Things to see and do - Skagen
Unmissable tourist sites
Skagen Travel guide
Skagen : Michelin's recommendations
Once a humble fishing village invaded by shifting sand dunes, Skagen owes its present renown to painters. In the 1870s a group of artists, fascinated by the desolate landscape and the light, came here to paint and ended up staying for good, giving birth to the famous Skagen School. The village has gradually become a popular holiday resort with lovely beaches and a bustling centre. Skagen is also one of Denmark's main fishing ports.
Tourist attractions Skagen : Things to see and do
The museum founded by Michael Ancher and his friends opened in 1928, and contains 1 500 paintings, drawings and sculptures by Skagen School artists. The painters, fascinated by the ever-changing light of the windswept landscape, came to work in Skage..
The painters, Michael and Anna Ancher came to live in the house in 1884. After the death of their daughter Helga, also a painter, in 1964, the house was carefully restored to recreate the atmosphere of creativity that permeated the place at the time ..
Around Skagen, the migrating coastal dunes are a vulnerable environment with fragile vegetation. This large white dune, 41m high, has formed over the centuries. The sand is constantly moving eastward, despite the plantations introduced in a bid to co..
Gl. Landevej 39 DK - 9990 Skagen
This hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Frederikshavnsvej Train Station. It offers fine dining and free private parking. Leisure options include a sauna, minigolf course and outdoor pool. Skagen town centre is 2 km away. Color Hotel Skagen’s rooms and ap..
Buttervej 5 DK - 9990 Skagen
Situated in central Skagen, this motel offers free parking and rooms with a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with shower. Skagen Train Station is a 15-minute walk away. All the brightly decorated rooms at Skagen Motel include a sofa. Other faci..
Vestre Strandvej 28 DK - 9990 Skagen
Situated by Skagen Harbour, this property provides free WiFi and parking. It offers rooms just 5 minutes’ walk from sandy beaches. Skagen Train Station is 1 km away. Hotel Skibssmedien Skagen’s light, airy accommodation features a refrigerator, flat..