Helsingborg is a young and modern student city on the southwest coast of Sweden. In Helsingborg the sea is never far away. Salty spray and sand between your toes are part of everyday life during the summer months. In Helsingborg, there are always student activities just around the corner. In addition, Lund's student life is only a half hour train journey away.
There are many opportunities to meet and make new friends whether you prefer to go to a student lounge to relax and party, sing in a choir, see an exhibition, join a sports team, volunteer at the student radio or perform in the theatre or join in other student events.
Many people want to live, work and study here and Helsingborg is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Helsingborg has a population of close to 145 000 inhabitants and is thereby Sweden's 9th biggest community. About 108 000 people reside in the town itself.
There are also a number of interesting tourist attractions to visit within Skåne (the southern most region of Sweden where Helsingborg is located) and in nearby Copenhagen which is about an hour by train from Helsingborg, taking you over the Öresund bridge into Denmark.
Culture and entertainment
A stone's throw from the sea you'll find the architecturally celebrated areas of Norra Hamnen and Dunkers Kulturhus. Here you'll find art and history exhibitions, music, theatre and restaurants.
Close to Dunkers you'll find Helsingborg's concert hall with its own symphony orchestra and Helsingborg's city theatre with several stages. If you'd like to dance, go to a concert or maybe see stand-up comedy, then Helsingborg is the city for you.
In Helsingborg you can find two unique gardens: Sofiero palace and palace garden and Fredriksdal's museums and gardens. These parks are beautiful to visit all year around. At Sofiero you can also see gigs in the summer or visit interesting exhibitions.
In the beautiful Slottshagsparken above Terasstrapporna in the centre of Helsingborg there is something very special. Here you'll find the medieval Kärnan castle tower. Kärnan is about 35 metres high and it's worth every single step up the stairs to reach the top and enjoy the magnificent views over the harbour, Öresund and Helsingör.
The shopping district starts from the Kullagatan pedestrian precinct in the centre including its adjacent side streets and stretches to the city's centre in the south around Gustav Adolf Torg. Don't miss all the city's restaurants and cafés. Outside the city you'll find the Väla modern shopping centre with a large number of shops. There is also an IKEA here, the big furnishing store.
Helsingborg International Connections
Helsingborg International Connections (HIC) is a knowledge-sharing network for international talent and their families. Through an on-and-off platform, HIC creates a welcoming and informative experience that supports the region’s goal of attracting and retaining international companies and other key people.
We want you to feel at home in Helsingborg. HIC events will keep you informed about living, studying and working in the city, while the community of friends and contacts will help you build a wider social group and extend your professional network.