55° 57.9′ N · 11° 50.8′ E
Hundested has awoken out of hibernation to become a modern harbour with more to offer than just fresh fish from a trawler.
In the last couple of years Hundested has gained not only some good restaurants but also a brewery. The harbour has been modernized to make the most of the location, the fishing industry, and the beach. You can go for a swim, relish good local food (and beer) and enjoy the coast, especially of an evening.
Go, See and Do
Drop in for some local food and brewed beer at Halsnæs Bryghus on the southern side of the harbour. If it is booked out there are some alternatives along the same side. Or go down Nordre Beddingsvej to Røgeristen for some smoked fish. Delicious!
Kids swarm to the little pool on the platform just in front of the eateries to get a chance to touch some crabs, maybe a flounder or other creatures of the sea. It is always good for a squeal or two.
Even if you don’t actually go inside, wander around the harbour to the north, climb up the hill and visit Knud Rasmussens Hus, a little museum for the polar explorer whose summer house was built here in 1917. When not exploring Greenland or researching the daily lives of the eskimos he spent quite some time here. Even if you aren’t much interested in historical matter, the view from up on the cliff is spectacular, especially of an evening. Take a picnic and watch the sun sink into the water.
The harbour festival usually takes place at the start of July.
At the ice creamery Vaffelhjørnet you will get a homemade ice cream or pancakes that will keep you energized for an afternoon at the beach, it is on the way to Rasmussen’s house too: Nørregade 2.