Gilleleje is the northernmost town of Zealand, Denmark. It is known for its fishing harbour and for being a summer-resort with beautiful beaches and unspoilt nature.
As early as in 1500 royal archives mention the fishing village of Gilleleje. The village church was inaugurated in 1538.
To the east of Gilleleje the two lighthouses at Nakkehoved were erected. Only the western lighthouse is operative, while the older and smaller eastern one has been restored to its condition in the year 1800.
The line from the Nakkehoved lighthouse across the sea to Kullen in Sweden marks the line between the waters Kattegat and Oeresund.
Approx. one kilometer west of Gilleleje is Gilbjerg Hoved, the most northern point of Zealand, from where you have a fantastic view across the sea Kattegat to Swedish cliffs of Kullen.
Gilleleje is 60 km north of Copenhagen and 25 km north of Elsinore (Helsingoer).
Currently, Gilleleje has a population of around 7,000 people.