The city of Aalborg


alborg is a multi-faceted city full of contrasts. A city with a zest for life and all its pleasures.  From fast-paced fun to peaceful oases. From a foaming draft beer to sublime gastronomy. From the Viking Era, through the Middle Ages, to modern art. Aalborg is the little big city where all the major city attractions are easily reached, as everything is within walking distance. Aalborg is also a city undergoing a rapid transformation – from an industrial town with smoking chimneys to a modern city.The signs of this transition are especially evident along the city’s waterfront, which has much to offer to outdoor- and culture enthusiasts. Take a walk on the waterfront and you will come across the major powerhouses of culture; the old power station Nordkraft, the architectonic, the astonishing Utzon Center, and Musikkens Hus (The House of Music).


Denmark has a temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers. In summer, the temperatures are usually pleasant: highs in July and August are about 22 °C (72 °F), while they are a bit lower, around 20 °C (68 °F), on the western coasts bordering the North Sea. Night temperatures are pretty cool, around 13/15 °C (55/59 °F). During summer, every now and then, the southern currents can bring some hot days, which usually do not last more than two or three days: the temperature rarely reaches 30 °C (86 °F).

What to pack: Bring clothes for spring and autumn, being ready to add or remove the outer layer, T-shirts, but also long pants, a jacket and a sweatshirt, and a raincoat or umbrella.

 Public Transport

Local busses run regularly throughout the city and to other regional towns. A ticket around Aalborg generally costs 22dkk per trip and can be bought directly from the driver or you can book your ticket online in advance on (please notice the buses do not accept credit cards or foreign currency). Online you can also buy a 24- or 72-Hours Travel Pass at reduced price. To plan your travel you can also use or Rejseplanen.
-As you are in Denmark, a proud bicycle-nation, you might want to rent a bicycle to get around. The city is mostly level, making it effortless to get around. However, make sure that the weather will be suitable before committing to riding a bicycle. You can rent a bicycle from Munk’s Eftf, or use the Donkey Bike app to get around easily. You can also ask at your hotel, as many hotels have bicycles for hire.