Towns in North Jutland

The towns of Northern Denmark have inspired artists and industrialists alike over the centuries. They are fascinating places to visit and are interspersed with many popular holiday spots.


North Jutland's main city and Denmark's fourth-biggest city is Aalborg, an exciting and dynamic harbour city experiencing rapid development. You can see the dramatic modernisation of the city along the harbour front, where the new Utzon Centre gives you the history of the world famous architects behind the Sydney Opera House. Jørn Utzon, who founded the company, was an Aalborg native.


The yellow houses with red roofs of Skagen are the fashionable beach town's most recognizable feature. From the mid 19th century onwards, Skagen has been a favoured hang-out for artists and a popular summer retreat for young Danish urbanites.

Sæby and Mariager

Walk the beautifully-preserved streets of Sæby and Mariager’s old town centres. 

East Coast towns

You can catch the ferry to Norway or Sweden at the busy fishing and harbour cities of Frederikshavn, Hastholm and Hirtshals. 

West Coast towns

The west coast has a fine line-up of beach towns such as Blokhus, Løkken and Tversted, all popular holiday spots.

Further reading

Read more about North Jutland.


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North Jutland

North Jutland

North Jutland is beautifully situated at the very top of Denmarks Jutland peninsula. The region is has stunning scenery and is also home to the multi-faceted northern city of Aalborg.