The northern part of Jutland’s west coast.
The northern part of Jutland’s west coast, stretching from the charming old town of Skagen in the north to Ulfborg in the Midwest, is known for having some of the most beautiful nature in Denmark. Here you can find an array of child friendly beaches and attractions like amusement parks, museums, historical buildings and small villages with cosy atmospheres.
The Danish west coast has it all – both for those who are looking for a quiet holiday with the family surrounded by beautiful nature and sceneries, and for those who prefer a more active vacation.
The most northern town in the area is Skagen. It is here that the two oceans Skagerrak and Kattegat meet spectacularly, drawing thousands of people to the town every year. Skagen is, of corse, also well known for the historical painters and the special light that surrounds the town and the local area in the summertime.
Only 16 km from Skagen, you can visit Europe’s largest migrating dune desert; "Råbjerg Mile". The dune is almost 1000 m2 and ‘migrates’ up to 15 meters each year. This feature is of great importance to the people living next to the dune - some of them will receive a ‘visit’ from it in the following years! It has actually been forecast that, in the future, the dune will block the main road to Skagen.
In Hirtshals, you can visit Northern Europe’s biggest aquarium; The North Sea Oceanarium. The museum has a large ‘Oceanarium’ that consists of thousands of different fish and sharks. If you visit the museum, you also get the opportunity to meet seals and other ocean life.
Read more about The North Sea Oceanarium
Between the towns of Aalbæk and Tversted, you can experience an extraordinary piece of nature at the eagle sanctuary. You can see the world biggest eagles at close hand, see them being fed and watch them in action in the air above.
Learn more about The Eagle Sanctuary
Larger towns in the area: Frederikshavn, Hjørring.
Find holiday cottages in the area here: Blokhus, Hanstholm, Hirtshals, Læsø, Tversted.
The town of Løkken is located in the Jammer-bay between the popular holiday cottage areas of Lønstrup and Blokhus. The town has year-on-year attracted thousands of tourists from all over the world due to the combination of fantastic beaches, the variety of art and culture, and the special atmosphere that exists in the town. With a holiday cottage in Løkken, you have a very good starting point for visiting all of the attractions that North Jutland has to offer, and at the same time you are less than 1 ½ hours drive from Denmark’s third largest town; Aalborg.
Very nearby Løkken, you find the family-minded leisure park, ‘Faarup Sommerland’ - the fifth most visited attraction in Denmark, with more than half a million visitors annually. The park is located in the middle of a forest in very beautiful surroundings. Faarup Sommerland offers something for everyone incl. families with children of all ages. The big water complex is especially popular.
Read more about the leisure park, Faarup Sommerland
Larger towns in the area: Aalborg.
Other well known attractions in the area: ‘Fun-park’ near Hirtshals, ‘Cloostårnet’ near Frederikshavn.
Find holiday cottages in the area: Nykøbing Mors, Ringkøbing Fjord, Thisted.
The town of Ulfborg is located in the Midwest of Jutland near Nissum inlet. Around Ulfborg, you find one of the most attractive holiday home areas along the Danish west coast. There is a large variety of holiday cottages in the area for all tastes. Ulfborg is located within easy reach of nearly all Jutland’s attractions. It is also possible to make short trips to one of the many beautiful beaches or to areas of outstanding natural beauty. For longer day trips a visit to either cities, Aarhus or Aalborg, is recommended.
One of the main attractions in Jutland is without doubt ‘Legoland’, situated only 90 km from Ulfborg. Legoland is an adventure park built of more than 45 million ‘Lego’ bricks! The park Denmark’s third most visited attraction and is very popular amongst both adults and children of all ages.
Larger towns in the area: Holstebro, Lemvig.
Other well known attractions in the area: Gyllingnæs manor, Jutland’s aquarium, The Museum of Fishery and Navigation.
Find holiday cottages in the area: Hurup Thy.