Skagen – the northern tip of Denmark

Skagen at a glance

Where is Skagen located?

Skagen is a town in North Jutland, Denmark. It is the northernmost city in Denmark and is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches and picturesque surroundings. Skagen is located on the Skagen Odde peninsula, which juts out into the North Sea.

Skagen Denmark Map:

The town of Skagen in Denmark is famous for being the only place where the Baltic Sea and the North Sea meet. The waves of both seas meet here and it is a magical sight. Whether you explore the coastal landscape by day or by night, a visit to Skagen is always an experience.

The city is divided into two parts, the old town and the new town. The Old Town is the historic center of Skagen, while the New Town is a more modern neighborhood with hotels, restaurants and stores. The beaches of Skagen are among the most popular in Denmark. The town is also home to the Skagen Museum, which houses a collection of paintings by Danish artists such as Michael and Anna Ancher and Peder Severin Krøyer.

Skagen is an interesting and easily accessible northern Danish town. It has only about 7,000 inhabitants. One of the main reasons why tourists come to Skagen is the town’s location on Skagen Odde, the northernmost tip of Denmark. Skagen is also known for its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and on a clear day you can see the Northern Lights from the northern part of town.

WDR Nordtour with a great program about Skagen and surroundings

The ultimate vacation packing list for Skagen – from the must-have items that will complete your trip to the items you can leave at home.

A cozy sweater

Skagen is a small town and evenings can get chilly, so pack a cozy sweater or sweatshirt to keep warm.

A warm coat

A coat is a must in Skagen during the winter months, when temperatures can drop as low as -5 °C. Choose a coat that will keep you warm, but won’t look out of place in the city’s chic cafes and restaurants.

A pair of comfortable shoes

You’ll be doing a lot of walking in Skagen, so pack a pair of comfortable shoes. Sneakers or walking shoes are ideal.

One jeans

Jeans are a versatile piece of clothing that can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for a vacation in Skagen.

A white shirt

A white shirt belongs in every closet and is perfect for a vacation in Skagen. Dress it up with a pair of jeans and heels for an evening out, or dress it down with a pair of shorts or skirts for a day of exploring.

A swimsuit

If you visit Skagen in the summer months