Looking for inspiration for a weekend in Aalborg? Read our tips below on the things to do in Aalborg, Denmark plus a sample weekend itinerary, where to stay, how to get around, and best restaurants to try!
Aalborg is a city in the Jutland region of Denmark. It is also the 4th largest city. Located on the southern side of the narrowest point of the Limfjord waterway. It’s known for its lively nightlife. It offers plenty of attractions for people of all ages. It’s a popular weekend tourist destination due to the expansion of available flights to and from Aalborg Airport.
This city has many architectural attractions, museums, beautiful squares, and parks, perfect for your weekend getaway with your friends, family or even if you’re a solo traveler. But what are the most popular and highly recommended attractions that Aalborg has?
As I said, Aalborg is perfect for your weekend trip since it’s not too big and most of its attraction will only require you for an hour. In this article, we’ll give you a guide that will help you when you visit Aalborg, Denmark.
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3 Day Weekend Trip Guide to Aalborg, Denmark
DAY 1 – Weekend Guide to Aalborg, Denmark
Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum (Defence and Garrison Museum)– It is the best one to visit first because it will give you an insight into the Danish Military History. You would be able to learn more about the city or the country that you’re into before you proceed to the other attractions.
Aalborg Tarnet– If you’re not afraid of heights and want something new to explore the city, then you should visit the Aalborg Tarnet. This tower will lift you up to the 360-degree platform to see the beautiful scenery of Aalborg. What an experience.
Day 2 – Weekend Guide to Aalborg, Denmark
The Park of Music– Start your day with peaceful and great music in the Park of Music in Aalborg, Denmark. This park will surely give you the relaxing vibe of music from famous artists. Not only that, but you’d also enjoy the beautiful green scenery while sitting down on a bench in a quiet place like this park.
The Pristine Harbor Baths in the Limfjord- Your Aalborg weekend trip won’t be complete if you will not visit their outdoor swimming pool! The Pristine Harbor Baths in the Limfjord is just located in the city center. You’d enjoy swimming, kayaking or just relaxing in the clean water of Limfjord.
DAY 3 – Weekend Guide to Aalborg, Denmark
Lindholm Hoeje Museum– This one is really an interesting attraction to visit! In Lindholm Hoeje Museum, you’d see an contemporáneo burial of the Viking from 1500 years ago. Visit and experience the magical feeling when you get to this place.
Franciscan Monastery Museum– This museum will only need your 10-20 minutes’ time at a very cheap price. In that 10-20 minutes, you’d be able to see well preserved historical items. Really worth your time!
Where to Stay in Aalborg, Denmark
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Where to Stay in Aalborg if you’re a backpacker
Located in Aalborg within 2.4 km of Vor Frue Church. Rundvejen Guest House features a garden, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi. It offers a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests. The units in the guest house are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Featuring a shared bathroom, rooms at Rundvejen Guest House also have a garden view. Guest rooms will provide guests with a microwave. The nearest airport is Aalborg Airport, 9 km from Rundvejen Guest House.
Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room with a price of €33 per night, including taxes and charges, free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Set 3 km outside Aalborg, this B&B is located in a private home and offers in-room TVs, plus free Wi-Fi and parking. Facilities include a garden and a terrace. Merkurvej Bed & Breakfasts’ bright, simple rooms have shared bathroom facilities. Aalborg Zoo is 5 minutes’ drive from Bed & Breakfast Merkurvej. Buses serving the city center stop just 300 m away.
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom with a price of €50 per night, add €3 for breakfast, with free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
Aalborg City Rooms ApS offers accommodation in Nørresundby, only 1.6 km from Aalborg city center. Free WiFi and free parking are available. Rooms include access to a shared kitchen and shared bathroom facilities. Shopping and restaurants are found around the city center. Beaches can be found within a 35 km distance. Aalborg Vestby train station is 1.6 km away. The nearest airport is Aalborg Airport, 10 km from the property.
Single Room with Shared Shower and Toilet with a price of €53 per night, including taxes and charges, and free cancellation.
Where to Stay in Aalborg if you’re on a budget
Just a 5-minute walk from Aalborg’s main street, Jomfru Ane Gade, this hotel offers budget city center accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Aalborg Station is 1 km away. Cabinn Aalborg’s functional guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV, an electric kettle and a private bathroom with shower. The Friis Shopping Centre is situated right next to Cabinn Aalborg. Attractions such as Utzon Park or Aalborg Historical Museum are a short walk away from the hotel.
Economy room with a price of €67 per night, add €12 for breakfast (optional), free cancellation, and no prepayment needed, you can pay at the property.
This hotel is located on Jomfru Ane Gade pedestrian street in central Aalborg. It offers brightly decorated rooms with flat-screen TV and free WiFi access. All rooms at Hotel Jomfru Ane have a work desk and a private bathroom with a shower. Breakfast is served each morning in the brightly decorated dining room. Free tea and coffee are available in the reception area where guests can also buy snacks and beverages during weekends. Guests will receive discount vouchers for different restaurants and cafes nearby. The 16th-century Aalborghus Castle is 250 m away. Aalborg Train Station is a 13-minute walk from Jomfru Ane Hotel.
Premium Single Room with a price of €74 per night, including breakfast, taxes, and charges, but it’s non-refundable.
Zleep Hotel Aalborg is a 3-star property located in Aalborg. The property provides a 24-hour front desk. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV and each room has a private bathroom with a hairdryer. All guest rooms include a desk. A continental breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. The nearest airport is Aalborg Airport, 15 km from the property. The main street with shops is about 800 m away.
STANDARD DOUBLE ROOM with a price of €66 per night, add €13 for breakfast, including taxes and charges, but it’s non-refundable.
Where to Stay in Aalborg if you want Luxury
Just 6 km from Aalborg Airport in North Jutland, this modern hotel offers free sauna access, free Wi-Fi and an in-house casino. Aalborg Train Station is 10 minutes’ walk away. Radisson Blu Limfjord Hotel’s modern rooms have cable and satellite TV, tea/coffee facilities and a seating area. Some offer views of Aalborg city center and the Limfjord. The hotel lounge offers a selection of drinks and a relaxed setting with piano melodies. The main pedestrian street, Jomfru Ane Gade, is just around the corner. It has charming cafés, bars, and cultural attractions.
Standard Guest Room with a price of €117 per night, including taxes and charges, a very good breakfast, but it’s non-refundable.
Located by Kildeparken, this hotel is a 10-minute walk from central Aalborg. Free gym access and rooms with a balcony overlooking the park or city are featured. Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg’s modern rooms have large windows and a wide selection of TV channels. All rooms have WiFi access. The restaurant at Comwell Hvide Hus Aalborg offers an à la carte menu as well as an extensive wine list. Aalborg Train Station is a 10-minute walk away.
Standard Double Room with a price of €141 per night, including taxes and charges, good breakfast, but it’s non-refundable.
Offers early breakfast service daily, Aalborg Airport Hotel is just 200 m from the airport. It also provides free parking, free WiFi access and guest rooms with a flat-screen TV. Aalborg city center is 6 km away. All rooms at Aalborg Airport Hotel have a private bathroom with a shower. Each room is equipped with a work desk, wardrobe, and wooden floors. Luggage storage is offered in the 24-hour reception. Guests can relax and enjoy a light meal in the hotel’s lounge area. The Lindholm Hills Viking burial site is 2 km from the hotel.
Twin Room with a price of €132 per night, including taxes and charges, add €15 for breakfast, and it’s non-refundable.
List of restaurants that you can try while in Aalborg, Denmark
If you want to try high-quality Danish cuisine, then Duus Vinkjaelder is a restaurant to go to. It’s located in a central square in Aalborg. The food varies from Danish traditional foods to just below gastrónomo.
- 11:00am-10:00pm (Monday-Thursday)
- 11:00am-11:00pm (Friday)
- 10:00am-11:00pm (Saturday)
Address: Oesteraagade 9, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
Restaurant Fusion is a fusion between Japanese and French Cuisine. It has an excellent menu and wine collection. It’s an excellent place to eat – both alone, couples, friends and family
Operating hours: 2:00pm-12:00am (Monday-Saturday)
Address: Strandvejen 4, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
If you love gastrónomo, then Mortens Kro is a place for you. They serve European, Scandinavian and Danish cuisine. Their popular seven courses menu is impressive that it will make you come back to this awesome restaurant.
Operating hours: 5:30pm-10:00pm (Monday) and 11:00am-10:00pm (Tuesday-Saturday)
Address: Moelleaa 4, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
Musikkens Spisehus serves Scandinavian and International cuisines. It is located in Aalborg House of Music. You can have a stylish dinner while looking at the beautiful Limfjord. What a nice way to have a meal.
- 11:00am-2:00pm (Sunday)
- 12:00pm-9:00pm (Tuesday-Friday)
- 10:00pm-9:00pm (Saturday)
Address: Musikkens Plads 1, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
Located in the heart of Aalborg. It’s a bar or a pub that offers European, Scandinavian, and Danish cuisine. The food there has a rustic feel, with most meat dishes and skinned potato chips.
- 11:00am-11:00pm (Monday-Wednesday)
- 11:00am-12:00am (Thursday-Friday)
- 10:30am-12:00am (Saturday)
Address: C.W. Obels Plads 1 A, Aalborg 9000, Denmark
How to go to Aalborg, Denmark from the UK
Via Ryanair: (one way)
*From London Stansted to Aalborg Airport
Ticket Price: £93.75
Via Easyjet: (one way)
*From London Gatwick to Aarhus Airport
Ticket Price: £38.99
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