Land of Light
NorthJutland is the most northern point of Denmark
and has its own rugged landscape, marked by
violent natural forces.
But the North also has more hours of sunshine than
any other part of the country and can mesmerize its
visitors, when the violent waves suddenly settle, and
the sea is at its most beautiful.
The grave of the Danish poet
Drachmann and the Skagen Painters
In the light nights, in the light nights
the poem rises forward from breast of the poet.
Dreamy light is over valley and plains
There is peace, where ever you set foot.
The wave reaches with quiet sighs the Coast.
Drachmann - 1872
Just south of Grenen the most northern tip lies a
burial chamber dug into the dune. Here, the poet and
painter, Holger Drachmann, is laid to rest. One of the
Skagen Painters, PS Krøyer, who, like Drachmann, belonged
to the famous artists’ colony that in the 1870’s
made Denmark’s most northern town their favorite
summer place, designed the copper plaque at the
entrance to the burial chamber.
The Skagen painters followed the French impressionists
and have made Skagen famous worldwide
by capturing the special light created by the sun, sea
and dunes in their paintings, where they portrayed
the rugged fishermen and life furrowed by time, crisis
and sand alongside their own summer parties in
the long bright summer nights. If you are going to
northern Jutland, a visit to the Skagen Museum and
Anna and Michael Ancher’s house is therefore a must
do and an experience of a lifetime.
Out in the nature
If you want to combine unique experiences with
exercise, Northjutland offers not less than 11 excellent
golf courses within a radius of a few kilometers.
There are golf courses for both the experienced player,
the beginner and the family, who want to walk the
18 holes together as a diverse entertainment during
their holiday. Most golf courses have well-furnished
club rooms, locker rooms and more, but even better;
the golf clubs are cooperate, so you - by using the joint
booking page of the clubs golfsmart.nu - can save up
to 30 pct. on greenfees.
Sport for everyone
NorthJutland also has much to offer for tourists, who
want an active holiday. Right in the Rold Forest and
Rebild Hills you can go swimming in the forest lakes in
Store Økssø. And if you want to try something special,
take a trip to Rold Forest Adventures that takes you
along winding forest paths, through the marshes and
hills, climb through a tree with eyes and even cooking
over open fire.
If you are more into mountain biking, the 20 km long
mountain bike route in Slettestrand is recommended.
Or what about a relaxing canoe trip on Uggerby
Stream in Vendsyssel? For the slightly more demanding
a kayaking trip on the coastal route around Mors
in Limfjorden is to be recommended.
For adventurers, going for excitement and challenges,
there are spectacular adventures such as scuba diving,
rappelling, climbing and skydiving, just as there are
excellent opportunities for surfing on the North Sea!
In particular the area called Cold Hawaii at Klitmøller
has special wind and currents, which creates ideal
conditions for surfing.
• Grenen, Skagen
• Skagens Museum, Skagen
• Råbjerg Mile, Skagen
• Nordsøen Oceanarium, Hirtshals
• Ørnereservatet, Bindslev
• Fiskerbåde på stranden, Lønstrup
• Bangsbo, Frederikshavn
• Rubjerg Knude Fyr, Løkken
• Family Farm Fun Park, Løkken
• Action House, Løkken
• Fårup Sommerland, Blokhus
• Læsø Saltsyderi, Læsø
• Lindholm Høje Museet, Nørresundby
• Utzon Centret, Aalborg
• Aalborg Zoo, Aalborg
• Nationalpark Thy, Thy
• Rold Skov, Støvring
• Dueholm Kloster, Nykøbing Mors
• Jesperhus Feriepark, Mors
• Lille Restrup Hovedgaard, Aalestrup
• Stenaldercentret, Farsø
• Mariager Saltcenter, Mariager
• Vikingecenter Fyrkat, Hobro
The summer festivals
• Haze over Haarum, Harboøre
• Nibe Festival, Nibe
• Skagen Festival, Skagen
• Aalborg karneval, Aalborg
• Sæby Jazzfestival, Sæby