Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Skagen

Skagens Museum

This wonderful gallery showcases the outstanding art that was produced in Skagen between 1870 and 1930. Artists discovered Skagen's luminous light and its wind-blasted heath-and-dune landscape in the mid-19th centur…
Top Choice Lighthouse in Løkken

Rubjerg Knude

About 14km north of Løkken (en route to the town of Lønstrup) is Rubjerg Knude, an area of sand dunes that show just how Mother Nature calls the shots on this wind-whipped coast. Rubjerg Knude Fyr (the lighthouse) s…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Aalborg

Lindholm Høje

The Limfjord was a kind of Viking motorway providing easy, speedy access to the Atlantic for longboat raiding parties. It’s not surprising, then, that the most important piece of Aalborg’s historical heritage is a p…
Top Choice National Park in Klitmøller

Thy National Park

One of Denmark's handful of newly protected spaces, Thy National Park stretches 55km south along the North Sea coast from Hanstholm to Agger Tange, covering an area of 244 sq km of coastline, dunes, lakes, pine fore…
Top Choice Beach in Skagen

Grenen

Appropriately enough for such a neat and ordered country, Denmark doesn’t end untidily at its most northerly point, but on a neat finger of sand just a few metres wide. You can actually paddle at its tip, where the …
Top Choice Landmark in Aalborg

Waterfront

The Aalborg waterfront promenade, extending east from Limfjordsbroen, is a great example of urban regeneration, taking what was a scruffy dockside area and opening it up to locals. Here you’ll find restaurants, a pa…
Top Choice Museum in Aalborg

Kunsten

Housed in a stunning white-marble building designed by the great Finnish architect Alvar Aalto, Kunsten is Aalborg's high-quality museum of modern art. The building's light-filled interior complements a fine collect…
Top Choice Architecture in Aalborg

Utzon Center

This impressive 700-sq-metre design and architecture space, with its distinctive silver roofscape, sits pretty on the waterfront. It's the last building designed by celebrated Danish architect, Jørn Utzon (1918–2008…
Top Choice Village in Skagen

Gammel Skagen

There’s a touch of Cape Cod in refined Gammel Skagen ('Old Skagen', also known as Højen), renowned for its gorgeous sunsets, upmarket hotels and well-heeled summer residents.It was a fishing hamlet before sandstorms…
Aquarium in Hirtshals

Nordsøen Oceanarium

If you’ve always wondered what lurks beneath, head to the impressive North Sea Oceanarium, home to one of the largest aquariums in northern Europe. Here, 4.5 million litres of seawater is home to thousands of elegan…