Helsingborg invests in pier surroundings
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 19:27 by ce-press
The city of Helsingborg has invested heavily in the areas that surround the pier which is located in the heart of the city. A brand new urban area called SeaU was completed in the second quarter of 2021.
As part of the development a hotel owned by Petter Stordalen has been opened. The rooftop bar offers views out to sea and across the city. Local restaurants, bars and cafes provide the background to a great mix of local people and visitors. There is also a smaller public park next to the pier.
The pier itself is 180m long with a draught of 6.5m and a recommended length overall of 150 m.
Mark Wieden, cruise manager Port of Helsingborg, says: “Due to its size, we are targeting smaller cruiseships and yachts in the premium segment, that can berth with easy access to the middle of the city centre.
“Since the city of Helsingborg is a very compact city, the location of the pier offers walking distance to all the activities the inner city has to offer and with short transit times for a diverse range of shore excursions in the surrounding areas in the south of Sweden.”
In August 2021 SeaDream Yacht Club’s SeaDream 1 was the first to call at the pier since the development was completed. Currently three are two calls planned for next year, one of which will be docking at the city pier.
SeaDream I in Helsingborg (c) Port of Helsingborg
Beauty, culture and picturesque views are significant for Helsinborg city. The narrow streets in the heart of the town mix perfectly with a beautiful waterfront promenade lined by restaurants and galleries. Stroll through the shopping street Kullagatan, unwind at one of the cozy restaurants, or survey the architecture. Drop in at Sofiero Palace and Gardens on the outskirts of town. Sofiero is one of Skåne’s most popular attractions being the old summerhouse of the royal family. The region around Helsingborg city has even more to offer, old fishing villages, Söderåsen National park, vineyards, farm shops, porpoise safaris and much more.
Port of Helsingborg, being the second-largest container port in Sweden, we have the possibility to offer Cruise Lines and its passengers a variety of options for the ship to berth, either alongside one of our different quays or by anchorage. No matter the option, the guests will always be close to or in the middle of the vibrant city center.