Things to do in Helsingborg

Helsingborg; a lovely port city in the south of Sweden

Helsingborg is a perfect destination for a weekend trip! In Helsingborg you can view old-fashioned architecture, indulge in great shopping and take part of nature experiences close to the city. If you want to run a marathon during your vacation it is possible to do it in Helsingborg in September when the official marathon is organized.


Things to do in Helsingborg

Helsingborg belongs to the region of Öresund and it is the city closest to Denmark from Sweden. One of the most popular things to do in Helsingborg is to take the ferry over to Helsingör. It’s only 4 kilometers between the two cities and it is both easy and fairly cheap to travel between the two cities.  The whole region offer lovely experiences in both city and nature.



A historical site you can visit is the castle and towers of Kärnan. It is a watchtower from the middle ages, which has watched over Helsingborg for over 700 years. From up here you’ll have a fantastic view over the idyllic port as well as the city. On a clear day you can see all the way to Malmö’s Turning Torso and the Öresund bridge.


Sankta Maria church

Helsingborgs oldest church was erected in the 14th century. It is built in the gothic brick and is considered as an historical treasure. By going along the painted windows of the church you can follow the history of the city.



If you travel with children, then Tropikariet is an exciting destination. In this indoor Zoo there are many exotic animals like monkeys, iguanas, sharks, and crocodiles. It is an experience for all ages if you are interested in animals and eager to walk along the African savannah or dive into a coral reef.


When to go to Helsingborg

The summer months have an amount of excursions that are attracting. Lakes for fishing, beaches for beach volleyball, shopping with trendy shops and unique small farm shops and the nature to explore for example the ravines.
One of Sweden´s biggest city festivals is organized in Helsingborg during the summer period. Other fun events organized in Helsingborg is concerts, open-air theaters, and sport competitions that are organized in Helsingborg to the visitors disposal!


Things to do in Helsingborg





Helsingborg Facts

Population97 122
CurrencySwedish Krona
AirportÄngelholm-Helsingborg Airport, Sweden (AGH)

Helsingborg average temperatures

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Helsingborg Marathon

The Helsingborg Marathon is an annually held marathon event in September each year. It takes place in the beautiful Swedish city Helsingborg, where you as a runner get to know the hilly streets and the scenic coastline that the 8th biggest city in Sweden has to offer. The course follows a circle around Helsingborg's inner city, passing through Margaretaplatsen and Slottshagen where the locals gather to watch and cheer.

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Golf in Helsingborg

The coastal city of Helsingborg has a couple of great courses to offer. The classic seaside course of the Helsingborg Golf Club is located a little bit north of the city and offers a challenging and windy experience. The most centrally located course, and the most diverse, is called the Casatorps GK. It is a 45 hole golf club divided into four different courses, the Tournament Course, the Classic Course, the Alley Course and the Western 9. It is truly a spectacular golfing paradise to call home during your visit in Helsingborg. There are many more courses in the surrounding area, for example Rya Golf Club, Söderåsen Golf Club and Lydinge Golf Club, so there is definitely not a shortage of golf in Helsingborg!

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