Hals – a charming holiday centre
The point where the Limfjord meets the Kattegat. The town is a small but charming harbour town, with its crooked streets and lots of life.
Hals lies at the point where the Kattegat meets the Limfjord, and apart from miles of child-friendly beaches and enchanting woodland, it offers an atmosphere and experiences en masse. You can take the ferry from the harbour over the fjord to Egense, and continue on down the Aalborg coast to Dokkedal, and the rugged experience of Lille Vildmose.
Inviting narrow streets
Hals is a charming small harbour town in the middle of a large holiday area, with over 4,000 holiday cottages. The atmosphere is relaxed in the narrow streets, where you don’t have to go far to find enticing shops and places to satisfy your hunger and thirst. There’s always life in the harbour, with its views of the sea and fjord, and space to ponder the important things in life.
Right in the centre of Hals is its own icon: the jaw bone of a blue whale harpooned in the Barents Sea in 1868 by Captain C. Klitgaard from Hals, and placed in front of his home on the town square. What you see today is a glass fibre copy, as the original is now kept by the National Gallery of Denmark, where it is protected from the wind and weather.
Welcome to Skansen
Thanks to its strategic location at the entrance to the Limfjord, Hals has a long and glorious history. One is reminded of this by the historic redoubt facility Hals Skanse, which was built in 1653 – 54 by order of King Frederik the 3rd. The purpose of the facility was to secure the then only entrance to the Limfjord in the event of war.
The cloth house from the old fortification is today a museum and very much worth a visit. In addition to war history, the whole story of Hals is told; from when the town was a small fishing village to today. The museum is self-service and is open every day of the year - with free entry for everyone.