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Experiences in Hirtshals

Are you going on a holiday to Hirtshals, and are you in doubt about what you should experience? Then we have fortunately gathered all the best experiences to be found in the old fishing town.

Below you will find our recommendations for what is worth passing by when you visit Hirtshals.

Are you looking for more recommendations for Hirtshals? So jump to our overview here.

Northern Europe's largest aquarium 

Explore the North Sea Oceanarium

In the middle of Hirtshals is one of Denmark's biggest attractions. The North Sea Oceanarium takes both children and adults with them during the water attack, and you can take both memorable and educational experiences home. 

Get a guide to the activities that you can experience in northern Europe's largest aquarium. 

Art gallery for children

Explore BIBIANA Denmark in Hirtshals

In 2019, BIBIANA Denmark was able to open the doors to Denmark's first art gallery for children for the first time in the old sewer binding at Hirtshals Harbor.

At that time it was only open for school service, but as something new in 2021 it is open to everyone Sunday to Thursday from 10 to 15 (Friday and Saturday closed).

NOTE! Every Sunday in July there is a workshop for the 4-9 year old

Events in Hirtshals

Hirtshals, Tornby and Tversted offer a sea of events and experiences all year round. Here is something to see and experience for all ages and the local organizers are ready to welcome you.

To find the head and tail in the many events, you can use VisitHirtshals event calendar, which is constantly updated.

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Experience the nature of North Jutland

Go hiking with TheSkyIsBlue

Are you looking for a nature experience out of the ordinary? Then we would recommend leaving TheSkyIsBlue for your trip!

TheSkyIsBlue has tailored various guided walks for you - either with or without accommodation. If you like to get an experience out in nature, without having to worry about the practicalities, a trip with TheSkyIsBlue is without a doubt worth recommending. 

You can read more about all the different options and routes below.

Main attraction for the whole family

Take a walk past Museumshaven

At Hirtshals Museum, they have the most beautiful garden there is open all weekdays in July. Here you can experience retired fishermen and bandages, which i.a. demonstrates how to beat ropes and fine nets. They are also always ready with a good story from the wild North Sea - if you can understand their Vendel housing goals.

From Fiskerkrogen, delicious, local fish landed at Hirtshals Fiskeauktion is served.

Inside, the museum is decorated like an old fisherman's home. Here you will find a permanent exhibition about Hirtshals as well as a large section about bjesk and herbs.

See Hirtshals from the sea

Join the Harbor Cruise

All summer you can come on board HG 159 “Johs. Hejlesen ”on a completely unique harbor tour. Here the beautiful museum boat sails you around, while the guide tells about the harbor and its development over time.

This activity is fun for the whole family, and provides a unique opportunity to see Hirtshals from a different angle than usual.

Experience that gives adrenaline in the blood

Experience Hirtshals from the water

Need a little more speed across the field than on a museum visit? Then we recommend that you take a trip out with Surf and Nature, which offers courses and instruction in both Surfing and Stand Up Paddling.

Whether you choose Surfing or Stand Up Paddling, there is room for the whole family, and you are guaranteed to have a fun and memorable experience together.

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