Welcome to Port of Hundested

Idyllic town with a lively harbour

Once a small fishing harbour, today an idyllic town with a cosy and lively harbour with a variety of colourful ships.

Port of Hundested is situated at the entrance to Isefjorden in the northern part of Zealand. The location of Hundested grant you easy access to the Sound and the Baltic Region.

Hundested is a relative new player in the cruise industry but we have already made our mark by providing the cruise passengers with an authentic experience of Danish local life in an idyllic harbour village.

Hundested was rated as the best cruise destination on the Maiden Mystery Cruise in 2016 and furthermore, the guests’ 15th most enjoyed destination (from 355 destinations).

Hundested offers easy access to North Sealand (and Copenhagen) with more than 30 castles, museums and attractions within a maximum 60 minutes of transportation.

Scroll down the page and see some of the main attractions you can explore when visiting Port of Hundested.

Desired destination based on:

  • Fascinating attractions and sights
  • Warm welcome from the locals, who also are the passengers’ local guides.
  • Easy access to North Zealand with more than 30 castles, museums and attractions within 60 minutes of transportation.
  • Walking distance to city center and local sights
  • Hundested is well-organized and a safe town
  • Attractive harbour tariffs
  • Fast and efficient clearance
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We are always welcomed by everyone when visiting Port of Hundested - including the vikings. We go here to explore and relax every year - and even the kids love it.

Mick Jensen

Main attractions when visiting

Meet the Vikings, if you dare!

Watch the Vikings re-emerge from the ashes of their home ground in Port of Hundested. Once you trespass the imposing Viking ships in the fjord, fearless fighters will welcome you at the pier. Cheer for your favourite Viking in his life-and-death sword fight, cast a glance at the ornamented jewellry and handcrafts at the marketplace – and enjoy a cold glass of mead at the local brewery. Port of Hundested offers 350 metres of quay and is the sole location where you will experience the true spirit of the world famous and dreaded Vikings – with great historical sights close by. One thing is for sure, the Danish Vikings will capture your heart and bring you on a raid of unforgettable experiences. Look for the Vikings in the horizon and feel the atmosphere of ancient power.

Hundested Harbour

Hundested Harbour has long traditions of transcendent crafts. Every year, more than 200.000 tourists visits the harbour to look at the one-of-a-kind crafts created in open workshops. The maritime history and the imagery of Viking ships sailing on the fjord has inspired cabinetmakers Egeværk and glass artists Backhaus-Brown to collaborate on making the stunning Glasskibe - Viking Ships of Glass and Wood. The Viking ships have been exhibited at some of the world’s finest art exhibitions and each ship is a unique specimen.

The House of Knud Rasmussen

Exploring Greenland and researching the lives and customs of the Polar Eskimos. Knud Rasmussen’s contribution to the exploration of Greenland is significant. He initiated seven expeditions that each yielded groundbreaking scientific results. The expedition teams included experts on a number of fields, i.e. botany, geology, meteorology, cartography, ethnography, and archaeology. In between expeditions, Knud Rasmussen was an industrious writer. His works include scientific writings, travelogues, and translations of Inuit folklore and songs. The house in the hilly terrain downhill from the Spodsbjerg Lighthouse was built in 1917 on his own initiative. It was to be primarily a place for Knud to plan his expeditions and work on his manuscripts, but he also frequently entertained friends, colleagues, and authors here.

The eco-village Dyssekilde

In 1990, it was a potato field today it is a vibrant community with 200 people in the age range 0-100. The residents of eco-village tries to live their lives based on respect, tolerance, sustainability and ecology. Their way of life is applied to almost every solution made, from waste sorting, vegetable gardening, to sewage treatment. The village is divided into 6 residential groups, each group are organized with practical tasks and social activities. In the eco-village, you can experience many exciting solutions to housing, energy, ecology, architecture, sustainability and much more. The village’s residents proudly invites tourists in to a chat about their unique way of life. The eco-village is located only a short 10 minute drive from the cruise pier.

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde

The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is the Danish museum for ships, seafaring and boatbuilding culture in ancient and medieval times. The Viking Ship Hall, the oldest part of the museum, was opened in 1969. It was designed as a large showcase to display the five Viking ships found at Skuldelev. The hall also houses special temporary exhibitions and a cinema, where a film about the excavation of the ships is shown. An extension to the museum, Museum Island, was opened in 1997. The museum boatyard, where visitors can watch shipwrights at work, is located on the island. The Activity Centre, where the School Service is housed, is also found here. The large collection of traditional Nordic wooden boats is berthed at the harbour on Museum Island. Here you will also find the five reconstructions of the Skuldelev ships. Many of the vessels were built at the museum boatyard, which also maintains them.

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Frederiksborg Castle

Frederiksborg Castle is situated in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. This impressive and unrivalled Renaissance castle was built in the first decades of the 17th century by the legendary Danish King Christian IV and incorporates the best of Renaissance architecture and craftmanship. Frederiksborg Castle is a unique place for superb cultural experiences, scenic walks and boat tours. Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of National History since 1878. A tour through the museum’s many beautiful rooms is an encounter with kings, queens, nobles, the bourgeois, events, and epochs, which have all shaped the country’s history and development from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

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We love to explore and for us Hundested was an amazing experience. We are looking forward to another future visit. Best recommendations from us.

Charles Hendrickson

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You are always very welcome to visit Port of Hundested at Nordre Beddingsvej 24, 3390 Hundested, Denmark

Port Information

  • Location Latitude: 55.57,9 N
  • Location Longitude: 11.50,8 E
  • Harbour Open Hours: 24 hrs
  • Anchorage Available: Yes
  • Anchorage Compulsory: No
  • Ship Tenders Allowed: Yes
  • Pilotage Compulsory: No
  • Tugs Available: Yes
  • Tidal Movement / Range: Max 0,3m
  • No. Of Quays: 2
  • Quay Length Total: 600M
  • Quay Depth: 8,2 m
  • Passenger Terminal: No
  • Bunkering: Yes
  • Garbage Disposal: Yes
  • Water: Yes
  • City Centre Distance: 0,3 km
  • Airport Distance: 80 km
  • Tourist Information, pier: Yes
  • Bank / Exchange Facilities, pier: 500m
  • Restaurant / Bar, pier: No 300m
  • Shuttle Service: Yes
  • Taxis, pier: Yes
  • Public Toilets, pier: Yes
  • Post Office, pier: No 300m


Docking traffic port

  • The port of Hundested is normally easy to approach. Facing the Fjord there are 2 Cruise-ship quays, which is built to permit the passage of Cruise-ships.


  • NW of the fairway buoy.

Largest ship

  • Max. length for berth 230 meters
    Max. draught 7,9 meters
    No width and height limits
    No compulsory pilotage or use of tugs


  • DanPilot Phone +45 63 25 66 66
    VHF channel 87

Cruise piers

  • Location in town centre
    Distance 300 meters to downtown
    Length of piers 340 meters and 260 meters
    Depth of water alongside piers 8,2 meters
    Quays installed with rubber fenders
    Own gangway can be used


  • Use of ships´ thrusters is allowed on arrival and departure.
  • Painting of ships´ hull is allowed from pier and from paint draft.
  • Window washing is allowed with environmentally friendly soap.
  • Discharge of gray (sink) water is allowed into truck.
  • It is allowed to launch life boats for drills after approval from harbour authority.
  • Hull washing below sealevel is allowed


  • Pilotage fee, nm and nt – Local agent
  • Fairway fee – shall be payed to Port of Hundested. The fee is depending on GT of ship.
  • Harbour fee, Euro 0.49 € per unit of the ship’s gross tonnage (GT) as per international tonnage certificate
  • Waste & Environmental fee, 1.82 € / passenger or € 0.07 / net tonnage (the highest total amount is to be used)
  • Towage and mooring, according to tariff from agent.
  • Agency, depending on agent
  • Oily waste fee, Euro 130 per cubic metre.
  • Sludge is included in the Harbour fee.



  • Pilotage is not compulsory and fee is depending on size of ship.
  • Pilots are required
  • Depth of water: 8,20 m / 27,1 ft
  • Distance to: pier / anchorage 4 nm
  • Duration of whole maneuver: 1/2- 1 hour
  • Service hours: 24 h / every day


  • Towing service is not compulsory.
  • Tug boat service is available 24 h every day
  • Scandinavian Tugowners Standard Conditions of 1985 is valid.

Fresh water

  • Potable water is available 24 h every day from hose at the pier
  • Coupling size is international, but a lot of different variations are available
  • Cost of fresh water is euro 6,70 / cubic meter
  • Potable water not available from barges
  • Possible to have a certificate of fresh water quality


  • Garbage services available by truck, not by barge
  • No restrictions on dry garbage


  • Recycling service available
  • The following materials can be recycled: aluminum, metal, glass, paper

Sludge/Oily Bilge Discharge

  • Sludge / oily water discharge service available by truck
  • No barge service
  • There are no restrictions

Gray (sink) & Black (sewage) water discharge

  • Grey / black water discharge service available by truck
  • No barge service
  • There are no restrictions

Special Waste Discharge

  • Medical and hazardous waste discharge service is available


  • Bunker service is available
  • Grades HFO, Gas Oil, Diesel oil and others
  • Delivery by truck
  • Bunker service by bunker ship is available.
  • All grades of bunker is availabl

Line handling

DW / GT Charge per operation Pier shift
0 - 999 DKK 1.040,00 DKK 693,00
1.000 - 1.999 DKK 1.250,00 DKK 833,00
2.000 - 2.999 DKK 1.460,00 DKK 973,00
3.000 - 3.999 DKK 1.670,00 DKK 1.113,00
4.000 - 4.999 DKK 1.880,00 DKK 1.253,00
5.000 - 5.999 DKK 2.090,00 DKK 1.393,00
6.000 - 6.999 DKK 2.300,00 DKK 1.533,00
7.000 - 7.999 DKK 2.510,00 DKK 1.533,00
8.000 - 8.999 DKK 2.720,00 DKK 1.813,00
9.000 - 9.999 DKK 2.930,00 DKK 1.813,00
10.000 - 10.999 DKK 3.141,00 DKK 1.953,00
11.000 - DKK 3.350,00 DKK 2.093,00

Rates for line handling by Cruise Vessels

  • Below 100 meters: DKK 2.700,00
  • 100 – 200 meters: DKK 3.900,00
  • Over 200 meters: DKK 4.800,00
  • Line handling is carried out by one man at ordinary calls and max. 4 man at cruise.
  • Calculation is after the vessels largest DW. If the vessel DW is lower than the GT, is GT used.
  • Line handling only carried out at arrival or departure or shifting, is the rate only 2/3.
  • Waiting time over 45 minutes calculated at DKK 400.00 per. hour or part thereof.
  • For additional line handler is calculated DKK 395.00 per. hour. This rate is also calculated for waiting time and other work.
  • Between the hours. 00:00 and 06:00 is to be paid, an additional charge of DKK 395.00 per line handler per hour.


Quarantine, customs & immigration

  • After arrival at pier, required time to clear the vessel before passengers may proceed ashore is 0-5 minutes
  • If a quick clearance and immediate disembarking is desired by passengers, all possible information about the ship certif


  • Hundested, Denmark
  • Visa is not needed for transit passengers (depending on nationality

Home Port

  • The Port of Hundested has good facilities for becoming a turnaround port, and is situated only 70 km (approx. 1 hours drive) from Copenhagen International Airport.
  • The cruise pier is only 5 min. walking from the town center.
  • The communications to/from the airport to the North Zealand region and Hundested are excellent by car or by train.


Advance Notification

  • Advice the agent of the details and then the agent forward the information to persons involved.

Security Information

  • Recommendations and regulations in accordance with the ISPS code (International Ship and Port facility Security)
  • Port: Hundested, Denmark
  • Port facility name: Hundested – Trafikhavn
  • IMO Port facility number: DKHUN-0001

ISPS area

  • The Piers are ISPS approved. The areas are clearly marked with signs. It should be noted that anyone in the ISPS area can be asked to identify themselves and be subjected to baggage control. Only authorized persons with approved ID cards and with business in the port are allowed access to ISPS areas. Work vehicles are allowed access in the line of duty.


  • Advance notification of visitor’s arrival shall be given to the port control. Visitors shall be able to identify themselves with photo-ID. Crew members within an ISPS area shall have vessel-related ID that must be worn visibly. Authorization must always be worn visibly. As regards crew changes, Seaman’s Book, passport or the equivalent are accepted on condition that advance notification of the personal details has been given to the respective authorities.