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At the Top of Denmark, there is room for playing and learning together with your children – regardless whether the object of your destination is the kilometer-long beaches, creative workshops, or clumsy sunfish. At the top of Denmark, the sun simply shines for more hours; and the 150 kilometers of white and sandy beaches mean ample space for everyone to enjoy them. Here, nature is always nearby; and the area abounds in exciting activities and attractions for the entire family. Enjoy the atmosphere of the beach towns; take a trip to the workshops of the many artisans; or enjoy the unspoiled nature. Enjoy the good food, take time to enjoy one another and enjoy life to the full.

How did the shooting of the Danish children's Christmas series ”Ludvig og Julemanden” take place? How do you boil the best sweets? And what actually happened to the slave who arrived in Skagen more than two centuries ago?

These are but three of the multitudinous questions to which you and your children can find answers with the assistance of an enthusiastic storyteller, passionate about The Good Story – a unique concept evolving from Løkken in the west via Sæby in the east to Grenen in Skagen in the north – together they embrace The Top of Denmark. Here a group of local enthusiasts will make history come alive to an audience of both young and old – stories rooted in historical events, fantastic fables, and fabulous old wives' tales. Thus, in the course of the entire summer, you can learn much more about the area in an entertaining and fascinating way. However, such stories are certainly not the only stories provided by The Top of Denmark.

For, what about that time when you persuaded Mum to go as far as the third sandbank in Løkken? Or the genuine palm-tree you saw on the beach in Frederikshavn? Or when you said hello to the sunfish who just loved to have its picture taken, and the cute seals in The North Sea Oceanarium?

For the tip of North Jutland provides plenty of opportunities where the entire family can have fun, time and energy for one another, play together and perhaps get wiser. Your trip could, for instance, take its beginning somewhere on the 150-kilometer-long sandy beach, meandering from the white beach huts and the huge waves of the west coast and, further on, across Grenen in Skagen where two seas meet, to the mild and child-friendly coast by Kattegat.

In Løkken you can walk directly from the sea, still dripping from your bathing trip, to the Action House, where eight bowling lanes, laser games and amusement arcades await you. The kids can compete on strikes against the parents, hit each other with paintball or race each other on one of Denmark's foremost, longest and fastest go-cart tracks. A short northwards drive along the coast, and you will arrive in Hirtshals, where – in a staggering 4.5 million liters of water – seal, sharks and schooling fish of the North Sea Oceanarium will bid you welcome. Here, there is no risk of impatient parents waiting while the kids are playing, for in the largest aquarium of Northern Europe everyone participates: While Dad is fumbling with the virtual fishing rod, Mum is at the helm of the expedition vessel, and the kids are crab-fishing in the brand-new outdoor facility, the touching basin – also known as The Crab Coast.

Accommodation in the outer range of dunes

Back from your ride, you will perhaps park your car by the holiday village, Skallerup Seaside Resort and its ultra-modern holiday houses in the outermost range of dunes by the North Sea. Here, owing to creative workshops, play world, water world, a farmstead, bowling and a multitude of other activities – kids simply cannot get bored. And, after having spent an afternoon in the exclusive Roman baths, Romulus, the parent generation can complete the day, dining on a delicious meal prepared from local produce.

Did we mention that it is also possible to find amber in Sæby, learn to paint as Ancher and Krøyer at Skagens Museum in Skagen and to visit Father Christmas' workshop at Børglum Monestary? This should provide sufficient material for good stories to last you the rest of the year.

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Grenen in Skagen

Denmark’s northernmost point, Grenen, hosts a unique natural phenomenon. Here, two seas meet, namely the Skagerrak and the Kattegat.

Skallerup Seaside Resort

Skallerup Seaside Resort

In a safe setting and surrounded by amazing nature, Skallerup Seaside Resort will give you and your children all kinds of opportunities.

Frederikshavn

Frederikshavn is a commercial town with a bustling life. On an annual basis, the town receives approximately 5 million visitors.

Skagen

Skagen is the northernmost town in Denmark, and it is a tourist town of great renown – in Denmark as abroad. Here the sun shines for more hours than anywhere else in Denmark.