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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 the Baltic sea (Østersøen) and the North Sea (Nordsøen) meet. It's a town where the main turnover are the fishing fleet and the connected industries - food industries and different industries supporting the fleet. Second income is tourism. There are 8.900 habitants in the town but in the main tourist season the inhabitants increase up to 50-60.000 persons.
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.
A very popular way of transport in the area is by bicycle on a distributed net of bicycle paths.
The harbour is 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.
Grenen, the northernmost point in Denmark. Use road #40 to get there. There is aprox. 2-3km from the parking lot to Grenen.
Skagen Museum is 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.
Right south of Skagen is one of the biggest migrating dunes in Europe. 'Råbjerg Mile' is moving about 15 meters pr. year eastward leaving a new land to be populated by plants and animals on the western side.
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.