Are you fascinated by authentic & traditional fishing culture?
A visit to Thorup Strand is a must on your holiday in North Jutland. The functioning natural harbor forms the framework for sustainable fishing that has existed on the west coast of North Jutland for many hundreds of years. The local fishermen fish using nets and Danish seines - not trawls. It is much more gentle on nature and the seabed.
The traditional clinker-built seaboats sail out every morning from the beach to fish in the North Sea. Once the day's catch has been caught, they sail home and are towed ashore using a tractor or bulldozer. The ships are constructed according to durable principles, which date back to the Viking Age, and the ships can manage to be pulled in and out of the beach every day.