From cruising along the stunning coastline to snuggling up in a traditional Danish hygge krog.
Skagen is a small town with a big heart. Although it is located at the northernmost tip of Denmark, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.
Skagen is all about simplicity, fresh air and breathtaking landscapes. You won’t find fancy restaurants or fast food chains, just fresh seafood and traditional Danish hygge.
The city is home to some of Denmark’s most beautiful beaches and is a great place to take a long walk, relax and enjoy the fresh air.
Skagen is also a great place to shop for Danish design and art. The city is home to many artists and designers, and you can find their work in the many galleries and stores.
Here are the 10 best Skagen experiences you shouldn’t miss:
Visit the Skagen Museum
Skagen Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in Danish art and design. The museum is located in an old 18th-century merchant’s house and is filled with paintings, furniture and other items from the Skagen artists’ colony.
Take a walk on the beach
The beaches of Skagen are among the most beautiful in Denmark. Take a long walk on the beach, relax and enjoy the fresh air.
Visit the lighthouse of Skagen
Skagen Lighthouse is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Skagen. The lighthouse is located on the edge of a cliff and offers a breathtaking view of the city and the surrounding area.
Buy Danish design
Skagen is a great place to shop for Danish design and art. The city is home to many artists and designers, and you can find their work in the many galleries and stores.
Visit the Skagen Aquarium
Skagen Aquarium is a great place to learn about the local underwater world. The aquarium is located in an old fish processing plant and is filled with tanks of fish, sharks and other marine animals.
Eat in a traditional Danish restaurant
Skagen is a great place to try traditional Danish food. The town is home to many small restaurants, cafes and bakeries, and you can find everything from fresh seafood to traditional Danish pastries.
Take a walk in the forest of Skagen
Skagen Forest is a beautiful forest located just outside the city. The forest is home to many hiking and biking trails and is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Visit Skagen Church
Skagen Kirke is a beautiful church in the center of the city. The church houses a number of beautiful paintings and is worth a visit even if you are not religious.
Relax in a Danish hygge krog
A Danish hygge krog is a small, cozy café or restaurant. Skagen is home to many hygge krogs and they are the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
Take a ride along the coast of Skagen
The coast of Skagen is one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in Denmark. Drive along the coast and enjoy the breathtaking views.
Photo by Marc Markstein