Frederikshavn - Preliminary Round Host City
The Women’s EHF EURO 2020 welcomes handball fans to Frederikshavn, a city steeped in history and cultural significance and one of three Danish locations hosting matches at the tournament.
Frederikshavn, situated in the northern part of the Kingdom of Denmark, has been a popular tourist destination owing to its exciting history and delicious food.
Over the centuries Frederikshavn, named after King Frederik the 6th, has developed from a small fishing village to a commercial city with 60,000 inhabitants. Located as a gateway to the Kattegat, Frederikshavn serves as an excellent opportunity to visit other parts of Denmark, for instance, the city of Skagen which is only 40 km away.
As you explore the fairy-tale city of Frederikshavn, which literally translated means Frederik’s Harbour, you will be able to follow in the footsteps of famous historical figures like writer Hans Christian Andersen and the legendary Danish naval officer Tordenskiold (Thunder Shield), the latter being marked even today with a yearly event in his honour.
With its strategic location, Frederikshavn has for many years been dominated by large shipyards and heavy industry but time and economy has changed. Today Frederikshavn’s main business is in technology, communications and leisure. In fact, the inner city is now a pedestrian precinct with many speciality shops and restaurants and cafés.
Learn more about Frederikshavn, where to eat and where to stay
The 2,800-capacity Arena Nord is no stranger to handball, having previously hosted matches during the 2015 women’s World Championships.
In December 2015 Frederikshavn was one of four host cities for the tournament, with 16 thrilling matches played in Arena Nord.
It is also a culture, conference and sports centre with an area of 7,000 square metres. Each year the arena attracts various national and international artists and as such is the cultural centre of the city.
Both Frederikshavn and Arena Nord are looking forward to once again hosting a championship, this time for the EHF.Arena Nord’s website