Hundested Harbor

Hundested is at the tail end of the Danish Riviera, so to speak, but rarely gets mentioned in the guides and articles. In fact, it might give you the most local flavor of all the towns on the Riviera, probably for that reason.

Hundested Harbor

The town, like most seaside towns, had a huge mainstay of fishing (and from what I understand, of seal hunting before that) but that industry is not quite at the same level it was. Or maybe more accurately, that level of fishing is no longer enough to compete with a global, industrialized economy that is in fishing today. There are still fishing boats docked, dry docked and scattered about the port, along with personal boats which sail in and out of the harbor.

Hundested town took a more proactive stance than most fishing towns around it, and in recent years, started to convert some of the harbor space towards supporting local arts initiatives and artists in residence. As you walk around, there are countless sculptures placed along the harbor, and many of the artists have sheds or shops right on the water, breathing new colors and new life into this town with such history.