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Hirtshals

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Aquariums · Lighthouses · Specialty Museums
Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. It is located in Hjørring municipality in Region Nordjylland. The town of Hirtshals has a population of 5,959 (1 January 2014). Located on the Skagerrak, it is especially known for its fishing and ferry harbours.HistoryThe town of Hirtshals developed around the artificial harbour which was constructed between 1919 and 1931. In 1925, the Hjørring-Hirtshals railway line opened to link the port of Hirtshals with the Danish rail network. In 1966, the harbour was expanded and became one of the largest fishing ports in Denmark.Until January 1, 2007, Hirtshals was also the seat of Hirtshals Municipality which was merged with existing Hjørring, Løkken-Vrå, and Sindal municipalities to form an enlarged Hjørring Municipality.
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Popular things to do in Hirtshals

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Aquarium
Nordsoen Oceanarium
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lighthouse
Hirtshals Fyr
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Bunkermuseet Hirtshals
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Zoo
Fun Park Hirtshals
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Hirtshals

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Art Museum
Skagens Museum Skagen
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lighthouse
Rubjerg Knude Lokken
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Grenen Skagen
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scenic Drive
Rabjerg Mile Skagen
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Hirtshals

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History Museum
Vendsyssel Historiske Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Tornby Kirke
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Hirtshals Kirke
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Folkeparken
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Hirtshals

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Church
Horne Kirke
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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