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The Top of Denmark

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Room for everyone

At the very Top of Denmark, you will find room for the entire family - whether you are looking for a relaxing or adventurous holiday. The Top of Denmark is the perfect destination. With wide sandy beaches, amazing nature and awesome attractions, you are sure to find something that suits you. The 150 kilometres of white and sandy beaches mean ample space for everyone to enjoy them. 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 TV calendar ”Ludvig og Julemanden” take place? How do you make the best sweets? And what actually happened to the slave who arrived in Skagen more than two centuries ago? These are only three of the multitudinous questions to which you and your children can find answers to, with the assistance of an enthusiastic storyteller, passionate about The Good Story. The Top of Denmark reaches 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. But this is by far not the only story the Top of Denmark has to tell.


Photo: Kim Wyon


Photo: Simone Bramante


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Attractions and experiences

Create your own stories such as, '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 top of North Jutland provides plenty of opportunities where the entire family can have fun, time and energy for one another, play together and perhaps return home with new knowledge. Your trip could take its beginning somewhere on the 150-kilometre-long sandy beach, meandering from the white beach huts and the huge waves of the west coast and, further on, across Grenen near 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, go-carts 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. Moreover, it is possible to find amber in Sæby, learn to paint like Ancher and Krøyer in the Skagen Museum and visit the workshop of Santa Claus in Børglum Abbey. There are plenty of activities at the Top of Denmark - you only need to decide which one to try out first.

Nordsøen Oceanarium

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Skagen's Museum

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Børglum Abbey

If you are visiting North Jutland and the Løkken area near the west coast, you should not miss Børglum Abbey. The well-preserved and restored abbey ha...

Action House

Action for the entire family!

Bicycle routes in Hjørring

The municipality of Hjørring is abundant in bicycle routes in beautiful surroundings. You will find routes for all ages, long or short routes, hard routes and easy routes. They will take you along the coastlines and through beautiful nature.

Walking and hiking in North Jutland

The nature of North Jutland is amazing and perfect for hiking or short walk! The beautiful coastlines, hills and forests offer unique viewpoints and nature experiences.

Where to sleep

At the Top of Denmark you can find many different accommodation possibilities, regardless of whether you want to sleep outside and watch the stars or let yourself be pampered in a wonderful beach hotel. Back from your ride, you will perhaps park your car by the holiday resort, Skallerup Seaside Resort and its 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 parents can complete the day, dining on a delicious meal prepared from local products.

Skallerup Seaside Resort

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