Here you can find some places and attractions worth visiting during your stay in Frederikshavn.
We have pointed out some special spots for all visitors regardless if this is your first og 10th visit.
Rådhusparken is the City Hall Park in Frederikshavn is going through change. It’s a steppingstone in a chain of renewal of Frederikshavn midtown. The ambition is to create an attractive place to meet in a connected, modern midtown with the possibility of playing, hanging out, various activities and experiences.
The new playground is a popular getaway for local families, daycares and the guests visiting Frederikshavn. City Hall Parks newest attraction; “Remisen” pulls historical strings to the spots former function as the cities remise and endstation for Sæbybanen. The City Hall Park consists of a playground, a marketplace and a trail connection. Moreso there has been build a “youth zone” containing, among other things, a skatepark.
Poesiparken is poetry, verses, quotes that you can see around town. You will find the works on gables, buildings, stairs and other places. It’s culture at eyelevel and poetry in true Frederikshavn fashion. Poesiparken makes you stop and sparks thoughts. The park was established in November 2017 and is inspired by the friendship city of Frederikshavn, Larvik in Norway. The park is dynamic and grows through dialogue with the locals and the local businesses, who often sponsor the works.
The incredible viewing platform stretching from the top of Pikkerbakken, is one of Frederikshavns most beautiful attractions. The platform is a unique view over the city, the harbour and Hirsholmene, with a view to both Sæby and Skagen. In clear weather it’s possible to see Læsø as well. At the platform you can find the Kings Stone, where three different King Frederik’s have signed their name in stone.
Pikkerbakken is part of a 3-kilometer coastal slope, forged by the Yoldia- and Litorina sea during the ice age. The impressive slope got created through the largest land raising in Denmark. Pikkerbakken itself towers 71 meters above water level.
Between Bangsbo and the coast, the landscape is imprinted by the tall inland slope, stretching from Gedebjerg to the south, to Pikkerbakken in the north. The tallest point is Øksnebjerg, 95 meters above water level. Behind the slope lies Vrangbækdalen, where Bangsbo Å runs and further to the west you find Flade Bakker, which reaches 122 meters.
Nordjyllands Kystmuseum is a coastal museum that especially works with change, variation and continuity in human living condition, both on land and at sea. That includes the culture created by humans and remains of worklife that Kattegatkysten has provided the people to have throughout time.
The museum consists of fishing history, shipping history, town market history, farm history, the occupation time, school history and tourism history as their special area of expertise. Furthermore, Nordjyllands Kystmuseum has the responsibility for marine archaeology in Northern Jutland.
Frederikshavn got their pedestrian street in the middle of the 1980’s. The street was one of the main factors that secured Frederikshavn the title of “city of the year” in Denmark, 1987. Later, the street has been made climate secure and gotten a brand-new design. The street is drawn by Juul & Frost Architects and the work is done by TRIGON.
The pedestrian street buzzes of life in the northern city, where this is space for both commerce and “hygge”. The street houses mange different shops and there is a bit for every taste.
Rønnerhavnen is a harbour north of Frederikshavn, with Hirsholmene to the east. The harbour is surrounded by red wooden houses and has a nature playground and restaurants.
On the outside of the pier, you will find a nice kid-friendly sand beach. At the beach to the south are palms in the summertime and the beach has the blue flag.
Pitstop Elling is the face of Elling towards Skagensvej and a place where many tourists pass by throughout the year. The duck family sculptures are inspired by the famous tourist poster, where a policeman guides a duck family safely across the street in the hectic Copenhagen traffic.
It is produced by Frederikshavns Production School and symbolizes that Elling is a good and safe place to live, while the jumpy duckling is a symbol of Elling also being a city full of life.