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Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot) Tours

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Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot)
Immortalized as the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle is one of Denmark’s top attractions. The fortress casts an imposing silhouette on Øresund (“the Sound”), and its towering Renaissance facade holds more than 400 years of history. From lavish ballrooms to the darkest of dungeons, this castle has it all. 

The Basics
Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot, also known as Hamlet Castle) was once one of Europe’s most impregnable strongholds. Now the fortress is open to the public, and travelers are free to explore its vast interior, including the former royal chambers, King Frederick II’s wine cellar, an expansive 16th-century ballroom, and dungeons housing a foreboding statue of Viking chief Holger Danske.

Kronborg’s proximity to Copenhagen makes it a perfect day trip from Denmark’s capital. Visit on a private Hamlet Castle tour and learn about Kronborg’s storied history from an expert guide, or take a full-day tour of Kronborg, the nearby town of Elsinore, and the 17th-century Frederiksborg Castle. To visit at your own pace, get free entry to the castle with a Copenhagen Card. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Kronborg Castle is a must-see for history and literature aficionados. 
  • Three on-site restaurants serve sandwiches, coffee, ice cream, and other lunch fare. 
  • Free Wi-Fi is available on the castle grounds. 
  • The castle interior is not accessible to wheelchair users. 

How to Get There
Kronborg Castle lies 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Copenhagen on Denmark’s eastern coast, roughly 45 minutes by road. Parking is available near the castle. To get there via public transportation, take the coastal train to Elsinore from Copenhagen Central Station or Nørreport Station. 

When to Get There
Kronborg is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday. Summer is the best time to enjoy warm weather on the castle grounds, as well as the Shakespeare Festival, which features live performances of the playwright’s most famous works. Opt for an early visit to avoid crowds, especially in July and August. 

A Cultural Gem
In 2000, Kronborg Castle was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched on a strategically important site on Øresund, the stretch of water between Denmark and Sweden, the Renaissance castle played a key role in the history of northern Europe and has great cultural significance for the Danish people. 
Address: Kronborg 2C, Helsingoer 3000, Denmark
Admission: Adults: DKK 90
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot)

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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen

Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen

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It's all castles and cathedrals. Head out of Copenhagen for the day on this guided small-group tour, visiting UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kronborg Castle, the sitting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and then Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance-era castle in Scandinavia. After a tour of the fortresses head to stunning Roskilde Cathedral, the burial spot for numerous kings and queens. Finally, finish the tour at the Viking Ship Museum. This small-group tour is limited to just 16 people or fewer.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.52
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Copenhagen Card

Copenhagen Card

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Get the best from Denmark’s charm-laden capital for less with the great-value Copenhagen Card. Choose a 24-, 48-, 72-, 96-, or 120-hour card, and use it like your very own Copenhagen pass: enjoying a plethora of savings and benefits that help you make the very most of this beautiful city. Gain free entry to top Copenhagen attractions, including the legendary Tivoli Gardens and awesome Den Blå Planet aquarium; get valuable discounts on select tours, museum tickets and more; and enjoy free, unlimited use of the city’s public transport networks.
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  • 1 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.48
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$68.48

Hamlet And Sweden Tour - Two countries in one day !

Hamlet And Sweden Tour - Two countries in one day !

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Visit two countries in one day—and explore castles, cathedrals, skyscrapers, and more—on this tour from Copenhagen. Travel via luxury minibus to Helsingør (Elsinore), where you can visit the UNESCO-listed Kronborg Castle (own expense), immortalized in Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet.' Then, hop on a ferry to Sweden. Enjoy free time to explore the historical university city of Lund, and get to know buzzing Malmö before returning to Copenhagen.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.29
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Kronborg (Hamlet Castle) & Frederiksborg Castles

Kronborg (Hamlet Castle) & Frederiksborg Castles

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You will enjoy two of the most wonderful castles in the North of the island of Zealand. In this tour, there will be a driver and a guide who will take good care of you and will explain you everything about the history of the castles and Denmark. You will hear about Frederick II and Christian IV as well as the history between Denmark and Sweden. The van is very confortable and spacious. We will pick you up at your hotel, as long as it is in the city centre.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Kings, Castles and Countryside Tour - A Tour of Royal North Sealand

Private Kings, Castles and Countryside Tour - A Tour of Royal North Sealand

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Denmark is a country full of castles with rich royal histories, and you’ll visit three of the best on this day tour of North Zealand. Visit Frederiksborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace, and Kronborg Castle, each with fascinating histories and beautiful interiors and grounds. Kronborg Castle is a particularly special place to visit, as it’s known as Hamlet’s castle, from the Shakespeare play. Travelers interested in history, culture, and architecture will especially enjoy this trip.
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  • 6 hours
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5-Hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour from Copenhagen

5-Hour Private Hamlet Castle Tour from Copenhagen

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Immortalized in print as the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle (also known as Hamlet Castle) is one of Denmark’s top attractions and a convenient day trip from downtown Copenhagen. This private tour provides an in-depth exploration of the UNESCO-listed castle, its history, and Danish culture—with the full attention of your guide and no unknown guests.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$300.00
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7-Hour Private Castle Tour of Hamlet and Frederiksborg from Copenhagen

7-Hour Private Castle Tour of Hamlet and Frederiksborg from Copenhagen

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Get personalized attention and enjoy the ability to travel at your own pace on this private walking tour of the castles of Kronborg and Frederiksborg. Listen to in-depth guided commentary on Danish royal history and Shakespeare's "Hamlet" as you stroll through the city, taking in the architecture and culture. Stops include Elsinor and Hillerod, both accessed via train journey from Helsingor.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$400.00
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$400.00
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Private Tour: Highlights of Copenhagen and North Zealand

Private Tour: Highlights of Copenhagen and North Zealand

The tour offers exploring the highlights of central Copenhagen and heading north of the city along the coastline to visit two castles. You will visit the Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle. In Copenhagen you will see the Tivoli Gardens, Stroget, Nihavn, Langelini Park, the Little Mermaid, etc.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,343.00
Price varies by group size
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$1,343.00
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Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Copenhagen and North Zealand

Private Shore Excursion: Highlights of Copenhagen and North Zealand

The tour offers exploring the highlights of central Copenhagen and heading north of the city along the coastline to visit two castles. You will visit the Frederiksborg Castle and Kronborg Castle. In Copenhagen you will see the Tivoli, Stroget, Nihavn Gardens, Langelini Park, the Little Mermaid, etc.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$875.00
Price varies by group size
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$875.00
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