NJ - Top of Denmark

The very top of Denmark

  • Driving north through the beautiful North Danish countryside brings you to Skagen a former fishing village, now a major tourist spot whose harbour now accommodates pleasure craft from all over the world. The quaint original fishermen’s cabins on the harbour front transformed into cafés and boutiques. It is home to the famous ‘Skagen Museum’, the Skagen Artists’ Art Gallery, with approx. 9000 works of art by Anne & Michael Ancher, PS Krøyer, Laurits Tuxen, Viggo Johansen, Christian Krogh, Carl Locher and Holger Drachmann.
  • Grenen’, the most northerly point of Denmark, the point where the Skagerrak & the Kattegat ‘smash’ into each other, a spot that 300 years ago was the seabed. Take the ‘Sandormen’ (Sand Worm) out to the tip and stand with one foot in the Skagerrak the other in the Kattegat and have your photograph taken of this strange phenomenon.
  • Just south of Skagen is The Sand Covered Church (Den Tilsandede Kirke). Stand on the 4.5 m. (15 ft) of sand covering the nave, see and hear how and why nature finally closed the doors of this late 14-century church in 1792.
  • A little further south is Raabjerg Mile - Denmark’s Sahara Desert, the largest moving sand dune in Northern Europe with an area of around 1 km2 (0.4 mi2) and a height of 40 m (130 ft). The wind is moving the sand in a north-easterly direction by up to 18 metres (59 ft) a year forming enormous sand dunes. Standing on a dune on a sunny, summer’s day, you would believe you were in the Sahara Desert.

 

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