The East Coast of North Jutland

Palmestranden Frederikshavn

Cosy harbour towns and family-friendly beaches

The coast of the Kattegat Sea will give you plenty of opportunities for a family-friendly holiday. Explore the cosy towns along the coast from Skagen in the north to Øster Hurup in the south.


Experience the magnificent light, the food and the extraordinary nature in the most northern town of Denmark, Skagen. In Skagen you can take a walk through the old town of small yellow houses and follow in the footsteps of the world-renowned Skagen Painters, or feel the sand between your toes in Råbjerg Mile, the largest migrating sand dune in Denmark, just south of Skagen, or at the northernmost point of Denmark, Grenen, where you can experience the meeting of two seas. Further south lies Frederikshavn a historical port town, from here you can take a ferry trip to the island of Læsø where you can experience the nature, the Saltworks and the old houses with seaweed roofs.

Keep traveling south and you will find the coastal towns of Sæby, Hals and Øster Hurup, which all offer fun and activities by the beaches and a cozy atmosphere by the marina. If you are looking for unique experiences in nature then look no further than Lille Vildmose, in which you can spot wild moose roam free.

Strande på Østkysten

Attraktioner på Østkysten

Cosy towns on the east coast

The East Coast of North Jutland stretches from Skagen in the North to Øster Hurup near Mariager Fjord. All along the coast of the Kattegat Sea, you will find some of Denmark’s most cosy harbour towns.


Frederikshavn is a commercial town with a bustling life. On an annual basis, the town receives approximately 5 million visitors. Whether you arrive by ferry or from the motorway, you will be met by the radiance of the city lights; and there is always a lot going on in the town.


Sæby is the epitome of a Danish market town and the idyllic atmosphere surrounding it. The town has direct access to child-friendly beaches and local shops. Explore the old market town on the east coast, the small streets, the old but well-kept houses, the cobblestone streets and more.


Læsø offers tranquillity, outstanding nature, great food and spectacular experiences. Find your adventure here.


Experience the characteristic yellow houses, the museums with art from famous painters, a bustling city life with lots of luxury and the most spectacular nature you have ever seen, in Skagen. the northernmost point in Denmark, where the two seas collide.

Øster Hurup

In Øster Hurup you will find Denmark's most child-friendly beach, a great town environment and a main street packed with restaurants, cafes and shops.

Hals and Hou

Surrounded by fantastic beaches and large forests you will find Hals - the cosy fishing village by the eastern estuary of the Limfjord.


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The nature by the east coast

Have a well-earned break from everyday life in the beautiful nature of North Jutland's east coast.

Råbjerg Mile


Lille Vildmose centre

The Lille Vildmose Center is located in the center of the natural area of Lille Vildmose , a true paradise for nature lovers. Explore the wild animals, from moose to deers and many different bird species.

Jyske Ås

15,000 years ago, melting ice, rocks, gravel, clay and sand formed what today is know as the Jyske Ås (The Jutlandic Kame). A place created by the ice age and a place full of history and new adventures.

Rønnerne på Læsø

På Læsøs sydlige del finder du Rønnerne, der er et af de største strandengområder i Danmark. Det er også her  at øens største turistattraktion ligger, nemlig Sydehytten, hvor salt fra strandengens undergrund udvindes - præcis som man gjorde det for flere hundrede år siden.

Østkystens attraktioner

Aalborg Zoo

Aalborg Zoo is open 363 days a year - and no two days are alike. With far more than 100 different exotic animal species, educational experiences can be found all year round.

Farm Fun

Farm  Fun for the whole family. At the huge site you´ll find more than 500 animals & birds. Many of which can be stroked. Have fin on bouncy castles, large hay barn, aerial ropeway, fishing cutter, suspension bridge, ect. Lovly beach. Free tractor rides. Fast-food available. New: see o...

Utzon Center

The impressive Utzon Center is a vibrant cultural center located in Aalborg waterfront. The center was designed by the famous Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who was raised in Aalborg, and his son Kim.

Kunsten - Museum of Modern Art Aalborg

Kunsten is like a sculpture growing out of the greenery around it to create a beautiful frame for world-class art. Every year Kunsten welcomes countle...

Skagens Museum

From the end of the 1870s and up to the turn of the century Skagen was an international meeting place for young artists.

Miniseum - dukkemuseum

The Miniseum has a unique collection of miniatures of all kinds. Privately owned Come and see all the dolls, the doll-houses, copies of castles etc. ...

Læsø Saltsyderi

Buy the unique Læsø Salt at the Saltworks or in the webshop