Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle: Our most recommended tours and activities

Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

1. Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the digital Copenhagen Card-Discover and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Redeem the 8-character Copenhagen Card code in the Copenhagen Card app whenever you want to and then activate when you need to start using the card. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains, the harbor buses, and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens (gardens access only, rides not included) • Canal Tours (Classic Canal Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • Design Museum Denmark • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo • Casino Marienlyst • The Cisterns • And many more! See the full list of attractions at copenhagencard.com

From Copenhagen: Lund and Malmö 2-Country Tour

2. From Copenhagen: Lund and Malmö 2-Country Tour

Take a guided day trip from Copenhagen to the historic cities of Malmo and Lund in neighboring Sweden. Visit Hamlet's Castle, enjoy free time in Helsingør, take a boat ride across the Øresund, and explore the Lund Cathedral, before shopping in Malmo. Start your day of adventure by meeting your local guide in front of the Grand Hotel. After a short meet and greet, hop aboard your comfortable vehicle and set off on your day trip. Start your tour with a visit to Hamlet's Castle. Shortly after, take a scenic drive down the coastal road of Strandvejen and arrive in the charming old town of Helsingør, also known as Elsinor. Enjoy free time to stroll the streets of this beautiful city before boarding a boat to Sweden.  Set sail across the Øresund, traveling to the shores of Sweden. Upon arrival in Sweden, drive down the picturesque country roads to the ancient city of Lund. Visit the Lund Cathedral. Behind the Cathedral there is a chance to explore the tiny streets with houses that date back to the 1700s. Continue with a trip to Malmö with free time to do some shopping. With Sweden's lower purchase taxes this a great place to get bargains on goods to take home with you. End your tour back in Copenhagen, passing by the impressive Øresund Bridge on the return journey.

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

3. Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of North Sealand on an 8.5-hour excursion from Copenhagen, and visit the royal monuments of Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and the World Heritage site of Roskilde Cathedral. Ideal for those who want to explore further than the city center to see as much as possible of historic Denmark, but are short of time, you will travel in a small group for a more personalized experience. The tour includes time to explore the imposing exteriors and interiors of Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles, the latter set on the banks of the Sund between Denmark and Sweden, and most notable as the site of Elsinore in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens. The guide will take you to Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, the burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens, including Ingrid of Sweden, spouse of Denmark’s Frederick IX, father of the current Queen Margrethe II. The last stop on your tour will be the Viking Ship Museum to see rebuilt models and excavated ships from the days when the Vikings rampaged their way - and conquered - much of Western Europe and the North Atlantic. Please note, that between November and March and most of April, the tour does not include a visit to the Cathedral's interior but rather a walk around the impressive structure and an introduction to the Cathedral's place in history.

Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

4. Castles: Kronborg (Hamlet) & Frederiksborg

Frederiksborg and Hamlet´s castles are situated in the north of Zealand, around 40 kms away from Copenhagen. You will visit the castle where Hamlet took place and Federico II held the most the well-known parties during the 16th century in the north of Europe and the castle that Christian IV converted into the most astonishing Renaissance castle. Today you will be picked up at your hotel at 9 am. Then you will be driven to Hamlet´s Castle, where you will learn everything about the Sound Dues, Hamlet, Holger Danske and where the most pompous parties used to take place. After Kronborg, you will have the opportunity to admire the great Renaissance castle, Frederiksborg, its beauty and its Baroque gardens. Here you will learn about the magnificence of this castle built as a hunting castle and converted in a National Museum during the 19th century. After this wonderful day full of stories about Danish history, you will end the tour at your hotel.

Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Viking ships Tour

5. Castle, Palace, Cathedral and Viking ships Tour

Go on an interesting tour of Danish and Scandinavian history from a Danish perspective. Packed with insight into Danish history and culture. Take a full day tour out of Copenhagen in the surrounding landscape of both farmland and city. Our guide will take you through the history of Denmark in both fact and not without a some humor and fun-facts. - The tour guide will take you to visit the real Castle of Shakespeares' Hamlet. - At Kronborg you will be introduced to Danish history concerning the castle all the way back to the Kalmar Union. - On the way from Kronborg the tour will take you through the beautiful north-Zealand landscape with forrest and small villages. - Arriving in the town of Hillerød. Here you will on you own hand experience the incredible Frederiksborg renaissance palace. - In the town of Hillerød you can also have your lunch. Either at local café or a maybe a sandwich from the local bakery. - After Hillerød the tour goes to larger town Roskilde for the last stop of the day. - Here you will be on a guide tour of the Roskilde Cathedral getting some history of the cathedral and seeing some of the most distinct monarch of Denmark. - Also in Roskilde you will be brought all the way to the cost of Roskilde fjord (bay of Roskilde). This is where the vikings ship museum is located. - The shipyard and small harbor full of reconstructed viking ships. At least in the summer periode from April till the end of September. Pickup information: - Pickup is provided from most hotels in the central part of Copenhagen and the cruise terminal. And is included the fare. - Pickups is not possible at hotels without parking or a private accommodation. Or at a central location near city hall square. - If pickup can not be provided at your accommodation, you will be offered alternatives not to fare from you. It is possible to book seating on the bus. Just contact: seat@opheliatours.com. - Seat will be distribute as "First come, first served"! Other worth to know information regarding the tour: - Your driver will be English speaking and also guide you at both Kronborg Castle and the catheral of Roskilde. - You will not miss out on your daily tour to the fitness center. 10000 steps is reach before the end of the day, and you will have walk up spiral staircases in medieval Castles and walk a crosse cobble stone. - And with a lot of fresh air and a taste of the Danish weather. So for clothing, do like the Danes says; There is no bad weather, just the wrong clothing! - Lunch is not included. But we can assist you to find lunch at a nice local café with both Danish and international lunch classics. - BE AWARE, People in wheelchair or using walking frame or rollator should not choose this tour. The driver might refuse you on the tour. - Please be aware that tours with fewer than 7 bookings are most likely to be cancelled. (of course it's 100% money back in case of cancellation). Alternative dates will often be offered.

From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

6. From Copenhagen: 4-hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour

Explore the fascinating Kronborg Castle with a private guide. This world heritage site was Frederik II’s fortress, Christian IV’s home and the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Take an unforgettable trip to one of the most breathtaking castles you ever will see. From the great sea view from the cannon tower and the mighty ballrooms of the royal chambers and their tapestries, to the murky dungeons with Viking legends, the castle lives up to its reputation. Learn about the Danish notion of ‘coziness’ while exploring the sleepy village of Elsinor and be introduced to you all facets of the Danish lifestyle.

Mesmerizing Helsingør – Private Family Walking Tour

7. Mesmerizing Helsingør – Private Family Walking Tour

Did you know that Helsingør is the home of the castle that inspired Shakespeare in Hamlet? Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on our exclusive family walking tour. The tour includes a stroll around the city’s most iconic monument, the Kronborg Castle, and other mesmerizing attractions. The whole family will have fun learning about Helsinger’s fascinating sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide a few giggles as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city. What does the name Helsingør mean to the locals? You will be more surprised when you are here! Come and experience yourself.

Gems of Helsingør – Private Walking Tour for Couples

8. Gems of Helsingør – Private Walking Tour for Couples

Indulge in a captivating 2-hour private walking tour designed exclusively for couples, immersing you in the rich history and romance of Helsingør. Explore the majestic Kronborg Castle, known as the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and feel the enchantment of its medieval architecture. Discover the fascinating exhibits at the National Maritime Museum of Denmark, where maritime history comes alive. Stroll hand in hand to the beautiful St. Olaf's Church, a hidden gem with its intricate details and serene atmosphere. Finally, soak in the romantic ambiance of Helsingør Havn, a charming harbor filled with picturesque views and waterfront cafes. This intimate tour promises couples an unforgettable journey through history and love in Helsingør.

Castles of Kronborg and Frederiksborg from Copenhagen by Car

9. Castles of Kronborg and Frederiksborg from Copenhagen by Car

Discover Kronborg Slot, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a Licensed Guide or an audio guide, depending on your needs and interests. For this day tour we provide private transfers directly from your accommodation, so you can enjoy a flexible itinerary and see Fredensborg Palace along the way. We also include skip-the-line tickets to save you time. Explore the hidden gems of Denmark! Book a 5-hour tour to visit the majestic Kronborg Castle with a Private Guide. Every minute of this fully-guided tour will be filled with amazing stories about Dutch kings and queens, seafaring traditions and legendary warriors. The driver and guide will pick you up directly from your hotel or accommodation in Copenhagen in a clean, air-conditioned car and drive you to Kronborg Castle, which towers above a very narrow promontory between the coasts of Denmark and Sweden. With skip-the-line tickets to Kronborg Castle you will spend more time exploring the grounds instead of waiting in line at the ticket office. Highlights include the royal chambers, mighty ballrooms with sumptuous tapestries, murky dungeons, and fabulous castle gardens. See how they changed from the headquarters for the collection of the Sound Dues, the Renaissance residence of medieval kings and queens, and the Danish army’s fortress and barracks. Find out how the castle was immortalized as Elsinore in Shakespeare's play Hamlet, and hear the Dutch legend of the warrior Holger Danske who sleeps in the casemates. On your way back to Copenhagen you will also have a chance to see the Fredensborg Palace, where the Danish Royal Family spends their summers. Book a 5,5-hour tour to visit the majestic Kronborg Castle with an audio guide. A self-guided tour is a great way to discover the castle grounds at your own pace. The interesting and informative commentary will introduce you to all the important events and people that shaped Kronborg’s history. You can take this opportunity to have a picnic at the castle garden. Bring your own snacks or buy something from the castle’s cafe and bakery. It will be a relaxing and magical experience! Book an 8-hour tour to visit Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and Gardens with skip-the-line tickets and an audio guide, and see the Fredensborg Palace (outside only) along the way. On this extended tour you can discover the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia at your own pace. Visit the Frederiksborg Castle’s royal apartments, the Marble Gallery of the King’s Wing, the grand banquet hall, portrait gallery, the ornate Golden Chapel, Baroque Garden, and more. Optionally, we can make table reservations for your lunch at a local restaurant. After a self-guided tour of Frederiksborg Castle your private, English-speaking driver will take you back to your accommodation in Copenhagen.

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What people are saying about Kronborg Castle

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(2,548 reviews)

Great way to see many of Denmarks highlights with a lovely danish guide, Sillas. Would recommend bringing lunch instead of eating at the cafe if you really want extra time to explore Federiksborg Castle. Our guide Sillas was very gracious with his stories and history of the locations and answered all the questions very well. Roskilde Cathedral was an unexpected delight in terms of history and uniqueness for a cathedral. It was also very neat to see the castle that inspired Hamlet and the view of Sweden nearby. Highly recommend this tour for a nice day trip out of the city.

It was a great tour! Definitely recommend, you get a good experience in both Denmark and Sweden. Our tour guide Pir was great, very good knowledge and also as being Danish, you get the full local point of view! Maybe having 30 minutes more in Helsingør would be better, as there are better things to see rather than Lund. The bus is comfortable, and views are amazing. I recommend you to sit in the left side. Overall a must do experience if you have a spare day in Copenhagen.

Beautiful day, very well organized tour, especially our guide and our driver (I don't remember their names, two English gentlemen) professional and friendly. Very interesting route, in one day we visited places that we would never have reached on our own. Without stress, comfortably sitting on the bus. Highly recommended

Per was a terrific driver and tour guide, very friendly and patient and helpful. The bus was very comfortable and it was so nice to have Wi-Fi. I definitely feel that we got what we wanted out of this trip and I would highly recommended if you have extra time on a trip to Copenhagen.

Top to do allows you to visit the surroundings of Copenhagen and the crossing to Sweden by ferry, very cool and exotic