With this guide to gastronomic experiences in North Denmark, you can delve deeper into the culture and landscape of this dynamic part of Denmark and taste some of Denmark's best local raw ingredients. The salt produced on Læsø is a much sought-after product in Denmark and other parts of the world and you can see it being produced as it has been for centuries right here.
Fancy trying Denmark’s best duck? Or tasting cheese right where it’s produced? Then the Limfjord area is a good fit for you. This part of Denmark is famed for its seafood and you can pick up fresh fish and seafood at the fish market in Thyborøn or oysters at Glyngøre. Cycle your way round the region’s local farm shops and microbreweries and pack your own picnic basket full of local goodness.
Travel to the very tip of Denmark and you will find the idyllic village of Skagen. This 700 year old fishing village not only oozes Danish 'hygge', but with its rich cultural and culinary history Skagen offers a perfect atmosphere for both contemplation and relaxation. Outside the city limits, the wild nature is lined up with great adventures.
The city of Aalborg offers something for everyone, regardless of interests and budget. The ever evolving harbour area buzzes of cultural attractions, including the Utzon Centre, and it's a great place to walk and take in views of the city. Venture just a short way outside the city and you can enjoy ancient historical places like the viking site Lindholm Høje.
Take a West Coast tour of Denmark by bike, with any or all of these 16 scenic Panorama cycle routes. Each individual cycle route is a loop on the national West Coast Cycle Route that runs the length of Jutland's coast, from Rudbøl in the south, to Skagen in the north. Cycle past some of Denmark's most dramatic nature, a diverse range of attractions for all the family and secret places known only to local Danes.
North Jutland, especially Aalborg and the surrounding area, is packed with Viking heritage, Viking sites and Viking experiences. From burial sites and reconstructed dwellings to museums, Aalborg is a great destination for the Viking enthusiast. And with direct flights, North Jutland is only 2 hours away from London.
At The Branch (Grenen), a sand spit and Denmark's northernmost point, the North Sea and Kattegat meet. You can literally stand with a leg in both seas. The seas have different densities so do not mix, producing an amazing effect – a distinct line where the waters meet, stretching from Denmark’s tip out into the sea.
Fresh fish form an important part of the region's culinary specialties. Other North Jutland delicacies for you to enjoy include air-cured ham from Ålbæk, Norway lobster, salt from Læsø, mussels and oysters from the Limfjord, Vildmosen potatoes, schnapps and aquavit.
On the island of Læsø out in the Kattegat, you can access large stretches of untouched nature and the island is almost entirely circled by wide beaches, with seal colonies and other wildlife.