VOGUE MAGAZINE AND MATILDE WERGELAND ARE ENCHANTED BY THE HELSINGBORG REGION

Matilde Wergeland has visited our region, which she calls “Sweden’s Charming, Relaxed Southernmost County: Skåne”. In her Vogue article she describes her Scanian experiences, covering restaurants and eateries, countryside and shopping. One perfect choice would be to enjoy dinner with a view along the Helsingborg’s spectacular beach promenade. Her advice? Plan your visit here before the out-of-towners catch on. 
Here is her guide to the best of Skåne. 
CLICK HERE

SERVICE WITH A TWIST – MEET THE NEW MOBILE INFO POINT

Top-class hosting as well as accessibility are vital for us when cruise ships visit Helsingborg. Directly on the quay or at the shuttle bus stop, our guests meet our mobile tourist information service (car or bicycle). Our “Visit Helsingborg on Tour” van is new for this year. First to benefit from the service were guests from the Silver Cloud, who were given maps, tips and help with finding places of interest and with hiring bicycles.
Something else that’s new this year are our Helsingborg hosts. About twenty trained service hosts can be found out around the city during cruise visits.These hosts help guests with spontaneous questions and show them how to find their way around the town. Find out more,
LOOK HERE

Meet me at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg 5-8 September
or email me for more information
 Andréas Eriksson

TENNIS IN BÅSTAD – A ROYAL TRADITION.
JOIN US AND CELEBRATE THE SWEDISH OPEN’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY.

The Swedish International Tennis Championships came to Båstad in 1948. Now, after seven decades of top international tennis, the Skistar Swedish Open has become a real classic on the ATP tour, winning the ATP tour’s Tournament of the Year title a total of six times so far.

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer – these are just a few of  the stars who have performed in Båstad. But it was Björn Borg, Mats Wilander and Stefan Edberg who made Båstad a true tennis metropole in the 70s and 80s, and these three megastars are returning to the town for the 70th anniversary celebrations this summer. They will be in Sweden's team for the two legends' matches against France and Germany.

Sweden’s former King Gustav V, who during a visit to England when he was still Crown Prince became captivated by tennis, competed in the Båstad tournaments no less than fifteen times starting in 1939. This gave the sport, as well as Båstad, extensive publicity. For Björn Borg, Sweden’s second tennis king, the tournament at Båstad was always very special and the town has a unique place in his heart. 

Swedish Open, 
CLICK HERE          Tennis museum, CLICK HERE

BÅSTAD, WITH IT'S WORLD FAMOUS ARTS&CRAFTS,
INSPIRED BY THE MAGNIFICENT SCENERYOF THE BJÄRE PENINSULA.

Admire the dramatic coastline and lush countryside either from the sea, on foot or by bike. Why not combine some tennis with a visit to the wonderful gardens at Norrviken? Witness amazing craftmanship at the Märta Måås textile studio, or experience the wild cliffs at Hovs Hallar, which inspired Ingemar Bergman as a location for some of his films.

For more information about excursions/activities in the region,
CLICK HERE
For product manual with a wealth of suggestions for excursions and activities, CLICK HERE
 
Båstad is just 40 minutes by bus from Helsingborg 
Please send me an email and I will tell you more.
andreas.eriksson@port.helsingborg.se

NEW TECHNOLOGY AND VESSEL SIMULATION ENABLE LARGER CRUISE SHIPS

The new currents buoy positioned in the fairway channel outside the Port of Helsingborg is furnished with advanced communications equipment that transmits round-the-clock data on the direction and speed of the currents in the fairway. In addition to this buoy there are two measuring stations at the port entrance that gauge the current conditions there. These data, which can be accessed in real time, are passed on directly to The Swedish Maritime Administration’s VIVA wind and water information service and are available to everyone. This means that ships calling at Helsingborg can find out in advance what present conditions are like. 

The Port of Helsingborg wants to make it even safer to call at our delightful town and this valuable information on currents contributes to the heightened safety level. Furthermore, the Port’s investment in new technology and in vessel simulation enable calls by larger cruise ships.

Welcome to join us for yet another successful cruise season! 
For more information, please contact Andréas Eriksson

REAL TIME DATA FROM;
The currents buoy,
CLICK HERE
West harbour, CLICK HERE
South Harbour, CLICK HERE

FOLLOW THE SMITHS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Fay and John Smith have visited Helsingborg many times. The couple have had the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful countryside surrounding the town, have visited the royal sites of Sofiero and Hamlet’s castle, and much much more. Now you can follow the Smiths on their trips both on Facebook and Instagram. You will also see a number of throwbacks from previous cruise calls at Helsingborg.

FOLLOW HERE: FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS FOR FREDRIKSDAL,
HELSINGBORG’S OUTDOOR MUSEUM. COME AND JOIN US!

In 2018, Fredriksdal museums and gardens will be celebrating their first hundred years. An inspirational, historical place in a genuine, rural setting – and at the heart of the city! Gisela Trapp, painter and Fredriksdal’s last owner, donated the manor house and its wings, the parks and the gardens to the city of Helsingborg for the enjoyment of the general public. READ MORE

FREDRIKSDAL’S COMBINATION OF OUTDOOR MUSEUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN IS UNIQUE – AND IT ALL RELATES ONLY TO SKÅNE!

Visitors to Fredriksdal can learn about interconnections and natural cycles from a global sustainability perspective, understand how people lived, looked after their land, what they cultivated and what they ate. Using history as a tool, Fredriksdal provides us with natural keys to a sustainable future. READ MORE ABOUT OUR NATURE SITE

OUR GREETER CONCEPT – A SUCCESS!

What is it that makes a holiday truly memorable? It’s being able to discover and enjoy the delightful spots that only the locals know about. Helsingborg Greeters, part of the Global Greeter Network, are volunteers who enthusiastically and hospitably share their love of the city with guests. A Greeter will walk around Helsingborg with you for a couple of hours – a unique way of experiencing and enjoying the city.

This concept enables you to provide your independent guests with a truly special experience. It’s important to us that all your guests are happy with their visit to Helsingborg, regardless of whether they take part in a guided coach tour or explore the town on their own. 
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MEET ANNA – A GREETER IN HELSINGBORG

In the 2016 season, many delighted cruise guests met Anna, who showed them around her Helsingborg. If your guests wish to book a Greeter in advance, it’s easier for us to help with matching up – our Greeters are both men and women, old and young.

SOFIERO CELEBRATED 150 YEARS. THE SWEDISH KING AND QUEEN OPENED THE ROYAL ARTISTRY JUBILEE EXHIBITION IN THE PALACE

Once upon a time there was a prince and princess… That’s how the story of Sofiero begins. In 1866 Crown Prince Oscar and his wife, Sophia of Nassau, were finally able to spend their first season at the summer residence of their dreams, overlooking wooded ravines, the strait of Öresund, and Denmark. READ MORE

HAMLET’S CASTLE, KRONBORG – A FANTASTIC DOUBLE ANNIVERSARY. PERFORMANCES BY ACTORS FROM LONDON’S GLOBE THEATRE

The Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s castle was a veritable cornucopia of the best current Shakespeare productions, all specially handpicked for the castle’s 200th anniversary of their Shakespeare performance tradition.

The tradition of performing Hamlet at Kronborg started in 1816, when the 200th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death was commemorated with a performance of the play in the Canon Hall. When Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, around 1600, he was probably inspired by a story first recorded more than 800 years ago. 
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KÄRNAN – HELSINGBORG’S ANCIENT LANDMARK– OVERLOOKING THE TWIN CITIES

Elsinore and Helsingborg are twin cities – charming old towns that face each other across the narrow strait of Öresund. They share a proud royal history, dramatic at times, but finally linked by a deep affection. Take the chance to visit two countries in one stop. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

THE BUILDING OF KÄRNAN STARTED IN THE 1310s AND WAS FINALIZED AROUND 1320

Today, the tower is 35 m high and each side of the tower is 15 m wide. Big celebrations will be held year 2020. 
READ MORE ABOUT KÄRNAN

watch the guardians reporter fall in love with helsingborg

Seduced by fika, locally produced organic food and drink, wonderful countryside and friendly hosts. Yasmin Akram discovers a new favorite on her travel list. WATCH HERE

food by the way: COMBINE A WALK WITH a tasty experience!

Helsingborg is the town with one of the highest restaurant frequencies in Sweden. READ MORE