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Experiences in North Jutland 2022

There are a wealth of experiences in North Jutland for both young and old. You can experience both the fantastic North Jutland nature and the cultural city life. 

In this guide you will find a lot of tips and recommendations for experiences that are particularly interesting when you are going to experience North Jutland. 

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Europe's Best Amusement Park 2021

Try Denmark's Largest Roller Coaster

Fårup Sommerland is impossible to avoid when we talk about experiences in North Jutland. The amusement park has been voted Europe's Best Amusement Park 2021 and in 2022 has closed Fønix, Denmark's Largest Roller Coaster.

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Nature experience

Hiking trails in the North Jutland nature

North Jutland offers a wealth of versatile hiking routes in the North Jutland nature - you can experience both the lush and hilly landscape and the rugged and raw nature on the northwest coast, which reflects the unique North Jutland nature. 

Get a guide to the absolute best hiking routes in North Jutland. 

Main attraction for children

Visit Aalborg Zoo

Aalborg Zoo is one of Denmark's most visited attractions, and the suburban zoo is a true classic and a big hit with families with children, which we can not miss.

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One of Denmark's sunniest places

Take a trip to Læsø

Lobster, kelp roofs, salt, spa and, above all, a completely unique nature. Læsø has it all - and we haven't even mentioned that Læsø is one of the places in Denmark with the most hours of sunshine.

Northern Europe's largest aquarium 

Explore the North Sea Oceanarium

Visit one of the country's biggest attractions located in Hirtshals. The North Sea Oceanarium takes both children and adults with it during the water attack, and you can take both memorable and educational experiences home. 

Get a guide to the activities that you can experience in northern Europe's largest aquarium. 

Nature experience 

Stand on top of Denmark

Stand with one leg in the Kattegat and another in the Skagerrak and experience the atmosphere when the waves hit each other at Denmark's northernmost point. Let yourself be transported around the Sandormen, which is gradually becoming a whole attraction in itself. 

Get a guide for your next trip to the top of Denmark. 

Nature experience 

Stand on Bulbjerg Fuglefjeld

Visit Denmark's only bird mountain at Bulbjerg in Thy - and experience the fantastic nature that surrounds Bulbjerg Fuglefjeld. In addition to the bird mountain, you can experience a lot of other things in the area!

Get a guide of Bulbjerg Fuglefjeld and the attractions nearby. 

Museum 

Explore the North Jutland Coastal Museum

North Jutland Coastal Museum is a museum, which is divided into four different exciting locations in North Jutland. You can explore the four museums with one ticket - and dive into the history that has unfolded on the shores of North Jutland. 

See our guide to the four museums - so you can get an overview of the many experiences that await you. 

Large experience center in Aalborg

Visit Springeren

Springeren in Aalborg is an experience center of 15,000 square meters packed with experiences. Here you can go down in a submarine, sail in a sailing simulator, visit Aalborg Mini City and dive into several exhibitions with history.

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Denmark's largest land protection

Lille Vildmose

With 7,600 hectares of protected nature, Lille Vildmose is some of the wildest nature we have in Denmark. Start at Lille Vildmosecentret and embark on some completely unique experiences, regardless of whether you are away with or without children.

Unique experience

Take a walk by the Sanded Church

Is there a church hidden underground? Not everyone knows that. We can only recommend you to slip by and experience the church and the beautiful nature area south of Skagen. Ideal for an excursion with a food basket…

Troll hunting 

Find Arrow Millennium

You probably know the now quite famous trolls from Thomas Dambo - but did you know that there is a troll hiding on Egholm in the Limfjord outside Aalborg. Go exploring on the small North Jutland island, and see if you can find Pil Tusindtunge. 

We have made a guide to how you can find the troll who lives in the middle of the Limfjord. 

The lighthouse from 1900

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse is a gem in North Jutland, which can be dated back to 1900. The lighthouse is located on a cliff, and was in the old days used to guide ships safely around the West Coast, until in 1968 it became redundant due to newer technologies.

The cliff is just as quietly pushed further and further back, due to the forces of nature, and the lighthouse was therefore moved a full 70 meters further into 2019, which was covered far and wide by the media both at home and abroad.

The beautiful sandbanks, the cliff and of course the fine lighthouse are a hugely popular destination, and are without a doubt worth a visit when you are on a trip in North Jutland. 

Experience the history and works of the Skagen painters

Skagen Art Museums

Skagen's Art Museums are very popular with visitors to the beautiful city of Skagen, and consist of Skagen's Museum, Ancher's House and Drachmann's House. 

Skagens Museum can be dated all the way back to 1908. It was Michael Ancher, PS Krøyer, Laurits Tuxen, hotel owner Degn Brøndum and pharmacist Victor Chr. Klæbel which initiated the museum's history and to this day the museum houses the world's largest collection of Skagen painters' works, which is almost 9000 works.

Ancher's House is the Skagen painters, Michael and Anna Anchers, old house, where you can experience a collection of family belongings, furniture and of course art.

Drachmann's House is Holger Drachmann's old house, which looks almost like when he lived there in his time. Holger Drachmann was a central figure in the circle of Skagen painters and is remembered as a living man, writer, poet, journalist and not least artist and painter.

Take a trip to Læsø in northern Jutland

Læsø Saltsyderi

On the beautiful island in North Jutland, Læsø, you can experience Læsø Saltsyderi. Læsø salt is southern salt, which is extracted by evaporation of salt groundwater. It gets its very special taste from the minerals that the salt contains.

Here you can get an insight into salt production and of course buy your very own bag of Læsø salt to take home!

A monastery from the Middle Ages

Børglum Monastery

Not far from Løkken you can find Børglum Kloster, which can be dated all the way back to the Middle Ages. The buildings are steeped in history, despite several restorations over time. You can visit the monastery and get an insight into its many years of history, see Børglum Kloster Church, or visit the museum where there are more than 15 exhibitions regarding art, history and culture. 

At Christmas, a popular Christmas market is also held at Børglum Kloster, which is worth a visit!

Denmark's largest hiking dune

Råbjerg Mile

South of Skagen town is Råbjerg Mile, which is Denmark's largest hiking dune. The mile covers an area of as much as 2 square kilometers and it moves just as quietly through the landscape as it is said to migrate 15 meters to the north-east each year. Over time, plantings have been started in the area to slow down the mile, but it has since been protected. 

Råbjerg Mile is an exciting experience, as there are not many places in the country where you can experience an almost desert-like landscape!

Coastal culture and nature

Tornby Gamle Købmandsgaard

Near Tornby Strand is Tornby Gamle Købmandsgaard, which is a 200-year-old boat dealer's farm. Here you can experience furniture that dates back to 1860 and see exhibitions about coastal culture and nature and. Here is also a coffee shop and shop!

Tornby Gamle Købmandsgaard is open all year round and is completely free.

Only 300 m south of Tornby Gamle Købmandsgaard you can also see “Tornbydyssen” which is a 4000 year old stone dolmen. 

Historic landmark in Skørping

Regan Vest

60 meters underground in a chalk hill in Rold Skov you will find Denmark's deepest secret. The nuclear bunker Regan West has since the 14th century aimed to protect the kingdom and government in war-like situations, and has long been out of the public eye.
After a long hibernation, it was finally decided that the facility should be open to the public.

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After a long time of preparation to prepare the facility for the opening, Regan West is finally ready to open in late 2022.

One of Denmark's largest forests

Take a walk in Rold Skov

Explore Denmark's largest forest, and experience the unspoilt nature in Troldeskoven and Urskoven. It is also possible to lace up your hiking boots and explore the heather-clad Rebild Hills with a fantastic view of Gravlev Ådal. 

We have compiled a guide of the area. 

The capital of North Jutland 

Take a walk past Aalborg

The North Jutland capital Aalborg offers all kinds of experiences - everything from great musical experiences to local attractions such as Aalborg Tower. There are experiences for both young and old, so take the family under your arm and explore Aalborg, which is popularly called the Paris of the North. 

We have made a comprehensive guide to experiences, restaurants and accommodation in the North Jutland capital 

Aalborg's landmark

Aalborg Tower

Aalborg Tower was built back in 1933 and stands beautifully on top of Aalborg as the city's landmark. The tower is raised 105 meters above sea level, and you can take the tower's elevator up to the top, where you can sit and have some lunch while enjoying the special view over the entire city.

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