While Skagen is the inspiration behind world-renowned Scandinavian artists, Sæby could well be called the spiritual home (or at least the holiday house) of Danish literature. The pretty town was the inspiration behind Herman Bang’s Sommerglæder (Summer Pleasure) and Henrik Ibsen’s renowned work Fruen fra havet (The Lady from the Sea). In summer, Sæby’s harbour and old town are packed with ice-cream-toting holidaymakers. It’s a sleeper compared with Skagen further up the road, but it has charm.
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