Nakkehoved Lighthouse

Nakkehoved East- and West Lighthouse and Lighthouse Museum

Scenic views, nature, beach and history.  Nakkehoved Lighthouse is situated in a beautiful conservation area 30 minutes walk from Gilleleje.

Enjoy the view from the lighthouse tower. Vist the two old lighthouses, and explore the Danish lighthouse history at the small Lighthouse Museum.

Take a walk in the surrounding area, and see the steep slopes leading down to the beach. Bring your lunch – there are benches outside the Lighthouse. Or visit restaurant Fyrkroen. A lifeguard beach is close by.

Built in 1772 the Western Lighthouse is still in use.

Visiting Nakkehoved Lighthouse

Fyrvejen 25 A, 3250 Gilleleje, 7217 0240


23. June – 13. September: Tuesday – Sunday, 11-16
20. September – 27. October: Thursday – Sunday, 11-16
31. October – 28. November: Saturday – Sunday, 11-16
School holiday October: every day, 11-16
Easter Monday and Whit Monday: 11-16

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Adults 40 kr. Under 18 years: free. Group visits: 50% (minimum 20 adults.)

For 70 kr. you can buy a year card, which gives you assess to all Museum Nordsjællands exhibitions. Purchase online at VisitNordsjælland.


Souvenirs, old-fashioned toys, book, postcards, posters. Cold and hot beverages also sold.


For directions from your destination, use Google Maps. Walking distance from Gilleleje – 30 minutes. Parking close to the Lighthouse

Disabled access

Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to the lighthouses.

Please take note

The view is beautiful – but remember to show caution and responsibility when walking along the steep slopes. Using the areas around the Lighthouses is at your own risk.