Immerse yourself in the world of literature and Danish history on this guided tour of Kronborg Castle in Helsingør, or Elsinore, the coastal fortress immortalised in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Kronborg Castle Day Trip Itinerary
Your excursion will begin at Copenhagen Central Station, where you'll board a train heading north in the direction of Helsingør, known in English as Elsinore, a small town in eastern Denmark.
After a journey of approximately one hour, you'll arrive at Helsingør Railway Station and make the short 20-minute walk to Kronborg Castle, located on the northeastern tip of the Danish Island of Zealand. The historic fortress dates back to the 15th century, when it controlled access to the Baltic Sea, and it has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Enter the fortified complex via a bridge that crosses the cold Baltic waters, and you'll be met by the sight of the imposing castle that inspired the setting of Shakespeare's famous work, Hamlet. Discover the different legends surrounding the Danish prince who became such a mythical figure in world literature.
Explore the magnificent chambers, halls and ballrooms of Kronborg Castle to learn all about the history of the fortress and how its important inhabitants lived over the centuries. Having visited the castle interior, enjoy a stroll around the outside, where you'll see an impressive collection of cannons. The gardens of Kronborg will also offer you excellent views over the narrowest point of the Øresund Strait to the coastal Swedish town of Helsingborg.
Following your guided tour of Kronborg Castle and its surroundings, you'll walk back to Helsingør train station around 12 pm, where you'll catch the return train to Copenhagen.
This day trip does not include transport or entrance to the Kronborg Castle. To travel to Helsingør by train, you'll have to buy a 24-hour ticket which costs 130 DKK per person (approx. 18 EUR). Additionally, the ticket for Kronborg Castle varies depending on the date visited: it costs 90 KK (approx. 13 EUR) between September and May, and 140 DKK (approx. 19 EUR) between June and August. Children under 18 years old enter the castle for free.
If you have the Copenhagen Card, your transport by train to Helsingør and entrance to the Kronborg Castle are included.
If you'd prefer, you can reserve a private day trip to Kronborg Castle instead, with an exclusive guide just for you and your group.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
|Adults||Children under 12 years old|
|Guided tour in English||
Guided tour in English
Children under 12 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Return train ticket (130 DKK or approx. 18 EUR).
Entrance to Kronborg Castle (90 – 140 DKK, approx. 13 – 19 EUR).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 3 days before (Copenhagen local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
Copenhagen Central Station, on the esplanade in front of Tivoli Gardens.