Port of Elsinore back
The water that divides Sweden and Denmark is called Öresund. At the most narrow point of the Sound (about 40 kilometres north of Copenhagen), the twin cities of Elsinore and Helsingborg mark the entrance to the Baltic Sea. Historically, the two cities have always been closely connected because of their strategic placement.
From ships anchoring in the Öresund, the passengers can enjoy the view of Kronborg, Hamlet's famous castle on the Danish side and the medieval fortress tower, Kärnan, on the Swedish side.
In Elsinore, the cruise ships moor at the King's Quay, at the beginning of one of the oldest pedestrians streets in Denmark. In the city centre, there is an abundance of shops, museums and restaurants. There is a wide selection of items such as Danish porcelain, silver, amber and leather goods. Antique and second hand shops not only add character, but also offer unique findings for everyone with a keen eye.