Skagen - charm, exclusivity and quality

Magnificent scenery, world-class art, excellent craftsmanship, top quality local produce and freshly caught seafood

In Port of Skagen, you’ll be able to see that you have arrived somewhere special – a land’s end or beginning.

Skagen is situated at the very top of Denmark and the breathtaking scenery and light have inspired artists, poets and musicians for more than a century and still do.

The World Wide Fund for Nature has designated the Skagen area as a rare, authentic, natural beauty spot, attracting visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the picturesque setting with narrow, winding alleys framed by the characteristic “Skagen yellow” houses.

Stroll through this charming 600-year-old market town and visit the homes of the world famous Skagens Artists or pop into some of the many art galleries and workshops.

Enjoy freshly caught seafood at one of the open-air fish restaurants in the marina. Sample some of the renowned Skagen produce - a Skagen Beer from the local microbrewery, the prizewinning Butcher Munch’s fantastic Skagen ham or the Skagen Bjesk, a locally made herb aquavit.

Browse the exclusive boutiques offering Danish Design, fashion, amber, mouth blown glassware, jewellery or the famed Skagen Watches.

Hop on a bicycle and enjoy a ride through the protected landscape surrounding Skagen or soak up the fresh air and the special Skagen light on one of the sandy beaches. 

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Facts about Skagen
Shore Excursions

Skagen highlights (3.5 hours)

Grenen, the tip of Denmark where the two seas meet, Skagens Museum of Local History - Open-air museum depicting the rich and the poor fishermen’s historic houses, the Buried Church and Gl. (Old) Skagen on the west coast.

Predators of the air and the forces of nature (3.5 hours)

30 minutes’ drive from Skagen takes you to the Eagle World. See the world’s largest eagles and watch the peregrine falcons show their fantastic flying skills. Mount the 40 meter high Raabjerg Mile. Splendid photo opportunities and view of the entire tip of Denmark.

Skagen by foot (2.5 hours)

Walk through the old quarters of the town past the Swedish Seamen’s Church, along the marina and the South Beach to the Vippefyret. Continue past the Skagens Museum, the historic Brøndums Hotel, the Memorial Column and along the pedestrian street to the Church of Skagen.

Skagen by bike (3 hours)

Combine exercise and an introduction to Skagen on this bike tour to the hot spots and the hidden gems. Start at Grenen, learn about the lighthouses, see Gl. (Old) and the Buried Church. Pass the former Royal summer residence – Klitgaarden and Skagens Museum of Local History