Skagen.

The Most Northern Spot In Denmark!

Skagen (pronounced Skain) is today a top holiday spot for the rich and famous Danish people, about 2 million people visit the area every year.

It is located at the very top of the Jutland Peninsula and is the most northern town in Denmark.

Along with Copenhagen, Legoland and Bornholm this area is on the top of must see places if you are holidaying in Denmark.


Arts and Crafts.


The town is well known for its art, the light in the area is unique and some extraordinary paintings have been painted here.

At the museum you will find over 1500 paintings and other arts and crafts made by artists working in the area between 1830 and 1930.

The town is also well known for it’s yellow buildings with red tiled roofs, many of them surrounded by white picked fences.


What To See.


Right at the very top, called Grenen, about 3 km north of the township, the North Sea and Kattegat Sea meet up and you can actually see the waves of the two seas meeting.

You can walk from the parking area or you can take a ride with the "Sandormen" to get to the northern tip of Denmark.

Sandormen, Skagen, Denmark.
Grenen north of Skagen, The North Sea And Kattegat Sea meet up.
Grenen north of Skagen, The North Sea And Kattegat Sea meet up.
Grenen north of Skagen, The North Sea And Kattegat Sea meet up.
Sandormen, Skagen Denmark.

There are also a few German bunkers from the 2nd World War in this area, you can find a few of them along the West Coast of Denmark.


German Hospital bunker on the Danish West Coast.
German Hospital bunker on the Danish West Coast.
German Hospital bunker on the Danish West Coast.
German Hospital bunker on the Danish West Coast.


About 1.5 to 2 km south of the harbour you will find a Church, the church was buried in sand during a storm in 1775 and only the tower is visible today.

The population of the town is about 8750 and the main business is the fishing industry and tourism.


Links to towns on the peninsula!


Haderslev  Take a look at the old town and take a tour on the inlet with the ferry Helene.

Ribe

. See some of the oldest houses in Denmark and visit the Viking Centre.

Samsø. A paradise island.

Givskud Zoo and Lion Park Go on a safari at Givskud Zoo...

Aarhus Denmarks second largest town

Sonderborg on the island of Als.

Legoland A day of adventure.

Billund Airport your gateway to Legoland.



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