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Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark

See Also Our Guide to Helsingborg, Sweden -- A 20-minute ferry ride away!

Ted McGrath

Helsingør, a city of 60,000 in eastern Denmark. It’s directly across the Øresund strait from Helsingborg, Sweden. The two are joined by a 20-minute ferry, which at 70+ departures per day, is the busiest in the world!  Helsingør is known for for Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the inspiration for Shakespear’s Hamlet. The paths around the castle and adjacent waterfront are the best places to run in Helsingør. We’ve mapped a ‘runseeing‘ tour, as well as a route just north through a network of lovely forest paths. We also recommend heading across to Helsingborg, where we’ve mapped several scenic routes along the water, and through parks and forest paths.

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Kronborg Castle & Waterfront

Helsingør, Denmark

A spectacular run in Helsingør, featuring a loop around Kronborg -- the 16th-century waterfront castle that's the model for Elsinore in Hamlet -- and then scenic running north of the castle around the marina and on a promenade path along the Øresund strait.
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Helsingør Forest Paths

Helsingør, Denmark

Just north of Helsingør, there's an extensive network of forest paths, combining the "Helsingor Forest playground" and the Skovsted hiking area. Wide gravel paths with good footing, passing through scenic woods and by small lakes.
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Kronborg Castle & Waterfront

Helsingør, Denmark

A spectacular run in Helsingør, featuring a loop around Kronborg -- the 16th-century waterfront castle that's the model for Elsinore in Hamlet -- and then scenic running north of the castle around the marina and on a promenade path along the Øresund strait.
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