Best Western Hotel Hogvakten
Stortorget 14, Helsingborg, 251 10, Sweden
More about Helsingborg
Helsingborg supporters against IFK Göteborg 2007.
Travel Tips for Helsingborg
Something to do before the game
A very popular thing to do in Helsingborg is taking the ferry to Helsingör, Denmark.
There are two different ferry-lines that will take you there, Scandlines and HH Ferrys, and both will do a good job.
For some reason I always go with the first one, not sure why though.
The trip takes just 40 minutes, and it's possible to get onboard by foot, or bringing your car with you. Helsingör is a very nice small city, but it takes just around 40 minutes by car to go down to the danish capital Copenhagen.
A good thing with Denmark is that the beer is much cheaper than in Sweden. Many people therefore takes the ferry to buy cheap beers or other alcohol, and then turn back immediately to Sweden.
The ferries goes from the trainstation-building, Knutpunkten, where you also will find the bus station, and a lot of parking-places for your car. For more ferry-information:
There you'll also find prices for the different trips. There is a boat leaving Helsinborg/Helsingör every 20 minutes during the day.
If you're in Denmark, the...
If you're in Denmark, the closest way to Helsingborg is crossing the narrow sound by ferry. Ferries arrive and leave Helsingborg every 10-20 minutes. You can also go by hyudrofoil to Copenhagen - it takes only 50 minutes.
Olympia - a great stadium
Olympia (in English “the Olympic stadium”) is one of the best and most modern stadiums in Sweden. It was rebuilt in 1995, and now takes 17 000 spectators. This season it has hardly never been sold out, but for the big games, and when Helsingborg is playing well, the crowds use to be really large.
Homesupporters stands at the short-side, while away-supporters have their own sector on the other side of the stadium.
The older tribune has one stage, while the new one (from 1995) has two different stages. For best seats for a neutral, you should get a ticket at this tribune.
Olympia has staged some games with the Swedish nationalteam, and it was also here that the final of the women European Championships was played in 1995 (Germany beat Sweden in the final).
Despite the name of the stadium it has never staged an Olympic event.
Playing in the street
Its obvious from the pictures that it was definately not tourist season. The streets were empty for the most part. Traffic was almost non existent while we there leaving my friend that I was traveling with time to play in the street. From our short time here we found this town to be a great place to walk and explore. However we arrived late in the day and were not allowed a lot of time to truely experience the town.
The Mariner's Goddess statue
This splendid statue is located in Hamntorget besides the harbour. His creator the great swedish sculptor Carl Milles. At night it is beautifully illuminated and you can see from many places of the town.