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Water activities

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In North Jutland, you have plenty of options when it comes to activities by or on the water. Go fishing by the lakes, rivers and in the sea, go sailing, try your hand at surfing or rent a kayak and canoe. The opportunities are many. 

With its long coastline, fjord and many rivers, North Jutland offers an abundance of water activities. Water is part of the identity of Northern Jutland. The coastal towns of North Jutland range from the small villages such as Sæby on the east coast to the bustling life of Aalborg waterfront.


There are plenty of marinas all over North Jutland, on the west coast, the east coast, in the Limfjord and in Mariager Fjord. All the harbours have a cozy ambience and extraordinary characteristics, such as the iconic red storehouses in Skagen. In the harbours of North Jutland you will find restaurants, shopping opportunities and an amazing atmosphere. 

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Angling in North Jutland

North Jutland encompasses all types of fishing and especially along the west coast there are plenty of possibilities to go on a fishing trip The boats M/S Albatros and Star Ocean are sailing from Hirtshals and in Thy it is possible to join a fishing tour to the Yellow Reef which is know for large catches of fish, with the boats M/S Heidi, Rederiet Gule Rev and Kutteren T248 Skagerak.

Thorupstrand next to Jammerbugten is amongst others know from the Danish show "The boys on the boats" in which local fisherman fight for preservation of coastal fishing near Thorupstrand. Here they offer fishing trips with the boat Nordsøen.

Canoe and kayak

Apart from boat trips on the fjors or on the sea it is possible to go on a canoe- or kayaktour. Canoes can be rented at Uggerby StreamVoer Stream and Lindenborg Stream and all offer different routes throughout the landscape. Along the routes you will find shelters and some of the coziest inns in North Jutland. Vestre Fjordpark in Aalborg, Lindholm Fjordpark and Mariager Fjord are also offering kayaks and not only canoes.

Find all canoe and kayak rentals in North Jutland here.


You can also find great maritime experiences on land in North Jutland. The North Sea Oceanarium is a fun experience for the entire family, explore life under the sea surface and learn new things at the largest aquarium in Northern Europe. The Limfjordmusem in Løgstør is telling interesting stories about the cultural history of the Limfjord, whereas the Danish Shellfish Center on Mors focuses on seafood coming from the Limfjord.

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Summertime boat trips

During the whole summer it is possible to join an interesting boat tour. Jump on one of the many boat tours in Northern Jutland, such as "The Swan" (Svanen) in Mariager Fjord or take a guided boat trip along the molar formations or on one of the other cozy summer sailing trips on Mors in the Limfjord. The Limfjordmuseum near Løgstør is offering guided sailing trips on the Frederik den VII's canal und if you prefer to explore the Limfjord by yourself, then you can rent a GoBoat in Aalborg.

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Maritime Events

Maritime events is part of the history of Northern Jutland. Each year during week 37 the "Around the Limfjord" (Limfjorden rundt) event starts, and it will go by harbour towns such as Løgstør, Nykøbing Mors and Thisted. Find all maritime events in North Jutland.