Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborg is a city in Scania in the southernmost part of Sweden. It is Sweden's closest point to Denmark, with the Danish city Elsinore (Helsingør) clearly visible on the other side of the strait of Öresund about 4 km to the west.

Historic Helsingborg, with its many old houses, is a scenic coastal city. The buildings are a blend of old-style stone-built churches and a medieval fortress (Kärnan) in the city centre, which has stood guard in Helsingborg for over 600 years, and more modern commercial buildings. The streets vary from wide avenues to small alley-ways. Kullagatan, the main pedestrian shopping street in the city, was the first pedestrian shopping street in Sweden.

Things to See & Do

* Helsingborg waterfront
* City hall
* Church of Saint Mary
* Helsingborg castle and Karnan
* Norra Hamnen - esplanade

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Swedish krona (SEK)
Language – Swedish
Land Area –37.63 km²
Population –94,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 46

Port Location – The port is approximately 1 km from the town centre of Helsingborg.

Transport Links – Helsingborg is easily reached by rail from the Copenhagen airport (Kastrup). Helsingborg has good rail connections to Malmö, Lund, and Gothenburg. Stockholm-bound travellers need to change trains in Hässleholm or Lund.

Bus services are offered by Swebus Express, Säfflebussen and Eurolines.

From Helsingör, Denmark, it's a short 20 minute ferry ride across the sound. Ferries are operated by HHFerries, ScandLines and ACElink.

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