Hundested & Lynæs - Authentic Towns With Charm and an Edge

Photo: Tine Uffelmann

At the entrance from the Kattegat to Isefjord and Roskilde fjord is the charming and authentic port town of Hundested. Hundested has a unique blend of modern cultural town and an active commercial port, where fishing boats arrive with the day's fresh catch in the early morning hours.

Hundested Sandskulptur Park - Se smukke sandskulpturer på Havnen i Hundested
© VisitNordsjællandPhoto: Nikolaj Danielsen
Photo: Nikolaj Danielsen

Here you will discover delicious eateries, a modern brewery with excellent beer workshops making innovative art and design alongside a traditional boatyard, a net maker and a forge. This fun mix of intact maritime atmosphere and modern art and design makes Hundested a unique experience for visitors.

Visit the house of polar explorer Knud Rasmussen on the outskirts of Hundested. The beautiful thatched building was built in 1917 and has been a museum since 1939, when Knud Rasmussen's widow, Dagmar, turned the house over to the public. It is situated on a large natural plot overlooking the Kattegat and has been maintained, as far as possible, in keeping with the times when the renowned researcher lived and worked here. 

The authentic Lynæs Harbour is worth a detour - it is a paradise for wind- and kite surfers, boasts beautiful scenery, fantastic eateries and a unique atmosphere.


Havnehygge på Hundested Havn

Experiences at the harbour

Photo: Hundested Erhverv

If you crave more shopping, head to Nørregade, where several small boutiques sell designer goods, from the kitchen to the wardrobe. Visit Erantis, florists for a colourful selection of seasonal bouquets and flowers, indoor plants, wine, chocolates and homeware.

If you have a sweet tooth, stop by the town's ice cream shop, Vaffelhjørnet, where waffles are baked using flour from Hundested's communal mill at Grønnessegaard.

Hundested Erhvervsforening organises numerous events in the local community throughout the year - including Hundested by Night, summer concerts and the cosy town and harbour Christmas market

In the heart of the town, Ristorante Bellona invites you in to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine, traditional pizza and other international dishes made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. If you love Asian cuisine, the Chinese family restaurant Yo-Yo is a perfect choice. The menu covers both sushi and assorted Chinese dishes, and the establishment is committed to excellent service.

If you're looking for quality groceries to cook up a storm at the summer cottage, or just need some inspiration for the guest menu, visit the extensive Meny in Nørregade, where both the butcher and the sommelier are on hand to offer tips and advice.

Tothaven Visitor Farm just outside of town has a dairy, which produces handcrafted ice cream and cheeses from the milk of the farm's dairy goats. Enjoy the products at the farm café or purchase the treats from the small farm shop. 

Explore nature

The area around Hundested is flat, hilly, beautiful and unspoilt - and completely surrounded by water. In other words: Here there are fantastic options for outdoor experiences in the fresh air. Visit one of the area's five distinctive beaches, which are all beautiful - with chalk-white sand, dunes, low tide, fun activities and hidden treasures - or go for a walk or hike in nature.

Explore, for example, the area around Spodsbjerg Lighthouse, from where you are awarded a spectacular view over
Kattegat and the green hinterland, or take a lovely walk along the North Coast Path from the House of Knud Rasmussen to Kikhavn (1.5km/1mi). Walk the new hiking route Halsninoen for more of a challenge.

There are also numerous excellent cycling routes in the Hundested area. Halsnæs is perfect for exploring on two wheels, with great forest and beach paths. One of the many options is to cycle towards Grønnesse Skov. It is also a beautiful walk, and you can explore the historic Grønnessegaard Gods estate or take a scenic drive along one of the signposted routes, route 40 and route 47.

Near Hundested, there is also a forest area, Ullerup Skov, with a forest maze and a forest playground to play to your heart's content. Hundested is also the perfect destination to head for if you like angling. For example, the area between Hundested and Hald is among the best sites in Denmark to catch sea trout.

Tip! Live bait (lugworms) can be purchased at Hundested Harbour. The vending machine is set up on Saturdays and Sundays at the grey hall on the quay by the Fisherman's Harbor.

Practical information

Here, you will find helpful information for planning and use during your vacation.

Find opening hours at the tourist information, plan your holiday, see the city map, learn how to get around by public transport, read the large holiday magazine for North Zealand, find a blue flag beach, and know where to rent a bike. Get answers to these questions and more here.