North Jutland Culture and Heritage

Culture and heritage of North Jutland

Rich in Viking heritage and a favourite hang-out of Danish painters, North Jutland's cultural and historical offerings are many. Take time out from the beach to explore the region's artistic and historical traditions.

Artistic enclave

One hundred years ago, Skagen was home to the artists' movement known as The Skagen Painters. You can now see their popular paintings in North Jutland’s museums, as well as in some of the artists' homes in Skagen. 

Medieval salt

Traditional methods for salt preparation are maintained on Læsø, where you can see them prepare salt exactly as they did in medieval times. In several areas up the west coast, such as Thorup, Slettestrand and Løkken, fishermen still drag their boats onto the beach. In the Rebild Hills (Rebild Bakker), you can experience the world's largest 4th of July party outside of the US, as Danes and Danish-Americans celebrate US Independence Day.


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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.