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Skagen – the land of light

Located at the northern tip of Jutland, Skagen is well-known for its painters. Visit Michael and Anna Ancher's most northern town with an amazing light, which has attracted many artists over the years.

Råbjerg Mile is a migrating coastal dune between Skagen and Frederikshavn, Denmark. It is the largest moving dune in Northern Europe with an area of around 1 km² (0.4 mi²) and a height of 40 m (130 ft).
Råbjerg Mile is a migrating coastal dune between Skagen and Frederikshavn, Denmark. It is the largest moving dune in Northern Europe with an area of around 1 km² (0.4 mi²) and a height of 40 m (130 ft).

See the world famous works of the late 19th century Skagen painters at Skagens Museum. Or visit the authentic homes of Michael and Anna Ancher, and Holger Drachmann. There are also many modern art galleries to explore in the area.

Skagen Harbour

Skagen Harbour is one of Denmark's most important fishing harbours with a leading shipyard industry and daily fish auctions. Every summer, yachts stream into the harbour, while Skagen's houses with their characteristic yellow colour are rented out to tourists.

Råbjerg Mile and the church buried in sand

Around Skagen you can experience magnificent countryside with large white sandy beaches and Denmark's largest moving sand dune, Råbjerg Mile. The headland, Skagens Odde, is northern Europe's best place for observing birds of prey during their spring migration. In Skagen you can also see the church buried in sand, where only the steeple remains visible.

Did you know

At Skagens Odde, you can stand with your feet in two different seas. This is the point where the waters of the Skagerrak and Kattegat meet.

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