Summer in Frederikshavn

In Frederikshavn, the summer period really starts when there are palm trees on the city's famous Palmestrand (Palm Beach). Locally, Frederikshavn is called ‘The small city,’ as you meet an international traffic hub here, and the city streets buzz with the sound of many different languages.

The long cozy pedestrian street forms the framework of the central part of the city. Here are the many exciting specialty shops in a row, and you can be tempted by everything from wine and tobacco at Vinoble to lifestyle products at Søndergaard F.

Palmestranden (the Palm Beach)

Every summer, the palm trees stand beautifully on Denmark's only Palm Beach, here the sparkling blue sea and the delicious white sandy beach attract many visitors. Palm Beach is child-friendly with calm, calm water, shallow water depth, shade from the palm trees and exciting activities. Here lifeguards take care of you - you experience an almost southern atmosphere and have a view of the small archipelago Hirsholmene.

The many palm trees are real and over the winter they are in huge greenhouses so that they can survive until next season. Every year in May, they return to the beach and sweeten the lives of the many who want to relax with white sand, clean bathing water with small waves and sunbathing under the swaying palm trees. If you want more time in it, the beach volleyball courts invite you to a match. You can buy a delicious ice cream from Palmestrandens Ishus, and there are nice toilet facilities next to the ice house.

The nature

The nature around Frederikshavn invites to active experiences, regardless of whether you brought hiking shoes or a bicycle on your holiday. Look forward to beautiful nature in abundance. You will find i.a. Bangsbo Deer Park, Bangsbo Botanical Garden, Bangsbo Museum, nature playground etc. You can also make a detour up on Pikkerbakken, where you have a view of the city, Ålbæk bay and all the way to Skagen in good weather.

In Bangsbo Botanical Garden, around Gartnerhuset, you will find an introductory historic orchard with about 100 fruit and berry varieties, and the bonsai collection, which consists of about 100 bonsai trees. The rose garden is laid out like a labyrinth and is a delight for the senses when you move around. Among tulips and clematis are 200 different varieties of roses, here you will find the earth's most beautiful rose in the 20th century, namely the Bangsbo rose.

If you are going for bike rides, you must not miss the 'Hærvejen' route in Frederikshavn. The section runs from Frederikshavn to Jyske Ås. On this stretch you come through the beautiful hilly landscape southwest of Frederikshavn. First along small side roads along Bangsbo Ådal, then by gravel road through the area Hestvang. Well through this hilly landscape to Hørbylund Hovedgård. From there, the trip goes through a flatter landscape over a large plateau, which is an old fjord arm, to Østervrå. The stretch ends at Nymølle Bæk, which is one of Vendsyssel's most fantastic nature areas, right on the edge of Jyske Ås.


Between the town and the harbor is Frederikshavn's landmark Krudttårnet, which was built in 1690 and was the central building in the citadel (fortress) Fladstrand (Frederikshavn), which had been built in 1653. Krudttårnet is definitely worth a visit. It is now a museum with gunpowder and bullets as well as the history of Fladstrand and the history of the Navy. On the top floor you can see the distinctive roof construction in addition to cannons.

The summer in Frederikshavn is full of exciting experiences!

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