North Jutland i beautifully situated at the very top of Denmark's Jutland peninsula. It juts dramatically out into sea on all sides. You’ll find that this produces a very special light and more hours of sunshine than the rest of Denmark. The landscape is beautiful but harsh, with endless white beaches, sand dunes, cliffs, heathland and forests. Witness the bizarre sight of trees bending east from the sheer force of the prevailing wind or take a break from the wind around the sheltered straits, inlets and bays of the Limfjord.
North Jutland is dotted with picturesque holiday towns and fishing villages. It's also home to the multi-faceted northern city of Aalborg. Taste regional specialities and venture out into the unspoilt surroundings of North Jutland's holiday destinations.
Visit the top of Denmark. Here, you can stand in two seas at once and watch the multi-coloured waters mingle round your feet. Then head to the picturesque town of Skagen to try local delicacies. You won't want to leave!
Step back in time on islands without cars... or dogs!
Stand in two different seas at once or climb Denmark's largest shifting sand dune.
With water on every side and a maximum distance of 50km to the coast, North Jutland is all about beach life.
Many people associate North Jutland with good old danish pastry and pickled herring, but this area has so much more to offer. The North Jutland gastronomy is basically based on local recipes handed down by generations, all made out of local specialties.
The seas surrounding North Jutland is like a seafood buffet with some of the best fish and shell fish. Enjoy Norwegian lobster, crab's claw, herring, mussels or oysters on some of the many restaurants or by joining one of the many seafood festivals.
How about grocery shopping in the woods? By participating in a mushroom-gathering trip, you will be able to go find your own fresh mushroom for the dinner table. A great way for you and you family to enjoy an active and social outdoor event and even bring home the delicious chanterelles or King Bolete mushrooms. Keep in mind before you go, to gather knowledge about which mushrooms are edible and which you should leave.
These potatoes are famous for their great taste and unique firm consistency. They are planted at the old marsh Store Vildmose, that today is a profilic land with airy peat moss, which make the perfect conditions for planting potatoes. The potatoes are best enjoyed boiled in 10 minutes in salty water, served with a bit of butter and a sprinkle of Læsø salt.
Læsø salt is produced by the ancient techniques of the Middle Ages and has a fantastic taste and decorative look. Visit Læsø Saltworks and learn more about the history of the salt and how it is produced. Læsø Saltworks is open all year.
You can not visit North Jutland without tasting the tradional and spicy schnapps and aquavit. By using the local herbs and plants in the drink you will create a rich tasting aquavit. Buy it in the shop or make it youself by collecting plants and herbs to mix in your drink.
Beside of all the great nature experiences, North Jutland is also a great place for 'beer crawling'. Throug the years a number of micro breweries has emerged in the North Jutland. Every micro brewery produces great tasting beer and keeps on developing new flavors.