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Øresund Coast is on Zealand in Denmark.

Understand edit

The Øresund Coast is limited by Helsingør Freeway (E55/E47) to the west and stretches from Tårbæk in the south to Humlebæk in the north. The fashionable Strandvejen runs along the coast through a number of towns and neighborhoods including from south to north Tårbæk, Skodsborg, Trørød, Vedbæk, Rungsted, Hørsholm, Usserød, Kokkedal, Nivå and Humlebæk.

Get in edit

The coastline is well connected by the motorway E47/E55 from the Danish border town Elsinore in the north and Copenhagen in the south. Rail connects the area as well to Copenhagen and the Swedish border city Helsingborg (on the other side of the coast). Trains leave every 20 minutes. It takes 30 minutes from Copenhagen.

Rungsted marina is well equipped. DKK 150 for a medium sized boat per day.

Get around edit

The Øresudstog train operates between Copenhagen Airport, the Copenhagen city center, and Elsinore at least every twenty minutes during the day. Many trains do not stop at all stations en route; in particular, Vedbæk, Skodsborg, and Klampenborg are generally only served by trains that terminate at Nivå. After the evening rush hour, trains call at all stops until midnight. There is generally no service between 00:00 and 05:00, except for an hourly train on weekends. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines at all stations or 7-Eleven kiosks inside station buildings.

Kokkedal serves as a coastal bus hub, though most routes are linked to Copenhagen, Lyngby, or Elsinore. The 150S bus is a particularly convenient route to Hørsholm, which lies just west of the train line.

See edit

North of Hørsholm edit

A park at Louisina
  • 1 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gammel Strandvej 13, Humlebæk (a train from Copenhagen to Humlebæk takes about 30 min; the museum is within 15 min walking distance from the train station in Humlebæk), +45 49190719. Tu-F 11:00–22:00, Sa Su 11:00-18:00, M closed. It has an old park, is located right on the coast and has a view of Sweden across the sound. You can have a picnic in the park. Louisiana has a permanent collection, changing exhibitions of art and films, concerts, a children’s wing, a sculpture park, a cafe, a museum shop that sells books, reproductions, posters, postcards, etc. The collection include works of Arp, Francis Bacon, Calder, Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Sam Francis, Giacometti, Kiefer, Henry Moore, Picasso, Rauschenberg and Warhol. Take a walk just outside museum. At the main road leading to Copenhagen (south) and Helsingør (north) is an old church with a large cemetery, set along a ravine with extraordinary vegetation. Adults 125 kr, students 110 kr, under 18 years free. A combined ticket including entrance and a return train ticket is available for 210 kr.
  • 2 Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Gammel Strandvej 2 (Nivå), +45 49141017. Museum with paintings of Rembrandt, Eckersberg, Købke.
  • 3 Krogerupskovene (Humlebæk). Forest preserve interspersed with farms, an organic food shop, and Krogerup Folk High School. Plenty of paths for walking/jogging. Extremely secluded feeling compared to the rest of the coast.

Hørsholm edit

Karen Blixen museum
  • 4 Old Hørsholm. This cluster of pretty yellow buildings by the local church is what remains of the old Hørsholm city. The old town bordering the part and church is home to a cluster of museums, as well as the old vicarage, the chevallier homes and the Freedom statue by French artist N.H. Jardin
  • 5 Hørsholm Church (Hørsholm Kirke). The church is on the grounds at what used be one the country's finest palaces, but it had fallen into disuse and was torn down in 1810, the old park surrounding the unusual and picturesque church still has many visible remains of the old palace gardens, and the palace's old Baptismal font is still inside the church.
  • 6 Hørsholm Egns Museum (Hørsholm Museum of local history,), Sdr. Jagtvej 2 (Hørsholm), +45 4586 0711.
  • Fuglsanghus (Hørsholm Munipal Exhibition Hall), Gl. Hovedgade 2 (Hørsholm), +45 4586 2469.
  • 7 Karen Blixen Museum, Rungsted Strandvej 111 (Rungsted), +45 45 57 10 57. May-Sep: Tu-Su 10:00-17:00; Oct-Apr: W-F 113:00-16:00, Sa Su 11:00-16:00. Museum dedicated to Karen Blixen (pen name Isak Dinesen) located in the house where she lived most of her life, and where she died (her grave is under a tree in the garden). 45 kr.
  • 8 Hørsholm Mølle, Ved Møllen 8 (Hørsholm), +45 45 76 55 08.
  • North Sealand Veteran Train, Rungsted remise. W nights after 19:00, and Sa afternoon from about 13:00, call first. Visit the train enthusiasts.

South of Hørsholm edit

Do edit

Rungsted marina

Buy edit

  • 1 Krogerup Avlsgård, Krogerupvej 13 (Humlebæk). An outpost of organic food supplier Aarstiderne, organic vegetables are sold out of the barn, usually self-service, during the day. On weekends a store opens with prepared food and craft items. The store holds festivals on occasion (especially harvesttime and Christmas) with hot food and drink and fun for all ages. A prime destination for schoolchildren on class trips.

Eat edit

The area has numerous restaurants, especially pricey ones. Most are situated around the harbour areas along the coast. Most exciting is Rungsted Havn with quite a few restaurants and a very lively harbour life, especially on warmer days. There are also a few places around Vedbæk Havn. Cheaper places are found further away from the coast, try Hørsholm for a selection.

Budget edit

  • 1 Appetitten, Usserød Kongevej 37, Hørsholm, +45 7217 0102. Serves bagels, salats, sandwiches and ice cream. Large sandwich 45 kr.
  • Center Grill, Humlebæk Center, Humlebæk. Pizza, burger, sandwiches -- comparable to stands in Copenhagen proper, but with slightly lower prices.
  • 2 Pizzeria Burger House, Hovedgaden 37B, Hørsholm, +45 4586 4313, . M-Sa 11:00-22:00, Su 12:00-00:00. Serves pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, chicken. Pizzas 48-70 kr.
  • 3 Restaurant Shanghai, Christianshusvej 4E, Hørsholm, +45 4578 5888. Evening buffet 98 kr (F-Su 118 kr), mains 65-99 kr.

Mid-range edit

Rungsted Havn edit

  • 4 Café Crostini, Rungsted Havn 16, +45 4576 0963, . Limited menu, mostly pastas and burgers. But a nice place both in and out. Mains 110-188 kr, three course menu 265 kr.
  • 5 Den Hvide Elefant, Rungsted Havn 38, +45 4579 0021. 16:00-22:00. Thai cuisine, with at least some dishes tasting like in Thailand, especially if you ask them to make it spicy. Cozy atmosphere, even though it is a bit tucked away from the lively harbour front. The dishes are small, so you might have to order three mains for a couple. Mains 99-169 kr.
  • 6 Lastrummet, Rungsted Havn 28, +45 4576 9099. Limited menu. Mains 110-198 kr.
  • 7 No. 22 Bistro, Rungsted Havn 22, +45 4576 0608, . Danish cuisine. The most up-market harbour front restaurant at Rungsted Havn. Lunch courses from 68 kr, three course evening menu 338 kr.
  • 8 Nokken, Rungsted Havn 44, +45 4557 1314, . M-F 12:00-23:00, Sa 11:00-23:00, Su 11:00-16:00, kitchen closed 15:30-18:00 and after 22:00. Stylish restaurant in nice surroundings. Danish cuisine. The menu is nothing special, the wine card is extensive. The food is ok, but overall the place struggles to live up to its pretensions as a gourmet restaurant. Mains 175-185 kr, tasting menu 495 kr.

Other places edit

  • 9 Bolettes Gæstebud, Gl. Strandvej 7, Humlebæk, +45 4919 4500, . Kitchen Tu-Sa 12:00-15:00, 18:00-21:00, Su 12:00-15:00. Three-course menu 298 kr.
  • 10 Nautilus Vedbæk Havn, Vedbæk Strandvej 356 (S-train to Vedbæk Station, then walk 700 m southeast; or take bus 193 from Vedbæk Station to Vedbæk Havn Stop, then walk 100 m southeast), +45 4566 1882, . From 12:00, kitchen closed 16:00-17:30. View of the harbour and Øresund. The prices are not too bad for this location, but the menu will suit guests who like to eat in cafes best. Mains 99-249 kr.
  • 11 Restaurant Mikkelgaard, Rungsted Strandvej 302, +45 4576 6313, . Tu-Sa 12:00-15:00, 16:00-22:00; Su 12:00-15:00. Restaurant in a small, old manor with a view of Øresund. Serves interesting menus without being very sophisticated. Three-course menu 395 kr.
  • 12 Trekosten, Nivå Strandpark 29, Nivå (on the marina, at the end of the pier), +45 4914 0555. Nov-Apr, ca Th-Sa and Su lunch the rest of the year, lunch 12:00-15:30, dinner 17:30-21:00. With a great view over the sea of Øresund. Lunch around 70 kr (the big lunch platter is 118 kr), dinner main courses around 170 kr.

Splurge edit

  • 13 La Vela, Vedbæk Strandvej 362 (S-train to Vedbæk Station, then walk 600 m southeast; or take bus 193 from Vedbæk Station to Vedbæk Havn Stop, then walk 100 m south), +45 4566 1843, . M-Sa 18:00-00:00, kitchen closes at 22:00. Restaurant in old farm house with sea view. Italian cuisine. Interior, style, service and choice of food ingredients worthy of a gourmet restaurant, but the design of the dishes and quality of cooking falls behind what can be expected from a restaurant at this price level. Three course menu 375 kr, mains 245-298 kr.
  • 14 Tårbæk Kro, Tårbæk Strandvej 102 (S-train to Klampenborg Station, then walk 500 m northeast; or you can take bus 388 from Klampenborg Station to Strandvejen/Dyrehavevej Stop, then walk 100 m east), +45 3963 0096, fax: +45 3963 5096, . 11:00-21:45. Restaurant at Tårbæk harbour with seating both in and out. Spacious, bright and elegant interior, but the exterior is a bit worn. French cuisine with focus on seafood and soup. The place also has a separate inn offering Danish cuisine. Lunch platter 185 kr, mains 185-235 kr.

Drink edit

Bars edit

The nightlife along the Øresund coast is rather limited. There are some neighbourhood bars near the shopping areas in Humlebæk, Kokkedal, Nivå and Hørsholm. These are of limited interest for travellers unless you are really thirsty.

  • 1 Submarina Nightclub, Vedbæk.

Cafes edit

  • 2 Café Rosenhusen, Vedbæk Strandvej 378, +45 4566 2040. 10:00-21:00. Great location for a coffee or beer on a sunny day. But the service and even more so the food are terrible.

Sleep edit

The area has very limited accommodations with only two hotels to choose between. More can be found in nearby Helsingør or Hillerød. Or Copenhagen a bit further away can be used as a base for exploring the Øresund Coast

  • 1 Humlebæk Bed & Breakfast, Humlebæk Strandvej 143, +45 4070 0820. By the beach with private access and parking. 30 m² apartment with living area, dining area and sleeping area. It has TV, fridge, stove and kitchen appliances. King size bed, children's double bunk bed and baby weekend. 550 kr.
  • 2 Skodsborg Kurhotel and Spa, Skodsborg Strandvej 139 (S-train to Klampenborg Station, then bus 388 to Strandmølle Kro Stop, then walk 100 m north), +45 4558 5800, fax: +45 4558 5810, . The hotel is in historical buildings, which have been the royal summer residence for some years during the mid-19th century. Access to fitness centre and swimming pools included in the room price. Spa treatments available against surcharge. Rooms with TV, radio, Internet, trouser press, hairdryer and desk. Restaurant and café. Rooms and food quality are great, surroundings are beautiful and quiet, but the spa is seen better elsewhere. Doubles from 1,685 Kr including breakfast.
  • 3 Vedbæk Quality Hotel Marina, Vedbæk Strandvej 391 (S-train to Vedbæk Station, then walk 600 m southeast), +45 4589 1711, fax: +45 4589 1722, . Very quiet location across the street from the beach. There are lots of sports and recreational opportunities in the area. Rooms with free internet, trouser press and iron. Some also with safe and fridge. Conference rooms, table tennis, table football, billiards, jacuzzi, sauna and fitness available. Rooms are bright but the decor is uninspired. Doubles around 1,500 kr, often discounted in the weekend.

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Routes through Øresund Coast
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