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
Hans Baghs Vej DK - 9990 Skagen
The poet and painter Holger Drachmann (1846-1908) lived in the house that he called Villa Pax from 1902 until his death. There are many paintings by Drachmann himself and by his friends from the Skagen School.
Markvej 2-4 DK - 9990 Skagen
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 tim..
P.K. Nielsens vej 8 DK - 9990 Skagen
The open-air museum illustrates the hard life of Skagen's fishermen, who had to battle against the winds and the drifting sands in days gone by. You can see the house of a poor fisherman and that of a rich one side by side, as well as a section on sh..
Vestre Strandvej 28 DK - 9990 Skagen
Situated by Skagen Harbour, this property provides free Wi-Fi 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, fla..
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..