Vesthavnen (The West Habour) and the city centre have grown together thanks to the artworks Trappen and Den Grønne Plads. The staircase, which connects the harbour and the city centre, has several viewing platforms from which the fantastic view of the harbour and the sea can be enjoyed.
In the city centre there is also a cozy shopping and café environment. Shops and artisans lie side by side with cafés, restaurants and grocery stores. From the city's pedestrian street there is a beautiful sea view.
Hirtshals Lighthouse is the city's proud landmark. From its cliff it lights up beautifully and is still used to this day as a landmark for ships passing by. Enjoy the magnificent panoramic view from the top of the lighthouse after climbing the 144 steps.
Hirtshals' biggest attraction is the North Sea Oceanarium (Nordsøen Oceanarium) which, among many other experiences, contains Northern Europe's largest saltwater aquarium with 4.5 million liters of sea water. At the Nordsøen Oceanarium, life in the North Sea explored to both young and old.
Hirtshals, Tornby and Tversted are surrounded by sea, forest and beautiful nature, and have a 30 kilometer long coastline with lots of inviting beaches, dunes and plantations.
There are plenty of opportunities here to create the right setting for your holiday stay, whether it's a lazy day at the beach, a pleasant hike with a lunch basket or a challenging ride on the mountain bike. The choice is yours!
Just outside the door are several inviting sandy beaches and some of the country's best waters for windsurfing, stand up paddling and angling.
The popular hiking and cycling routes Hærvejen, The West Coast Route and the Nordsøstien pass through Hirtshals. In Tornby and Tversted dune plantations you will find exiting and challenging mountain bike tracks. Jump on board one of the fishing boats in The West Habour and enjoy a day at sea.