The Bay Denmark, Jammerbugten, is rich on excitement – to be found on wood paths as well as in the authentic inshore fishing culture by the sea. Here, the local aquavit, the snaps, should be enjoyed in the rays of the sun. When temperatures creeps above 20 degrees, no area inDenmarkdoes the summer sunshine as full justice as the Bay Denmark area.
When the trees come into leaf, and the scent from flowers rises above the foliage, it is time to don your hiking shoes or bicycle helmet and set your course for North Jutland to experience a most wonderful active holiday in Denmark's most amazing scenery. This is the spot where Danish TV2 shot the series Seaside Holtel, precisely because of the absolutely unique nature. A visit to Fårup Sommerland will entertain and occupy your children for an entire day.
One of the area's main attractions with respect to outdoor sports activities are the fantastic mountain-bike track systems available in the popular holiday towns Slettestrand and Blokhus. Professional instructors will provide instruction in techniques, thus ensuring that your will indeed be prepared for exploring the varied terrain where you will encounter all levels of difficulty. The route through the Svinkløv dune plantation ranks among Denmark's 10 best tracks; and, hence the meandering track is for both elite sportsmen and novices.
If you prefer to enjoy the fine weather on foot, then the Bay Denmark area provides an impressive string of nature experiences. On a backdrop of sun reflections glinting on lake waters, gently fluttering heather and moss-clad stones, your everyday trifles will disappear; and your thoughts blend in with bird migration and wide vistas. The region is rich on natural stops – for instance the dune plantation, Blokhus Klitplantage, would make an excellent stop where you can even bake your own bread for lunch. The dough is supplied by the nearby baker's; and nature's own oven will guarantee the most delicious Jammerbugt-bread. Later, you can take a stroll by the Blokhus beach or – which is special to Denmark – you can take your car for a long stretch on the beach, right alongside the water.
Also, from 21 June, the Blokhus festival square provides the background for the great Blokhus Festival of Sand Sculpture where, in the course of the entire summer, international artists will erect a 75-metre-long wall of sand-golden sculptures, meeting the theme of the year.
Authentic cultural experiences from the days of yore will also dominate the remainder of Bay Denmark – clearly emphasising signs of the traditional North Jutlandinshore fishermen's culture. In Slettestrand and Blokhus you can pay the old lifeboat stations a visit – a reminder of times when the lifeboat crews did their best to rescue shipwrecked crews in the frequently extremely rough seas.
To this date, weather-beaten fishermen can still be seen hauling their vessels onto the beach of Thorup Strand, while – on the beach of Slettestrand – the passionate members of the boat guilt Han Herred Havbåde can be seen working at restoring their ancestors' sea-going vessels. The shipyard doors are open to tourists who are interested in a first-hand experience of this restoration.
Following a day spent in life-giving nature, nothing can be more relaxing than a nice lunch or dinner close to the amazing scenery. The food scene of Bay Denmark is characterised by the surroundings and the restaurants typically have fresh fish, Vildmose potatoes and locally brewed beer on the menu. At the exclusive seaside hotel Svinkløv Badehotel, the chocolate fudge cake on the menu has achieved considerable fame. If you are not keen on eating out, the region is rich on produce markets selling delicacies which you can enjoy in your holiday cottage.
The distance from the producer to the consumer is seldom far in the Bay Danmark area and – likewise – the sea is never far away, neither are the woodlands nor the moments of quiet contemplation of the scenery surrounding you. All you have to do is open the door.
Slettestrand is a recreational area boasting some of the very finest and most varied scenery to be found in Denmark– a white sandy beach of Blue Flag status, sheltered behind low dunes and no cars allowed.
Blokhus – once a fishing village – is now the center of a charming international holiday paradise with good sea food restaurants and cozy shops.
Løkken is the epitome of a North Jutland beach town on the west coast. Here, one of Denmark’s very best beaches is at your disposal.