The first National Park in Denmark

Explore the beautiful and wild nature of National Park Thy, in the western part of North Jutland. National Park Thy, is the last wilderness in Denmark, and here you can experience sandy beaches, beautiful moors and amazing wildlife. 

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The western part of Thy has been shaped by centuries of sand migration and is today an area of long coastlines, sand dunes and heaths, lakes and plantations. It is an interesting and valuable interaction between cultural history and nature which is a carrying part of the idea of the Nationalpark Thy. Nationalpark Thy extends from the lighthouse in Hanstholm in the north to Agger Tange in the south and is in the east defined by agricultural land. In this area the arctic and southern Europe types of nature are meeting. The dunes are from European meaning and have many dwarf shrubs, but relatively little heather.

In West Thy and around Hanstholm some of Denmark’s cleanest lakes are found. These lakes can be both rich and poor in lime, and the aquatic plants and insect life in the lakes are unusual compared to the rest of the country. On the steep limestones slopes around the earlier islands of the Stone Age sea, for instance near Hanstholm, you will find a dry soil flora from herbs. Furthermore, in the brackish salty wetlands near Agger and Harboør Tange exist many different plant species. There are also a lot of birds in this area too, so if you are lucky you can also admire some rare bird species in the Nationalpark Thy.