New in Helsingborg? Get started here

Updated: Sep 25, 2020

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 has recently been shortlisted as one of Europe’s most innovative cities. 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!

Here are a few links to get you started. 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.

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. You can also read short stories by residents of Helsingborg on our Instagram account, a series called #LifeInHelsingborg

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

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.

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