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Skagen is a town in North Jutland.


Skagen is the northernmost town in Denmark, with the northernmost point in Denmark, Grenen. This is where Kattegat (waters between Denmark and Sweden) and the Skagerrak (part of the North Sea) meet.

It is a town where the main turnover is the fishing fleet and the connected industries - food industries and different industries supporting the fleet. The second source of income is tourism. There are 8,900 inhabitants in the town but in the main tourist season the population increases to 50-60,000 people.

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By bus[edit]

By train[edit]

The semi private Nordjyske Jernbaner [1] railway runs between Frederikshavn, interchange with the national railway system, and Skagen.

By car[edit]

The easiest option is following the E45 highway to Frederikshavn and take national road 40 from there. To the port of Hirtshals with ferry connections to Norway, catch road 597 Skagensvej/Hirsthalsvej and make a turn in the village Ålbæk.

Get around[edit]

A very popular way of transport in the area is by bicycle on a distributed net of bicycle paths.


  • Bolcheriet, Havnevej 6, +45 9899 0007 (, fax: +45 9899 0607), [2]. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM. Here you can see how candy is made, tast the sweets and buy some to take home. Free.  edit
  • Grenen, (use road 40 to get there, there is 2-3km from the parking lot). The northernmost point in Denmark.  edit
  • The Harbour. The main spot in summer where thousands of tourist frequents the different restaurants on the quay. The harbour itself is a big marina with many guesting boats from Norway, Sweden and Germany.  edit
  • Råbjerg Mile, (right south of town). One of the biggest migrating dunes in Europe. It is moving about 15 meters pr. year eastward leaving a new land to be populated by plants and animals on the western side.  edit
  • The Buried Church (Den tilsandede kirke), +45 9844 4371, [3]. This church from the 14th century became buried by the moving sand dunes and is not in use anymore. Inside is now a tourist shop. small fee.  edit
  • Skagen Lighthouse, Corner of Markvej & Sct. Laurentii Road, [4]. 10:00-16:00. Built in 1858. 46 meter high and thereby the highest in Denmark. (Only open on weekends from April 1st till May 31st and from September 16th till October 31st) 10kr (5kr children).  edit
  • Grenen Kunstmuseum, Fyrvej 40, +45 9844 2288, [5]. A very good art museum showing a vast collection of paintings from the famous school of artists from the late 19th century, the Skagen Painters. free.  edit
  • Water Tower, Markvej/Sct. Laurentii Vej. 11AM-5PM. Built in 1934 and was in use until 1983. It is 34 meter and contained 150,000 liter of water. 120 steps will take you to the top with a fantastic view of town. 10 Kr, children 5 Kr.  edit


  • Fishing: The harbour in Skagen is a good place to fish, because of the two seas meeting at Grenen.
  • Bird watching: 'Grenen' and the areas right south west of it is one of the best spots in Denmark watching migrating birds and the town is visited by hundreds of bird watchers in spring and fall.
  • Beach Life: Skagen is surrounded of fine white beaches.


  • Skagen Kultur & Fritidscenter: Indoor swimming, Handball, Volley, Badminton. Does also have a small restaurant.
  • SkawBowling: A bowling center with 8 bowling lanes, pool tables, slot machines and a restaurant.


  • Skagen Turist arranges guided tours in Skagen.
  • Bike rental: Bikes can be rented at Skagen Cykeludlejning [6]


Amber and different handicrafts


Skagen is well known for its fish products in general and for its fresh cooked shrimps in particular. Enjoy them on the quey at the small restaurants in the old fishing houses or bring them with you home.

  • Restaurant De 2 Have, Fyrvej 42, +45 98 44 24 35, [7]. Gastropub and restaurant at Grenen's parking lot, with a view at the two oceans.  edit
  • Pakhuset, Rødspættevej 6, +45 98 44 20 00, [8]. Fish restaurant at the harbour.  edit
  • Jakobs Café & Bar, Havnevej 4A, +45 98 44 16 90, [9]. Popular café and bar in the city center.  edit
  • Bodilles Kro, Østre Strandvej 11, +45 98 44 33 00, [10]. Restaurant with traditional Danish food.  edit
  • Skagen Fiskerestaurant, Fiskehuskaj 13, +45 98 44 35 44, [11]. Fish restaurant at the harbour.  edit
  • Restaurante Firenze, Havnevej 9, +45 98 45 19 22, [12]. Italian restaurant and pizzeria.  edit


  • Jakobs Café & Bar, Havnevej 4A, +45 98 44 16 90, [13]. Popular café and bar in the city center.  edit
  • Boddy Holly Skagen, Havnevej 16, [14]. Night club  edit
  • Green's Pub & Café, Havnevej 3A, +45 98 45 15 85, [15]. Café and bar in the city center.  edit


  • Brøndums Hotel, Anchersvej 3, +45 98 44 15 55, [16]. Prices starting at 87€.  edit
  • Color Hotel Skagen, Gl. Landevej 39, +45 98 44 22 33, [17]. Prices starting at 128€.  edit
  • Hotel Petit, Holstvej 4, +45 98 44 11 99, [18]. Prices starting at 87€.  edit
  • Aalbæk Gl. Kro, Skagensvej 42, 9982 Aalbæk, +45 98 48 90 22, [19]. Prices starting at 105€.  edit
  • Hotel Lille Nord, Vestre Strandvej 28, +45 98 44 67 16, [20]. Prices starting at 134€.  edit
  • Hotel Traneklit, Chr. Møllersvej, +45 98 44 13 22, [21]. Prices starting at 613€ per week.  edit
  • Hotel Strandly, Østre Strandvej 35, +45 98 44 11 31, [22]. Prices starting at 67€.  edit
  • Clausens Hotel, Sct. Laurentii Vej 35, +45 98 45 01 66, [23]. Prices starting at 74€.  edit
  • Danhostel Skagen Vandrerhjem, Rolighedsvej 2, +45 98 44 22 00, [24]. Youth hostel Prices starting at 20€.  edit

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