HOST CITY HELSINGBORG
Welcome to the city of Helsingborg!
Helsingborg is uniquely placed at the narrowest part of the Öresund.
Relax on the kilometre-long sandy beaches, or splash around in one of the three open air swimming baths. Take a walk in the beautiful city centre with its medieval buildings, majestic boulevards, colourful shopping streets and internationally renowned cultural institutions like the Concert Hall (Konserthuset), the City Theatre (Stadsteatern) and Dunkers Culture Centre.
Helsingborg is in the middle of Sweden’s pantry. Fish and shellfish are fresh from the sea, and the fertile plains provide grain, vegetables, meat and dairy products. It’s no wonder Helsingborg has more eateries than most Swedish cities, with a range that includes everything from award-winning gourmet restaurants on the seafront to affordable falafel places in the lively Southern parts.
If you think quality of life is all about adding that bit of extra spice you won’t be disappointed. Helsingborg is full of local artisans who specialize in the pleasures of the palate. The city boasts an award-winning chocolaterie and a liquorice factory for exclusive taste buds.
Once you’ve done the city and its attractions, there are all kinds of outdoor activities to choose from nearby. Sofiero Castle and Garden, Fredriksdal Open Air Museum, the Botanical Garden, and the city’s many parks offer some picturesque nature experiences. Walk among the beautiful flower gardens, labyrinthine gravel walks and well-cut hedges, or head for the deep gorges and vast meadows.
Longing for adventure? You’re not far from Kullaberg’s nature reserve and Söderåsen’s National Park that attract bold climbers, divers and canoeists – and are excellent places for quiet walks in untouched countryside.
You can walk from the south to the north of the city in just 20 minutes. And the beaches are just a stone’s throw from the centre. Denmark is only a twenty-minute ferry ride away and you’re a short car, bus, train or bike ride away from wild nature.
Welcome to Helsingborg!