Here you will find information in English about Helsingborg. Let us tell you about all the things the city offers. Click on the links below to read more.
In Helsingborg the sea is never far away. Salty spray and sand between your toes are part of everyday life during the summer months. But also during the rest of the year you can find a wide variety of culture, food, sport and experiences in Helsingborg.
It is easy to get to Helsingborg. The city is a transport hub with good travel links for cars, buses, trains, ferries and planes. There are commuter trains and buses to several cities and towns and it is close to Copenhagen Airport.
Helsingborg has long beaches, beautiful countryside, stunning scenic walks and a lively historical city centre. If you choose to live here, you can stay in a flat or a house. You can either rent your home or buy it.
Helsingborg is a city in the fast-growing region of Öresund (the Sound). The number of inhabitants in Helsingborg exceeds 130,000 people. Almost 320,000 people live in the whole of north-west Skåne (Scania).
In Sweden, children between one and five are guaranteed a place in a municipal preschool, if their guardian is either working or studying. From the age of six they have the option to attend preschool classes. Children between seven and sixteen must attend compulsory school which lasts for nine years. Most pupils then go on to an upper secondary school for three years, where they can choose to study either theoretical or practical programmes.
If you need health care advice, you can call Sjukvårdsrådgivningen on 1177 at any time during the day. In case of emergency, you call the SOS Alarm on 112. All operators on 1177 and 112 speak both Swedish and English.
From time immemorial, people have chosen to settle at the point where the Strait is at its narrowest – in Helsingborg. But there is one particular day which is usually noted as being the city’s birthday. On 21 May 1085, King Canute the Holy donated ground to the Saint Laurentius Church in Lund, and Helsingborg was mentioned in the deeds.
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