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.
Schnapps and aquavit
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.