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 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 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…
Ruins in Skagen

Den Tilsandede Kirke

The 'sand-covered church', built during the late 14th century, was once the region's biggest church. It fell victim to a sand drift that began in the 17th century and became progressively worse – so much so that chu…
Natural Feature in Skagen

Råbjerg Mile

Denmark’s largest expanse of drifting sand dunes, Råbjerg Mile is an amazing natural phenomenon. These undulating, 40m-high hills are fun to explore and almost big enough to lose yourself in. The dunes were formed o…
Museum in Skagen

Anchers Hus

Time stands still at the atmospheric former home of renowned Skagen painters Anna and Michael Ancher, its interiors unchanged since Anna Ancher's passing in 1935. You can inspect the family's personal possessions an…
Visitor Centre in Skagen

Skagen Odde Naturcenter

In a beautiful Utzon-designed building on the northern outskirts of town, this centre gives an insight into the natural elements that surround Skagen and make it unique. It's pricey, but worth a visit if you're into…
Museum in Skagen

Skagen Kystmuseet

Evocatively presented, this open-air museum, 200m southwest of the harbour, depicts Skagen’s maritime history and gives an insight into the traditional fishing community that so transfixed the Skagen artists (but wi…
Museum in Skagen

Drachmanns Hus

West of the town centre, this sweet museum was the home of renowned Skagen painter (and poet) Holger Drachmann.
Tower in Skagen

Tilsandede Kirke Tower

The photogenic whitewashed tower is all that still stands of Den Tilsandede Kirke (the sand-covered church). You can enter and climb the stairs for a scenic view.