Knud Rasmussen's House
Knud Rasmussen’s House is located close to the beautiful Spodsbjerg Lighthouse and with a fantastic view over the Kattegat. Here, the famous polar explorer worked in between his many long expeditions in Greenland.
In the beautiful area by Skansen in Hundested, just a little north of Hundested Harbour, you find the iconic house where Knud Rasmussen worked in between his many Greenland expeditions.
The house is Hundested's most significant attraction, and today it is a museum remembering the famous polar explorer. The polar explorer's workhouse was built in cottage style in 1917 and was designed by Architect Helge Bojsen-Møller.
The most beautiful view
The house is located on a sizeable uncultivated site with a view over the Kattegat in the northern outskirts of Hundested, close to Spodsbjerg Lighthouse. In clear weather, you can see the Danish island Hesselø approx. 26km away.
In other words, there are many reasons why you should take a walk in the magnificent landscape and visit the unusual and evocative workhouse.
Let the children explore in the polar explorer's different and exciting house. The large, open nature area around the house and the impressive cairn invite you to play and enjoy the fantastic nature.
Hundested Harbour & town where you find art and cultural experiences are only a short stroll away. Here, you can go explore art, culture and maritime characteristics. You could, for instance, experience the Hundested Sandsculpture Festival with the impressive sandcastles or visit the Glass Smithy to see how to blow the most beautiful glass vases and lamps and satisfy your hunger at one of Hundested's many cafés and restaurants.
The memorial cairn
At the site, you also find an impressive cairn in memory of Knud Rasmussen made of stones from different localities in Greenland. The house had functioned as a memorial house and museum since 1939, when it was handed over to the public by Knud Rasmussen's widow, Dagmar. In 2011, the home was ravaged by a fire. Fortunately, the house, as well as the furniture, were saved, however, the house had to be restored.
The accident gave rise to a thorough examination of the house where the condition of the floors, the colours on the walls and the exhibits' connection to the house were checked. The result was excellent and resulted in significant changes to the house, the purpose of which was to bring the house and its interior as close to the original version as possible when Knud Rasmussen lived and worked there until he died in 1933.
The secretary's room on the first floor is furnished as a study where the visitors can dig into Knud Rasmussen's texts and a selection of the literature written about him.
Each year, Knud Rasmussen's House offers a new special edition with a particular theme concerning Knud Rasmussen and his life and achievements.
You get to Knud Rasmussen's House either on foot or by bike. If you go by car, you can park at the parking lot by Skansevej/Knud Rasmussensvej. There are parking signs at the parking lot and signs directing to Knud Rasmussen's House.
- The admission fee for entering Knud Rasmussen's House is DKK 75,00 | Children under 18 years: free
- Knud Rasmussen's House will open on April 1st 2023, and will be open until and including the children's autumn holiday in week 42. Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.