Hirtshals offers versatile nature, culture, town life and activities in brotherly harmony.
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The cosy fishing and commercial town Hirtshals is surrounded by the roaring North Sea and scenic dune landscapes. The town contains a large, evocative fishing harbour, a pedestrian street with an active commercial life, more restaurants and cafés, interesting museums and galleries as well as a characteristic lighthouse. The lovely bathing beaches, the beautiful nature, the many leisure activities and the sights make Hirtshals an ideal holiday destination for the whole family.
Here you can choose between two types of beaches. Hirtshals offers the child-friendly and traffic-free beach 'Husmoderstranden' as well as more wider and sandy beaches towards south and north-east. These beaches allow motoring. All beaches have been awarded with the Blue Flag and are sheltered by dunes with lyme grass. Here you can swim, sunbathe, walk, engage yourselves in beach and watersport activities as well as admire the beautiful sunset.
Hirtshals is surrounded by sea, dune landscapes, moor as well as forest and nature areas with lakes and streams. Around the lakes and the streams you will find a rich vegetation and animal life. `Folkeparken¿ is a small and cosy wood with paths, a lake with ducks, tables, benches and a playground.
The forest 'Lilleheden Klitplantage' is located in the eastern outskirts of Hirtshals, and here you can experience a varying birdlife. Furthermore, this landscape offers fragrant conifers, beeches, fruit bushes, sponges, hills, fields and the stream Kjul Å, containing water, which was formerly believed to have a healing effect.
In the plantation 'Uggerby Plantage' the stream Uggerby Å flows through the scenic landscape, and can be admired from the road, the bicycle track and the hiking path.
In Hirtshals Bowling Center you can bowl, play air hockey, billiards etc.
You will find good hiking, riding and bicycle routes in and around the town. Among other things you can rent riding horses and follow the route through the dune plantations down to the beach.
It is possible to fish from the pier in Hirtshals, from the surrounding beaches, in the stream Uggerby Å as well as in the Put & Take fishponds of the area. If you wish to go deep-sea fishing, you can sail out with a fishing vessel from the harbour of Hirtshals to wrecks or reefs - f.x. 'Det Gule Rev'.
Hirtshals Golfklub, which is situated in Kjul, offers an 18-hole, slightly undulating golf course as well as a 9-hole Pay & Play course (5 km).
You can rent canoes and sail on the pretty stream Uggerby Å, app. 11 km from Hirtshals.
The area, surrounding Hirtshals, is rich in artisans, and you can visit sculptors, painters, glassblowers, amber cutters and potters in the workshops and studios. At Nordsoen Oceanarium you can experience a giant aquarium with fish and marine animals from the North Sea, watch seals in Sealariet, see exhibitions and try amusing activities. In Hirtshals you can also explore the excavated bunkers, the cannon positions and exhibitions about World War II at Bunkerbuseet Hirtshals 10. Batteri. The 144 steps of the lighthouse Hirtshals Fyr lead you up in a height of 35 metres. Here you can enjoy a great view of the sea, the shore and the landscape. Fun Park Hirtshals is a big farm with a number of animals and birds as well as activities for children of all ages. Here you can cuddle the animals, play on the playground, take a ride in the train in the large deer enclosure, play minigolf and bake twist bread in the Indian camp (2 km).
The rural manor house Odden in Mygdal from the 15th century is situated in scenic surroundings and contains historic interior (16 km). In Ornereservatet in Bindslev you can watch as the falconers demonstrate the skills of the raptors from the ground or on a horse back (22 km). The charming seaside town Lonstrup offers a number of galleries and artisans, a cosy atmosphere and a lovely beach with fishing vessels (25 km). Raabjerg Mile near Kandestederne (41 km) is one of Europe''s largest drifting dunes. The dune is around 40 metres high and drifts slightly towards north-east every year. From the highest point of the dune you can see all the way to Skagen. You can have a cosy and action-filled day for the whole family in the amusement park Faarup Sommerland. Here you will find rides for everyone in the family in scenic and green settings (44 km).
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