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Hirtshals Havn

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Hirtshals havn, the harbour of Hirtshals, is amongst the biggest fishing harbors of Denmark.

The big ship is the RV Dana, the research vessel of the Danish National Institute of Aquatic Resource. It was built from 1980-1981 and is equiped for worldwide research operations.

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A: Hirtshals Harbour

by Christian Obel, 270 meters away

Hirtshals Harbour

B: Hirtshals Fyr

by Matthias Kunze, 1.5 km away

View from Hirtshals lighthouse.The foundation stone of Hirtshals Fyr was laid on June, 28th 1860. Ope...

Hirtshals Fyr

C: Hirtshals Fyr

by Matthias Kunze, 1.5 km away

The lighthouse Hirtshals Fyr was built in 1860 and started operation in 1863. It has a hight of 35m a...

Hirtshals Fyr

D: Hirtshals Fyr and Bunkermuseet

by Christian Obel, 1.6 km away

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E: Bunkermuseet Hirtshals

by Christian Obel, 1.6 km away

Bunkermuseet Hirtshals

F: Waiting For The Ferry To Iceland

by David Rowley, 1.9 km away

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G: Skallerup Klit

by Christian Obel, 13.5 km away

Skallerup Klit

H: Skallerup Kirke

by Christian Obel, 14.3 km away

Skallerup Kirke

I: Demolition

by Christian Obel, 15.5 km away


J: Skiveren Solfald

by Matthias Kunze, 19.0 km away

Sunset in the Skagerrak (North See) near Skiveren.

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