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Skagen
Travel Guide

Experience a lovely small town with a bustling harbour. Stand face to face with the forces of nature and enjoy a rich cultural life.

A holiday to Skagen lets you get up close to the forces of nature. You will get to experience two seas crashing together and huge sand dunes drifting across the landscape. Stroll along the streets and see picturesque houses, or enjoy a meal in the busy harbour.

Skagen flourished as a fishing harbour in the mid-1200s, and fishing has been, and still is, an important industry for the town. Skagen is Denmark’s northernmost town and a much-loved holiday destination. Did you know that Skagen is one of Denmark’s sunniest towns?

To get a fantastic view of the area, you can take a trip up to Skagen Lighthouse (Skagen fyr). How about seeing one of Denmark’s drifting sand dunes, such as the Råbjerg Mile? Or you can visit the Sand-Covered Church (Den tilsandend kirke) which lost its battle against the sand dunes in 1795. Another interesting place miss is Grenen, Denmark’s northernmost point, which separates the Kattegat and Skagerak straits. A trip to Skagens Museum is also worth a visit, as it displays the works of many Skagen painters, amongst many others.

How about renting a bike and cycling around Skagen and the surrounding area? Denmark is very well adapted for cyclists, and renting a bike is easy. There are plenty of places to stay the night in Skagen. You can find a bed in an exclusive hotel or in a simple B+B – there is something for everyone.

If you want to travel to Skagen from Eastern Norway, a good alternative is taking one of the so-called “danskebåtene” or Danish ships. The ferries call in to Hirtshals and Frederikshavn, which are both located about 25-30 miles from Skagen. You can also fly to Denmark. The nearest airport is in Aalborg, around 60 miles from Skagen.

Skagen is a lovely town known for its yellow brick houses with red tiled roofs and white trimmings. If you come to Skagen on holiday, you can experience everything from lazy days at the harbour to the dramatic forces of nature.

Top hotels in Skagen

Skagen Havn Lejligheder
Skagen Havn Lejligheder
3.5 out of 5
Østre Strandvej 2, Skagen
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Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Skagens Museum and Skagen Sønderstrand. Vippefyret and Skagen Odde ...

4.4/5Excellent! (131 reviews)
Ok

"Very clean, but very loud and hot. I liked how clean the place was, but the overall environment was very loud. If you don’t like loud noises, then you may not enjoy this place."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2018

Skagen Havn Lejligheder
Skagen Strand Hotel Og Feriecenter
Skagen Strand Hotel Og Feriecenter
4 out of 5
Tranevej 108,Hulsig, Skagen
The price is £173 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar

Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Den Tilsandede Kirke, Skagens Museum and White Lighthouse. Vippefyret ...

4.1/5Very Good! (417 reviews)

"Nice stay, excellent located close to Skagen, excellent beaches, råbjerg mile and a lot more."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2020

Skagen Strand Hotel Og Feriecenter
Ferie På Toppen
Ferie På Toppen
2.5 out of 5
Havneplads 10, Skagen, North jutland
The price is £87 per night from 31 Mar to 1 Apr

Located in the heart of Skagen, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Kulturhus Kappelborg and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Grenen. Drachmanns Hus and Skagens Museum are ...

3.8/5Good! (31 reviews)
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"Godt værelse fri køkken med kaffe og den hyggeligste vært.dejlig have der var stille og fredeligt og få min gang til havnen"…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2020

Ferie På Toppen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Skagen

Skagen Havn Lejligheder
Skagen Havn Lejligheder
3.5 out of 5
Østre Strandvej 2, Skagen

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Skagens Museum and Skagen Sønderstrand. Vippefyret and Skagen Odde ...

4.4/5Excellent! (131 reviews)
Ok

"Very clean, but very loud and hot. I liked how clean the place was, but the overall environment was very loud. If you don’t like loud noises, then you may not enjoy this place."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2018

Skagen Havn Lejligheder
Skagen Strand Hotel Og Feriecenter
Skagen Strand Hotel Og Feriecenter
4 out of 5
Tranevej 108,Hulsig, Skagen
The price is £173 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar

Located on the waterfront, this family-friendly apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Den Tilsandede Kirke, Skagens Museum and White Lighthouse. Vippefyret ...

4.1/5Very Good! (417 reviews)

"Nice stay, excellent located close to Skagen, excellent beaches, råbjerg mile and a lot more."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2020

Skagen Strand Hotel Og Feriecenter
Hotel Strandvejen Apartment 1
Hotel Strandvejen Apartment 1
3 out of 5
Oestre Strandvej 33A, Skagen
The price is £69 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in the heart of Skagen, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Skagens Museum and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Grenen. Michael & Anna Anchers Hus and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (483 reviews)
Near the beach

"Great location. Close to the beach and attractions. Clean. Will be back!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Hotel Strandvejen Apartment 1
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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