Port of Elsinore
Port of Call Elsinore - or Helsingoer as it is known in Danish. - Elsinore is first named in 1231 as a small market town with a castle. Print folder
King Eric of Pomerania establish the Sound Dues – a toll to be paid by
all foreign ships passing through the Oeresund Strait – as Elsinore has long been the largest turnaround port in the Baltic.
The Sound Dues and the geographical location on the doorstep of the Baltic Sea,
foundation for the wealth and growth of Elsinore City, which in the 1600s became one of Northern Europe's most important.
Ashore land expeditions and City Walk are prepared for you, guided or on your own.
Other Tours, contact: Birgitte Bergmann Phone: +45 41 78 67 71
|Hamlet and Kronborg|
|H. C. Andersen|
William Shakespeare put the town on the literary world map around 1600 when he set the action of his famous tragedy, Hamlet, in the Elsinore castle, known as Kronborg or Hamlet´s Castle (now a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
The entire waterfront of the city has recently been revitalized and remodeled under the Culture Harbor Kronborg project, incl. re-establishing the original rampart layouts of Kronborg Castle and turning an old shipyard into a modern culture and museum centre.
Elsinore is well-suited for both half-day and full-day calls. - and maybe go in the world-famous poet Hans Christian Andersen's footsteps - H. C. Andersen spent two years of his youth with education and upbringing in Elsinore
|Cathedral of St Olai|
Another option for southbound ships that are continuing to Copenhagen the same day is to make a short call or drop-off for popular tours of the North Zealand region that end up in Copenhagen in time for re-join the ship on arrival.
|Priory of Our Lady|
The old town of Elsinore can be explored easily on a walking tour, usually featuring visits to the massive Cathedral of St Olai, the 15th century Priory of Our Lady or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kronborg Castle, or on a bus tour in combination with one or more sights of the surrounding region.
Other interesting museums in the city include the historic City Museum, the expansive Danish Museum of Science and Technology or the new M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, opened in 2013 and located underground inside one of the old drydocks of the long gone shipyard.
Outside the city, but within easy reach of a half-day tour, other attractions and destinations include the impressive renaissance castle and home of the Museum of National History, Frederiksborg Castle and the elegant rococo palace of Fredensborg – the summer residence of the Royal Family.
Further highlights include the historic Cistercian monastery of Esrum Abbey, the Bird of Prey Show at Falkonergaarden, the home and museum of author Karen Blixen in Rungstedlund, picturesque steam train rides in lush nature with the North Zealand Vintage Steam Trains or the internationally renowned Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
|Louisiana Museum of Modern Art|
Further away and more suitable for a full-day tour format you can find attractions like Copenhagen with all the sights and attractions of a capital city or the old capital of Roskilde with its historical city center, the massive UNESCO World Heritage listed Cathedral of Roskilde and the famous Viking Ship Museum.
More option is to cross the Øresund via ferry and make excursions into neighboring Sweden, perhaps even make an entire circuit of the Oeresund region, crossing back over via the 16 km Øresund Bridge connection from Malmø to Copenhagen.
Read more about Elsinore as next cruise port of Call
Sct. Olaigade 19
Danish and Nordic food and gastronomy:
Nordic cuisine - Danish open sandwiches on dark bread - read more about Danish food culture, Danish lunch. Today Denmark is among the World’s most innovative and exciting in the field of gastronomy. Read more about Nordic cuisine
(by the way,? are you wondering why Danes eat dark rye bread), read here A taste of Denmark
56° 02′ 11″ N 12° 37′ 49″ E.
North-East corner of Zealand, at the narrowest point of the Oeresund strait
Larger cruise ships can anchor at the smooth southern breakwater just appx. 0.20 nm / 400 m from the new two-sided pier at King quay and with a spectacular view of Shakespeare's Kronborg castle from the ship.
No limit for length and Draught.
Main cruise pier:
Royal Quay (quay 3), approx.
300m from city center.
Size limitations apply
Tender jetty at the Royal Quay,
approx. 300m from city center.