The City of Helsingborg, the Pearl of the Oresund, is a major travel destination for millions of people every year. With an attractive waterfront, beaches, yacht harbors, and waterfront promenades, the Port of Helsingborg offers everything a traveler could want. With a beautiful pedestrian area, great shopping, delicious restaurants, and fascinating historic attractions are a few steps away. There are a few attractions visitors will not want to miss.
The Norra Hamnen (Bo99) is the old industrial dock in the Port of Helsingborg. It has been reformed into a marina and an esplanade full of restaurants, cafes, and bars. The Marina has a Mediterranean feel, and the quality of service is second to none.
Five kilometers from the city center is the Port of Helsingborg’s Sofiero Castle. This ocean-side royal castle and gardens became the property of Crown Prince Oscar and his wife, Sophia, in 1864 when they purchased Skabelycke farm for their summer residence. After the Prince took Sweden’s throne, the castle was renovated to its modern appearance. In 1905, Oscar II gave it to his oldest grandchild, Prince Gustaf Adolf, and Margareta as a wedding gift. They made some positive changes, lightening the look and feel of the palace. When he became King in 1950, work began on the gardens and grounds, particularly on his beloved rhododendrons. The castle contains a restaurant and a modern art gallery today.
The Port of Helsingborg’s Dunkers Kulturhus is not just a museum. It is an events venue and a playground for the arts, history, and crafts. Occupying a new prize-winning building on the waterfront, visitors will find traditional museum displays, art exhibits, theater, dance, and music of all kinds going on together in the same building. Remembering the local school of music and the arts, the Dunkers Kulturhus also has a recording studio, a reference room, a bar, and a restaurant as well as a lounging area for relaxation. It is a great place for everyone to get together and enjoy life.
Travelers who want to see the Port of Helsingborg by sea can find a list of scheduled cruises on the Cruise Compete website.