Aalborg

Aalborg is in North Jutland, Denmark. Its population, as of 2008, is 121,818, making it the fourth largest in Denmark.

Aalborg waterfront by night

Get in

By plane

Norwegian and SAS have flights from Copenhagen to Aalborg, while Norwegian also offers international direct flights from European cities. The airport is located north of the city. Take Bus no 2 or a taxi (very expensive!) to town. The bus is infrequent on weekends and evenings, and stops the service rather early (around 23:00). If you arrive very late, have little luggage and small budget, you can walk ~2km until the Lindholm train station. Bus or train to the center should be still available after midnight.

By bus

Aalborg Busterminal on John F Kennedy Plads (The John F Kennedy square, phone: 98 12 87 13) right by the station is a large regional hub for long distance, regional and local buses. Express buses (XBus ) leaves several times per day towards Aarhus (via Hadsund), Løgstør, Holstebro, Viborg (via Silkeborg) and Esbjerg. In addition regional buses (locally known as rutebil) connects to nearly every city of some size in North Eastern Jutland.

By train

Aalborg is on the Copenhagen, Roskilde, Odense, Aarhus Line. 4½ hours/DKK 402 to Copenhagen.

By ferry

There are ferries from Norway/Sweden/UK coming to North Jutland (Hirtshals or Frederikshavn). From there you can take bus or train to Aalborg.

By car

From Frederikshavn: Use the E45 southbound to Aalborg.
From Hirtshals: Use the E39 southbound to Aalborg.
From Aarhus: Use the E45 northbound to Aalborg.

Get around

In the center it easy to walk by foot. To go further, there is a good public bus system (20 DKK for 1.5h if you pay cash, 12 DKK after 18:00). The buses don't go at night, and taxis are very expensive. The best way is still to get around by bicycle, you can rent one close to tourist information office or at several other locations using the city-bike system. There is also a city bike scheme where you may borrow a bicycle after giving a 20 DKK deposit. For longer stays, a better option is buying one. Police has auctions once per month, you can ask about them in the police station.

Nørresundby is north of Limfjordsbroen.

See

Budolfi church
Elbjørn
Jens Bangs house (1623-1624)

Galleries

Do

Buy

Cheapest supermarkets are Netto, Fakta, Aldi, Lidl and Rema 1000. Working hours are 9-20 on weekdays and 8-17 on Saturdays. Aldi is open 10-16 on Sundays.

Eat

There are several restaurants in Jomfru Ane Gade (Jomfru Ane street). In the city there are around 300 restaurants.

Drink

Jomfru Ane street

The longest bar street in Scandinavia.

Aalborg is also the home of De Danske Spritfabrikker which produces a great number of distilled beverages. Their most famous product is the Aalborg Taffel Akvavit, colloquially known as a "Rød Aalborg" (Red Aalborg).

Sleep

Connect

Internet:

Cope


Go next

There are lots of beautiful nature around, easily accessible only by car.

For beach, you can take a bus to Blokhus (around 40km) or Hals (around 30km) and walk some 3km north, or take a less frequent bus that passes Hou, to, e.g., Bisnap strand.

Routes through Aalborg

Frederikshavn Sæby  N  S  Hobro Kolding
Hirtshals Hjørring  N  S  END


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