routes through Hirtshals|
|Stavanger ← Kristiansand ←||N S||→ Hjørring → Aalborg|