Skagen is Denmark’s northernmost town in the far north of the Jutland region. It is a famous tourist destination, attracting around two million visitors each year.
And in many ways, this is the Denmark many visitors imagine: vast sandy beaches stretch behind windswept dunes, the tiny yellow houses are covered with red-tiled roofs, and a constant breeze sweeps the streets. Skagen’s port is still Denmark’s leading fishing port.
Close to town, Grenen stretched into the sea, a long, curved sandbar spit that marks the meeting of two different oceans, the strait of Skagerrak (part of the North Sea) and the Kattegat sea. Skagen’s beauty and the wild nature around it attracted a famous group of painters in the late 1800, the Skagen Painters, who were drawn to the wild nature and beautiful natural light in the summer months.