Skagen Travel Guide

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Skagen Things to Do

  • "Must visit" museum

    Skagen museum (founded in1908) offers not only famous works of Skagen school painters but also invites you to the beautiful garden surrounding the museum. Anna and Michael and P.S.Kroyer's masterpieces are generously exhibited. One may enjoy the typically Skagen paintings, then briefly visit the shop and generously spend time drinking coffee and a...

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  • Skagen Museum

    Skagen Museum is truly a must see! It is a wonderful show case for some of Danmark's talented artists, such as, P.S. Kroyer, Anna Ancher and Michael Ancher which are three of my favorites.These along with many more artists created an art colony at Skagen, some living there permanenty and others spending summers in the creative environment. The...

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  • Meeting of the Kattegat and North Sea

    A wonderous sight is the definitve line between two seas. In Skagen, at the northern tip of North Jutland, a trip to the beach is a given, but the surprise of viewing the meeting of two currents is great indeed. It was something I had never thought of and it was awesome.It was a very cool October day when I came to the beach in Skagen and the...

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  • Det Hvide Fyr

    Det Hvide Fyr (the White Lighthouse) is the oldest lighthouse in Denmark, and was built in 1747 to replace the old 'vippefyr' (read my other tip). It was designed by architect Phillip de Lange who also designed many famous buildings in Copenhagen, and the 19-meter-high tower is on a list of historically important towers in Denmark...In November...

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  • Vippefyret

    Vippefyret (the bascule light) is located just outside the centre of Skagen, and is a reconstruction of a original 'vippefyr' from 1626. It consist of a basket in which coal or wood was burned, a very popular construction in Denmark in the 17th and 18th centuries...Vippefyret stands on a little hill about 25 metres above sea level, and there is a...

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  • Skagen Vandtårn

    Skagen Vandtårn (the Water Tower) is located just opposite Michael and Anna Ancher’s House, and the tower from 1934 is rising above the low houses in the centre of Skagen... 34 meters high and built of about 130,000 red bricks...It has a capacity of 150,000 litres of water, but was taken out of production in 1983, and now used as an outlook...

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  • Michael and Anna Ancher's House

    Michael and Anna Ancher were both members of the society of artists in Skagen, the famous Skagen Painters... They bought the house on Markvej in the centre of Skagen in 1884 and lived there for about 50 years. In 1967, the house was restored and turned into a museum with Michael and Anna Ancher's original furniture and paintings - and some...

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  • Grenen

    Grenen, located 4-5 kilometres north of Skagen, is a junction where the strait of Skagerrak and the Kattegat sea meet. A unique place where you can stand with one foot in the North Sea and the other in the Baltic Sea... But no bathing because of very dangerous underwater stream. Grenen is a must in Skagen, but a quite popular spot and can be very...

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  • Vippefyr

    Skagen is a site of one of Denmark’s earliest lighthouses, the vippefyr or bascule light ( tipping lantern) that is an old fashioned lighthouse basically. It was a type of navigational aid very popular in Denmark. This lantern is made of wood and has a little basket attached where coal was put it and the burned. It looks a little like a playground...

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  • The Buried Church

    Den tilsandende kirkeThis is a burried church or rather a remaining tower of a 14th century church that got covered by moving sanddunes. The migrating sands led to the abandonment of a parish church and burried it in the sand so only a tower remains. This is a famous landmark of Skagen and many tourist visit the location. You can enter the tower...

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  • Grenen: the meeting of tidal waves

    Grenen is located on the tip of Skagen, the northmost point of Jutland. It is worth visiting because it is the northmost point of Denmark. It is a popular place for all tourists becuase that is where the tidal waves of Skagerrak and Kattegat meet. You can walk to the headland at Grenen and go in the water at this a spectacular setting where two...

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  • Visit the Grenen-Skagen lighthouse...

    Is a really nice place, is long walk way up...but soon u get there the view is amazing...cost like 5 euros. im not sure i will check and later i will confirm the price.

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  • Skagen Museum

    The most famous Skagen artists are the Danish painters Anna and Michael Ancher and P.S. Krøyer. But also artists such as Holger Drachmann, who was both poet and artist, Viggo Johansen, Carl Locher, Laurits Tuxen and the Nordic artists Christian Krohg and Oscar Björck contributed to putting Skagen on the map. Skagens Museum was founded in 1908. The...

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  • Desert in in the north.

    Råbjerg Mile is the largest moving dune in Denmark.The wind moves it up to 15 m a year in a north-easterly direction. The dune leaves a low, moist layer of sand behind it, stretching westwards to Skagerrak, where the Mile was formed more than 300 years ago.When you see it first you might think that you are somewhere in Africa. It is a lot of fun to...

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Skagen Hotels

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  • Ruth's Hotel

    Hans Ruths Vej 1, Skagen, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Petit

    Holstvej 4, Skagen, Jutland, 9990, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Color Hotel Skagen

    Gammel Landevej 39, Skagen, Jutland, 9990, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Skagen Restaurants

  • Diner in Skagen

    On the way home from our day at Skagen, we stopped for dinner. The restaurant had that Danish feel, seems darker than I'm used to, which can be considered intimate or cozy. The service was efficient, but not necessarily accommodating. I think it's the usual style throughout the country. I had a fish dish and it was delicious. What kind of fish you...

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  • Seafood in Skagen

    Eating in one of the several seafood´s restaurant at the port and watching the hush of the boats, fishermen and tourists is great ! Frigadela???(I am sure I wrote it wrong...)

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Skagen Nightlife

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    by Toshioohsako Written Jun 13, 2013

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    One stops speechless! Beautiful and pure sand dunes! The dunes shine as if they were transformed into a golden desert. The sunset is the best time to take photos of dunes.

    Dress Code: Informal with a camera. Ones needs easy-to*walk shoes and take them off to brush off the sand.
    The dunes bear witness to the fact that one the Earth is alive - they are constantly moving and changing their shapes.

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Skagen Transportation

  • Getting to the Meeting point

    The sandormen is a easy way to go to right at place you can see the two waters meeting each other. Otherwise its just a 15 mins pleasant walk through the bush and by the sea.

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  • Carlsberg Cruise

    The ferry- and shipping company Stena Line operates the route Fredrikshavn - Gothenburg (Sweden). Frederikshavn is located on northern Jutland, approx. 40 km from Skagen. There are 8-10 departures every day and the crossing takes 2-3 hours. During the summer, there are some good deals, but reservations must be done in advance, since this is a very...

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  • "Snake Ride"

    Sandormen (the sand snake)This weird tractor-drawn train transports visitors out to Grenen. The name originates from the wagons' coiling movements through the sand dunes. Sandormen operates from the beginning of April until the end of October. The price of a two way ticket is 15 DKK for adults and 10 DKK for children. It's a rather touristy thing,...

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Skagen Local Customs

  • Write what you know!

    The advise given to writers is, "Write what you know about." Painters aren't bound by this concept, but in Skagen it seems, that most of the artists did paint family members and what they saw everyday around town. Most of the collection in Skagen's museum is full of local subjects and local scenes. There seemed to be two styles popular with Michael...

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  • the danish language

    In Norway we often joke about the Danish language. It's often hard to understand, and we wonder why it got this way. They have a very strange pronounciation, like they have a potato in their mouth and they never finish their words, it's like they're swallow it instead,So this is a video made by some Norwegian comics about the danish language. So...

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  • skagen and its artists

    skagen is very famous for it's special light. that's why many painters and artists stayed in skagen. most famous painters are michael and anna ancher which helped to make skagen famous. also today many artists live in skagen and get inspired of the light.

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Skagen What to Pack

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    by banshee11 Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: what you really have to take with you is an umbrella and a raincoat.
    also a warm pullover is very useful to protect from the winds on the coast.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: in summer when it's humid you should have something against the mosquitos.

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Skagen Off The Beaten Path

  • Only church top is visible

    Saint Lawrence church bears the name of Saint Lawrence (the seafarer's guardian saint). It was built in the middle of 14th century. The main building of the Church have been buried over many years.You can see the second photo which show how it looked like originally. I was told that the dunes move 12 meters a year and the sand gradually bury the...

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  • 'Den Tilsandede Kirk

    Two of the most famous natural sights in Danmark are found in Skagen. The largest migrating sand dune, 'Råbjerg Mile' and 'Den Tilsandede Kirk,' ( the church buried in the sand,) only the tower of which rises from the sand.This church was the largest medieval church in Danmark. It was closed by 1795 because the sand kept blocking the doorway and...

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  • Art Madness

    If you like to see some art it is the correct place to be. You can see sculpters, glass , keramics and paintings.Galleri MolevitJens Klarupsvej 1, 9990 SkagenGalleri Molevit is situated in the centre of Skagen close to the pedestrian precinct and harbour. Exciting gallery with exhibitions by the following artists: Finn Grabowski, Mogens Holm, Peter...

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Skagen Favorites

  • Streets of Skagen

    Look at the photo, can you see it? Can you see what it is that is so attractive? If you can, then add Skagen to your plan of cities to visit in Danmark.This photo of Anna Ancher's painting, "Gade i ?sterbyvej" ca. 1915 is a reminder of the feeling I have of Skagen. This beach community is very different from the beach towns along the coast of...

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  • bike renting

    what you really have to do is renting a bike. it's very comfortable to bike in northern denmark. it's very flat and if you're lucky the wind has the correct direction...it's great to have a lunch at the baltic sea and after visiting some places watch the sunset over the north sea;)))

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  • Skagen, on the northern tip,...

    Skagen, on the northern tip, is a great little village. I recommend a night or two at the hostel there. Be sure to walk up to the sea where the Kattegat and Skagerrak come together. Legoland in Billund should be in your itinerary if you're in Jutland. Århus has a festival at the beginning of September and it's pretty wild. The waitress in...

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