Helsingor, Denmark inhabits the northeast coast of the island of Zealand and is separated from Helsingborg, Sweden by the narrow strait of Oresund. Celebrated internationally for its castle Kronborg-the setting of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet—the Danes say that “no visit to Denmark is complete without a visit to Helsingor”.
Strolling along the narrow cobblestone streets bordered by shops housed in half-timbered historical buildings is a nostalgic experience, eliciting the feeling of being transported to another time. During the summer month’s cultural happening including concerts, street performers and exhibitions are common. Year-round the Oresund Aquarium, the Danish Maritime Museum and the Danish Museum of Science and Technology are open and best visited from a private Helsingor vacation cottage or Helsingor vacation rental.