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New in Helsingborg? Get started here

Updated: Aug 30, 2021

Welcome to Helsingborg - The Pearl of the Sound, the city where you’re always close to the sea, to lush forests, and even innovation. Yes - Did you hear? Helsingborg is one of the most innovative cities in Europe, woohoo! This is an exciting time to be here, so if you’re new to the city and to this website, welcome to Helsingborg and to This Is Hbg.

Before you read ahead, we'd love for you to watch this little film featuring some of our awesome international residents. Here they share everything they love about Helsingborg - the campus, people, diversity, forests, cycling paths and so much more.

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From important websites in the city to how you can get involved with local initiatives, here's a list of 10 articles to get you started. Browse through this website to discover more tips and recommendations. Of course, stay updated on our website and on our Instagram page for more such tips and tricks!

The best thing one can do on moving to a new place is to learn from others' experiences. Here are a few tips from our readers. Don't forget to also read Life in Helsingborg, a series of short stories and experiences of people in Helsingborg.

A very warm welcome to all the International Master's Students coming to study at the Lund University Campus Helsingborg! Here are a few links to help you settle in Helsingborg:

What are some physical landmarks I should visit if I am new here?

There's quite a lot to see and do in the city. Top landmarks include Dunkers Kulturhus, Fredriksdal Museums and Gardens, Sofiero Castle and Gardens, Sankta Maria Kyrka, Kärnan tower. You can also visit Rådhuset (City Hall) from the inside on open days. Read all about what to do on Visit Helsingborg, Helsingborg's official tourist/visitor website.

Tip - Purchase the Kulturkortet (Culture card) and get free entry all through the year at different attractions in Helsingborg. A card costs SEK 445 valid for a full year. Student? You can get a card for SEK 250. Check out details here -

What are the opening timings of the stores in the city?

The general opening hours for the stores in the city are:

  • Weekdays - 10-18

  • Saturday 10-16; and

  • Sunday - 12-16

  • Väla Centrum - Weekdays 10-20; Saturday and Sunday 10-18

Is there a site where I can track events happening in the city?

You can find an events calendar on the municipality website here. But many other events are usually found on Facebook. This is Hbg often compiles a list of interesting events happening in the city, so make sure to follow us on Facebook + Instagram (And turn post notifications on!)

How do I book a taxi?

You can book a taxi using the apps Sverige Taxi. Download on Google Play or the App Store. You can also call and book on the local number 042-180 200. If you are in the city, you can get taxis right outside Helsingborg C.

Are there any important phone numbers I should know?

In the event of an emergency, call SOS alarm 112. For medical advice call 1177. For police cases that do not involve ongoing or recent crimes and incidents, call 114 14. Do also check this article ->

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