Denmark
Helsingør Kommune

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  • Day814

    Hornbæk beach

    September 18, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The sun warms our skin as the three of us sit on Hornbæk beach, on the Northwest corner of Zealand, looking out over the straights to Sweden.

    As we left the region of Copenhagen, the sights slowly became more rural and increasingly pleasing to our eyes. Reaching the coast we pulled into a car park on the edge of a town called Elsinore for a bite of lunch. It was only as we were packing up that Will asked Vicky whether she wanted to go and take a photo of the Swedish mainland accross the water! With all the islands and fjords we've been passing she hadn't realised the landmass over the channel was Sweden; it was so close she could hardly believe it was even when she was standing there with the camera. Ferries go regularly between here and the Swedish port of Helsingborg. We ourselves returned from our tour of Sweden and Norway via this route almost exactly a year ago.

    From Elsinore we travelled north, passing a flurry of cute beach cabins, just big enough for two people to sit, their vertical wooden wall planks striped white and bright red, blue or green. Open beaches were interspersed with deciduous woodland plantations and there were so many parking areas signed in these that we lost count. Ours was a long clearing backed by trees and separated from the soft sand beach by low dunes covered in shrub roses, still sporting the odd fragrent, cerise petalled flower.

    Poppy loves to sunbathe and now September is here and the rays have lost some of their summer intensity, we felt it was safe for her to lie on the sand in the gentle breeze until she was too tired to do it any more. Vicky sat with her and knitted while Will swam. There were a handful of other visitors enjoying the fine day, walking their dogs, taking a dip or simply soaking up the Vitamin D. The water is losing its heat now so Will wore his short wetsuit when he went out snorkelling. He discovered some amazing nature below the waves, passing through a misty patch that he initially thought was algae, only to realise it was a shoal of thousands of tiny fish. Long green weeds waved in the current and he found several starfish and the odd crab alongside small groups of larger fish. From the shore Vicky was vaguely aware of a fluorescent orange float bobbing around. It eventually bobbed to land attached to a neoprene clad diver holding a spear gun! We are still shocked to see such weapons weilded in public, but they seem to be increasingly common, on the continent at least.

    By the end of the day 4 other vans had arrived, all of them smaller than Martha. They parked directly in front of the access point to the beach and opened their back doors taking out chairs, tables and bbqs, despite the no camping sign. People in cars needed to park further away and weave past these vans to get to the sand. Perhaps we are overly cautious but we will always try to make sure we don't park in other people's way and respect the prohibition signs, just grateful for the opportunity to park overnight. There are many places, especially in the UK where this has been banned and we tend to think that it is for this reason.
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  • Day457

    Day 458: Kronborg Castle

    May 18, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Today we went an hour or so to north, by train, to check out Kronborg Castle. This is essentially a tollboth castle from the 15th century, situated on a narrow strait between Denmark and Sweden. When constructed, Denmark controlled the opposite shore as well and became very rich from taxes and duties on the shipping passing through.

    It's also famous since Hamlet is (very likely) set here, though Shakespeare himself never visited. It was quite picturesque and interesting to walk around, though there was very little of note left inside and the ~20 euro/person entry fee felt very steep!
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  • Day26

    Day 23 - Swedens' final hurdle

    June 4, 2016 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Leaving Bastad, we had one more mountain to conquer before a flat, final run to the Danish border. It turned out to be one of the highest and longest climbs of the whole trip, which made for a fitting final challenge for Sweden.

    In fact, the Swedish half of the ride proved to be a kind of 'greatest hits' for the country. We had the mountain, followed by cycle paths along fields and farms, road cycling and forests. We even came close to an 'E' highway on a few occasions, but mercifully avoided it.

    Our final stop in Sweden was Helsinborg - the biggest city we had yet seen, but made enjoyable by the extremely well-developed inner-city cycle paths. After that, we were cueing to cycle into the lower hold of a ferry, chased by freight lorries.

    We read that it was possible to get a nice meal on the ferry, at duty-free prices, but the food turned out to be comparable to an Ikea fast-food hot dog. We ate one, all the same, then rolled off the ferry and round the coast to our campsite. As the campsite was full (and full of sniffy, elderly local campers) we opted to head into the lively town of Helsingor. There we found a Cafe for dinner and some celebratory drinks ahead of our final ride to Copenhagen.
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  • Day27

    Helsingor : Day 3

    January 13, 2018 in Denmark ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    To be or not to be a tourist in Copenhagen.

    Our day started with a short walk to the train station and a 40 min train ride to Helsingor to visit Kronborg Castle which was built in 1420. It’s been burned to the ground and rebuilt since, but always maintained its vital position at the head of the Oresund Sound. Ships passing into the Baltic Sea paid tolls at Kronborg Castle and Helsingor which was once one of the most important towns in Europe. The castle was also immortalised by Shakespeare's Hamlet. Whilst this castle is very important it does not appear to have been decorated as elaborately as other castles we have visited. It does have the largest ballroom in a castle in Northern Europe and some very lovely tapestries. We also walked along tunnels under the castle which were a bit spooky as they had very little lighting. The town of Helsingor was like going back in time most of the buildings were built 1500 and 1600.

    We returned back to the hotel late afternoon and later at night had dinner at a Danish restaurant next door Frk Barners Kaelder.
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  • Day2231

    Kronborg

    August 17, 2016 in Denmark ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Kronborg is a castle and stronghold in the town of Helsingør, Denmark. Immortalized as Elsinore in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, Kronborg is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and has been added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list (2000).
    Info:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronborg
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  • Day4

    Helsingør

    January 27 in Denmark ⋅ ❄️ 1 °C

    Travelled to Helsingør today to see a couple of things. Was a bit windy near the sea and it was sleeting.

    They have their own shiny and manly little mermaid, also a fish made from rubbish found in the sea I guess.

  • Day4

    Kronborg Castle

    January 27 in Denmark ⋅ ❄️ 1 °C

    The main reason to come here was to see Kronborg castle. It's basically another palace where the royals of Denmark used to hang out. Also probably the castle from Shakespeare's Hamlet.

    Most of the nice stuff was stolen by the Swedish apparently, also the tower was closed due to "safety" reasons or something, you can imagine how disappointed I was. I wasn't disappointed with the cellars though, they were really dark and lit very lightly with paraffin lamps. It was spooky, a lot darker than the photos make it look. Also Holger Danske a Danish hero sleeps there until Denmark is threatened by enemies, he'll then wake-up and grab his sword.Read more

  • Day4

    Maritme Museum

    January 27 in Denmark ⋅ ❄️ 1 °C

    Last stop was the maritime museum. It covered a lot of stuff including trade, life of a sailor, how to navigate, the girls in every port, and war.

    Best bits were the interactive trading games, the first was old school and you took a book and bought things and walked to the next port to sell them, I seemed to go skint playing that. The other trading game though I kicked those kids butts and got 4th highest score of the day. The three above me were probably adults with degrees in ship trading.Read more

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