Skagen is a town in North Jutland.


Skagen (Pronounced "Skane") is the northernmost town in Denmark, with the northernmost point in Denmark, Grenen. This is where Kattegat (waters between Denmark and Sweden) and the Skagerrak (part of the North Sea) meet.

It is a town where the main turnover are the fishing fleet and the connected industries - food industries and different industries supporting the fleet. Second income is tourism. There are 8.900 habitants in the town but in the main tourist season the inhabitants increase up to 50-60,000 persons.

Get in

By bus

By train

The semi-private Nordjyske Jernbaner railway runs between Frederikshavn, interchange with the national railway system, and Skagen.

By car

The easiest option is following the E45 highway to Frederikshavn and take national road 40 from there. To the port of Hirtshals with ferry connections to Norway, catch road 597 Skagensvej/Hirsthalsvej and make a turn in the village Ålbæk.

Get around

A very popular way of transport in the area is by bicycle on a distributed net of bicycle paths. In Summer, there is also a "sand train" at Grenen, carrying tourists between the parking lot and the northernmost point of Denmark. It is a sort of a special vehicle driving through the sand, so it can be an experience taking it. It also makes the hike between Skagen and Grenen shorter, if you decide to do this by foot.






Amber and different handicrafts


Skagen is well known for its fish products in general and for its fresh cooked shrimps in particular. Enjoy them on the quey at the small restaurants in the old fishing houses or bring them with you home.



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